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Where can I get the equipment I will need following surgery or illness?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1517
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After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around your community and your home. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. This pamphlet provides information on how to buy, rent or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Orthotic Devices
Rehabilitation
Self-Help Devices
Other Subjects
Occupational therapy services
Orthopedic apparatus
Physical therapy services
Rehabilitation
Abstract
After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around your community and your home. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. This pamphlet provides information on how to buy, rent or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services
Pamphlet Number
1517

Botox injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0282
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Botox injections may be used to treat rapid eye blinking or facial muscle spasms. Botox blocks the chemicals that are causing the spasms and they go away. Botox is not a cure but gives temporary relief from symptoms. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the injection, treatment and side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm - drug therapy
Eye movements
Injections
Other Subjects
Botulinum toxin
Eyelids--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Botox injections may be used to treat rapid eye blinking or facial muscle spasms. Botox blocks the chemicals that are causing the spasms and they go away. Botox is not a cure but gives temporary relief from symptoms. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the injection, treatment and side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0282

Before and after your cardioversion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given a medicine to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. During this time, you should not drive, sign legal documents, or drink any alcohol. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardiove…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electric Countershock
Other Subjects
Electric countershock
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given a medicine to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. During this time, you should not drive, sign legal documents, or drink any alcohol. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393

Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Cet appareil détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Le présent livret traite de la façon dont votre cœur bat, des symptômes courants, de ce qu’est un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable ou DCI (parfois appelé défibrillateur automatique implantable ou DAI), de son fonctionnement et des différents types de traitement. Vous apprendrez comment vous préparer pour l’implantation de l’appareil. Les soins que vous recevrez…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Alternate Title
DCI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Other Subjects
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Cet appareil détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Le présent livret traite de la façon dont votre cœur bat, des symptômes courants, de ce qu’est un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable ou DCI (parfois appelé défibrillateur automatique implantable ou DAI), de son fonctionnement et des différents types de traitement. Vous apprendrez comment vous préparer pour l’implantation de l’appareil. Les soins que vous recevrez durant les premières 24 heures suivant la chirurgie y sont décrits, de même que les activités à éviter au cours des six à huit semaines qui suivront. Vous devrez porter un bracelet MedicAlert®. Les mesures pertinentes à prendre si vous recevez un choc sont précisées, de même que les soins se rattachant à l’incision et les signes d’infection. Il est aussi question de l’utilisation des appareils électriques. Appelez le 911 si vous ressentez les symptômes suivants : impression d’évanouissement imminent, étourdissements, palpitations ou battements de cœur très rapides.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0241, "Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)". This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive a shock is given. Care of your incision and signs of an infection are listed. The use of electrical equipment is discussed. Call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling faint, dizziness, heart fluttering, or heart racing.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiologie, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1719

Bievenue au QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Communications. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1126
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Cette brochure a été préparée dans le but d'aider les patients et leurs familles à se préparer en vue d'un séjour au QEII. Elle contient une vaste gamme de renseignements utiles, y compris les nombreux services offerts aux patients et aux familles. ; This pamphlet was prepared to help patients and their families prepare for a stay at the QEII. A wide variety of useful information is provided including amenities and services for patients and families. This pamphlet is a French translation of “We…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Communications
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Other Subjects
Hospitals
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Cette brochure a été préparée dans le but d'aider les patients et leurs familles à se préparer en vue d'un séjour au QEII. Elle contient une vaste gamme de renseignements utiles, y compris les nombreux services offerts aux patients et aux familles.
This pamphlet was prepared to help patients and their families prepare for a stay at the QEII. A wide variety of useful information is provided including amenities and services for patients and families. This pamphlet is a French translation of “Welcome to the QEII” pamphlet 0603.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Communications
Pamphlet Number
1126

Avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour

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Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants : la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, la cigarette, les aliments et les boissons, les retards, les prothèses dentaires, les lunettes, les appareils auditifs, les articles d'hygiène personnelle et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants : salle de réveil, salle postopératoire, …
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Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Other Subjects
Ambulatory surgery
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants : la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, la cigarette, les aliments et les boissons, les retards, les prothèses dentaires, les lunettes, les appareils auditifs, les articles d'hygiène personnelle et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants : salle de réveil, salle postopératoire, et le retour à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0672, "Before and After Day Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, health and hygiene, medicines, smoking, food and drink, delays, dentures, glasses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. After surgery we have described the recovery area, post-recovery area, and going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (VG & HI)
Pamphlet Number
1537

Le don d'un rein

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Live Kidney Donor Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1117
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Cette brochure présente le don d’un rein. Elle décrit l'insuffisance rénale et explique les deux options de traitement, soit la dialyse ou la transplantation rénale. Elle répond aux questions courantes telles que pourquoi des donneurs vivants sont nécessaires, qui peut être donneur et quels tests permettent de déterminer que vous pourriez être un donneur compatible. La brochure décrit ce qui se passe avant et après la chirurgie, les risques liés à la chirurgie et l’impact d’un don de rein sur l…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Live Kidney Donor Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Other Subjects
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Kidneys--Transplantation
Abstract
Cette brochure présente le don d’un rein. Elle décrit l'insuffisance rénale et explique les deux options de traitement, soit la dialyse ou la transplantation rénale. Elle répond aux questions courantes telles que pourquoi des donneurs vivants sont nécessaires, qui peut être donneur et quels tests permettent de déterminer que vous pourriez être un donneur compatible. La brochure décrit ce qui se passe avant et après la chirurgie, les risques liés à la chirurgie et l’impact d’un don de rein sur le donneur. La version anglaise de cette brochure, Giving a Kidney, est également disponible (#0654).
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0654, “Giving a kidney". This pamphlet talks about kidney donation. The pamphlet defines kidney failure ands explains the two treatment options: dialysis or a kidney transplant. The pamphlet answers common questions such as why live donors are needed, who can donate, and the tests to see if you are a donor match. The pamphlet explains what will happen before and after the surgery, the risks of the surgery and how the kidney donation may impact you as a donor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Live Kidney Donor Program
Pamphlet Number
1117

Your corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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The cornea is the clear front part of the eye. Your doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing pain. A donor cornea is used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Votre greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal diseases - surgery
Corneal Transplantation
Other Subjects
Cornea--Diseases
Cornea--Transplantation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The cornea is the clear front part of the eye. Your doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing pain. A donor cornea is used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Votre greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136

Après votre chirurgie à la rétine

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Capital Health (N.S.). Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
1114
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Des directives sont fournies si vous recevez une injection de gaz ou d'air. Les sujets traités incluent: la gestion de l'inconfort, les médicaments et les gouttes ophtalmiques, les activités (immédiatement après la chirurgie, après une semaine et à éviter pendant six semaines), le couvre-œil et les lunettes, l'usage de gouttes ophtalmiques et le rendez-vous de suivi. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont énumérés. Un numéro de téléphone est fourni au cas où le chirurgien n'est pas d…
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina - surgery
Retinal diseases - surgery
Other Subjects
Retina--Diseases
Retina--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Des directives sont fournies si vous recevez une injection de gaz ou d'air. Les sujets traités incluent: la gestion de l'inconfort, les médicaments et les gouttes ophtalmiques, les activités (immédiatement après la chirurgie, après une semaine et à éviter pendant six semaines), le couvre-œil et les lunettes, l'usage de gouttes ophtalmiques et le rendez-vous de suivi. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont énumérés. Un numéro de téléphone est fourni au cas où le chirurgien n'est pas disponible.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0463, “After your retina surgery”. Instructions are provided if you receive a gas or air injection. Topics included are: managing discomfort, medication and eye drops, activity (immediately after surgery, one week after surgery, and activities to avoid for the next 6 weeks), eye shield and glasses, using eye drops and follow-up appointments. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. A contact phone number is given if your eye surgeon is not available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre - Same Day Surgery, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1114

Eating Disorder Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eating Disorder Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1714
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The Eating Disorder Clinic offers a treatment program for people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified eating disorders. The Clinic does not offer treatment for binge-eating disorder. Information includes what eating disorders are, where you will stay, what your treatment will include, what the different treatment groups are, how to get referred to the Clinic and how your family can help. Contact information for the Clinic is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eating Disorder Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - rehabilitation
Feeding and Eating Disorders - therapy
Other Subjects
Eating disorders--Treatment
Abstract
The Eating Disorder Clinic offers a treatment program for people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified eating disorders. The Clinic does not offer treatment for binge-eating disorder. Information includes what eating disorders are, where you will stay, what your treatment will include, what the different treatment groups are, how to get referred to the Clinic and how your family can help. Contact information for the Clinic is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eating Disorder Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1714

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