By SickKids staff. Information on croup, including symptoms and what to do for treatments.
By SickKids staff. What to do if your child has pertussis and when to go to the emergency room.
By SickKids staff. Signs, symptoms and treatment of chicken pox.
By SickKids staff. Symptoms and treatment.
In French. By SickKids staff. Pertussis, whooping cough, what it is and how it is treated.
This pamphlet answers common questions about using negative pressure wound closure therapy. Topics include bathing, pain, dressing changes and when to contact a nurse or doctor. This pamphlet also explains what the different coloured lights on the device mean and what to do in each situation.
A description of the various nephrology team members- from physicians to clinical leaders, social workers.
Having day surgery (with Adult Surgical Services, Women's & Newborn Health Program, IWK Women's Site) means you will not stay at the hospital overnight. You will come to the IWK Health Centre the day of surgery, and then return home after a short stay in the Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU).
This pamphlet goes over what tests or treatment could follow after an abnormal result from an X-ray or CT scan.
This pamphlet lists symptoms that patients being investigated or treated for lung cancer should look for. When to call your doctor, 811 or 911 is identified.
Thoroughly details the steps and options for those being treated for lung cancer, including the usual treatment for lung cancer.
Guide for colon cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Guide for rectal cancer survivors describing recommended follow-up care and what to expect next. Lists supports and resources available.
Information is given on things one can do at home to help relieve pain, what medications can be taken, and what conditions merit contact with a healthcare provider.
List of items that are not allowed to be brought in by patients and visitors of the IWK inpatient mental health areas.
Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
Your entire trach tube should be changed about once a month, or sooner if you notice an odour (smell) or get a bad taste in your mouth. You or someone who lives with you may learn how to change your tube, a VON nurse may come to your home, or your doctor may change it in their office or in a clinic. Photographs are used to help you learn how to change your trach tube. Instructions on how to clean the removed tube are also given.
This pamphlet provides a comprehensive guide to answer questions you may have after experiencing a heart attack. Reducing the risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with emotions and stress, activity, medications and local resources are covered. Directions for managing chest pain and/or discomfort at home are given.
This pamphlet explains some of the procedures that are carried out at the Cardiac Day Unit such as: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (balloon), catheter ablation and ASD/PFO closure. These procedures are all defined. It provides directions to the Cardiac Day Unit and how to arrange an overnight stay at Point Pleasant Lodge. Other topics covered are: what to bring/what not to bring to the Cardiac Day Unit, when you can drive again, returning to work, services offered, and parking at the QEII…