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.