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Fredericks Research

Patient Information

This webpage contains information for individuals who either are about to have heart surgery (pre-operative information) or are in the early recovery phase (post-operative information) following surgery.

Individuals will have open access to this tab to obtain information which will guide them in their performance of various self-care behaviours they are expected to engage in as they prepare for their surgery or are in their early stages (6 months following surgery) of recovery. Both the post-operative (Fredericks, 2009; Fredericks & DaSilva, 2011; Fredericks, Sidani, Vahabi, Micevski, 2012) and pre-operative (Shuldham, Fleming, Goodman, 2002; Guo, 2015) information contained on this webpage have been described and evaluated extensively using RCT designs and have demonstrated effectiveness in promoting self-care behaviour performance, while reducing the rate of symptoms, complications, and hospital readmissions.

Pre-operative Patient Information

Pre-operative Patients

The information contained within this section is meant to assist you as you prepare for your upcoming heart surgery. Click the button below to access the Pre-operative Patient Information session. Information will be presented to you based on your identified learning needs. No personal information will be requested.

Post-operative Patient Information

Post-operative Patients

The information contained within this section is meant to help you to be able to perform your routine activities during your home recovery following your heart surgery. Click the button below to begin the Post-operative Patient Information session. Information will be presented to you based on your identified learning needs. No personal information will be requested.

Ask an RN

Ask an RN - begin chat

If you still have questions after reviewing the Pre or Post-operative information and would like to chat online directly with a nurse you may click the button below. A Registered Nurse will be available during the following dates and times listed below. This feature should only be used for non-emergency informational purposes. If you have an emergency situation please seek immediate medical assistance from an appropriate healthcare provider or call 911.

Online Chat Schedule
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