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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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Avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour

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Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la sal…
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Alternate Title
Before and after day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la salle postopératoire, ainsi que du retour à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0672, "Before and After Day Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Before and after a day surgery procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HI, VG & DGH site staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0672
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described. The French version of this pamphlet 1537, "…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HI, VG & DGH site staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described. The French version of this pamphlet 1537, "Avant et après une chirurgie d'un jour", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
0672
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Before and after surgery : Aberdeen Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Surgical Pre-Admission Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1992
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: time of surgery, possible delays, what to bring, medicines, anesthetic, health and hygiene, smoking, alcohol, personal items, and what to expect in the operating room. After surgery we have described: recovery area, pain control, nausea, dressings, bowel and bladder functions, eating and drinking. In the hospital we have described: deep breathing and coughing exercises, using…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Surgical Pre-Admission Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: time of surgery, possible delays, what to bring, medicines, anesthetic, health and hygiene, smoking, alcohol, personal items, and what to expect in the operating room. After surgery we have described: recovery area, pain control, nausea, dressings, bowel and bladder functions, eating and drinking. In the hospital we have described: deep breathing and coughing exercises, using an incentive spirometer, leg exercises, getting out of bed safely, and visitors. Topics about going home include: getting ready to go home, nutrition, care of your incision, instructions for bleeding and symptoms that require medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgical Pre-Admission Clinic, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1992
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Brachial Cleft Cyst or Sinus Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

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IWK. General Surgery (Pediatrics), IWK. Plastic Surgery, IWK. Cleft Palate Team. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0042
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Information on care after surgery, including activity restrictions, pain relief, and follow-ups.
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Corporate Author
IWK. General Surgery (Pediatrics)
IWK. Plastic Surgery
IWK. Cleft Palate Team
Alternate Title
Post-operative Instructions
A Guide for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Branchioma - surgery
Postoperative Care
Thyroglossal Cyst - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cysts (Pathology)--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
Information on care after surgery, including activity restrictions, pain relief, and follow-ups.
Responsibility
IWK General Surgery (Pediatrics, Halifax, NS)
Pamphlet Number
PL-0042
Zone
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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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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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Capsule endoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Capsule Endoscopes
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Capsule endoscopy
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Capsule endoscopy is an exam of the digestive tract that involves swallowing a capsule containing a camera and light. How to prepare for the test, as well as what to expect during and after the test are reviewed. Common risks of the test are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Unit Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1731
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This pamphlet gives information about your hospital stay for cardiac surgery. It lists items to bring with you to the hospital, a predicted timeline of your surgery, and members of your health care team. It gives information about the heart, types of cardiac surgeries, how to prepare for your surgery, and common concerns after surgery. Physiotherapy exercises, cardiac rehabilitation programs in Nova Scotia, heart healthy eating guidelines, and symptoms requiring a visit to either your family do…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (45 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your hospital stay for cardiac surgery. It lists items to bring with you to the hospital, a predicted timeline of your surgery, and members of your health care team. It gives information about the heart, types of cardiac surgeries, how to prepare for your surgery, and common concerns after surgery. Physiotherapy exercises, cardiac rehabilitation programs in Nova Scotia, heart healthy eating guidelines, and symptoms requiring a visit to either your family doctor or to the Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1731
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IWK. Urology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0045
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Post-operative care after circumcision.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Urology
Alternate Title
Post-operative Instructions
A Guide for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Circumcision
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Circumcision
Postoperative care
Abstract
Post-operative care after circumcision.
Notes
The French and Arabic versions of this pamphlet are also available.
Responsibility
IWK Urology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0045
Zone
All Zones
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IWK. Urology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0047
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Cytoscopy, post-operative instructions.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Urology
Alternate Title
A Guide for Parents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cystoscopy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cystoscopy
Postoperative care
Abstract
Cytoscopy, post-operative instructions.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Urology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0047
Zone
All Zones
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Day surgery peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1226
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This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Peritoneal dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
Responsibility
prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1226
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Dilatation and curettage

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37109
IWK. Adult Surgery and Women's Ambulatory Clinics, IWK. Family Newborn Adult Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0997
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Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. A D & C is done for different reasons, such as; for heavy bleeding, bleeding after menopause or to remove tissue after miscarriage.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Adult Surgery and Women's Ambulatory Clinics
IWK. Family Newborn Adult Surgery Unit
Alternate Title
D&C
a patient guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dilatation and Curettage
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Dilatation and extraction abortion
Miscarriage--Treatment
Postoperative care
Abstract
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. A D & C is done for different reasons, such as; for heavy bleeding, bleeding after menopause or to remove tissue after miscarriage.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Family Newborn Adult Surgery Unit, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0997
Zone
All Zones
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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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Discharge from orthopaedics

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1836
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This booklet explains the information 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, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Discharge from orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This booklet explains the information 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, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics
Pamphlet Number
1836
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Discharge Instructions after Your Nerve Block

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IWK. Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1085
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A resource for families whose child/youth has had nerve block. Going home after a nerve block - IWK patient discharge instructions.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Postoperative care
Abstract
A resource for families whose child/youth has had nerve block. Going home after a nerve block - IWK patient discharge instructions.
Responsibility
IWK Pediatric Day Surgery Recovery, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-1085
Zone
All Zones
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Discharge Instructions Following Sedation/General Anaesthesia

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IWK. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0109
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Basic care instructions: activity; diet / foods; who to call if concerned.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Cardiology
Alternate Title
Children’s Health Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesia
Postoperative care
Abstract
Basic care instructions: activity; diet / foods; who to call if concerned.
Responsibility
IWK Cardiology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0109
Zone
All Zones
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Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1853
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Un dispositif d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV) peut être recommandé pour les candidats éventuels à une transplantation cardiaque. Le DAV agit comme un ventricule du cœur en pompant le sang dans l’organisme. La pompe est dotée d’une source d’alimentation externe. La présente brochure décrit les types de DAV, l’implantation d’un DAV, les risques de la chirurgie et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’opération. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)" pamphlet 0931. A…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart-Assist Devices
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart, Artificial
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
Un dispositif d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV) peut être recommandé pour les candidats éventuels à une transplantation cardiaque. Le DAV agit comme un ventricule du cœur en pompant le sang dans l’organisme. La pompe est dotée d’une source d’alimentation externe. La présente brochure décrit les types de DAV, l’implantation d’un DAV, les risques de la chirurgie et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’opération.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)" pamphlet 0931. A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sonya Osmond RN, Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
Pamphlet Number
1853
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Drain's perianesthesia nursing : a critical care approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43762
Jan Odom-Forren. (Seventh edition) --St. Louis, MO: Elsevier , c2018.
Call Number
WY 161 D759 2018
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WY 161 D759 2018
Author
Odom-Forren, Jan
Responsibility
Jan Odom-Forren
Edition
Seventh edition
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
xiv, 864 pages
ISBN
9780323399845
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia - nursing
Anesthesia Recovery Period
Perioperative Nursing
Perioperative Care
Perioperative Period
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Period
Recovery Room
Contents
Section I, the postanesthesia care unit: -- Space planning and basic equipment systems -- Perianesthesia nursing as a specialty -- Management and policies -- Crisis resource management in the PACU -- Infection prevention and control in the PACU -- The changing health care system and its implications for the PACU -- Patient safety and legal issues in the PACU -- Ethics in perianesthesia nursing -- Evidence-based practice and research. Section II, physiologic considerations in the PACU: -- The nervous system -- The cardiovascular system -- The respiratory system -- The renal system -- Fluid and electrolytes -- The endocrine system -- The hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal system -- The integumentary System -- The immune system. Section III, Concepts in anesthetic agents: -- Basic principles of pharmacology -- Inhalation anesthesia -- Nonopioid intravenous anesthetics -- Opioid intravenous anesthetics -- Neuromuscular blocking agents -- Local anesthetics -- Regional anesthesia. Section IV, nursing care in the PACU: -- Transition from the operating room to the PACU -- Assessment and monitoring of the perianesthesia patient -- Patient education and care of the perianesthesia patient -- Postanesthesia care complications -- Assessment and management of the airway -- Pain management -- Care of the ear, nose, throat, neck, and maxillofacial surgical patient -- Care of the ophthalmic surgical patient -- Care of the thoracic surgical patient -- Care of the cardiac surgical patient -- Care of the vascular surgical patient -- Care of the orthopedic surgical patient -- Care of the neurosurgical patient -- Care of the thyroid and parathyroid surgical patient -- Care of the gastrointestinal, abdominal, and anorectal surgical patient -- Care of the genitourinary surgical patient -- Care of the obstetric and gynecological surgical patient -- Care of the breast surgical patient -- Care of the plastic and reconstructive surgical patient -- Care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery --are of the ambulatory surgical patient -- Care and the laser/laparoscopic surgical patient. Section V, special considerations: -- Care of the patient with chronic disorders -- Care of the pediatric patient -- Care of the older patient -- Care of the pregnant patient -- Care of the substance-using patient -- Care of the patient with thermal imbalance -- Care of the shock trauma patient -- Care of the intensive care unit patient in the PACU -- Bioterrorism and its impact on the PACU.
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Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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Drain's perianesthesia nursing : a critical care approach

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat31330
Jan Odom-Forren. (6th ed.) --St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier , c2013.
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Location
Online
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Other Authors
Odom-Forren, Jan
Drain, Cecil B
Responsibility
Jan Odom-Forren
Edition
6th ed.
Former Title
Perianesthesia nursing
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
859 p.
ISBN
9781455751495
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia Recovery Period
Anesthesia - nursing
Perioperative Nursing - methods
Postanesthesia Nursing - methods
Postoperative Care - nursing
Recovery Room
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Perianesthesia nursing - [edited by] Cecil B. Drain, Jan Odom-Forren, c2009.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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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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