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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.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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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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Corporate Author
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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Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1917
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Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur l’alimentation par sonde à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Giving Tube Feedings at Home with a Nasogastric Tube" pamphlet 1199. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1917
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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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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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Boire de l’eau entre les repas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Drinking water between meals
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drinking Water
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drinking water
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il peut être difficile de boire une quantité suffisante de liquides épais pour rester hydraté. Pour vous assurer de boire assez de liquides, vous pourriez peut être boire de l’eau entre les repas. Ce dépliant donne des conseils pour boire de l’eau de façon sécuritaire entre les repas et réduire les risques d’étouffement.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Drinking Water Between Meals" pamphlet 1159. Some people have problems swallowing thin liquids. This means that some liquids may go into their airway instead of their stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink goes ‘down the wrong way’. Sometimes aspiration can increase the chance of getting pneumonia (lung infection). It can also be very unpleasant and cause coughing. It may be hard to drink enough thick liquids to stay hydrated. To make sure you get enough liquids, you may be able to drink water between meals. This pamphlet gives guidelines for drinking water safely between meals for people with swallowing problems so that there is less chance of choking.
Notes
Previous title: Drinking water between meals for people with swallowing problems
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2196
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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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Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2149
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Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Col…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Alternate Title
Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Collection Tips for Parents: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine" pamphlet 2089. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2149
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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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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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Drinking water between meals

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1159
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Some people have problems swallowing thin liquids. This means that some liquids may go into their airway instead of their stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink goes ‘down the wrong way’. Sometimes aspiration can increase the chance of getting pneumonia (lung infection). It can also be very unpleasant and cause coughing. It may be hard to drink enough thick liquids to stay hydrated. To make sure you get enough liquids, you may be able to drink water b…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drinking Water
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drinking water
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Some people have problems swallowing thin liquids. This means that some liquids may go into their airway instead of their stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink goes ‘down the wrong way’. Sometimes aspiration can increase the chance of getting pneumonia (lung infection). It can also be very unpleasant and cause coughing. It may be hard to drink enough thick liquids to stay hydrated. To make sure you get enough liquids, you may be able to drink water between meals. This pamphlet gives guidelines for drinking water safely between meals for people with swallowing problems so that there is less chance of choking. The French version of this pamphlet 2196, "Boire de l’eau entre les repas," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Drinking water between meals for people with swallowing problems
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1159
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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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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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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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Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1718
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La cornée est la membrane transparente située à l’avant de votre œil. Votre ophtalmologue a recommandé une greffe de cornée parce que vous ne pouvez pas voir clairement à travers votre cornée ou parce qu’elle vous cause de la douleur. La cornée d’un donneur sera utilisée pour remplacer la partie endommagée ou malade de votre cornée. Vous trouverez, dans la présente publication, des directives relatives au congé après votre intervention chirurgicale et aux soins à domicile. ; This is a French tr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Corneal transplant surgery
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)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La cornée est la membrane transparente située à l’avant de votre œil. Votre ophtalmologue a recommandé une greffe de cornée parce que vous ne pouvez pas voir clairement à travers votre cornée ou parce qu’elle vous cause de la douleur. La cornée d’un donneur sera utilisée pour remplacer la partie endommagée ou malade de votre cornée. Vous trouverez, dans la présente publication, des directives relatives au congé après votre intervention chirurgicale et aux soins à domicile.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0136, "Corneal Transplant Surgery". The cornea is the clear front part of your eye. Your eye doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing you pain. A donor cornea will be used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Notes
previous title: Votre greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1718
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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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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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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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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 thicken liquids

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0562
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For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. The thickness will depend on how well you are able to swallow. In this pamphlet, the Swallow Team will check off which thickness level is best for you. A variety of commercial and household products and methods are suggested. The signs of too little fluid (dehydration) and ways to prevent this are provided. A list of symptoms to watch for is also given.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
For many people with swallowing problems, it can be safer to drink thick liquids. The thickness will depend on how well you are able to swallow. In this pamphlet, the Swallow Team will check off which thickness level is best for you. A variety of commercial and household products and methods are suggested. The signs of too little fluid (dehydration) and ways to prevent this are provided. A list of symptoms to watch for is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0562
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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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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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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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Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2327
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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, "Prendre des décisions concernant l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
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, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)," is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2327
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