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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.
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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.
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Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1193
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Reducing mortality in the perioperative period

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Giovanni Landoni, Laura Ruggeri, Alberto Zangrillo, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by well-documented randomized trials to influence survival in the perioperative setting. It takes into consideration all types of adult surgery and will be relevant to the evaluation of any patient undergoing an operative procedure. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as chlorhexidine oral rinse, clonidine therapy, ins…
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Landoni, Giovanni
Ruggeri, Laura
Zangrillo, Alberto
Responsibility
Giovanni Landoni, Laura Ruggeri, Alberto Zangrillo, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 139 pages)
ISBN
9783319021867 (electronic bk.)
9783319021850
Subjects (MeSH)
Perioperative Care - mortality
Perioperative Period - mortality
Postoperative Complications - mortality
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Surgical Procedures, Operative - mortality
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Surgery - Complications
Surgery
Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Abstract
This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by well-documented randomized trials to influence survival in the perioperative setting. It takes into consideration all types of adult surgery and will be relevant to the evaluation of any patient undergoing an operative procedure. Each chapter focuses on a specific procedure, device, or drug. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as chlorhexidine oral rinse, clonidine therapy, insulin infusion, intra-aortic balloon pump support, leukodepletion, neuraxial anesthesia, and noninvasive respiratory support, to name but a few. In addition, the risks and benefits of using a web-based consensus process (as in this book) to identify effective means of reducing perioperative mortality are discussed. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key points" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. Written by acknowledged international experts, Reducing Mortality in the Perioperative Period will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.
Contents
1. The risks and benefits of the consensus process -- 2. The process of consensus building -- 3. Noninvasive ventilation to reduce perioperative mortality -- 4. Role of inhalational anesthetic agents in reducing perioperative mortality -- 5. Can neuraxial anesthesia reduce perioperative mortality? -- 6. Role of perioperative hemodynamic optimization in reducing perioperative mortality -- 7. Levosimendan to reduce perioperative mortality -- 8. Could Clonidine Contribute to a Reduction in Perioperative Mortality? -- 9. Perioperative [beta]-blocker therapy to improve survival -- 10. Perioperative supplemental oxygen to reduce perioperative mortality -- 11. Leukocyte depletion of transfused blood to reduce perioperative mortality -- 12. Chlorhexidine oral rinse to reduce perioperative mortality -- 13. Reducing perioperative mortality with intra aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) -- 14. Selective decontamination of the digestive tract -- 15. Role of insulin in reducing mortality in the perioperative period -- 16. Aprotinin: pharmacological benefits and safety concerns -- 17. Consensus conference on perioperative mortality: an update.
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e-Book
Location
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