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Postoperative Care in Thoracic Surgery : A Comprehensive Guide

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Mert Sentürk, Mukadder Orhan Sungur, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of optimal postoperative care in patients who have undergone thoracic surgery and discusses challenging issues that are of interest not only in the context of thoracic surgery but also more generally within the fields of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine. The coverage ranges, for example, from use of non-invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and new monitoring devices to fluid management, pain control, and tr…
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Sentürk, Mert
Orhan Sungur, Mukadder
Responsibility
Mert Sentürk, Mukadder Orhan Sungur, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 303 pages) : 46 illus., 31 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319199085
9783319199078 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of optimal postoperative care in patients who have undergone thoracic surgery and discusses challenging issues that are of interest not only in the context of thoracic surgery but also more generally within the fields of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine. The coverage ranges, for example, from use of non-invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and new monitoring devices to fluid management, pain control, and treatment of arrhythmias. A key feature of the book is the exceptionally attractive list of authors, who represent the most authoritative experts on the topics that they address. The approach is appropriately multidisciplinary, acknowledging that in many centers thoracic anesthetists are responsible for care during the postoperative period. This book is exceptional in being devoted solely to postoperative care in thoracic surgery, even though the difficulties involved in thoracic operations sometimes exceed those of cardiac surgery, especially in the postoperative period.
Contents
1. What happens to the lung during mechanical ventilation and one-lung ventilation? -- 2. Where should I send my patient after the operation? -- 3. Does it matter, how I ventilate the patient during the operation? -- 4. Can the postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) be objectively evaluated? -- 5. Fluid management during and after the operation: Less is more or more is less? -- 6. How to organize the PACU? How to treat in PACU? -- 7. Should I blame the surgeon: Surgical complications and surgical treatment of the complications -- 8. Should every "myasthenic thymectomy" be sent to ICU? -- 9. How about esophagectomies? -- 10. Do the new devices of monitoring make sense compared to the "classical" ones? -- 11. What are the specific challenges in the postoperative mechanical ventilation after thoracic surgery? -- 12. Pros & Cons of non-invasive ventilation after thoracic surgery -- 13. Lung surgery and extracorporeal oxygenation -- 14. Pneumonia after thoracic surgery -- 15. When and how do I have to treat the arrhythmias after thoracic surgery? -- 16. Management of antiaggregated and anticoagulated patients scheduled for thoracic surgery: recommendations for venous thromboprophylaxis -- 17. Pain management following thoracic surgery -- 18. Rehabilitation for thoracic surgical patients: why, when and how -- 19. Perioperative care of thoracic trauma patient -- 20. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the postoperative period.
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Nutritional Support after Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Donato Francesco Altomare, Maria Teresa Rotelli, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This volume provides readers with the necessary information to select the most appropriate nutritional support following gastrointestinal tract surgery. Most patients are worried about resuming oral intake, particularly when the surgery has altered the GI tract normal physiology removing organs (e.g. total colectomy) or part of them, or modifying the natural sequence of the different GI tract parts (e.g. after esophagectomy or pancreatectomy). Patients may also worry about the possible complica…
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Altomare, Donato Francesco
Rotelli, Maria Teresa
Responsibility
Donato Francesco Altomare, Maria Teresa Rotelli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 148 p.) : 50 illus., 42 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030165543
9783030165536 (Print ed.)
9783030165550 (Print ed.)
9783030165567 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Nutritional Support
Postoperative Care
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Nutrition Therapy
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This volume provides readers with the necessary information to select the most appropriate nutritional support following gastrointestinal tract surgery. Most patients are worried about resuming oral intake, particularly when the surgery has altered the GI tract normal physiology removing organs (e.g. total colectomy) or part of them, or modifying the natural sequence of the different GI tract parts (e.g. after esophagectomy or pancreatectomy). Patients may also worry about the possible complications of an inappropriate alimentation. As a matter of fact, several metabolic processes can be modified by GI tract surgery (e.g. major liver resection or pancreatectomy), thus making the nutritional support essential: and the same support is fundamental in bariatric surgery, nowadays widely used for super-obese patients. There is therefore a need for a nutritional guide in surgery and in troubleshooting postoperative cases where nutrition is a major issue This book offers nutritionists insights into the possible alterations of GI tract physiology occurring after surgery, and will be a valuable resource for surgeons, gastroenterologists, coloproctologists, nutritionists and clinical specialist nurses, seeking guidance on postoperative nutrition.
Contents
1. Regulation of food intake after surgery and the gut brain axis -- 2. Nutritional support after surgery of the esophagous -- 3. Nutritional support after surgery of the stomach -- 4. Nutritional support after cholecystectomy -- 5. Nutritional support after surgery of the pancreas -- 6. Nutritional support after surgery of the small bowel -- 7. Nutritional support in patients with intestinal stomas -- 8. Nutritional support after surgery of the liver -- 9. Nutritional support after bariatric surgery -- 10. Nutritional support after surgery of the colon -- 11. Nutritional support after surgery for proctologic diseases.
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Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

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Christopher J. Wong, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Solid organ transplantation offers a new chance at life to those suffering from failing organs. With these successes, however, comes the everyday management that is required to maintain health. The field of solid organ transplantation has become a part of medicine that generalists should be familiar with, as recipients are living longer and frequently returning to primary care for management. While specialists will still need to be involved with the care of solid organ transplant recipients on …
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Wong, Christopher J.
Responsibility
Christopher J. Wong, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 325 p.) : 19 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030506292
9783030506285 (Print ed.)
9783030506308 (Print ed.)
9783030506315 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ Transplantation
Postoperative Care
Specialty
Perioperative Medicine
Transplantation
Abstract
Solid organ transplantation offers a new chance at life to those suffering from failing organs. With these successes, however, comes the everyday management that is required to maintain health. The field of solid organ transplantation has become a part of medicine that generalists should be familiar with, as recipients are living longer and frequently returning to primary care for management. While specialists will still need to be involved with the care of solid organ transplant recipients on a life-long basis, many conditions will still need initial and often ongoing care by generalists, including infections, metabolic conditions, psychiatric illnesses, and malignancy. This book focuses on the care of adult solid organ transplant recipients, and is targeted at the level of the primary care provider. It begins with an introduction and overviews of solid organ transplantation and anti-rejection medications. It then delves into organ-specific chapters that provide the primary care provider with an overview of how to take care of patients with the most commonly-transplanted solid organs: kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, and lung. The final section focuses on specific complications that arise from transplantation including cancer, metabolic conditions, infections, and common presenting syndromes. Preventative health is also discussed, and the book concludes with a chapter on palliative care. Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient is a unique text that provides the reader with organ and complication-specific sections that can be independently read as they relate to the individual physicians and their patients. Written by experts in the field, this text is a valuable resource for primary care providers, medical students, residents and anyone involved in the care of solid organ transplant recipients.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Adult Solid Organ Transplantation for Primary Care Providers -- 3. Anti-Rejection Medication Therapy in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 4. Primary Care of the Adult Kidney Transplant and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Recipient -- 5. Primary Care of the Adult Liver Transplant Recipient -- 6. Primary Care of the Adult Heart Transplant Recipient -- 7. Primary Care of the Adult Lung Transplant Recipient -- 8. Infections in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 9. Common Symptoms in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 10. Cancer Risk in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient.
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After my surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0064
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This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Operations, Surgical
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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Previous title: After My Operation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0064
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After toenail removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0201
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This pamphlet gives information on managing pain after toenail removal, what to do if bleeding shows through the bandage, how to change the bandage, and when to contact your primary health care provider.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nails - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Toenails
Nails (Anatomy)--Diseases
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on managing pain after toenail removal, what to do if bleeding shows through the bandage, how to change the bandage, and when to contact your primary health care provider.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures
Pamphlet Number
0201
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Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0284
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This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0284
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nose - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Nose--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Before and after a day surgery procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HI, VG & DGH site staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0672
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described. The French version of this pamphlet 1537, "…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HI, VG & DGH site staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described. The French version of this pamphlet 1537, "Avant et après une chirurgie d'un jour", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
0672
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After minor oral surgery : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0405
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This pamphlet gives information about your care at home after minor oral surgery. Topics include discomfort, activity, mouth care, controlling bleeding and swelling, food, and stitches. Contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1727, "Après une chirurgie buccale mineure", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
After minor oral surgery : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery, oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care at home after minor oral surgery. Topics include discomfort, activity, mouth care, controlling bleeding and swelling, food, and stitches. Contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1727, "Après une chirurgie buccale mineure", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After minor oral surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0405
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
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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-Assist Devices
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart, Artificial
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
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. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sonya Osmond RN, Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
Pamphlet Number
0931
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Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1118
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Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercice…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit
Alternate Title
Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Abstract
Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercices de respiration profonde et toux, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, nutrition et heures de visite. Des directives pour les types précis de chirurgie vous seront fournies.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1395, “Planning for Your Hospital Stay after Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, health and hygiene, medicines, smoking, food and drink, delays, and valuables. After surgery we have described: recovery area, nursing unit, control of discomfort, deep breathing and coughing exercises, feet and leg exercises, nutrition, and visiting hours. Instructions for specific types of surgery will be discussed with you.
Notes
Previous title: Admission pour chirurgie d'un jour
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (VG & HI sites)
Pamphlet Number
1118
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PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1188
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A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and or…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Surgery
Abstract
A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and oral care is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1188
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Day surgery peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1226
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This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Peritoneal dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
Responsibility
prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1226
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Capsule endoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff
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)
Capsule Endoscopes
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Capsule endoscopy
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Unit Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Nutrition guidelines after bowel surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1415
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This pamphlet provides guidelines for the first 4 weeks (1 month) after bowel surgery. They will help with your healing, comfort, and bowel function. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diet therapy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Gastrointestinal system
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet provides guidelines for the first 4 weeks (1 month) after bowel surgery. They will help with your healing, comfort, and bowel function. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1415
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Breast reduction surgery : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0457
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During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Reduction mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0457
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Planning for your hospital stay after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Units (VG, HI, & DGH sites). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1395
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, possible delays, medicines, smoking, personal care items, and valuables. After surgery we have described: recovery area, nursing unit, control of discomfort, deep breathing and coughing exercises, feet and leg exercises, nutrition, and visiting hours. Instructions for specific types of surgery will be discussed with you. The French …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Units (VG, HI, & DGH sites)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, possible delays, medicines, smoking, personal care items, and valuables. After surgery we have described: recovery area, nursing unit, control of discomfort, deep breathing and coughing exercises, feet and leg exercises, nutrition, and visiting hours. Instructions for specific types of surgery will be discussed with you. The French version of this pamphlet 1118, "Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (VG, HI, & DGH sites)
Pamphlet Number
1395
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Endoscopic repair of blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1538
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The medical term for the repair of a blocked tear duct is endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This procedure is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet goes over what to expect before, during, and after surgery. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
The medical term for the repair of a blocked tear duct is endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This procedure is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet goes over what to expect before, during, and after surgery. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Notes
Previous title: Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Adapted by: Otolaryngology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1538
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Avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour

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Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la sal…
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Alternate Title
Before and after day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la salle postopératoire, ainsi que du retour à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0672, "Before and After Day Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
1537
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