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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 minor oral surgery : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0405
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This pamphlet gives information about your care at home after minor oral surgery. Topics include discomfort, activity, mouth care, controlling bleeding and swelling, food, and stitches. Contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1727, "Après une chirurgie buccale mineure", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
After minor oral surgery : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery, oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care at home after minor oral surgery. Topics include discomfort, activity, mouth care, controlling bleeding and swelling, food, and stitches. Contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1727, "Après une chirurgie buccale mineure", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After minor oral surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0405
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Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0158
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During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that requir…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Abdominal aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention, as well as information about follow-up visits, is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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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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Corporate Author
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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nose - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Nose--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0302
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PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1188
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A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and or…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Surgery
Abstract
A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and oral care is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1188
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Nutrition guidelines after bowel surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1415
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This pamphlet provides guidelines for the first 4 weeks (1 month) after bowel surgery. They will help with your healing, comfort, and bowel function. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
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)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diet therapy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Gastrointestinal system
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet provides guidelines for the first 4 weeks (1 month) after bowel surgery. They will help with your healing, comfort, and bowel function. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1415
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Breast reduction surgery : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0457
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During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Reduction mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty), a plastic surgeon removes breast tissue to reshape and decrease the size of the breasts. This pamphlet describes care after surgery. Expectations regarding discomfort, activity, nutrition, sensation, swelling, and bruising are given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0457
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Endoscopic repair of blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1538
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The medical term for the repair of a blocked tear duct is endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This procedure is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet goes over what to expect before, during, and after surgery. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
The medical term for the repair of a blocked tear duct is endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This procedure is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet goes over what to expect before, during, and after surgery. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Notes
Previous title: Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Adapted by: Otolaryngology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1538
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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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Corporate Author
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 ear surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1883
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after ear surgery. Topics include how long you will be in the hospital, when you can go back to work, when you can remove the cotton ball from your ear, how long to use ear drops, when you can shower, and when you can drive. A list of symptoms that require medical attention are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1920, "Après une chirurgie de l’oreille : foire aux questions", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology
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 (MeSH)
Ear - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ear--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after ear surgery. Topics include how long you will be in the hospital, when you can go back to work, when you can remove the cotton ball from your ear, how long to use ear drops, when you can shower, and when you can drive. A list of symptoms that require medical attention are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1920, "Après une chirurgie de l’oreille : foire aux questions", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After ear surgery : FAQ
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1883
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Limb loss (amputation) post-operative care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1193
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In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Limb loss (amputation) post-op care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - rehabilitation
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Amputation
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list of post-operative and home exercises with images is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1193
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Guidelines after general surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2223
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This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2224, "Directives – Après une chirurgie générale," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2225, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) 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 (MeSH)
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2224, "Directives – Après une chirurgie générale," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2225, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Pamphlet Number
2223
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Directives – Après une chirurgie générale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2224
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Ce dépliant donne des directives à suivre après avoir subi une chirurgie générale. Les sujets abordés sont l'activité, l'hygiène (douche et bain), la respiration profonde et la toux, la douleur, la nutrition et les soins de la plaie. Les symptômes nécessitant une attention médicale immédiate sont énumérés. On y propose également un site Web où trouver de plus amples renseignements. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2223, "Guidelines After General Surgery". This pam…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Alternate Title
Guidelines after general surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne des directives à suivre après avoir subi une chirurgie générale. Les sujets abordés sont l'activité, l'hygiène (douche et bain), la respiration profonde et la toux, la douleur, la nutrition et les soins de la plaie. Les symptômes nécessitant une attention médicale immédiate sont énumérés. On y propose également un site Web où trouver de plus amples renseignements.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2223, "Guidelines After General Surgery". This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2225, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Pamphlet Number
2224
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[Guidelines after general surgery]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2225
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2223. This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2224, "Directives – Après une chirurgie générale," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2223. This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2224, "Directives – Après une chirurgie générale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Pamphlet Number
2225
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Nutrition guidelines after jaw surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0566
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It is important to eat well to help your body heal. When your jaws are wired or you have elastics in place, you will need to make a few changes to the foods you eat to get the nutrition your body needs. This pamphlet gives tips that can help. Topics include a meal plan, how to make eating easier, important things to do at home, how to prevent food poisoning, nutritional drinks, a sample menu, blending ideas and tips, smoothie-making tips, and ways to add calories and protein. Recipes are includ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Nutrition
Jaw - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Jaws--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
It is important to eat well to help your body heal. When your jaws are wired or you have elastics in place, you will need to make a few changes to the foods you eat to get the nutrition your body needs. This pamphlet gives tips that can help. Topics include a meal plan, how to make eating easier, important things to do at home, how to prevent food poisoning, nutritional drinks, a sample menu, blending ideas and tips, smoothie-making tips, and ways to add calories and protein. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Blended Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0566
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What to eat after whipple surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1366
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During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you w…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diet therapy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Gastrointestinal system
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you will need to take pancreatic enzymes, what to do if your stomach is slow to empty, what to do if you get dumping syndrome, whether you will need to take vitamins after surgery, and what to do if you are losing weight. Recipes are included.
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Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1366
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Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

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Christopher J. Wong, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Solid organ transplantation offers a new chance at life to those suffering from failing organs. With these successes, however, comes the everyday management that is required to maintain health. The field of solid organ transplantation has become a part of medicine that generalists should be familiar with, as recipients are living longer and frequently returning to primary care for management. While specialists will still need to be involved with the care of solid organ transplant recipients on …
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Wong, Christopher J.
Responsibility
Christopher J. Wong, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 325 p.) : 19 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030506292
9783030506285 (Print ed.)
9783030506308 (Print ed.)
9783030506315 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ Transplantation
Postoperative Care
Specialty
Perioperative Medicine
Transplantation
Abstract
Solid organ transplantation offers a new chance at life to those suffering from failing organs. With these successes, however, comes the everyday management that is required to maintain health. The field of solid organ transplantation has become a part of medicine that generalists should be familiar with, as recipients are living longer and frequently returning to primary care for management. While specialists will still need to be involved with the care of solid organ transplant recipients on a life-long basis, many conditions will still need initial and often ongoing care by generalists, including infections, metabolic conditions, psychiatric illnesses, and malignancy. This book focuses on the care of adult solid organ transplant recipients, and is targeted at the level of the primary care provider. It begins with an introduction and overviews of solid organ transplantation and anti-rejection medications. It then delves into organ-specific chapters that provide the primary care provider with an overview of how to take care of patients with the most commonly-transplanted solid organs: kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, and lung. The final section focuses on specific complications that arise from transplantation including cancer, metabolic conditions, infections, and common presenting syndromes. Preventative health is also discussed, and the book concludes with a chapter on palliative care. Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient is a unique text that provides the reader with organ and complication-specific sections that can be independently read as they relate to the individual physicians and their patients. Written by experts in the field, this text is a valuable resource for primary care providers, medical students, residents and anyone involved in the care of solid organ transplant recipients.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of Adult Solid Organ Transplantation for Primary Care Providers -- 3. Anti-Rejection Medication Therapy in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 4. Primary Care of the Adult Kidney Transplant and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Recipient -- 5. Primary Care of the Adult Liver Transplant Recipient -- 6. Primary Care of the Adult Heart Transplant Recipient -- 7. Primary Care of the Adult Lung Transplant Recipient -- 8. Infections in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 9. Common Symptoms in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient -- 10. Cancer Risk in the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Recipient.
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e-Book
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery : A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes

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Olle Ljungqvist, Nader K. Francis, Richard D. Urman, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is the first comprehensive, authoritative reference that provides a broad and comprehensive overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Written by experts in the field, chapters analyze elements of care that are both generic and specific to various surgeries. It covers the patient journey through such a program, commencing with optimization of the patient’s condition, patient education, and conditioning of their expectations. Organized into nine parts, this book discusses meta…
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Ljungqvist, Olle
Francis, Nader K.
Urman, Richard D.
Responsibility
Olle Ljungqvist, Nader K. Francis, Richard D. Urman, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 654 p.) : 161 illus., 127 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030334437
9783030334420 (Print ed.)
9783030334444 (Print ed.)
9783030334451 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Postoperative Care - methods
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
General Surgery
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This book is the first comprehensive, authoritative reference that provides a broad and comprehensive overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Written by experts in the field, chapters analyze elements of care that are both generic and specific to various surgeries. It covers the patient journey through such a program, commencing with optimization of the patient’s condition, patient education, and conditioning of their expectations. Organized into nine parts, this book discusses metabolic responses to surgery, anaesthetic contributions, and optimal fluid management after surgery. Chapters are supplemented with examples of ERAS pathways and practical tips on post-operative pain control, feeding, mobilization, and criteria for discharge. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes is an indispensable manual that thoroughly explores common post-operative barriers and challenges.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Paradigm Shift in Perioperative Care -- 2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of ERAS -- 3. Guidelines for Guidelines -- Part II. Preoperative Preparation -- 4. Preoperative Fasting and Carbohydrate Treatment -- 5. Preoperative Patient Education -- 6. Perioperative Optimization of Patient Nutritional Status -- 7. Anemia and Blood Management -- 8. Perioperative Smoking and Alcohol Cessation -- 9. Preoperative Medical Optimization -- 10. Prehabilitation -- 11. Cognitive Behavior Counseling – Preoperative Preparation in ERAS -- 12. Bowel Preparation: Always, Sometimes, Never? -- 13. Pharmacogenomics in Perioperative Care -- Part III. Intraoperative Management -- 14. Anesthetic Management and the Role of the Anesthesiologist in Reducing Surgical Stress and Improving Recovery -- 15. Analgesia During Surgery (Medications) -- 16. Regional Anesthesia Techniques for Abdominal Operations -- 17. Prevention of Intraoperative Hypothermia -- 18. Perioperative Intravenous Fluid Therapy in ERAS Pathways -- 19. ERAS and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques -- 20. Tubes and Drains: Current Updates on Evidence on Their Role Within Recovery -- Part IV. Postoperative Management -- 21. Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) -- 22. Early Oral Nutrition -- 23. Early Ambulation and Physiotherapy After Surgery -- 24. Postoperative Multimodal Pain Management -- 25. Nursing Considerations During Patient Recovery -- Part V. Prevention of Postoperative Complications -- 26. Long-Term Outcomes Related to ERAS -- 27. Postoperative Ileus: Prevention and Treatment -- 28. Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Surgical Site Infection Prevention -- 29. Thromboprophylaxis -- Part VI. ERAS After Discharge -- 30. Functional Recovery at Home and After Discharge -- 31. Recovery Within the Cancer Journey -- 32. Readmission Challenges and Impacts Within ERAS -- 33. An Example of a Patient’s Experience in ERAS -- Part VII. Safety and Quality Improvement in ERAS -- Measuring Outcomes in ERAS -- 35. Measurement of Recovery Within ERAS -- 36. Measuring Compliance: Audit and Data Collection -- 37. Success and Failure of ERAS: Prediction Models of Outcomes -- 38. Research Methods in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- 39. Toward a Learning System for ERAS: Embedding Implementation and Learning Evaluation -- Part VIII. Specialty-Specific Enhanced Recovery Programs -- 40. ERAS in Colorectal Surgery -- 41. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Recommendations for Esophagectomy -- 42. Enhanced Recovery After Gastrectomy -- 43. Bariatric Surgery -- 44. ERAS for Major Urological Procedures: Evidence Synthesis and Recommendations -- 45. ERAS for Breast Reconstruction -- 46. Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery -- 47. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Cesarean Delivery -- 48. ERAS in Spine Surgery -- 49. Orthopedic Surgery in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- 50. ERAS in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery -- 51. Cardiac Surgery ERAS -- 52. Vascular Surgery and ERAS -- 53. Thoracic Surgery -- 54. Enhanced Recovery Program in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting -- 55. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Emergency Laparotomy -- 56. Liver Surgery -- 57. Pancreatic Surgery -- 58. Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- Part IX. Administrative -- 59. Department-wide Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway: Barriers and Facilitators -- 60. Introducing Enhanced Recovery Programs into Practice: Lessons Learned from the ERAS® Society Implementation Program -- 61. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Making the Business Case: Economics – The Alberta Experience -- 62. ERAS® Society and Latin American -- 63. ERAS® Society and Asia -- 64. ERAS for Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 65. ERAS Position in the Global Surgical Community.
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e-Book
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Online
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