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8.3 Orthopedics : going home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2025
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Pamphlet Number
2025
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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After a nerve block for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1559
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain. Topics include pain, activities, and medications and blood sugar levels. Symptoms that require emergency medical help are listed. The phone number for the Chronic Pain Service is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Chronic Pain
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Chronic pain
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain. Topics include pain, activities, and medications and blood sugar levels. Symptoms that require emergency medical help are listed. The phone number for the Chronic Pain Service is included.
Notes
Previous title: What to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1559
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After corticosteroid injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0203
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This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections
Adrenal Cortex Hormones - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Adrenocortical hormones
Abstract
This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0203
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After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0646
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This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1786, "Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0646
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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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Corporate Author
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.
Notes
Previous title: After My Operation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0064
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After orthopedic day surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1599
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This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
After orthopaedic day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Orthopedic Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Orthopedic surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding and things you should watch out for (including a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1599
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After orthopedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0123
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This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedics
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedics
Pamphlet Number
0123
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After pregnancy loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2288
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appoint…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appointments, and remembering your baby. Information about how long to wait before trying again, how to get ready for your next pregnancy, and what to do if you are scared of having another pregnancy loss are discussed. Common feelings you and your partner may have are provided. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, adapted from PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
2288
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After rectal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0577
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rectum - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Surgery
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0577
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After the intensive care unit (ICU) : QEII department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1762
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This pamphlet provides information for patients transferring out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Different aspects of recovery from a critical illness are covered, including memory problems, sleep, depression and/or anxiety, breathing, weakness and pain, body image, and family. Ways to help with common problems while recovering from a critical illness are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2185, "Après l’unité de soins intensifs (USI) - Service des soins intensifs, QEII (USI 3A et …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care
Alternate Title
After the ICU : QEII department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Hospital Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Hospital units
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information for patients transferring out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Different aspects of recovery from a critical illness are covered, including memory problems, sleep, depression and/or anxiety, breathing, weakness and pain, body image, and family. Ways to help with common problems while recovering from a critical illness are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2185, "Après l’unité de soins intensifs (USI) - Service des soins intensifs, QEII (USI 3A et 5.2)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Department of Critical Care
Pamphlet Number
1762
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After throat surgery : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2341
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This pamphlet will help you with your care at home. Topics include: pain, activity, eating and drinking, mouth and throat care, and post-surgery directions for a direct laryngoscopy. There is also space to record your followup appointment and your doctor's contact information.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Laryngoscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngoscopy
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your care at home. Topics include: pain, activity, eating and drinking, mouth and throat care, and post-surgery directions for a direct laryngoscopy. There is also space to record your followup appointment and your doctor's contact information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2341
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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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After your child's tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy surgery : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2033
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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 (like where your child will recover, when your child can go home), and care at home (like how to help your child with pain, when they can eat, activities they can do).
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Children
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
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 (like where your child will recover, when your child can go home), and care at home (like how to help your child with pain, when they can eat, activities they can do).
Notes
Previous title: After your child's tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery : Valley Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgeons, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2033
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After your epidural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2265
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This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Analgesia, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Analgesics
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Services
Pamphlet Number
2265
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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After your retina surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0463
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (ey…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (eye protection and/or glasses, using eye drops or ointments, follow-up appointment). A list of symptoms that require medical attention right away, and a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0463
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After your thyroid surgery : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1628
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Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After your thyroid surgery : what you need to know - Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1628
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After your urological surgery : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Surgical Quality Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1775
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having urological surgery at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include food and drink, using the washroom, activity after surgery, driving, sex, and managing pain. A list of signs of complications is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Surgical Quality Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urogenital System - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Genitourinary organs--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Urogenital System
Surgery
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having urological surgery at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include food and drink, using the washroom, activity after surgery, driving, sex, and managing pain. A list of signs of complications is also included.
Notes
Previous title: After your urological surgery : what you need to know - Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgical Quality Committee, DGH
Pamphlet Number
1775
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After your wired jaw surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1690
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This pamphlet will help you learn what to expect after you have wired jaw surgery. Topics include wires and wire cutters, comfort and pain management, nausea and vomiting, eating and drinking, mouth care, smoking, what to do when you go home, and what to do in emergency situations.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
Jaw - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Jaws--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn what to expect after you have wired jaw surgery. Topics include wires and wire cutters, comfort and pain management, nausea and vomiting, eating and drinking, mouth care, smoking, what to do when you go home, and what to do in emergency situations.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1690
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