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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1921
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L’hystérectomie est une opération qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus. D’autres tissus comme les ovaires, les trompes de Fallope, des ganglions lymphatiques et des parties du vagin peuvent aussi être enlevés en même temps. Après l’opération, vous aurez une ou quelques incisions sur l’abdomen, une intraveineuse (IV) et un cathéter (tube) dans la vessie pour drainer l’urine, au besoin. Vous pourriez aussi avoir un tamponnement (matière absorbante) pour absorber le sang et le liqui…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
L’hystérectomie est une opération qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus. D’autres tissus comme les ovaires, les trompes de Fallope, des ganglions lymphatiques et des parties du vagin peuvent aussi être enlevés en même temps. Après l’opération, vous aurez une ou quelques incisions sur l’abdomen, une intraveineuse (IV) et un cathéter (tube) dans la vessie pour drainer l’urine, au besoin. Vous pourriez aussi avoir un tamponnement (matière absorbante) pour absorber le sang et le liquide s’écoulant de votre vagin. La présente brochure traite de la respiration, de la gestion de la douleur, de l’activité, de l’alimentation, des selles, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de sang et de l’enflure des jambes. On fournit aussi de l’information sur les soins à la maison et les rapports sexuels après la chirurgie. On précise les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux et on propose des ressources.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hysterectomy" pamphlet 1907. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1921
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IV (intravenous) iron therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1332
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Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make red blood cells. When the body does not get enough iron, it can't make enough red blood cells to keep you healthy. This is called iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia. This pamphlet outlines the symptoms, treatment, when this specific method is used, how therapy is given, and possible side effects. A list of health problems in which iron cannot be used as therapy is provided. Followup instructions and contact information is also given.
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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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Abstract
Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make red blood cells. When the body does not get enough iron, it can't make enough red blood cells to keep you healthy. This is called iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia. This pamphlet outlines the symptoms, treatment, when this specific method is used, how therapy is given, and possible side effects. A list of health problems in which iron cannot be used as therapy is provided. Followup instructions and contact information is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service; Department of Anesthesia, HI
Pamphlet Number
1332
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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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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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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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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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24-hour urine collection : split daytime and nightime

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1940
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24 hour split urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a 24 hour split urine sample. Locations for drop offs (24 hour access) are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1940
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Medical Surgical Day Clinic : Cobequid Community Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1413
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The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Alternate Title
MSDC
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)
Aftercare
Emergency Outpatient Unit
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--After care
Hospitals--Diagnostic services
Abstract
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
Notes
Previous title: Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: CCHC Staff
Pamphlet Number
1413
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Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1944
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On utilise le stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker) pour éviter que le cœur batte trop lentement. Il peut aussi être utilisé pour augmenter votre fréquence cardiaque selon l’activité que vous faites. La pile du stimulateur cardiaque dure habituellement entre 7 et 10 ans. Vous aurez besoin d’un nouvel appareil quand la pile deviendra faible. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les précautions à prendre à la maison, de même que les choses à faire en cas de complications. ; This is a French translation of the E…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Living with your pacemaker
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, Artificial
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Abstract
On utilise le stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker) pour éviter que le cœur batte trop lentement. Il peut aussi être utilisé pour augmenter votre fréquence cardiaque selon l’activité que vous faites. La pile du stimulateur cardiaque dure habituellement entre 7 et 10 ans. Vous aurez besoin d’un nouvel appareil quand la pile deviendra faible. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les précautions à prendre à la maison, de même que les choses à faire en cas de complications.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “Living With Your Pacemaker”. A pacemaker is used to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to increase your heart rate to suit your activity. A pacemaker battery will usually last 7-10 years. When the battery runs low, you will need a new device. Precautions that need to be followed at home are outlined. The best actions to take for certain complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
1944
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Réseau de soutien et cercle de soins : partager l’information et travailler ensemble

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Mental Health and Addictions. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1950
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L’équipe du Programme de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances vous encourage à impliquer les personnes qui vous offrent du soutien dans votre traitement et votre rétablissement. Votre réseau de soutien est formé des membres de votre famille et de vos amis qui ont choisi de vous offrir du soutien. Votre cercle de soins est formé des membres de votre équipe de soins de santé qui participent à vos soins continus. Partager de l’information avec les personnes de votre réseau de soutien et …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Mental Health and Addictions
Alternate Title
Circle of support and circle of care : sharing information and working together
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health information
Subjects (LCSH)
Personal information management
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
L’équipe du Programme de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances vous encourage à impliquer les personnes qui vous offrent du soutien dans votre traitement et votre rétablissement. Votre réseau de soutien est formé des membres de votre famille et de vos amis qui ont choisi de vous offrir du soutien. Votre cercle de soins est formé des membres de votre équipe de soins de santé qui participent à vos soins continus. Partager de l’information avec les personnes de votre réseau de soutien et de votre cercle de soins peut améliorer les résultats de votre traitement et l’expérience de soins que vous vivez. La présente brochure explique comment vos renseignements personnels sont partagés avec les gens de votre cercle de soins et de votre réseau de soutien.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1849, “Circle of Support and Circle of Care: Sharing Information and Working Together”. At Mental Health & Addictions, we encourage you to involve people who support you in your treatment and recovery. Your Circle of Support is made up of family and friends who you have chosen to provide you with support. Your Circle of Care is made up of members of your health care team who are involved in your ongoing care. Sharing information with people in your Circle of Support and Circle of Care can improve your treatment outcomes and your care experience. This pamphlet explains how your personal information is shared with people in your Circle of Care and Circle of Support.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions, Northern Zone
Pamphlet Number
1950
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Accoucher après la date prévue d’accouchement

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Labour and Delivery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1952
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Vous serez probablement excitée et anxieuse à l’approche de la naissance de votre bébé. La durée moyenne d’une grossesse est de 40 semaines. La plupart des femmes accouchent entre la 38e et la 42e semaine. Beaucoup de bébés ne viennent pas au monde à la date prévue d’accouchement. Environ 85 % des bébés naissent dans la semaine qui précède ou qui suit la date prévue d’accouchement. La meilleure chose à faire est de considérer votre date prévue d’accouchement comme la meilleure « estimation poss…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Labour and Delivery Unit
Alternate Title
Giving birth after your due date
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Prolonged
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Prolonged pregnancy
Labor, Induced (Obstetrics)
Abstract
Vous serez probablement excitée et anxieuse à l’approche de la naissance de votre bébé. La durée moyenne d’une grossesse est de 40 semaines. La plupart des femmes accouchent entre la 38e et la 42e semaine. Beaucoup de bébés ne viennent pas au monde à la date prévue d’accouchement. Environ 85 % des bébés naissent dans la semaine qui précède ou qui suit la date prévue d’accouchement. La meilleure chose à faire est de considérer votre date prévue d’accouchement comme la meilleure « estimation possible ». La présente brochure explique à quoi vous attendre si la grossesse se poursuit après votre date prévue d’accouchement. Elle traite aussi du déroulement des évaluations post-terme et de la façon de vous préparer à ces consultations. Les symptômes exigeant un appel à l’unité du travail et de l’accouchement sont indiqués.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1925, “Giving Birth After Your Due Date”. You will likely feel excited and anxious as you wait for the birth of your baby. The average length of pregnancy is 40 weeks. Most women give birth between 38 to 42 weeks. Many babies are not born on their due date. About 85% of babies are born within one week before or after their due date. It’s best to think of your due date as a “best guess.” This pamphlet describes what to expect if you go past your due date. What is done during a Post-Dates Assessment (PDA) and how to get ready for these visits are covered. A list of symptoms which require you to call the Labour & Delivery Unit is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Labour & Delivery Unit staff, VRH
Pamphlet Number
1952
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Guide alimentaire pour un coeur en santé

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1953
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Une saine alimentation peut aider à réduire votre risque de maladie du cœur en améliorant vos taux de cholestérol et en vous aidant à abaisser votre tension artérielle, à gérer votre poids corporel et à contrôler le taux de glucose (sucre) dans votre sang. Nous vous offrons des suggestions pour une saine alimentation, comme des conseils visant à réduire votre consommation de sel, à augmenter votre consommation de fibres, à manger plus de légumes et de fruits et moins de sucre et de gras. Nous …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Heart healthy eating guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Diet, Fat-Restricted
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Heart--Diseases--Prevention
Salt-free diet
Low-fat diet
Low-fat foods
Abstract
Une saine alimentation peut aider à réduire votre risque de maladie du cœur en améliorant vos taux de cholestérol et en vous aidant à abaisser votre tension artérielle, à gérer votre poids corporel et à contrôler le taux de glucose (sucre) dans votre sang. Nous vous offrons des suggestions pour une saine alimentation, comme des conseils visant à réduire votre consommation de sel, à augmenter votre consommation de fibres, à manger plus de légumes et de fruits et moins de sucre et de gras. Nous vous fournissons aussi des lignes directrices sur la consommation d’alcool, de même que des instructions sur la façon de lire une étiquette alimentaire. Le lecteur trouvera également une liste de ressources.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1887, “Heart Healthy Eating Guide”. Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your cholesterol levels, lowering your blood pressure, managing your body weight, and controlling your blood glucose (sugar). Suggestions for healthy eating are offered such as tips for lowering your salt intake, increasing fibre, tips to help you eat more vegetables and fruit, and how to eat less sugar and fat. Instructions for how to read a food label are also provided as well. A list of resources is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition & Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1953
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Pets
Patients - psychology
Patient Comfort
Subjects (LCSH)
Service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs
Guide dogs
Abstract
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1954
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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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Reading food labels for a low iodine diet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1955
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology
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)
iodine
Food Labeling
Subjects (LCSH)
Iodine
Food--Labeling
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radioiodine scan is done, how radioiodine treatment is done, how to read a food label, and what foods and ingredients you should avoid. Websites for further info are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology
Pamphlet Number
1955
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Taking your medicines when you are sick: a guide for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1340
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This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your Medicines when you are Ill - A Guide for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1340
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. …
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medroxyprogesterone
Contraception
Abstract
Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2016, "Depo-Provera", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Birth control pills

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not pro…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
The pill
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)
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oral contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2027, "La pilule contraceptive", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1960
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IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la faç…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la façon de s’y préparer, quoi apporter et ce qui se passe pendant et après l’IRM. Des directives particulières sont fournies pour les enfants et les femmes enceintes. On y fournit aussi une liste des particularités dont il faut informer le technologue (comme si vous avez un stimulateur cardiaque, un défibrillateur interne, des agrafes pour anévrisme, etc.)
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0456, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show healthy and unhealthy tissues in your body. These images will help your doctor diagnose various conditions. An MRI is painless. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready, what to bring, and what will happen during and after the MRI. It gives special guidelines for children and pregnant patients. A list of special considerations to tell your technologist about (such as if you have a pacemaker or implanted difibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1960
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