This pamphlet provides information for families about the QEII Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Topics include: designating a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks and your health care team. The pamphlet explains what to expect in the ICU, and how patients are kept safe and comfortable. Family waiting rooms and transfers between ICUs are explained. Answers to frequently asked questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1666, "Unites de soins intensifs 3A et 5.2 : Renseignem…
A 3 step percutaneous nephrolithotomy is used to treat a very large kidney stone. You will be in the hospital for 2-3 days. The 3 steps of the procedure are outlined. Care immediately after surgery and at home is described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their families. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and families. It also describes where the program originated and which organizations support the program. A list of team members is provided.
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a type of drug often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This type of drug is good at controlling active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis as well as keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. Topics include: what 5-ASA type drugs do, which 5-ASA you should take, continuing to take the drug, talking to your doctor, what other medication you can take, and when to expect to see improvement. The pamphlet also describes common and rare side effects.
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 5-HIAA urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
Boundaries are about focusing on and honouring your feelings. Practicing self-awareness and tuning into your feelings will help you to name your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual limits. This pamphlet lists 10 ways that will help you to set and keep better boundaries in your relationships.
This group is for individuals who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. This may include clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Topics include: when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24 hour urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Vous et votre médecin avez parlé des raisons pour lesquelles il est nécessaire d’enlever votre œil ou le contenu du globe oculaire. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait ou de l’ablation de l’œil est l’énucléation. Le terme médical utilisé pour parler du retrait du contenu du globe oculaire en conservant la couche externe (coque sclérale ou sclère) est éviscération. La présente brochure vous explique ces interventions et précise comment prendre soin de vous sans danger. Avant la chiru…
La présente brochure décrit à quoi vous attendre avant, durant et après votre ablation par cathéter. Elle explique l’ablation par cathéter, le fonctionnement du cœur et la préparation pour l’intervention. On y traite de ce qui se passe à l’admission, au laboratoire d’électrophysiologie (EP) et après l’ablation. On fournit aussi des réponses aux questions courantes. Enfin, la présente brochure explique quoi faire en cas de saignement au point d’insertion et précise quand communiquer avec votre m…
Le présent livret vous aidera à connaître les membres de votre équipe de soins aux victimes d’accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) aigu. Vous découvrirez aussi à quoi vous attendre durant votre séjour à l’établissement Halifax Infirmary. Le livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. Vous trouverez à la fin du livret une section pour…
This pamphlet will inform the reader about ACE inhibitors and how to use them. The pamphlet explains what this type of medication is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medicines and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be evaluated by a physician in the Emergency Department are listed.
This 1 page medication sheet outlines adult and pediatric doses of Acetazolamide for the prevention and treatment of acute mountain sickness. Possible side effects and other recommendations for taking the drug are listed.
The Active Cycle Breathing Technique (ACBT) will help clear secretions like sputum. Sputum is mucus mixed with saliva (spit). This pamphlet outlines steps involved in breathing control, deep breathing exercises, and huffing. A technique summary is provided.
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.
This is a guide to the Acute Care Program which is a home care program developed by Continuing Care, a branch of the NS Department of Health. Services can be arranged for you at home. Hopefully, this will mean that you will not need to be admitted to hospital. Contact numbers are also given.
Dialysis is a life-saving treatment which takes away waste and extra water from the blood. This pamphlet discusses why your kidneys are important and how you will feel if waste products build up in your blood. It defines acute kidney failure, dialysis, and hemodialysis. It discusses how long, and how often the treatment is needed and the special catheters needed for the treatment. Challenges for those living with kidney disease, resources available, as well as instructions for follow-up care ar…