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.
Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
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 Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians (SDHHNS) is a non-profit organization which is committed to providing services to meet the needs of Deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened people with dignity, integrity and respect. Interpreters may be hired through SDHHNS who are graduates of a recognized interpreter training program and members of a professional association. Contact numbers to arrange for interpreter services in Halifax and Sydney are provided.
Some people think that pain after surgery is something that you must put up with. This is not true. It is important that your pain is managed well. This pamphlet explains why pain control is important, what you can do to keep it under control, how it can be controlled, side effects of pain medicines, other things besides pain medicine that can help control your pain, and key points to remember. The French version of this pamphlet 1339, "Gestion de la douleur après une opération", is also availa…
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.
The Eating Disorder Clinic offers a treatment program for people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified eating disorders. The Clinic does not offer treatment for binge-eating disorder. Information includes what eating disorders are, where you will stay, what your treatment will include, what the different treatment groups are, how to get referred to the Clinic and how your family can help. Contact information for the Clinic is provided.