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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Gastroscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0040
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A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0040
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ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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An ERCP is an examination of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and the duct of the pancreas. The doctor will do this test with a flexible tube with a light at the tip. We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. As you will be given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
An ERCP is an examination of the common bile duct, gallbladder, and the duct of the pancreas. The doctor will do this test with a flexible tube with a light at the tip. We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. As you will be given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1476, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0038
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Stereotactic biopsy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery
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)
Stereotaxic Techniques
Neurosurgery - methods
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Stereotaxic techniques
Brain--Surgery
Brain--Tumors--Diagnosis
Abstract
Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Taking care of your cast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0117
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Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1108, "Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre," is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Casts, Surgical
Immobilization
Bone and Bones - injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Plaster casts
Bones--Wounds and injuries
Abstract
Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1108, "Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a plaster cast
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII ; Revised by: Orthopedics, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
0117
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Living with heart failure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0152
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This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Living with heart failure : a patient guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (28 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Abstract
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0152
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User-friendly pulses : preparing dried beans, peas and lentils

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0565
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Pulses are beans, dried peas, lentils, and chickpeas. They are a good source of minerals, vitamins, fibre and protein. Pulses are easy on the budget and easy to prepare. This pamphlet includes several recipes using pulses, as well as tips on reducing gas caused by eating pulses. A list of websites is provided for more information and recipes. The French version of this pamphlet 2081, "Légumineuses faciles d’emploi : préparer des lentilles, des haricots et des pois secs", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Phaseolus
Fabaceae
Peas
Plant Proteins, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
Beans
Legumes
Peas
Plant proteins as food
Abstract
Pulses are beans, dried peas, lentils, and chickpeas. They are a good source of minerals, vitamins, fibre and protein. Pulses are easy on the budget and easy to prepare. This pamphlet includes several recipes using pulses, as well as tips on reducing gas caused by eating pulses. A list of websites is provided for more information and recipes. The French version of this pamphlet 2081, "Légumineuses faciles d’emploi : préparer des lentilles, des haricots et des pois secs", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: User friendly legumes: preparing beans, peas and lentils
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition & Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0565
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0188
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A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours. The French version of this pamphlet 1505, "Sigmoïdoscopie à sonde souple", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1478, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0188
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Colonoscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0211
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A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0211
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Diagnostic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0068
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An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Sonogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0068
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0240
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Kidney stones (renal calculi) are lumps of crystals which usually form in the kidneys from material in urine (pee). This pamphlet describes your care if you are a patient who visits an Emergency Department (ED) with a kidney stone. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention are outlined.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Calculi
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Calculi
Abstract
Kidney stones (renal calculi) are lumps of crystals which usually form in the kidneys from material in urine (pee). This pamphlet describes your care if you are a patient who visits an Emergency Department (ED) with a kidney stone. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention are outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0240
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Changing your trach tube

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0243
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Your entire trach tube should be changed about once a month, or sooner if you notice an odour (smell) or get a bad taste in your mouth. You or someone who lives with you may learn how to change your tube, a VON nurse may come to your home, or your doctor may change it in their office or in a clinic. Photographs are used to help you learn how to change your trach tube. Instructions on how to clean the removed tube are also given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
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)
Tracheotomy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tracheotomy
Tracheotomy--Patients--Home care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Your entire trach tube should be changed about once a month, or sooner if you notice an odour (smell) or get a bad taste in your mouth. You or someone who lives with you may learn how to change your tube, a VON nurse may come to your home, or your doctor may change it in their office or in a clinic. Photographs are used to help you learn how to change your trach tube. Instructions on how to clean the removed tube are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff
Pamphlet Number
0243
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Life after a heart attack

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0016
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This pamphlet provides a comprehensive guide to answer questions you may have after experiencing a heart attack. Reducing the risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with emotions and stress, activity, medications and local resources are covered. Directions for managing chest pain and/or discomfort at home are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Myocardial infarction - rehabilitation
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Myocardial infarction
Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet provides a comprehensive guide to answer questions you may have after experiencing a heart attack. Reducing the risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with emotions and stress, activity, medications and local resources are covered. Directions for managing chest pain and/or discomfort at home are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0284
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This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0284
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Repair of blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Care after your surgery - Dr. Morris

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0340
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After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your suture lines (with a dressing, without a dressing, and with Steri-Strips™). Please check with your health care provider about suture removal. Contact information for Dr. Morris is given in case you have problems and/or complications.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Abstract
After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your suture lines (with a dressing, without a dressing, and with Steri-Strips™). Please check with your health care provider about suture removal. Contact information for Dr. Morris is given in case you have problems and/or complications.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures
Pamphlet Number
0340
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Cardiac Day Unit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0719
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This pamphlet explains some of the procedures that are carried out at the Cardiac Day Unit such as: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (balloon), catheter ablation and ASD/PFO closure. These procedures are all defined. It provides directions to the Cardiac Day Unit and how to arrange an overnight stay at Point Pleasant Lodge. Other topics covered are: what to bring/what not to bring to the Cardiac Day Unit, when you can drive again, returning to work, services offered, and parking at the QEII…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty
Catheter Ablation
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial - surgery
Foramen Ovale, Patent - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Angioplasty
Catheter ablation
Heart septum--Abnormalities
Abstract
This pamphlet explains some of the procedures that are carried out at the Cardiac Day Unit such as: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (balloon), catheter ablation and ASD/PFO closure. These procedures are all defined. It provides directions to the Cardiac Day Unit and how to arrange an overnight stay at Point Pleasant Lodge. Other topics covered are: what to bring/what not to bring to the Cardiac Day Unit, when you can drive again, returning to work, services offered, and parking at the QEII. A contact number for the Cardiac Day Unit is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1729, "Unité de soins cardiaques de jour", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiac Pre-Assessment Clinic for same day procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0719
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T-tube, Hemovac and J.Pratt drain care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0305
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This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home. Most dressings and surgical drains can be handled by you or with the help of a family member or friend. The pamphlet defines T-tube, J. Pratt and Hemovac drains. Directions are given on how to empty these drains. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. Chart are provided to record the amount of fluid.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG
Alternate Title
T-tube, Hemovac and Jackson Pratt drain care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drainage - instrumentation
Wounds and Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Body fluids
Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home. Most dressings and surgical drains can be handled by you or with the help of a family member or friend. The pamphlet defines T-tube, J. Pratt and Hemovac drains. Directions are given on how to empty these drains. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. Chart are provided to record the amount of fluid.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgery Clinic, VG, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0305
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0425
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A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) 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. The French version of this pamphlet 1956,…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Scintigraphy - bone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radioisotopes - therapeutic use
Bone and Bones - radiography
Radionuclide Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) 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. The French version of this pamphlet 1956, "Scintigraphie osseuse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0425
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0426
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A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes. The French version of this pamphlet 1957, "Scintigraphie pulmonaire", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Lungs--Radiography
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes. The French version of this pamphlet 1957, "Scintigraphie pulmonaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0426
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