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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24-hour urine specimen. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
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.
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.
What to expect after ear surgery, how to care for yourself at home, and an explanation of the different types of ear surgery are given. This pamphlet also shows a detailed image of the ear and middle ear. A list of symptoms that need Emergency Department attention are noted.
After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for yourself. Topics include activity, dressing, stitches, bleeding, signs of infection, and signs of blood flow problems. Contact information for your surgeon and steps to follow are given in case you have problems and/or complications. Contact information for the Plastic Surgery Clinic is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1898, "Après une chirurgie de la main", is also available.
This pamphlet gives specific instructions for after throat surgery. Topics include: medication, activity, and healthy eating. There is also space to record your followup appointment info and your doctor's contact info.
This guide will help you learn how to care for your child safely after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include what will happen right after surgery (e.g., how they will feel, when your child can go home), and care at home (e.g., how to help your child with pain, when they can eat, activities they can do). Followup appointment info and a list of symptoms that require medical attention are listed.
This pamphlet describes what to expect after general surgery at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics described in the pamphlet include: followup visits (when to call your surgeon), wound care, showering, limits on physical activity (such as driving, lifting, and sexual activity), and controlling pain. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2110, "Après votre intervention de chirurgie générale : ce que vous devez savoir…
During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symp…
This pamphlet includes information on what to expect and do following orthopaedic surgery. It also discusses medications, limits on physical activity, and possible complications.
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
What is the Maritime Newborn Screening service? Who, what, why and how baby is tested; explanation of disorders and test results.