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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1618
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Rabies is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a virus in the saliva (spit) of infected animals. If not treated, rabies is always fatal. Information about how people get rabies, how to tell if an animal has rabies, what do to if someone is bitten by an animal, and ways to prevent rabies are outlined.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic
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)
Rabies
Subjects (LCSH)
Rabies
Abstract
Rabies is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a virus in the saliva (spit) of infected animals. If not treated, rabies is always fatal. Information about how people get rabies, how to tell if an animal has rabies, what do to if someone is bitten by an animal, and ways to prevent rabies are outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: International Travel Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1618
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1616
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A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care
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)
Infusion Pump
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1616
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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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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1624
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes w…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
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)
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes will be placed into your chest to drain fluids that build up. The health care team has put together this Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1624
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Caring for your sutures (stitches) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0199
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Special care instructions are given for sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing. Important tips and a list of symptoms that need the attention of your family health care provider are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sutures
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Special care instructions are given for sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing. Important tips and a list of symptoms that need the attention of your family health care provider are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Suture line, care of
Previous title: Caring for your sutures (stitches)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI, QE II, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0199
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After ear surgery : QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0148
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What to expect after ear surgery, how to care for yourself at home, and an explanation of the different types of ear surgery are given. This pamphlet also shows a detailed image of the ear and middle ear. A list of symptoms that need Emergency Department attention are noted.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology
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)
Ear - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Ear--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
What to expect after ear surgery, how to care for yourself at home, and an explanation of the different types of ear surgery are given. This pamphlet also shows a detailed image of the ear and middle ear. A list of symptoms that need Emergency Department attention are noted.
Notes
Previous title: Ear Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology nursing staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0148
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Urine 24-hour catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines collection : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1988
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample for the following: catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines. Drop-off locations are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Catecholamines - urine
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid - urine
Vanilmandelic Acid - urine
Metanephrine - urine
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample for the following: catecholamines, 5HIAA, VMA, and metanephrines. Drop-off locations are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1988
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Understanding anxiety treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1640
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Our anxiety groups are for people with anxiety as their main concern. This pamphlet explains when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing within the group, skills you will learn, and how the group will help you.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions 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)
Anxiety Disorders
Psychotherapy, Group
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety disorders
Group psychotherapy
Abstract
Our anxiety groups are for people with anxiety as their main concern. This pamphlet explains when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing within the group, skills you will learn, and how the group will help you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1640
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13-week DBT skills training treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1647
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The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group is a skills training group. This group is for people who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. Topics include: how to join the group, when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Alternate Title
13-week dialectical behaviour therapy skills training treatment group
13-week dialectical behavior therapy skills training treatment group
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)
Psychotherapy, Group
Cognitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness
Subjects (LCSH)
Group psychotherapy
Cognitive therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group is a skills training group. This group is for people who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. Topics include: how to join the group, when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
Responsibility
Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1647
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Changeways treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1653
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The Changeways group is for people with depression or low mood as their main concern. The group teaches skills in problem-solving and managing your lifestyle to help with your mood. Topics include: when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing with the group, and how the group will help you.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions 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)
Cognitive Therapy
Psychotherapy, Group
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Depression, Mental
Group psychotherapy
Cognitive therapy
Abstract
The Changeways group is for people with depression or low mood as their main concern. The group teaches skills in problem-solving and managing your lifestyle to help with your mood. Topics include: when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing with the group, and how the group will help you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1653
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Shoulder exercises

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0935
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Your injury is now healed well enough that you can do exercises without worrying about injuring your shoulder again. Tips to help you get comfort, early movement exercises, and exercises to do while standing or sitting are outlined step-by-step along with images.
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Shoulder
Subjects (LCSH)
Shoulder exercises
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
Your injury is now healed well enough that you can do exercises without worrying about injuring your shoulder again. Tips to help you get comfort, early movement exercises, and exercises to do while standing or sitting are outlined step-by-step along with images.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
0935
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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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Pilonidal sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1665
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A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care suc…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pilonidal Sinus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Pilonidal cyst
Abstract
A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care such as controlling discomfort, meals, activity, care of your incision, and followup appointment instructions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1665
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Taking part in a clinical trial

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Research & Innovation. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1723
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This pamphlet describes what is involved in taking part in a clinical trial. It explains what clinical trials are, why they are important and the benefits of taking part. If you are considering taking part in a clinical trial, a list of questions you may want to ask is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Research & Innovation
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)
Clinical Trials as Topic
Subjects (LCSH)
Clinical trials
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet describes what is involved in taking part in a clinical trial. It explains what clinical trials are, why they are important and the benefits of taking part. If you are considering taking part in a clinical trial, a list of questions you may want to ask is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Research & Innovation
Pamphlet Number
1723
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Thyroid gland and parathyroid gland surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1183
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This pamphlet explains what the thyroid and parathyroid glands are and what they do. Types of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries are listed. This pamphlet also explains what to expect after surgery, how to care for your incision, and symptoms requiring a visit to the Emergency Department.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Parathyroid Glands - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Parathyroid glands--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what the thyroid and parathyroid glands are and what they do. Types of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries are listed. This pamphlet also explains what to expect after surgery, how to care for your incision, and symptoms requiring a visit to the Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1183
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Opioids for shortness of breath in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
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)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Analgesics, Opioid
Dyspnea - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Opioids
Dyspnea
Abstract
Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids used, safety concerns about opioid use, possible side effects, and concerns regarding anxiety and depression.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Checking blood glucose of newborn babies

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
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)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Carotid endarterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0594
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A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Carotid artery surgery
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)
Endarterectomy, Carotid
Carotid Stenosis--surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Carotid artery--Stenosis
Carotid artery--Surgery
Abstract
A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI
Revised by: 4.1 Staff and Bonnie Heckel CNS; Christine Thompson
Pamphlet Number
0594
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