Educational Videos for Surgical Patients

Shared on behalf of Caroline Fanti, Director, Regional Surgical Services

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre Regional Surgical Services program is excited to launch a set of educational videos for patients. These videos are available for all surgery patients and their families to watch from any internet-connected device.

There are currently 10 videos. The video topics include:

  • Consenting for surgery
  • Pre-anesthetic appointment
  • General pre-op instructions
  • Common misconceptions
  • How to prepare your home
  • Outpatient vs inpatient teaching

The videos have been embedded into the websites at each of the four regional surgical sites. You can view at or by scanning the QR code with your phone.

The videos can be viewed with subtitles in multiple languages. We are encouraging patients to send the videos to their family members and care partners as well. At the end of each video, there are survey questions and digital teach-backs to support comprehension. Our goal is to standardize and scale the messaging to patients so we can improve their surgical outcomes and experience.

We are sharing the videos with patients and their families using posters, QR codes on site and the SeamlessMD app.

Please feel free to direct patients and families to the webpage as appropriate. You can reach out to the Communications team at for any materials you may need.

Thank you so much and if you have any questions or concerns, or would like to provide feedback, you can reach me at, or extension 6984.