Procedure Specific Information Sheets

Patients should be given written information about their treatment, where available and appropriate, as part of the informed consent process. The Department of Health recommends the use of Procedure Specific Information Sheets (PSIS), provided by EIDO Healthcare Australia. All public sector staff can access the information sheets through the below links:

These sheets provide information about more than 400 specific procedures in simple language including many translated into other languages. There are also ‘Easy Read’ versions available for many sheets for patients with low literacy levels or learning difficulties.

PSIS are written by qualified and practicing consultant surgeons and physicians, with input from other relevant health professionals such as specialist nurses and midwives. Furthermore, they are updated frequently to reflect changes in clinical practice, medico-legal developments and to incorporate clinical and patient feedback. A number of PSIS are also:

  • Endorsed by leading colleges and associations including the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Endorsed by the Australian Patients Association
  • Accredited by the Plain English Campaign
  • Evidence based and fully referenced

If an information sheet is provided to a patient, this should be documented in the medical record. See the Consent to Treatment Policy for more details.

*The EIDO patient information library is updated regularly. Users of this system should download documents as needed to ensure patients are provided with the most up to date version.

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Last reviewed: 12-12-2022
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