A 3 step percutaneous nephrolithotomy is used to treat a very large kidney stone. You will be in the hospital for 2-3 days. The 3 steps of the procedure are outlined. Care immediately after surgery and at home is described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
The 4B Community Transitions Unit (CTU) cares for people who are waiting to go to a nursing home and do not need to be in a hospital anymore.The information in this pamphlet will help you and your family get ready for your stay on the Unit.This pamphlet provides information on visiting hours, suggested personal belongings, programs and activities, and other info. It also describes all the members of your healthcare team.
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a type of drug often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This type of drug is good at controlling active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis as well as keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. Topics include: what 5-ASA type drugs do, which 5-ASA you should take, continuing to take the drug, talking to your doctor, what other medication you can take, and when to expect to see improvement. The pamphlet also describes common and rare side effects.
8.2 is a 37-bed Medical Teaching Unit for patients with many kinds of medical conditions. Pamphlet topics include: your healthcare team, visiting, meal times, phone calls, parking, accomodations for family, personal belongings, services while you are in the hospital, medication safety, infection control, and follow-up instructions.
Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Acromioplasty and rotator cuff repair are defined. This pamphlet focuses on care after surgery. Symptoms that require medical attention are given.
The Active Cycle Breathing Technique (ACBT) will help clear secretions like sputum. Sputum is mucus mixed with saliva (spit). This pamphlet outlines steps involved in breathing control, deep breathing exercises, and huffing. A technique summary is provided.
Addiction Community-Based Services works with people who are having problems with reducing or stopping their use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, and/or gambling. The service is for people 19 years or older, and there is no cost. This pamphlet covers what to expect from your first appointment, what to expect from treatment, your circle of support, safety concerns, and contact information of locations within the Halifax area that provide support. If you have a mental health crisis, please call the…
Addiction happens when substances become the focus of your life. A list of negative effects that some substances have on your mind and body is provided. If you feel you have a drug or alcohol problem and want to seek help, a list of recommendations is given.
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. These glands make several hormones. This pamphlet focuses on care after surgery. Topics covered are blood pressure checks, food and fluid, catheter, care of the incision (cut), activity, managing discomfort, and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. It is important to have your blood and blood pressure checked regularly.