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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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Cancer and the Risk of Blood Clots

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Complications
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Colposcopy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37422
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colposcopy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colposcopy
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Mental Health and Addictions Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37427
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1683
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Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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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 : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Community Mental Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Community mental health services
Hospitals--Substance abuse services
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Mental Health Services
Psychology
Abstract
Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1683
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After hand surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0588
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After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your incision. A list of things to watch is given in case you have any problems.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your incision. A list of things to watch is given in case you have any problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, H.I. site
Pamphlet Number
0588
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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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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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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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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", 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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Manger sainement après une transplantation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1106
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Manger sainement après votre transplantation peut vous aider à contrôler votre poids, votre cholestérol, votre tension artérielle et votre diabète. Cela signifie adopter un régime alimentaire équilibré en choisissant tous les jours une variété d'aliments appartenant aux quatre groupes alimentaires. Suivez le Guide alimentaire canadien pour connaître le nombre et la taille des portions dont vous avez besoin. Des conseils pour une alimentation saine sont offerts. ; This is a French translation of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Healthy eating after a transplant
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Diet Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Surgery--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Abstract
Manger sainement après votre transplantation peut vous aider à contrôler votre poids, votre cholestérol, votre tension artérielle et votre diabète. Cela signifie adopter un régime alimentaire équilibré en choisissant tous les jours une variété d'aliments appartenant aux quatre groupes alimentaires. Suivez le Guide alimentaire canadien pour connaître le nombre et la taille des portions dont vous avez besoin. Des conseils pour une alimentation saine sont offerts.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0107, “Healthy eating after a transplant". Healthy eating after your transplant can help control your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes.This means eating a balanced diet by choosing a variety of foods from the 4 food groups every day. Follow Canada’s Food Guide for serving sizes and the number of servings you need. Tips for healthy eating are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1106
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Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1118
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Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercice…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery Unit
Alternate Title
Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Abstract
Cette brochure préparée par le centre hospitalier QEII, régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après la chirurgie. Les sujets touchés sont les suivants: la confirmation de l'heure de la chirurgie, l'anesthésie, la santé et l'hygiène, les médicaments, les aliments et les boissons, les retards et les objets de valeur. Après la chirurgie, les sujets touchés sont les suivants: salle de récupération, unité des soins, contrôle de l'inconfort, exercices de respiration profonde et toux, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, nutrition et heures de visite. Des directives pour les types précis de chirurgie vous seront fournies.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1395, “Planning for Your Hospital Stay after Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about preparing for surgery include: confirming the time of surgery, anesthetic, health and hygiene, medicines, smoking, food and drink, delays, and valuables. After surgery we have described: recovery area, nursing unit, control of discomfort, deep breathing and coughing exercises, feet and leg exercises, nutrition, and visiting hours. Instructions for specific types of surgery will be discussed with you.
Notes
Previous title: Admission pour chirurgie d'un jour
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (VG & HI sites)
Pamphlet Number
1118
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Day surgery peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1226
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This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Peritoneal dialysis
Kidney Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal access
Peritoneal dialysis
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Nephrology
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet reviews what to expect before, during and after surgery for the insertion of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. Information includes how to get your bowels ready for surgery, what to bring to the hospital on the day of surgery, care of your incision/exit site and keeping your bowels regular after surgery. Information about peritoneal dialysis teaching is also provided.
Responsibility
prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1226
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
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)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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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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IV (intravenous) iron dextran therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1443
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Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. Sometimes iron must be given by IV before or after surgery. This pamphlet reviews how iron is given, a list of iron-rich foods, possible side effects, what to do after receiving iron therapy, and who to call should you have any problems.
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Iron
Iron-Dextran Complex
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron in the body
High-iron diet
Abstract
Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. Sometimes iron must be given by IV before or after surgery. This pamphlet reviews how iron is given, a list of iron-rich foods, possible side effects, what to do after receiving iron therapy, and who to call should you have any problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1443
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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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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. QEII. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1496
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Ticagrelor is a medicine used along with low dose Aspirin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. You should not take Ticagrelor if you have or had a current bleeding problem such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer or if you have severe liver disease. Instructions for how to take and store this medicine as well as drug interactions and foods to avoid are discussed. Missed dose instructions are given. This pamphlet also describes warnings and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology
Alternate Title
Brilinta
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)
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors - therapeutic use
Adenosine - therapeutic use
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Adenosine
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Prevention
Myocardial infarction--Prevention
Abstract
Ticagrelor is a medicine used along with low dose Aspirin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. You should not take Ticagrelor if you have or had a current bleeding problem such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer or if you have severe liver disease. Instructions for how to take and store this medicine as well as drug interactions and foods to avoid are discussed. Missed dose instructions are given. This pamphlet also describes warnings and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
1496
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Bone density scan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1497
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A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Bone mineral density test
BMD test
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)
Absorptiometry, Photon
Bone and Bones - radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone densitometry
Abstract
A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Bone mineral density test / bone density scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1497
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Perioperative Blood Management Service (PBMS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, art…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
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)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Abstract
Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2082, "Service de gestion du sang périopératoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1396
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