A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
This pamphlet gives instructions to help you and your family members or caregivers disconnect your pump at home. You can also review these instructions in video format by visiting: www.nshealth.ca/epump. The pamphlet explains how to prevent an infection, when and how to disconnect your elastomeric infusion pump, and how to flush your port with heparin.
A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter helps to get your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted (put in), possible complications of a balloon catheter, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1814, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’un cathéter à ballonnet", is also available.
Un cathéter à ballonnet est un tube souple muni d’un petit ballonnet à l’extrémité. Le cathéter à ballonnet aide à préparer le col de votre utérus pour le travail (maturation cervicale ou du col). Le présent dépliant explique ce qui se passe quand le cathéter à ballonnet est inséré (mis en place), les complications possibles et quand appeler l’hôpital ou y revenir. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter" pamphlet 1769. A ballo…
This pamphlet explains what to expect if your urinary catheter (tube in your bladder) is taken out. It explains common symptoms and what to do if they do not go away or get better. It describes what you can do to help (suc has drinking fluids, measuring your urine). If you have any questions or concerns and you do not have a follow-up appointment booked at the Urology Clinic, visit your primary health care provider.
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you have a suprapubic catheter inserted. It explains how your catheter works, what happens during the procedure, possible risks, and what to expect after your procedure.