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Latest Additions to the MUHC Health Education Collection
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The Home Enteral Feeding (HEF) Guide has been designed to provide information and support for patients and their families and caregivers whose child is receiving nutritional assistance through a feeding tube.
You had an injury that caused your brain to shake inside your head. This caused a mild brain injury called a concussion. Most people get better quickly without any permanent damage, but you might have some symptoms. For more information read the following factsheet.
Your loved one has died in the hospital. Please accept our sincere condolescences at this time and confusing time. You might find the following information useful.
An allergic reaction happens when your body overreacts to something you came into contac with. This can be nearly anything around you in everyday life, such as food, medications, pllen (from flowers or plants), or chemicals. It may be difficult to know what caused the reaction. For more information, continue reading the pamphlet.
This is a booklet to help you understand Anethesia for children. It is not intended to replace the advice of a trained health care professional. Speak to your relative's treatment team if you have any questions or concerns.
PACU is the post anesthesia care unit. This is the room where your loved one will be brought after their surgery. They will stay in the PACU to recover from anesthesia. During the time he/she is in PACU the patient will be sleepy. The priority for nursing staff is comfort and safety of your family member. It is important we maintain a quiet, calm environment.
Many people with diabetes have problems with their feet. High blood sugar levels can lead to poor circulation or nerve damage (also called neuropathy). To prevent serious foot problems and have happy feet, you can follow these basic rules. (This document is translated in Chinese)
This pamphlet explains how diabetes can affect your driving. Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose (sugar), occurs when your blood glucose level drops below 4 mmol/L. This may result in: confusion, delayed responses, loss of consciousness. All of these can be dangerous to you and other people on the road if it happens while you drive. (This document is translated in Greek)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada's national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada's post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada's premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.
The basics on hepatitis C transmission, testing and how it affects the liver.
The basics on HIV transmission, testing and treatment.
The content of this guide has been adapted from a guide originally developed by the HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario), known as HALCO, through a partnership with Ontario's Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH). The original guide provided information specific to the laws and practices of Ontario and can be obtained by contacting a community-based AIDS service organization in Ontario.
Across Canada, cities have seen a huge rise in syphilis over the past seven years. In most cities gay and bisexual men have been hit hardest by it, and as many as 1/2 of syphilis cases are among men who are HIV positive. Syphilis can easily be tested and treated if caught early enough.
Canada's source for HIV and hepatitis C information.
When traveling with children, keep this important advice in mind to ensure a safe and worry-free trip.
This handbook is to help you and your family understand sickle cell disease and manage your child's care.
Your doctor will place a flexible tube (catheter) in the epidural space or the intrathecal space (see drawing on page 5) and exit the skin in your back or your side. You will always have a dressing over this area. The dressing will need to be changed weekly by your nurse. A pump will be attached to your catheter to deliver medication continuously or at a specific times of the day to allow you to move more freely most of the time. More information is provided in the pamphlet. Note, to find the associated booklet guide, in the search engine type: Challenging Cancer Pain : Intraspinal Pain Management
Your doctore will place a flexible tube (catheter) in the intrathecal space (see drawing on page 5) and connect it under your skin on your side to an automated pump under your skin in your belly. Note, to find the associated booklet guide, in the search engine type: Challenging Cancer Pain : Intraspinal Pain Management
This pamphlet help patients understand what an intraspinal pain device with implanted port-a-cath is, how it works, and how to take care of it. Note, to find the associated booklet guide, in the search engine type: Challenging Cancer Pain : Intraspinal Pain Management
Intraspinal pain management aims to control pain by delivering pain medications directly into the intraspinal space of your spine (see diagram page 5). When the medication is delivered to your spine, pain relief is faster and smaller doeses of the medication are required. You should have reduced side effects with these smaller doses. With the reduced side effects comes greater freedom, comfort, and satisfaction in your everyday living. More information is provided in this booklet. Note, to find the associated pain device pamphlet, in the search engine enter: Intraspinal Pain Device.