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.
This pamphlet addresses concerns regarding care after surgery when you return home. Restrictions are listed for the first day at home. Other topics are: managing pain, care of the incision, and when a person can drive. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention in an Emergency Department are listed.
This pamphlet answers common questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, restrictions on activities, what you can eat, managing pain, driving, and returning to work. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding, things you should watch out for (including a lis…
Information about medicines for discomfort, activity, stitches and a dressing is given. There are directions to follow should bleeding occur and continue. Other symptoms that need immediate medical attention are also noted.
The pamphlet describes what to expect after your prostatic needle biopsy. Following your prostatic needle biopsy, you should also receive a pamphlet with information on cystoscopy.
Recommendations for managing discomfort and caring for your incision (cut) are provided. Guidelines surrounding meals, activity, and other important points are given. Call your surgeon or family doctor if you have a fever or chills (this could mean you have an infection), are unable to have a bowel movement in a day or two, or are unable to pass urine (pee) after surgery.
This pamphlet focuses on care after rectal surgery. Topics included are: eating, activity, care of the incision, other important points, and when to seek medical assistance.
This pamphlet provides details on how to care for your child after they have received sedation at the Hants Community Hospital. Specific instructions are given for how to keep your child safe and when they may start eating again after sedation.
A stent is usually used to relieve a blockage or obstruction in a ureter. The ureters are tubes that drain urine from the kidneys into the bladder. It is important that you have the stent removed at some point. If your stent has been in place for 3 months, you should contact your doctor. Information about are after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are noted.
This pamphlet provides information for patients transferring out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Different aspects of recovery from a critical illness are covered, including memory problems, sleep, mood disturbances, breathing, weakness and pain, and body image. Strategies to help with common problems while recovering from a critical illness are provided.
Topics are: medicine for discomfort, activity, and healthy eating. A person who has throat surgery should not smoke, laugh excessively, cough or gargle for a period of time. Your doctor will discuss throat rest with you.
This pamphlet will help you learn what you can expect after you have wired jaw surgery.Topics include: wires and wire cutters, comfort and pain management, nausea and vomiting, nutrition and diet, mouth care, smoking, what to expect when you go home, and what to do in emergency situations. A list of symptoms that require a trip to the Emergency Department is given.
Autologous breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the breast after mastectomy or lumpectomy using your body's own (autologous) tissues. At the QEII, several different types of autologous breast reconstruction surgeries are performed. These include DIEP Flap, TRAM Flap, Latissimus Dorsi Flap, TAP Flap and other flaps. This pamphlet describes care before surgery, immediately after surgery and at home. Symptoms requiring immediate medical care are listed.
This pamphlet describes what to expect after general surgery at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics described in the pamphlet include: follow-up visits (when to call your surgeon), wound care, showering, limits on physical activity (such as driving, lifting, and sexual activity), and controlling pain. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided.
This pamphlet describes what to expect after your liver transplant. The pamphlet explains what your health care team will monitor in the hospital. The signs and treatments of both short and long term complications are listed. The pamphlet describes the role of the Post-Liver Transplant Clinic staff, and your family doctor. The pamphlet includes information about various topics related to taking of yourself, such as infection, emotional and social adjustment, and wearing MedicAlert™ identificati…
Symptoms that are very serious and require immediate medical attention in an Emergency Department are listed. The signs of rejection and infection are also given. An essential part of this booklet deals with obtaining anti-rejection medicines. NS, PEI, NB, and NL have different processes, fee systems, and sources for these medicines. Important contact numbers are given.
During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symp…