Having day surgery (with Adult Surgical Services, Women's & Newborn Health Program, IWK Women's Site) means you will not stay at the hospital overnight. You will come to the IWK Health Centre the day of surgery, and then return home after a short stay in the Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU).
Information is given on things one can do at home to help relieve pain, what medications can be taken, and what conditions merit contact with a healthcare provider.
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home. Most dressings and surgical drains can be handled by you or with the help of a family member or friend. The pamphlet defines T-tube, J. Pratt and Hemovac drains. Directions are given on how to empty these drains. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. Chart are provided to record the amount of fluid.
The Rehab & Restorative Care Program at Harbour View Hospital is a 2-8 week program to help you become as independent as possible. What is expected of you, what to bring, what a usual day is like, your health care team, visitor expectations, discharge planning, and other information is outlined.
After the hard work of delivery of a baby, many mothers have questions about when they should start to exercises, or return to their usual exercise routine. This guide should help with some of those questions.
Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms may have one or more of several conditions which can cause these complaints, including: urinary tract infection, urethral syndrome, unstable bladder, or a loss of support at the bladder base with urinary incontinence (a condition we call "genuine stress incontinence"). Urodynamics testing is useful to assess patients before any surgery or other treatment is carried out.
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
This pamphlet explains how to care for yourself at home after your plastic surgery procedure. Topics include suture (stitch) line care, suture line with Steri-Strips®, and problems. A follow-up plan is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1797, "Soins à dispenser après votre intervention de chirurgie plastique," is also available.