What is “medication reconciliation”? It is patients and families working together with your health care team to find out about all the medicines that you take. This is called your “medication history”. Someone from your care team will check for any changes in this list at different points in your care, such as when you come in, if you go to another part of the hospital and before you go home. These steps take time, but it is very important to help make sure you are always getting the right m…
In French. Le IWK Health Centre fait partie des nombreux hôpitaux canadiens qui essaient de réduire les changements non planifiés aux prises de médicaments. Cette brochure a pour but d’informer sur le bilan. / Rules for changing regular medications when in the hospital.
The Special Access Program (SAP) provides a way for physicians to acquire medications that are not marketed in Canada. These medications are considered for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions when other treatments have been tried and failed or the side effects are intolerable.
Although anyone can get Lyme disease, children spend a lot of time outdoors and are at particular risk. Lyme disease can present as an infection in various ways. If the doctor thinks that your child has Lyme disease based on symptoms and possible exposure, your child will most likely receive 2-4 weeks of antibiotics.
Before becoming pregnant, a woman should be up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. This will help protect her and her unborn baby. 'Live' vaccines should be given at least 4 weeks before getting pregnant (conception). Most inactivated vaccines are considered safe before pregnancy, if needed.
In French. La plupart des mères trouvent qu’il faut du temps pour établir et maintenir la production d’une bonne quantité de lait. Beaucoup de mères s’inquiètent de la quantité de lait qu’elles produisent. / Some things you can do to increase your milk supply.
Captopril - This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Captopril is a medicine that lowers blood pressure and reduces the amount of work the heart has to do.
An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Methotrexate is a medication stops cells from growing so that the further growth of the pregnancy stops. The tissue will be reabsorbed by your body or pass with your next period.