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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Division of General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection. This pamphlet focuses on care after surgery. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Division of General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Postoperative Care
Other Subjects
Appendectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection. This pamphlet focuses on care after surgery. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Reviewed by: Division of General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0168

Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1765
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Bacteria sometimes develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called “resistant” to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs and why we screen for AROs.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs)
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)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Other Subjects
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious diseases
Abstract
Bacteria sometimes develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called “resistant” to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs and why we screen for AROs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1765

Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1769
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A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter gets your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted, possible complications of a balloon catheter and when you should call or return to the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Induction of labor and cervical ripening with balloon catheter
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheters
Cervical Ripening
Labor, Induced
Other Subjects
Catheters
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynaecology
Abstract
A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter gets your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted, possible complications of a balloon catheter and when you should call or return to the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
1769

Assertiveness

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0740
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Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Assertiveness
Mental Health
Other Subjects
Assertiveness (Psychology)
Mental health
Specialty
Mental Health
Abstract
Being assertive means standing up for yourself and your rights. On the other hand, being aggressive means standing up for your rights while violating another person's rights. Sometimes it is hard to assert ourselves with others. This 1 page sheet outlines some ways to act and respond assertively.
Responsibility
Prepared by Mental Health & Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0740

Bipolar disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0761
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Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), is a treatable brain disorder. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from feeling very happy, “up”, and active to feeling very sad and hopeless, “down”, and inactive, and then back again. Symptoms are listed. How it is treated, causes, getting help, and more resources are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Disorders
Other Subjects
Manic-depressive illness
Mental illness
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), is a treatable brain disorder. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from feeling very happy, “up”, and active to feeling very sad and hopeless, “down”, and inactive, and then back again. Symptoms are listed. How it is treated, causes, getting help, and more resources are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0761
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0425
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A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Scintigraphy - bone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone and bones - radiography
Radioisotopes - therapeutic use
Radionuclide Imaging
Other Subjects
Diagnostic imaging
Radioisotope scanning
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0425

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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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

10 ways to set and keep better boundaries

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1763
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Boundaries are about focusing on and honouring your feelings. Practicing self-awareness and tuning into your feelings will help you to name your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual limits. This pamphlet lists 10 ways that will help you to set and keep better boundaries in your relationships.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions
Alternate Title
Ten ways to set and keep better boundaries
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Interpersonal Relations
Other Subjects
Interpersonal relations
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Boundaries are about focusing on and honouring your feelings. Practicing self-awareness and tuning into your feelings will help you to name your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual limits. This pamphlet lists 10 ways that will help you to set and keep better boundaries in your relationships.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions
Pamphlet Number
1763

Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion bowel preparation : same day admission

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Renal Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0734
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The bowel must be well cleaned before surgery. Your bowel preparation must start one week before the catheter is inserted. Directions are provided. Contact the Renal Clinic if your bowels are not working well by the 5th day of the bowel preparation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Renal Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization
Peritoneal Stomata
Other Subjects
Catheterization
Enterostomy
Peritoneal access
Preoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The bowel must be well cleaned before surgery. Your bowel preparation must start one week before the catheter is inserted. Directions are provided. Contact the Renal Clinic if your bowels are not working well by the 5th day of the bowel preparation.
Responsibility
prepared by: Renal Clinic, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0734

Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Neurosurgery Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Above and below the dural covering are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the surface of the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematoma, what causes it, the symptoms, possible tests, how the hematoma will be treated, the operation, what happens after surgery…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Neurosurgery Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematoma, Subdural
Other Subjects
Subdural hematoma
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Above and below the dural covering are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the surface of the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematoma, what causes it, the symptoms, possible tests, how the hematoma will be treated, the operation, what happens after surgery, special considerations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma has returned.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery
Pamphlet Number
1156

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