This pamphlet provides information for families about the QEII Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Topics include: designating a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks and your health care team. The pamphlet explains what to expect in the ICU, and how patients are kept safe and comfortable. Family waiting rooms and transfers between ICUs are explained. Answers to frequently asked questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1666, "Unites de soins intensifs 3A et 5.2 : Renseignem…
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 5-HIAA urine sample. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
This guide explains the info that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, possible complications, followup, and activity.
Boundaries are about focusing on and honouring your feelings. Practicing self-awareness and tuning into your feelings will help you to name your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual limits. This pamphlet lists 10 ways that will help you to set and keep better boundaries in your relationships.
The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group is a skills training group. This group is for people who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. Topics include: how to join the group, when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
A 24-hour pH monitoring test is done to find out if your symptoms are related to refluxing or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach for swallowing food). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, how the test will feel, and what you can eat and do while on the pH monitor. A diary is also provided to track when you start and finish eating meals or snacks, any symptoms you have, when you change position…
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24-hour urine sample. Locations for drop offs are included.
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk, what it can do to you, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated. The French version of this pamphlet 2079, "Anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale", is also available.
Exercise-related questions or concerns? Please contact the IWK Pysiotherapy department at 902-470-8025. There are many factors involved in caring for an injury and returning to sports. This may be different for every patient depending on things like the type and stability of their injury. If you have had a simple fracture or injury you will likely be able to return to sports sooner than someone with a complex fracture or injury.
This pamphlet will inform the reader about ACE inhibitors and how to use them. The pamphlet explains what this type of medication is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medicines and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be evaluated by a physician in the Emergency Department are listed.
The ABI Day Treatment Program is a supportive, creative group where you can: learn about acquired brain injuries, take part in meaningful activities, explore your strengths, and develop a wide range of skills, such as ways to manage ongoing challenges. This pamphlet explains who the program is for, how to sign up, and the two parts of the program. Contact information is provided.
After the hard work of delivery of a baby, many mothers have questions about when they should start to exercises, or return to their usual exercise routine. This guide should help with some of those questions.
Dialysis is a life-saving treatment which takes away waste and extra water from the blood. This pamphlet discusses why your kidneys are important and how you will feel if waste products build up in your blood. It defines acute kidney failure, dialysis, and hemodialysis. It discusses how long, and how often the treatment is needed and the special catheters needed for the treatment. Challenges for those living with kidney disease, resources available, as well as instructions for follow-up care ar…
When a child or youth is diagnosed with diabetes, it triggers a variety of changes in the family. Family routines and roles change, finances might be stretched, and family members deal with a list of new concerns. The time following diagnosis can be stressful.
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of these hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Causes, symptoms, medication, and special dosage instructions for stressful times are provided.