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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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After corticosteroid injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0203
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This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections
Adrenal Cortex Hormones - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Adrenocortical hormones
Abstract
This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0203
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Finding health information online

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Library Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0228
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Many people look for health information online. Using Google may give you lots of information, but it may not be the best information. The quality of information online varies. This pamphlet includes questions to ask about health-related websites, things to think about, and good starting points for online health information. The internet can be helpful, but it should never replace talking to your health care providers. They are the experts.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Library Services
Alternate Title
Finding health information on the web
Finding health information on the internet
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Promotion
Consumer Health Information
Subjects (LCSH)
Patient education
Mass media in health education
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Many people look for health information online. Using Google may give you lots of information, but it may not be the best information. The quality of information online varies. This pamphlet includes questions to ask about health-related websites, things to think about, and good starting points for online health information. The internet can be helpful, but it should never replace talking to your health care providers. They are the experts.
Notes
Previous title: Health information on the Internet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Library Services
Pamphlet Number
0228
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Endoscopic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1482
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An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endoéchographie", is also avail…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endosonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic ultrasonography
Abstract
An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endoéchographie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gastroenterology
Pamphlet Number
1482
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Adrenal insufficiency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adrenal Insufficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenal glands--Diseases
Abstract
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Neuropituitary Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0232
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The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program : Hants Community Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Pain Management. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1658
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The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a 5-session group education program that teaches self-management strategies for living with chronic pain. Topics include: benefits, who the program is for, goals, what you will learn, how the program will help, where and when it is held, and how to sign up.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Pain Management
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a 5-session group education program that teaches self-management strategies for living with chronic pain. Topics include: benefits, who the program is for, goals, what you will learn, how the program will help, where and when it is held, and how to sign up.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management, Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1658
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Questions you may have about your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1667
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It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2281, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations, Quality and System Performance
Pamphlet Number
1667
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Privacy of your personal health information (PHI) at Nova Scotia Health

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1741
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This pamphlet explains how Nova Scotia Health protects your privacy and confidentiality. Information on how Nova Scotia Health uses your personal health information, what personal health information the Personal Health Information Act does and does not protect, and your rights under the Act is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1758, "La confidentialité de vos renseignements médicaux à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Privacy
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Records, Personal
Medical Records - legislation & jurisprudence
Subjects (LCSH)
Privacy
Confidential communications--Law and legislation
Medical records--Access control--Nova Scotia
Medical records--Law and legislation
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how Nova Scotia Health protects your privacy and confidentiality. Information on how Nova Scotia Health uses your personal health information, what personal health information the Personal Health Information Act does and does not protect, and your rights under the Act is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1758, "La confidentialité de vos renseignements médicaux à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Privacy of your health information at NSHA
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
1741
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017. The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, "Blood Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, "Blood Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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Outpatient instructions after a transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1801
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You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instruc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2094, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2126, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1801
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Sealants : seal out tooth decay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1866
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A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protége…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dental Caries
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental caries
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1866
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Staying active : Barrington and Shelburne areas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Diabetes Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1990
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This pamphlet gives information about staying active. Topics include guidelines, intensity, and benefits. Suggestions for local exercise activities in the Barrington and Shelburne areas are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Diabetes Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Diabetes Mellitus - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Exercise
Diabetes
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about staying active. Topics include guidelines, intensity, and benefits. Suggestions for local exercise activities in the Barrington and Shelburne areas are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Centre, Roseway Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1990
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Elective cesarean section (c-section) : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2002
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This pamphlet tells you what to expect if you are going to have a baby by elective (by choice) cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “caesarean delivery”, “cesarean section”, “caesarean section”, “c-section”, “abdominal delivery” or “CS”). Why you may choose a c-section, important information before your surgery, as well as types of anesthesia and what to expect after your baby is born, is listed. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Elective caesarean section (C-section) : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Elective c-section : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Elective C-section : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cesarean Section
Parturition
Subjects (LCSH)
Cesarean section
Childbirth
Abstract
This pamphlet tells you what to expect if you are going to have a baby by elective (by choice) cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “caesarean delivery”, “cesarean section”, “caesarean section”, “c-section”, “abdominal delivery” or “CS”). Why you may choose a c-section, important information before your surgery, as well as types of anesthesia and what to expect after your baby is born, is listed. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2002
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1247
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IVIG is a collection of antibodies. Antibodies help your body fight infection. IVIG comes from the plasma (part of the blood) of thousands of different donors. IVIG is available under many brand names (like Gamunex®, IGIVnex®, Gammagard Liquid®, and others). This pamphlet explains how IVIG is given, benefits, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Autoimmune Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunoglobulins
Autoimmune diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
IVIG is a collection of antibodies. Antibodies help your body fight infection. IVIG comes from the plasma (part of the blood) of thousands of different donors. IVIG is available under many brand names (like Gamunex®, IGIVnex®, Gammagard Liquid®, and others). This pamphlet explains how IVIG is given, benefits, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1247
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Electromyogram (EMG) : QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. EMG/EEG Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0335
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An EMG is a test that uses electricity to check how your nerves and muscles are working. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for an EMG, how an EMG is done, how long it will take, and when you will get the results.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. EMG/EEG Department
Alternate Title
EMG
Myogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electromyography
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Electromyography
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
An EMG is a test that uses electricity to check how your nerves and muscles are working. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for an EMG, how an EMG is done, how long it will take, and when you will get the results.
Responsibility
Prepared by: EMG/EEG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0335
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Patient passport : gynecologic oncology surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. Topics include your pre-admission appointment, getting ready for surgery, the day of your surgery, exercises, family supports, and care after your surgery. Information about your discharge from the hospital and care at home is also provided. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Neoplasms, Female - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. Topics include your pre-admission appointment, getting ready for surgery, the day of your surgery, exercises, family supports, and care after your surgery. Information about your discharge from the hospital and care at home is also provided. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and modified from and with many thanks to the IWK patient passport, in conjunction with the RECOVER Study.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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Image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2319
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2319
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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Low fibre, low lactose nutrition guidelines

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38155
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0561
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Eating less fibre and lactose may help with gas, cramping, and diarrhea (loose, watery poop). This pamphlet explains what fibre and lactose are, and provides lists of best choices and foods to avoid.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dietary Fiber
Lactose
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Fiber in human nutrition
Lactose intolerance
Diet therapy
Abstract
Eating less fibre and lactose may help with gas, cramping, and diarrhea (loose, watery poop). This pamphlet explains what fibre and lactose are, and provides lists of best choices and foods to avoid.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0561
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Fractured hip - Cape Breton Regional Hospital

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38156
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2321
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This pamphlet outlines information about hip surgery after a fracture. What the hip joint looks like, types of hip fractures, types of surgeries, and hip precautions (rules) are explained. Topics include: what to expect before, during, and after surgery, exercises, preparing to go home, and equipment. The guide answers any questions you may have about follow-up care, osteoporosis, nutrition, and resources to stop smoking. A section to write down the numbers of your health care team members is l…
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hip Fractures - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hip joint--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines information about hip surgery after a fracture. What the hip joint looks like, types of hip fractures, types of surgeries, and hip precautions (rules) are explained. Topics include: what to expect before, during, and after surgery, exercises, preparing to go home, and equipment. The guide answers any questions you may have about follow-up care, osteoporosis, nutrition, and resources to stop smoking. A section to write down the numbers of your health care team members is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedics, CBRH
Pamphlet Number
2321
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