This pamphlet answers common questions about care after surgery at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include: how you will feel, restrictions on activities, what to eat, managing pain, care of the dressing(s), driving, and returning to work. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need immediate medical attention.
Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity & diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your doctor, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided.
This pamphlet explains what to do after having urological surgery at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include food and drink, activity after surgery, and managing pain. A list of signs of complications is also included.
This pamphlet provides information about the activities that occur before and after a day surgery procedure. It reviews what to do if you are unable to keep your appointment and how to get ready on the day of your surgery. Instructions for your care after surgery are also provided.
This pamphlet provides information about the Pre-Admission Clinic, how to prepare for your surgery, what to do if you are having a general anesthetic and what to expect in the Day Surgery Unit. It also includes information about what to expect both during and after your surgery.
A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) that bends and has a small light and camera on one end to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, where to go on the day of the test, how the test is done, what polyps are and how they are removed, what happens after the test is over and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not…
This 1 page instructional handout was developed to assist patients with diagnosed sleep apnea when they are discharged following surgery.
A gastroscopy is an exam of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) that bends and has a small light and camera on one end to look for any changes on the inside of your upper GI tract. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, where to go on the day of the test, how the test is done, what happens after the test is over and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
The ICU/CCU is an 8 bed, Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Patients staying in the ICU/CCU need close monitoring because of critical illness or because they have had major surgery. Because of this, some of our routines may be different from other areas of the hospital that you may be more familiar with. This pamphlet outlines what to expect if a loved one is admitted to the ICU/CCU.
This pamphlet gives information about the inpatient units at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include visitors, supplies to bring from home, meal times, your plan of care and health care team, phone and TV services, Wi-Fi, cafeteria hours, parking info and whom to call if you have any questions during your stay.
This is a brochure for you and family/caregiver to better understand the steps the hospital staff need to assist you with your transition back to the community. Information regarding a well-planned discharge from the Dartmouth General Hospital are outlined.