Seven booklets developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help patients recover from surgery are now available in both English and Spanish. These booklets were created by content experts for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. They help adult patients prepare for and recover from surgery both in the hospital and at home. The booklets address preparing for and recovering from colorectal surgery, surgery for a broken hip, gynecologic surgery, emergency laparotomy, emergency gallbladder surgery and emergency appendectomy. A Users Guide is also available to help healthcare organizations use the patient education booklets.