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3A and 5.2 Intensive Care Units : information for families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A & 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1593
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This pamphlet provides information for families about the QEII Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Topics include: designating a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks and your health care team. The pamphlet explains what to expect in the ICU, and how patients are kept safe and comfortable. Family waiting rooms and transfers between ICUs are explained. Answers to frequently asked questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1666, "Unites de soins intensifs 3A et 5.2 : Renseignem…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A & 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Alternate Title
3A and 5.2 ICUs : information for families
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Other Subjects
Intensive care units
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information for families about the QEII Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Topics include: designating a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks and your health care team. The pamphlet explains what to expect in the ICU, and how patients are kept safe and comfortable. Family waiting rooms and transfers between ICUs are explained. Answers to frequently asked questions are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1666, "Unites de soins intensifs 3A et 5.2 : Renseignements à l’intention des familles", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 3A & 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Pamphlet Number
1593

3 step percutaneous nephrolithotomy

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Capital Health (N.S.). Urology. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0296
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A 3 step percutaneous nephrolithotomy is used to treat a very large kidney stone. You will be in the hospital for 2-3 days. The 3 steps of the procedure are outlined. Care immediately after surgery and at home is described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Urology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
Postoperative Care
Urinary Calculi - therapy
Other Subjects
Nephrostomy
Postoperative care
Urinary organs--Calculi
Abstract
A 3 step percutaneous nephrolithotomy is used to treat a very large kidney stone. You will be in the hospital for 2-3 days. The 3 steps of the procedure are outlined. Care immediately after surgery and at home is described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology Nursing Education Committee, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0296

5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gastroenterology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1483
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5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a type of drug often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This type of drug is good at controlling active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis as well as keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. Topics include: what 5-ASA type drugs do, which 5-ASA you should take, continuing to take the drug, talking to your doctor, what other medication you can take, and when to expect to see improvement. The pamphlet also describes common and rare side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gastroenterology
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)
Colitis - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Other Subjects
Colitis
Crohn's disease
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Abstract
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a type of drug often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This type of drug is good at controlling active ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis as well as keeping ulcerative colitis in remission. Topics include: what 5-ASA type drugs do, which 5-ASA you should take, continuing to take the drug, talking to your doctor, what other medication you can take, and when to expect to see improvement. The pamphlet also describes common and rare side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Jennifer Stewart, RN; Gastroenterology
Prepared by: Kaleigh MacIsaac, B.ScPharm; Gastroenterology
Revised by: Alison Harding, B.Sc.
Revised by: Phyllis Durning, RN
Pamphlet Number
1483

5-HIAA urine collection : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1630
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 5-HIAA urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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)
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid - urine
Urinalysis
Other Subjects
Urine--Analysis
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 5-HIAA urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1630

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

13-week DBT skills training treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions (Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1647
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This group is for individuals who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. This may include clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Topics include: when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions (Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants)
Alternate Title
dialectical behaviour therapy
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)
Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness
Psychotherapy, Group
Other Subjects
Cognitive therapy
Group psychotherapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
This group is for individuals who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. This may include clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Topics include: when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
Responsibility
Mental Health and Addictions, Central Zone (Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants)
Pamphlet Number
1647

24 hour urine collection : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0668
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24 hour urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinalysis
Other Subjects
Urine--Analysis
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24 hour urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pamphlet Number
0668

Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0591
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An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular diseases
Other Subjects
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by Dr. C.K. You, MD, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S., Dept. of Surgery, Dalhousie University; revised by Bonnie Heckel, CNS, Vascular Surgery, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0591

Abdominal pain

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Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal pain - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Abdominal pain can be caused by many things such as ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, or bladder infections. Most of the time this kind of pain is caused by gas, constipation, indigestion, or other causes that are not life-threatening. This pamphlet provides instructions for when the doctor’s examination and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong. Symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119

Accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) : les stades initiaux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1787
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Le présent livret vous aidera à connaître les membres de votre équipe de soins aux victimes d’accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) aigu. Vous découvrirez aussi à quoi vous attendre durant votre séjour à l’établissement Halifax Infirmary. Le livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. Vous trouverez à la fin du livret une section pour…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Other Subjects
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Le présent livret vous aidera à connaître les membres de votre équipe de soins aux victimes d’accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) aigu. Vous découvrirez aussi à quoi vous attendre durant votre séjour à l’établissement Halifax Infirmary. Le livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. Vous trouverez à la fin du livret une section pour écrire vos questions et indiquer les tests que vous avez passés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Stroke: The Early Stages" pamphlet 0729. This booklet will help you get to know members of your Acute Stroke Team. You will also learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This booklet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the booklet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Acute Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
1787

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