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  • Holter
    Grove Directions Information for Family Information for Residents Partners Links Public Reporting Quality Safety Resident Services Activities Respite Care Arnprior District Memorial Hospital About Arnprior District Memorial Hospital Patient Relations How to Pay Your Bill Patient Family Advisory Council Patient Declaration of Values Information for Patients Information for Visitors Partners In Caring About our Foundation Donate Today Our promise to you Legacy Society Heart of Gold Club Upcoming Events Thank you Allied Health Services Dentist Family Counseling Gamma Dynacare Lab Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy Psychologist Search Homepage Clinical Services Holter Holter A Holter monitor is a portable device that allows doctors to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms missed by a regular ECG 5 electrodes are adhered to the surface of the skin in specific areas of the patient s chest These electrodes are then attached to the portable device which records the heart s electrical activity and can easily be carried around by a person during his normal daily activities Most people carry the monitor for one or two days as this is usually enough time to detect an abnormality After 24 to 48 hours the monitor is removed and the stored data is sent for interpretation by a cardiologist A final report will be sent to the ordering doctor To have a holter monitor done a referral from a doctor is required and appointments are made by calling the Cardio department at 613 623 7962 ext 274 On the day of your appointment bring your requisition from the doctor with you and register with the clerks at the B entrance Events Calendar May 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/holter (2016-05-02)
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  • PFT
    Care Arnprior District Memorial Hospital About Arnprior District Memorial Hospital Patient Relations How to Pay Your Bill Patient Family Advisory Council Patient Declaration of Values Information for Patients Information for Visitors Partners In Caring About our Foundation Donate Today Our promise to you Legacy Society Heart of Gold Club Upcoming Events Thank you Allied Health Services Dentist Family Counseling Gamma Dynacare Lab Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy Psychologist Search Homepage Clinical Services PFT PFT A Pulmonary Function Test PFT measures how well the lungs take in and release air by measuring how much air you exhale and how quickly PFT s can evaluate and diagnose a variety of lung diseases such as asthma bronchitis and emphysema This test is also used to find the cause of shortness of breath assess lung function before surgery measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affect lung function assess the effects of medication and measure progress in disease treatment To complete a PFT you will be asked to breathe out forcefully into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a spirometer The spirometer will record the amount and rate of air that you breathe in and out Sometimes you will be asked to inhale your medication to see how it changes your test results All pulmonary function tests are interpreted by an Internist and the results will be sent to your doctor To have a PFT report to the B entrance with your requisition and register with the clerks at the outpatient registration desk No appointment is necessary as the Cardio Dept perform PFT s routinely Monday to Friday from 09 00 12 00 and 1 00 to 3 00 Events Calendar May 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/pft (2016-05-02)
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  • Stress
    Hospital Patient Relations How to Pay Your Bill Patient Family Advisory Council Patient Declaration of Values Information for Patients Information for Visitors Partners In Caring About our Foundation Donate Today Our promise to you Legacy Society Heart of Gold Club Upcoming Events Thank you Allied Health Services Dentist Family Counseling Gamma Dynacare Lab Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy Psychologist Search Homepage Clinical Services Stress Stress A stress test is primarily used to identify coronary artery disease It requires patients to exercise on a treadmill while their heart rate blood pressure ECG and symptoms are monitored Exercise Stress Testing remains the best initial non invasive coronary test This test is particularly useful for detecting inadequate supply of blood to the heart muscle caused by blocked coronary arteries It can also be used to determine safe levels of exercise in people with existing coronary artery disease During stress testing the nurse applies 10 electrodes to the patient s chest which will record their ECG during the test The patient will be asked to walk on a treadmill at increasing intensity until reaching their target heart rate or until they experience fatigue dizziness or chest pain The test is interpreted by an internist and the patient will be given their test results before leaving their appointment a report is also sent to the referring doctor To have a stress test a referral from a doctor is required Stress tests are done on Monday and Wednesday mornings and appointments are booked by calling Diagnostic Imaging 613 623 7962 x214 On the day of your test register with the clerks at the Outpatient B Entrance with your requisition and wear comfortable clothes and shoes A list of your current medications is also required Events Calendar May 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/stress (2016-05-02)
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  • Clinical Nutrition
    for Family Information for Residents Partners Links Public Reporting Quality Safety Resident Services Activities Respite Care Arnprior District Memorial Hospital About Arnprior District Memorial Hospital Patient Relations How to Pay Your Bill Patient Family Advisory Council Patient Declaration of Values Information for Patients Information for Visitors Partners In Caring About our Foundation Donate Today Our promise to you Legacy Society Heart of Gold Club Upcoming Events Thank you Allied Health Services Dentist Family Counseling Gamma Dynacare Lab Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy Psychologist Search Homepage Clinical Services Clinical Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Services are provided by a Registered Dietitian at the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital Inpatient Services Assessment care planning and education for patients with therapeutic dietary needs Outpatient Services refers to non diabetic Limited outpatient clinical nutrition counselling service is available to clients in our community Physician referral is required For more information 613 623 7962x247 This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Events Calendar May 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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  • Diabetes
    s senior leader to gain insight into the learning curve of someone newly diagnosed It was certainly an eye opening experience said Hanna It is one thing to be told you will have to modify your lifestyle to live with diabetes but it is certainly more difficult to practice the necessary changes Hanna learned first hand the self management skills required to maintain ideal blood glucose controls including self monitoring using a glucometer portion control specific to carbohydrate intake meal spacing ideal water intake daily physical activity daily foot inspections and a medication insulin regime This mock experience certainly gave me an appreciation of the impact this medical condition would have not only on myself but also my friends and family It also reinforced the importance of diabetes programs such as those offered at ARH said Hanna The Diabetes for a Day program is designed to raise awareness of the disease one that affects nine million people in Canada Renfrew County s rates for diabetes hypertension obesity and physical inactivity are among the highest in the province The prevalence of diabetes for adults in the county is 9 3 per cent compared to 8 4 per cent across the Champlain LHIN region EDUCATION KEY November is globally recognized as diabetes month and ARH officials and staff are keen to share information about the disease and the services available for patients from across the region including West Carleton If left untreated or improperly managed diabetes can result in a variety of complications including heart disease kidney disease eye disease impotence and nerve damage ARH dietitian Maureen Miller works alongside diabetes educator Janet James Whalen to educate patients and she decided to volunteer for the program by living as a Type 1 diabetic for the weekend a process that included regular injections of saline At a meeting last week in the diabetes room at Arnprior hospital the two volunteers joined Vicki and Greg Murdoch a mom and son who over the years have learned to live with Greg s Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in younger people and is caused because the body cannot produce enough insulin In the more common Type 2 diabetes usually diagnosed in adults the body cannot use the insulin it produces Miller said that although she s familiar with the ins and outs of managing diabetes it was still a learning experience to go through the motions of a Type 1 diabetic For her it underscored the importance of education for patients living with the disease Self management is key Eating habits physical activity medication or insulin all play a factor said Miller Something Miller and Whalen want the public to be aware of is that patients can self refer to the diabetes program at ARH as well as getting connected through their physicians The program which runs two and a half days per week includes group sessions and individual counselling We try to give them the tools and skills to be able

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/diabetes (2016-05-02)
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  • Diagnostic Imaging
    NOT VOID Carotid Doppler If previous studies were not performed by ADMH previous reports must be sent to ensure proper reporting Peripheral Leg Arterial Doppler If previous studies were not performed by ADMH previous reports must be sent to ensure proper reporting Mammography Diagnostic Imaging Mammography and Ontario Breast Screening Program OBSP Service Description and Population Served Population Provides mammography services on an outpatient basis to individuals from Renfrew County Mississippi Mills and West Carleton Ward 5 A video produced by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation about Mammograms can be found here Service Mammography is an imaging technology that uses low dost x rays to provide pictures of the internal structures of the breast The mammography and ultrasound services provide a method for investigating possible breast abnormalities including breast cancer The digital mammography units and the program have been accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists CAR The Ontario Breast Screening Program OBSP was implemented in Arnprior at the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital in July 2007 The OBSP program provides routine screening mammography services to patients who qualify for the program The OBSP program also permits patients over the age of 50 to self refer which benefits those who do not have a family doctor Health Care Team Medical Radiation Technologists MRT s are specially trained personnel All MRT s are registered members of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario CMRTO which is a requirement to be eligible to work in Ontario MRTs perform the mammography examination s and test results are interpreted by a radiologist In order for the mammography program to remain accredited the MRTs and radiologists must participate in ongoing continuing education related to mammography Interdependencies with Other Programs Health Service Providers Resources Other Programs The mammography service provides screening mammography and is utilized in conjunction with ultrasound for follow up breast assessment Breast lesion localization is performed with mammography guidance prior to scheduled operative procedures same day service The localization aids the surgeon in finding the lesion during the operative procedure External HSPs Physicians who refer their patients for mammography procedures rely on the test results when developing treatment plans The radiologist mammography technologist and ultrasound sonographer work as a team to assess the area of concern Pathology testing biopsy specimens for example is referred to a regional center Accreditation Arnprior Regional Health was surveyed by the Mammography Accreditation Program and has been accredited for January 1 2014 to December 31 2016 For more information regarding accreditation please click here Ontario Breast Screening Program The Ontario Breast Screening Program OBSP is a comprehensive organized breast cancer screening program Its mission is to reduce mortality from breast cancer by delivering high quality breast screening to Ontario women between the ages of 50 and 74 OBSP has been in operation since 1990 It is operated by Cancer Care Ontario and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Arnprior District Memorial Hospital offers the Ontario Breast Screening Program in the Diagnostic Imaging Department

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  • Cardiopulmonary Services
    Cardio Dept perform PFT s routinely Monday to Friday from 09 00 12 00 and 1 00 to 3 00 Holter A Holter monitor is a portable device that allows doctors to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms missed by a regular ECG 5 electrodes are adhered to the surface of the skin in specific areas of the patient s chest These electrodes are then attached to the portable device which records the heart s electrical activity and can easily be carried around by a person during his normal daily activities Most people carry the monitor for one or two days as this is usually enough time to detect an abnormality After 24 to 48 hours the monitor is removed and the stored data is sent for interpretation by a cardiologist A final report will be sent to the ordering doctor To have a holter monitor done a referral from a doctor is required and appointments are made by calling the Cardio department at 613 623 7962 ext 274 On the day of your appointment bring your requisition from the doctor with you and register with the clerks at the B entrance ECG Electrocardiography is a commonly used non invasive procedure for recording electrical changes in the heart The ECG is a starting point for detecting many cardiac problems It is routinely used in physical examinations to evaluate causes of symptoms such as chest pain shortness of breath and palpitations During an ECG 10 electrodes are applied to specific areas on the arms legs and chest The recording lasts for several beats of the heart and is printed on paper All electrocardiograms are read by an Internist and the results are then sent out to the ordering doctor To have an ECG done simply present to the B entrance with your requisition and register with the clerks at the outpatient registration desk An appointment is not required as the Cardio Department perform ECG s routinely Monday to Friday from 0900 1200 and 1 00 to 3 00 pm Stress A stress test is primarily used to identify coronary artery disease It requires patients to exercise on a treadmill while their heart rate blood pressure ECG and symptoms are monitored Exercise Stress Testing remains the best initial non invasive coronary test This test is particularly useful for detecting inadequate supply of blood to the heart muscle caused by blocked coronary arteries It can also be used to determine safe levels of exercise in people with existing coronary artery disease During stress testing the nurse applies 10 electrodes to the patient s chest which will record their ECG during the test The patient will be asked to walk on a treadmill at increasing intensity until reaching their target heart rate or until they experience fatigue dizziness or chest pain The test is interpreted by an internist and the patient will be given their test results before leaving their appointment a report is also sent to the referring doctor To have a stress test a

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/cardiopulmonary-services (2016-05-02)
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  • Mammography
    Population Served Population Provides mammography services on an outpatient basis to individuals from Renfrew County Mississippi Mills and West Carleton Ward 5 A video produced by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation about Mammograms can be found here Service Mammography is an imaging technology that uses low dost x rays to provide pictures of the internal structures of the breast The mammography and ultrasound services provide a method for investigating possible breast abnormalities including breast cancer The digital mammography units and the program have been accredited by the Canadian Association of Radiologists CAR The Ontario Breast Screening Program OBSP was implemented in Arnprior at the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital in July 2007 The OBSP program provides routine screening mammography services to patients who qualify for the program The OBSP program also permits patients over the age of 50 to self refer which benefits those who do not have a family doctor Health Care Team Medical Radiation Technologists MRT s are specially trained personnel All MRT s are registered members of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario CMRTO which is a requirement to be eligible to work in Ontario MRTs perform the mammography examination s and test results are interpreted by a radiologist In order for the mammography program to remain accredited the MRTs and radiologists must participate in ongoing continuing education related to mammography Interdependencies with Other Programs Health Service Providers Resources Other Programs The mammography service provides screening mammography and is utilized in conjunction with ultrasound for follow up breast assessment Breast lesion localization is performed with mammography guidance prior to scheduled operative procedures same day service The localization aids the surgeon in finding the lesion during the operative procedure External HSPs Physicians who refer their patients for mammography procedures rely on the test results when developing treatment

    Original URL path: https://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/mammography (2016-05-02)
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