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Make the decision, share your life : cornea donation Palliative Care Service

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1150
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This pamphlet will help you and your family learn more about cornea donation. Palliative care patients may be able to donate their corneas. Some myths and facts about cornea donation are provided, as well as the reasons why some people may not be able to donate. Common fears and misunderstandings, what to do if you decide to change your mind, and information given to your family about your donation are outlined. Testimonials from recipients are provided. The French version of this pamphlet, 219…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Corneal Transplantation
Palliative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Cornea--Transplantation
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative care
Ophthalmology
Geriatrics
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you and your family learn more about cornea donation. Palliative care patients may be able to donate their corneas. Some myths and facts about cornea donation are provided, as well as the reasons why some people may not be able to donate. Common fears and misunderstandings, what to do if you decide to change your mind, and information given to your family about your donation are outlined. Testimonials from recipients are provided. The French version of this pamphlet, 2195 "Croup (diphtérie laryngienne)" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care Services
Reviewed by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation staff
Pamphlet Number
1150
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Sexual health after spinal cord injury

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2302
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After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether yo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Alternate Title
Sexual health after a spinal cord injury (SCI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Health
Spinal cord injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexual health
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Patients
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether you are still able to have children, and how to talk about sex and intimacy with your partner. A list of online resources, as well as resources in Nova Scotia, are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
2302
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Faire un don de vie - don de cornées - Service des soins palliatifs

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2195
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Ce dépliant donne aux patients et aux familles de l’information sur le don de cornées, en particulier dans le contexte des soins palliatifs. Il passe en revue les mythes courants sur le sujet et les raisons qui peuvent empêcher une personne de donner ses cornées. Il répond aux questions et préoccupations courantes, par exemple ce qu’un donneur potentiel doit faire s’il change d’idée et l’information qu’on fournit à la famille d’un donneur. Des témoignages de personnes qui ont reçu une cornée so…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Corneal Transplantation
Palliative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Cornea--Transplantation
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Ophthalmology
Geriatrics
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne aux patients et aux familles de l’information sur le don de cornées, en particulier dans le contexte des soins palliatifs. Il passe en revue les mythes courants sur le sujet et les raisons qui peuvent empêcher une personne de donner ses cornées. Il répond aux questions et préoccupations courantes, par exemple ce qu’un donneur potentiel doit faire s’il change d’idée et l’information qu’on fournit à la famille d’un donneur. Des témoignages de personnes qui ont reçu une cornée sont également présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1150, "Make the Decision, Share Your Life Cornea Donation Palliative Care Service". This pamphlet will help you and your family learn more about cornea donation. Palliative care patients may be able to donate their corneas. Some myths and facts about cornea donation are provided, as well as the reasons why some people may not be able to donate. Common fears and misunderstandings, what to do if you decide to change your mind, and information given to your family about your donation are outlined. Testimonials from recipients are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care Services
Reviewed by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation staff
Pamphlet Number
2195
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After rectal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0577
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rectum - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Rectum--Surgery
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after rectal surgery. Topics include how to care for your incision (cut), how to control your pain after surgery, what you should eat and drink after surgery, what you can do to prevent constipation (not being able to poop), when you can go back to your usual activities, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0577
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Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0713
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Guillain-Barré Syndrome (“ghee-yan bar-ray”) is an illness of the nervous system. It can cause mild weakness to severe (very bad) paralysis (not being able to move). Topics include: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, what to expect if you are in the hospital, and rehabilitation. A resource section is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurology
Alternate Title
Acute idiopathic polyneuritis
Landry-Guillain-Barré syndrome
Landry's paralysis
Polyradiculoneuritis
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Guillain-Barré syndrome
Abstract
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (“ghee-yan bar-ray”) is an illness of the nervous system. It can cause mild weakness to severe (very bad) paralysis (not being able to move). Topics include: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, what to expect if you are in the hospital, and rehabilitation. A resource section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurology Nursing Staff
Pamphlet Number
0713
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Booking an appointment at your collaborative family practice : Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou County, and East Hants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2337
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This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health information
Family medicine
Physicians
Subjects (LCSH)
Physician and patient
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Primary Care, Northern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2337
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Getting ready for oral surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0231
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for oral (mouth) surgery. Topics include where to go on the day of your appointment, what to do if you are not able to keep your appointment, what to do if you are having IV sedation, and what will happen when you are ready to go home. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General Site is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Preoperative Care
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Preoperative care
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for oral (mouth) surgery. Topics include where to go on the day of your appointment, what to do if you are not able to keep your appointment, what to do if you are having IV sedation, and what will happen when you are ready to go home. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General Site is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0231
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Low lactose eating guide

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0553
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Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk. Some people have trouble digesting lactose. This is called "lactose intolerance". Lactose content of common milk and milk products is listed. Steps to learn how much milk or milk products your body can handle are listed. Tips that may help your body better able to tolerate milk and milk products are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Low lactose diet
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lactose Intolerance - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Milk-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Lactose is the natural sugar found in milk. Some people have trouble digesting lactose. This is called "lactose intolerance". Lactose content of common milk and milk products is listed. Steps to learn how much milk or milk products your body can handle are listed. Tips that may help your body better able to tolerate milk and milk products are given.
Notes
Previous title: Low Lactose Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0553
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Tips to prevent relapse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental illness
Recurrence
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental illness
Relapse
Abstract
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
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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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Corporate Author
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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Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2089
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This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2089
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How to stay calm when your baby cries

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2206
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This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Crying
Infant, Newborn - growth & development
Subjects (LCSH)
Crying in infants
Newborn Infants
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the challenges you may experience when your baby cries. Ways to comfort your baby are provided. As you get to know your baby's behaviours, you will understand your baby's cries and how they prefer to be soothed. Remember: Never shake a baby! Babies have weak necks and heavy heads. Even a few seconds of shaking can cause serious injury like blindness, not being able to walk, brain damage, or death.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2206
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How to puree foods

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0624
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This pamphlet explains how to puree foods. Topics include food safety, helpful hints, ways to add calories and protein, what to do if constipation (not being able to poop) is a problem, as well as recipes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders - prevention & control
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Airway Obstruction - prevention & control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders--Nutritional aspects
Cooking for the sick
Cooking (Soft foods)
Respiratory organs--Obstructions
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Geriatrics
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to puree foods. Topics include food safety, helpful hints, ways to add calories and protein, what to do if constipation (not being able to poop) is a problem, as well as recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0624
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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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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1141
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This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Pulmonary embolism--Prevention
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Services. QEII
Pamphlet Number
1141
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Retinal detachment (RD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2316
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The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retinal Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal detachment
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated. Information about types of surgery for RD and follow-up after surgery for RD is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2316
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2349
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The French versio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
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Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2349
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Nutrition guidelines after stomach surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0531
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After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stomach - surgery
Dumping Syndrome - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Stomach--Surgery--Complications
Dumping syndrome
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and whether you need to take a vitamin and mineral supplement. A sample meal plan is included.
Notes
Previous title: Eating after stomach surgery
Previous title: What to eat after stomach surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0531
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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