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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1571
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A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube) that is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get one, how it is put in, and what happens after the procedure. The pamphlet also explains possible problems and risks, and care and removal of your PICC line. Information is also provided on what to do if a problem occurs.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheters, indwelling
Other Subjects
Catheters
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube) that is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get one, how it is put in, and what happens after the procedure. The pamphlet also explains possible problems and risks, and care and removal of your PICC line. Information is also provided on what to do if a problem occurs.
Responsibility
prepared by: Orthopedics
Pamphlet Number
1571

Delirium after cardiac surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Surgery (7.1). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1480
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This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes of delirium, symptoms and how family members can help. Delirium is not the same as dementia. Recovery may take days to months. Resources are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Delirium
Other Subjects
Delirium
Heart--Surgery--Complications
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Geriatrics
Abstract
This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes of delirium, symptoms and how family members can help. Delirium is not the same as dementia. Recovery may take days to months. Resources are listed.
Responsibility
Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Pamphlet Number
1480

Preparing your skin before open heart surgery : instructions for patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1574
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This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided regarding shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned and possible skin sensitivity.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Other Subjects
Heart--Surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided regarding shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned and possible skin sensitivity.
Responsibility
prepared by: Halifax Infirmary Cardiovascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1574

Wall motion study (MUGA scan)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1394
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This pamphlet was prepared to assist those undergoing a wall motion study, sometimes referred to as a MUGA scan. This test gives a movie-like picture of your beating heart. Details about how to prepare and what to expect during the test are shared.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Multi-gated acquisition scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radionuclide Angiography
Radionuclide Ventriculography
Other Subjects
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Heart function tests
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
This pamphlet was prepared to assist those undergoing a wall motion study, sometimes referred to as a MUGA scan. This test gives a movie-like picture of your beating heart. Details about how to prepare and what to expect during the test are shared.
Responsibility
prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1394

Cardiovascular device implants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1576
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This pamphlet will help you learn about your care before and after your device procedure for either a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator). Topics include: items to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your insertion site, signs of infection, and medications.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Pacemaker, artificial
Other Subjects
Cardiac pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about your care before and after your device procedure for either a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator). Topics include: items to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your insertion site, signs of infection, and medications.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Infirmary Cardiovascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1576

Ventricular assist devices (VAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0931
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A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
VAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - surgery
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart-Assist Devices
Postoperative Care
Other Subjects
Heart failure
Heart, Artificial
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Heart--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sonya Osmond RN, Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
Pamphlet Number
0931

The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your doctor has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered through the Cardiology Service at the QEII.This pamphlet was prepared to help you know what to expect when being admitted to the Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2, the Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU) or the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU) at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the difference between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of the health care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular diseases
Hospital Units
Other Subjects
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your doctor has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered through the Cardiology Service at the QEII.This pamphlet was prepared to help you know what to expect when being admitted to the Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2, the Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU) or the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU) at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the difference between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of the health care team you will meet during your stay. Important details such as caring for your valuables, parking information, visiting hours, phone and TV services, and where your family can stay while you are in hospital are reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by Lorraine Robertson, Clinical Nurse Educator, Cardiology ; revised by Lindsay Pottinger, Clinical Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1421

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