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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

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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

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  • Ontario Breast Screening Program
    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 Ontario Breast Screening Program 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 Xray on Monday and Wednesday All you need to book an appointment is your health card You do not need a referral from your doctor All breast screening technicians are female The OBSP screens women 50 years of age and over and automatically recalls clients until the age of 74 Clients over the age of 74 are encouraged to consult with their family physician about continued screening Call today 613 623 7962 x359 A video produced by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation about Mammograms can be found here 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

    Original URL path: http://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/ontario-breast-screening-program (2016-05-02)
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  • Radiology
    Services Program The Grove About The 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 Radiology Radiology The Department of Medical Imaging provides a full range of imaging and therapeutic services to the Hospital and community including General Radiology Fluoroscopy Ultrasound BMD Mammography OBSP The Department of Medical Imaging performs18 000 exams per year Referring physicians typically make the initial request for a diagnostic imaging procedure by submitting a requisition for a diagnostic procedure 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 31 1 2 3 4 Become

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  • Ultrasound
    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 Ultrasound Ultrasound Ultrasound is located in the Diagnostic Imaging Department located on the Ground floor of the hospital beside the Gift Shop Please park in the back parking lot and enter through Entrance D If you require an accessible entrance please enter through the emergency department 613 623 3166 x214 Hours of Service 8 a m 4 p m Monday Friday Guidelines Prior to Ultrasound if you have questions please ask your family doctor or call the Diagnostic Imaging Department NOTE We do NOT perform vascular studies on patients with previous stents bypass graft surgery in legs Arm Arterial studies or Aorto Iliac studies Abdomen Do not eat or drink for 6 hours prior to exam Abdomen Pelvis or Kidney Pelvis Do not eat for 6 hours prior to exam A full bladder is required 1 hours prior to your exam void and then drink 4 6 glasses of water Finish drinking 1 hour before your appointment time DO NOT VOID Pelvis or Pregnancy A full bladder is required 1 hours prior to your exam void and then drink 4 6 glasses of water Finish drinking 1 hour before your appointment time DO NOT VOID Pregnancy after 18 weeks A full bladder is required 1 hours prior to your exam void and then drink 2 3 glasses of water Finish drinking 1 hour before your appointment time DO 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

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  • Discharge Planning
    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 Discharge Planning Discharge Planning Discharge Planning The Patient Flow Coordinator provides support and guidance for a safe and timely discharge plan that addresses your needs and those of your family If you have questions about alternative accommodations e g retirement homes long term care facilities supportive housing or hospice the Discharge Case Manager will help you The goal is to provide a smooth transition back into the community so the Patient Flow Coordinator will also assist you in determining your eligibility for home based care through the Community Care Access Centre CCAC For more information please contact the Patient Flow Coordinator at 613 623 7962 ext 219 Events Calendar May 2016 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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  • Emergency Department
    note that you may not obtain narcotics or medical marijuana from the emergency department When you arrive to the Emergency Department you will be assessed by a Triage Nurse who will evaluate your symptoms and concerns and determine how quickly you need to be seen and treated This process is known as triage The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale was developed to assist Emergency Departments in assessing the urgency and priority in which patients need to be seen by a physician and require medical treatment Triage allows the nurse to identify the sickest patients so they can be seen first The Triage Nurse will make her assessment based on a history of your illness or injury and a review of your vital signs The Emergency Department does not function on a first come first served basis There may be times that someone who arrived after you is treated first The Triage Nurse uses a tool called the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale CTAS Some examples include Level 1 resuscitation obviously life threatening Cardiac Arrest Coma Blocked airway Level 2 emergent conditions with a potential threat to life or limb Chest pain suggestive of heart problems Severe bleeding Level 3 urgent a condition or serious problem requiring emergency intervention Shortness of breath Abdominal pain Kidney stone Level 4 less urgent conditions which because of distress or potential for complications would benefit from intervention Bladder infections Lacerations Level 5 non urgent conditions which are non urgent and or which might be part of a chronic problem Diarrhea Insect bites Dressing changes While You Are Waiting If your condition changes and you begin to feel worse tell the Triage Nurse immediately Do not leave the ED without first telling the Triage Nurse It is important that your illness injury or condition be assessed

    Original URL path: http://www.arnpriorregionalhealth.ca/index.php/clinical-services/emergency-department (2016-05-02)
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