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Deep Breath Hold Technique

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1671
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This pamphlet explains the Deep Breath Hold technique, why it is used, and how it effects your CT scan and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the Deep Breath Hold technique, why it is used, and how it effects your CT scan and treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1671
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Delirium after cardiac surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1480
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Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family members can help. Recovery may take days to months. The French version of this pamphlet 2107, "Delirium après une chirurgie cardiaque", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Delirium
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Delirium
Heart--Surgery--Complications
Abstract
Delirium is not the same as dementia. This pamphlet describes delirium after cardiac surgery, the causes, symptoms, and how family members can help. Recovery may take days to months. The French version of this pamphlet 2107, "Delirium après une chirurgie cardiaque", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Surgery (7.1)
Pamphlet Number
1480
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medroxyprogesterone
Contraception
Abstract
Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2016, "Depo-Provera", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Diabetes Centre : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1982
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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)
Diabetes Insipidus
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Abstract
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Centre, Digby, Roseway, & Yarmouth
Pamphlet Number
1982
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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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Dipyridamole (persantine) sestamibi test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1403
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This pamphlet explains how is the test done, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and what to expect during the test.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dipyridamole
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Imaging
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how is the test done, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and what to expect during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Dipyridamole (persantine) myoview test
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1403
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Discharge from orthopaedics

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1836
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This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Discharge from orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics
Pamphlet Number
1836
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Discharge instructions after your nerve block

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0666
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This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Management Department, QEII, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
0666
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Discharge instructions for patients with diagnosed sleep apnea

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1437
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This 1 page instructional handout was developed to assist patients with diagnosed sleep apnea when they are discharged following surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep Apnea Syndromes - prevention & control
Sleep Apnea Syndromes - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep apnea syndromes--Treatment
Sleep apnea syndromes--Surgery
Abstract
This 1 page instructional handout was developed to assist patients with diagnosed sleep apnea when they are discharged following surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Surgery, DGH ; updated by: Department of Anesthesia, DGH
Pamphlet Number
1437
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Ectopic pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1561
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An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, possible complications, and ways to lower your risk factors are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1963, "Grossesse ectopique", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Tubal pregnancy
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)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, possible complications, and ways to lower your risk factors are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1963, "Grossesse ectopique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Beverly Clarke, RN, Emergency Services ; Reviewed by: Heather Peddle-Bolivar, CNE, Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1561
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2040
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When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
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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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endometriosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometriosis
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2040
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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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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Even After a Cancer Diagnosis : It's Never Too Late To Be Active

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0073
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A guide to physical activity and how it can affect cancer treatment. Answers questions about the benefits of being active, goal setting, and what supports are available to you.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Exercise
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Physical Fitness
Self Care
Abstract
A guide to physical activity and how it can affect cancer treatment. Answers questions about the benefits of being active, goal setting, and what supports are available to you.
Pamphlet Number
0073
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Exercises after foot or toe injury

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1451
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This pamphlet provides care information and a series of exercises for after a foot and/or toe injury. Topics include: what to expect after the cast or bandage is taken off, how to deal with swelling and stiffness, walking, and how to use heat and ice. Stretching, strengthening, balance, and progression exercises are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Foot Injuries
Toes
Subjects (LCSH)
Foot
Toes
Physical therapy
Abstract
This pamphlet provides care information and a series of exercises for after a foot and/or toe injury. Topics include: what to expect after the cast or bandage is taken off, how to deal with swelling and stiffness, walking, and how to use heat and ice. Stretching, strengthening, balance, and progression exercises are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Exercises following foot/toe injury
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1451
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External Beam Radiotherapy for Patients Receiving Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1569
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External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High energy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1569
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Falls prevention in the hospital : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Yarmouth, Digby & Roseway
Pamphlet Number
1974
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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immedia…
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Abstract
Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2087, "Calculs biliaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1543
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