Patient Education Guides

Patient Education Guides

Welcome to the Middlesex Hospital Alliance’s Health Library and patient education resources. The guides and links listed here offer information on more than 400 health and medication topics, available to patients, families and professionals. Simply enter a search term in the search bar above or select from the categories below for a listing of patient education guides. You can view them online or they may be printed. The information provided through this site is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice from your physician or specialist, or to be a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment.

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Patient Education Guides

Ambulatory Care

Blood Disorders and Treatment

  • Hemophilia, New
  • Hemophilia, Established
  • Blood Transfusion

Cardiac Disease

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Murmur

Dermatology

  • Abcess – Incision and Drainage
  • Abcess – Antibiotic Treatment
  • Cellulitis
  • Ingrown Toenail (excision)
  • Ingrown Toenail (excision)
  • Perianal Abscess – Incision and Drainage
  • Pilonidal Cyst – Infected, Incision and Drainage
  • Sebaceous Cyst – Infected, Incision and Drainage

Ear, Nose, Thorat (ENT)

  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Cerument Impaction (Treated)
  • Epistaxis (Adult)
  • Otitis Media (Adult)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Sinusitis

Gastrointestinal, Digestive Systems

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophahageal Foreign Body Removal
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastritis vs Ulcer
  • GERD Adult
  • GI Bleed, Lower
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia (Inguinal, Ventral, Umbilical)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Melena
  • Occult blood (Stool)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Peri anal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleed
  • UGI Bleed, Stable

General Surgery

  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Peri-anal Abscess (Incision and Drainage)

Injury

  • AC Join Sprin
  • Bite Animal
  • Bite Cat
  • Bite Dog
  • Cast application
  • Crush injury – foot, toe
  • Crush injury – hand, finger
  • Finger Tip Amputation
  • Fracture, Ankle
  • Fracture Clavicle
  • Fracture, Coccynx
  • Fracture, Colles, Displaced, Nondisplaced
  • Fracture, Elbow
  • Fracture, Extremity
  • Fracture, Finger
  • Fracture, Foot
  • Fracture, Hand
  • Fracture, Humerus
  • Fracture, Knee
  • Fracture, Radial Head
  • Fracture, Radius and Ulna
  • Fracture, Shoulder
  • Fracture, Thumb
  • Fracture, Toe
  • Fracture, Wrist
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Laceration, All
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Fracture
  • Splinter removal
  • Sprain
  • Sprain Ankle
  • Sprain Elbow
  • Sprain Extremity
  • Sprain Finger
  • Sprain Foot
  • Sprain Hand
  • Sprain Hip
  • Sprain Knee
  • Sprain Neck
  • Sprain Shoulder
  • Sprain Strain Neck
  • Sprain Toe
  • Sprain Wrist
  • Sprain/strain back
  • Staple removal
  • Suture removal

OB-GYN

  • Colposcopy
  • Family Practice OB Clinic
  • Pregnancy Care

Orthopaedics

Pediatric Topics

  • Behavior Management
  • Developmental Delay
  • Psychiatry and Mental Health

Respiratory and Breathing Disorders

  • Apna
  • asthma
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Upper Respiratory Infection

Treatment and Misc.

  • Cast Care, Fiberglass
  • Cast Care, Plaster
  • Catheter Care, Foley
  • Cervical Collar
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Crutch Walking
  • Knee Immobilizer
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Splint Care, Fiberglass
  • Splint Care, Plaster
  • Suction Curettage

Urology

  • Cystitis, Female Adult
  • Cystitus, Male Adult
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urethral Syndrome, Female
  • Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis (female, adult)
  • Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis (male, adult)

Be Involved in your Healthcare and Safety

Diet and Nutrition

Gastrinal Intestinal Conditions and Diet Management

  • Diverticular disease
  • High Fibre Diet – Fibre and Your Health
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Eating Guidelines for People who have an Ostomy
  • Eating Guidelines for Gallbladder Disease
  • Eating Guidelines for Preventing Gallbladder Disease

Heart Health Eating

Weight Management

Diabetes

Diagnostic Imaging

Emergency Department

Infection Control

  • Clean Hands Protect Lives
  • Clean Hands Protect Lives (Portuguese)
  • Visitor Instructions Isolation Equipment
  • What is Clostridium Difficile (C-Difficile)
  • What is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
  • What is Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

Laboratory

  • 24 Hour Urine Collection
  • Blood Occult
  • Ova and Parasites
  • Pin Worm Collection
  • Safety for Laboratory Visitors
  • Seminal Fluid
  • Sputum Collection
  • Stool Collection
  • Stool Culture
  • Urine Chlamydia Collection
  • Urine Specimen Collection – Females
  • Urine Specimen Collection – Males
  • Stool C.Difficile

Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Cancer
  • Convalescence and or Recovering at Home
  • Dementia, Delirium and Depression
  • Heart and Stroke
  • Lung diseases
  • Palliative Care

Mom & baby –  CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 

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  • You After the Baby – Previous Resource: Activity – How much is okay?
  • You After the Birth – Stitches and Bruising Care of perineum and episiotomy
  • You After the Birth – Recovering from a Vaginal Birth Changes in vaginal bleeding, return of period
  • You After the Birth – Postnatal Constipation, Hemorrhoids Comfort measures for after pains, constipation and hemorrhoids
  • First Aid for Choking – An illustrated guide What to do if baby is choking or gagging
  • Caring for your baby’s umbilical stump – How to do skincare/cord care/genital care/circumcision
  • Caring for your baby’s genitals – How to do skincare/cord care/genital care/circumcision
  • Bathing your baby – How to bath my baby tub sponge

Physiotheraphy, Occupational Therapy

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Acute low back pain – What you should know
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Back Pain
  • Backpacks: Don’t let them be a pain in the back!
  • Chronic Low Back Pain – What you should know
  • Climbing Stairs with a Cane
  • Computer Ergonomics
  • Consumer Brochure
  • Depression after a stroke
  • Dysarthria
  • Energy Conservation
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Crutch Use Guidelines
  • Low Back Pain Guidelines
  • Heart & Stroke Recovery Road
  • Hot or Cold Therapy
  • How to Manage Your Swallowing Program – A Handbook on Dysphagia
  • Incontinence
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Injuries
  • Mental changes after stroke (including memory)
  • Total Hip Replacement Guide
  • Total Knee Replacement Guide
  • Physical Activity and Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Preventing Falls in Seniors
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Snow Shovelling
  • Speech Suggestions for Caregivers to Assist with Communication Difficulties
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Suggestions for Communicating with Individuals with Dementia
  • Swallowing Recommendations
  • Unilateral Spatial neglect
  • Walking Aids
  • Winter Walking Aids
  • Work Simplification – Home Management
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Joint Replacement Resources
  • My Guide to Hip Fracture Recovery

Speech Therapy

  • Depression after a stroke
  • Dysarthria
  • How to Manage your Swallowing Problem – A Handbook on Dysphagia
  • Mental changes after stroke (including memory)
  • Speech Suggestions for Caregivers to Assist with Communication Difficulties
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Swallowing Recommendations

Preparing for surgery

  • Total Hip Replacement Guide
  • Total Knee Replacement Guide
  • Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Patient Information
  • Circumcision – What you may expect after surgery
  • Discharge Instructions for Dupuytrens Contracture or Excision of Ganglion – Dr. Marignani
  • Home Instructions for Patients having Upper Blepharoplasty
  • Myringotomy Tube Insertion – Post-op Instructions – Dr. Raymond
  • Post-op Instructions Otoplasty Ear Set Back – Dr. Raymond
  • Rectal Surgery – what you may expect after surgery
  • Scrotal Surgery – what you may expect after surgery
  • Self-care after Nipple Areola Reconstruction using skin grapht – Dr. Marignani
  • Septoplasty Post-op Instructions – Dr. Raymond
  • Surgical Checklist Patient Education
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Post-op – Dr. Raymond
  • Urology – what you may expect after surgery
  • Crutch Use Guidelines
  • Home Instructions for Patients Having Lower Blepharoplasty
  • Abdominal Dermolipectomy (Tummy Tuck) Home Instructions
  • Augmentation Mammoplasty Home Instructions
  • Bowel Preparation – Dr. Elgamal
  • Breast Reduction Home Instructions
  • Brow Lift Home Instructions
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Exercises – Dr. Marignani
  • Cataract Surgery – What you may expect after surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel & Ganglion Excision – What you may expect after surgery – Dr. Elegamal
  • Facial Rhytidectomy (Face Life) and Upper Rhytidecomy (Mini Face Lift)
  • General Surgery – What you may expect after surgery
  • Mastopexy Home Instructions
  • Suction Assisted Lipectomy Home Instructions
  • Varicose Vein Stripping – What you may expect after surgery
  • Arthroscopy – Post-op Instructions Dr. Rajgopal
  • Gynecology – Anterior Posterior Hysterectomy Laparoscopic Tubal Occulsion Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Gynecology – Dilation and Currettage and or Endometrial Ablation
  • Gynecology – Urethral Sling
  • Post-operative Instructions – Otoplasty Ear set back – Dr. Marignani
  • Sinus Surgery – Post-operative Instructions
  • Coughing and Deep Breathing
  • Bladder and Kidney – My Urostomy
  • General Abdominal Surgery – My Colostomy
  • General Abdominal Surgery – My Ileostomy
  • Preparing for Your Surgery and Your Pre-Admission Appointment
  • Wound Care Instructions
  • Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) following surgery
  • Bowel Surgery – tow day pre0operative preparation – Dr. Jain
  • Proper Care for your Dermabond
  • Elevation
  • Minor Procedure Instructions – Dr. Marignani
  • Minor Procedure Instructions – Dr. Raymond