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Back care after surgery: To help you as you recover   English
Abstract: This handout covers what you can do and not do after back surgery. It also gives step-by-step instructions and illustrations for a basic exercise program and how to increase activities safely.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Revised Date: 2/2012
Cancer of the larynx: Understanding your diagnosis   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains the function of the larynx and esophagus, and gives basic information about laryngeal cancer for patients who may be considering a laryngectomy. Diagrams showing the location of the larynx are included.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 11/2010
Caring for your closed bulb drain: For a Jackson-Pratt (JP) or Blake drain   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how to care for a drain at home after surgery. Drain care instructions for a Jackson Pratt drain (JP drain) and a Blake drain are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2016
Cleaning leg bags and overnight bags   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains the 14 steps to follow to clean and disinfect urinary drainage bags for reuse.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Rehabilitation/8N
Revised Date: 2/2012
Coping with cancer: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer   English
Abstract: This section of Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, for patients dealing with a diagnosis of cancer of the larynx and considering a laryngectomy, offers tips on feeling in control, managing information, dealing with anxiety and stress, using support groups and classes, and taking care of yourself. Coping tips are also included for family and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 6/2007
Deep brain stimulation (DBS): For patients with Parkinson's disease   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, during which a pulse generator (neurostimulator) is implanted in the brain. Included are instructions for self-care after surgery, as well as information about the first programming visit, follow-up testing, safety warnings, risks and side effects, and what to avoid, such as exposure to certain electrical equipment and screening devices.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 2/2012
Deep brain stimulation (DBS): For patients with tremor   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, during which a pulse generator (neurostimulator) and deep brain lead are implanted in the brain. Included are instructions for self-care after surgery, as well as information about the first programming visit, follow-up testing, safety warnings, risks and side effects, and what to avoid, such as exposure to certain electrical equipment and screening devices.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 2/2012
Diabetes basics   English Korean Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives a basic overview of diabetes management including diet, counting carbohydrates, exercise, weight loss, and monitoring of blood sugar level.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Food and Nutrition Services
Revised Date: 11/2010
Guide to your weight loss surgery: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This manual guides patients through the bariatric surgery process, from being referred to long-term care after surgery. It includes criteria for being accepted for weight loss surgery and descriptions of the 3 types of surgery offered at UWMC: divided proximal roux-y gastric bypass or RYGB, adjustable gastric banding ("lap-band surgery"), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. It also describes pre-surgery tests, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Sections also offer recipes and websites to access for more information about weight loss surgery. (Each individual section may also be found as an separate entry on Health Online.)
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 7/2013
Internet resources, articles, and more information: For patients receiving treatment for cancer   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment manual offers some Web site addresses that post information about cancer and cancer issues that may be useful to patients, families, and their support persons. Resources offer information about larynx cancer and laryngectomy, thyroid cancer, support groups, education, advocacy, treatment, research, and more.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 4/2011
Leg bag assembly: Step-by-step instructions   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how to put together a leg bag, which is used to collect urine.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
UWMC Dept: Rehabilitation/8N
Revised Date: 3/2012
Medicine instructions: For patients being discharged   English
Abstract: This handout includes a table to be completed by the nurse or pharmacist to instruct patients being discharged on what medicines they are taking, how much to take, how often to take it, and the time of their last dose before leaving the hospital. Includes answers to common questions about opioid pain medicines, side effects, refills, fears of becoming addicted, and how pain medicines help the healing process.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Pharmacy Services
Revised Date: 7/2009
Ostomy care map   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This care map provides day-by-day instructions for a patient with an ostomy. Included are categories for physical activity, diet, health education, and discharge planning. This care map covers care before and the first 5 days after surgery.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Percutaneous abdominal or pelvic drain: What to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Tagalog
Abstract: This handout explains what a percutaneous abdominal or pelvic drain is and what to expect when you have one. Included are common reasons for a drain being placed, risks involved, and how to flush the drain and take care of the dressings (bandages).
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Radiology/Imaging Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Peripheral nerve problems: How they develop and ways to treat them   English
Abstract: This handout provides general information about how nerves work, what happens when they are injured, and how peripheral nerve problems are evaluated and treated. Illustrations include a peripheral nerve and its connections to the spinal cord, the brachial plexus, the lumbo-sacral plexus, and the difference between mild, moderate, and severe nerve injury.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 11/2014
PICCs and midline catheters: What they are and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout describes the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and midline catheters in long-term intravenous therapy at home. It explains how and where they are inserted and the conditions for which they are used. It includes catheter care, including changing the dressing and flushing and lists problems that might occur, such as breaks, movement, blockage, infection, drainage, blood under bandage, pain, and swelling.
Author: Vascular Access Program
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
UWMC Dept: Vascular Access Program
Revised Date: 3/2016
Self-catheterization for men: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how men can put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Rehabilitation/8N
Revised Date: 2/2012
Self-catheterization for women: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instuctions for women to put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Rehabilitation/8N
Revised Date: 1/2012
Stroke discharge education: For patients who have had a stroke or are at risk   English
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a stroke, a stroke-related condition, or are at risk for stroke. It can help answer some of the most common questions about stroke diagnosis, personal stroke risk factors, a treatment plan to prevent future strokes, and recommendations for follow-up visits for care and rehabilitation.
Author: 4NE (Neuro-Neurosurg, Otolaryngology, General Surg)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: 4NE (Neuro-Neurosurg, Otolaryngology, General Surg)
Revised Date: 11/2012
Tips for talking with your health care team, family, and friends: For cancer treatment   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment manual offers tips to help the patient communicate effectively about their symptoms, treatment, and other care concerns with doctors, other health care providers, family, and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 6/2007
Tracheostomy: Basic information   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This flyer explains the tracheostomy procedure, where an opening is made in the trachea (windpipe), and related care issues.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 12/2009
Treatment with warfarin (Coumadin): What to expect   Chinese English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes warfarin, a medicine used to treat and prevent blood clots in the legs, lungs, heart, brain, and other parts of the body. All aspects of treatment with this medicine are covered from side effects to how to deal with a missed dose to how to monitor dietary intake of vitamin K.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Revised Date: 4/2016
Whipple: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation   English
Abstract: This booklet describes what to expect and how to prepare for a whipple operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. In this surgery, the head of the pancreas is removed, along with part of the small bowel, part of the bile duct system, and part of the stomach.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Revised Date: 3/2010
Your care after head or neck surgery: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment gives details about scheduling a clinic visit after surgery, and what happens at that first clinic visit. Issues related to nutrition and medical alert jewelry are also covered.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
Your hospital stay: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains what will happen in the hospital after surgery, including information about the intensive care unit (ICU) and 4-Northeast, and descriptions of the various care providers, such as the surgeon, nurse practitioner, social worker, speech pathologist, respiratory therapist, dietitian, and physical and occupational therapists. Photos of previous patients are included, showing a tracheo-esophageal puncture (TEP) and an Electrolarynx in use for speech.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 6/2007
Your pre-surgery treatment: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer   English
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains the pre-surgery plan and the surgical procedure for either a partial or total laryngectomy. Included are definitions for common terms, descriptions of the care providers involved, and an emphasis on the importance of good nutrition in the healing process.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Revised Date: 6/2007
 
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