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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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Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1617
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The Geriatric Ambulatory Care/Memory Disability Clinic sees mostly seniors (65 and over) with health problems related to frailty or dementia. Topics include: location, what to bring, what to expect, and contact info if you have questions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
Alternate Title
Memory Disability 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)
Dementia
Memory Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Dementia
Memory disorders in old age
Abstract
The Geriatric Ambulatory Care/Memory Disability Clinic sees mostly seniors (65 and over) with health problems related to frailty or dementia. Topics include: location, what to bring, what to expect, and contact info if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Geriatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1617
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Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", 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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
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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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Baldness
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Hair loss, known as alopecia (pronounced ‘al-o-peesha’), is a common side effect of cancer treatment. This pamphlet includes information on the amount of hair, why it is being lost, if it will grow back, coping mechanisms for hair loss, and questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Handling criticism

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0771
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Criticism is an observation about you made by someone else. This pamphlet outlines tips for handling criticism and things you can do to get past disagreements. The French version of this pamphlet 1809, "Faire face à la critique", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
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)
Communication
Subjects (LCSH)
Communication criticism
Abstract
Criticism is an observation about you made by someone else. This pamphlet outlines tips for handling criticism and things you can do to get past disagreements. The French version of this pamphlet 1809, "Faire face à la critique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0771
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Having an epidural after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1378
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An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
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)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of this pamphlet 2104, "Analgésie épidurale après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1378
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HDR Brachytherapy for Esophagus Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1414
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for esophagus cancer
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
Esophageal Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1414
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1329
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This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Gynecology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1329
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Inpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1436
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1436
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Outpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1331
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Outpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1331
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Vault Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
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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 (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Diet Therapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet
Diet therapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
Responsibility
prepared by oncology clinical educators and dieticians, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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Heparin bladder instillation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1935
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Heparin bladder instillation is a treatment to help with interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome). This pamphlet explains how this treatment is done, how to get ready for your appointment, what happens during your appointment, and possible risks. Tips to ease discomfort are provided. How to spot if you have an infection and what to do are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Clinic
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)
Administration, Intravesical
Cystitis, Interstitial - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Interstitial cystitis
Bladder--Diseases
Abstract
Heparin bladder instillation is a treatment to help with interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome). This pamphlet explains how this treatment is done, how to get ready for your appointment, what happens during your appointment, and possible risks. Tips to ease discomfort are provided. How to spot if you have an infection and what to do are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1935
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Hormonal (levonorgestrel) intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2006
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A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also …
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Corporate Author
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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2019, "Dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (avec lévonorgestrel) (DIU)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2006
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How hospital beds are used (overstay)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1742
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This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
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)
Patient Discharge
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How hospital beds are used : Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish
Responsibility
Prepared by: Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Pamphlet Number
1742
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1907
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A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
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)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food, bowel activity, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots, and leg swelling. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given and a resources section is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1921, "Hystérectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1907
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Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and repair of vagina (anterior and posterior) : discharge instructions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1987
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A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet in…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's 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)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele - surgery
Rectocele - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele
Rectum--Surgery
Abstract
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet include rest and activity, medications, and vaginal flow. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. Information about when to expect a followup appointment is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women’s and Children’s Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1987
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I have diabetes - now what?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Management Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1398
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Everyone feels differently when they find out they have diabetes. It is normal to feel a number of emotions. Topics include: coping with change, coping with stress, ways to relax (e.g., deep breathing, progressive relaxation, neck stretches). Symptoms of depression and what to do if you think you need help for depression. A list of resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2074, "J’ai le diabète : qu’arrive-t-il maintenant?", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Management Centre
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)
Diabetes Mellitus - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Psychological aspects
Abstract
Everyone feels differently when they find out they have diabetes. It is normal to feel a number of emotions. Topics include: coping with change, coping with stress, ways to relax (e.g., deep breathing, progressive relaxation, neck stretches). Symptoms of depression and what to do if you think you need help for depression. A list of resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2074, "J’ai le diabète : qu’arrive-t-il maintenant?", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Thinking it through
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Management Centre
Pamphlet Number
1398
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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
Available Online
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
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)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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