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Acute hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nephrology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1151
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Hemodialysis is a treatment that uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste and extra water from your blood. Topics include: what your kidneys do, what acute kidney failure is, what peritoneal dialysis is, what hemodialysis is, and how to live with kidney disease. A resource list is also given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nephrology Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Acute renal failure
Abstract
Hemodialysis is a treatment that uses a machine to filter your blood and remove waste and extra water from your blood. Topics include: what your kidneys do, what acute kidney failure is, what peritoneal dialysis is, what hemodialysis is, and how to live with kidney disease. A resource list is also given.
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Prepared by: Nephrology Services
Pamphlet Number
1151
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Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU): Dual Diagnosis Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Hospital. Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2313
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The Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU) is a specialized acute inpatient unit, under the former name, Emerald Hall. ANSU serves people who are 19 years of age or older, have a learning disability that needs some or a lot of care, and have an active mental illness (like anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, and others). This pamphlet explains who is on the ANSU team, what the ANSU team does, and what will happen before you are admitted. Contact information is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Hospital. Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU)
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)
Hospital Units
Mental illness
Learning Disabilities
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Mental illness--Treatment
Learning disabilities
Abstract
The Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU) is a specialized acute inpatient unit, under the former name, Emerald Hall. ANSU serves people who are 19 years of age or older, have a learning disability that needs some or a lot of care, and have an active mental illness (like anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, and others). This pamphlet explains who is on the ANSU team, what the ANSU team does, and what will happen before you are admitted. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ANSU Team
Pamphlet Number
2313
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After your epidural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2265
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This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Analgesia, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Analgesics
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Services
Pamphlet Number
2265
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After your stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0729
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This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French version of this pamphlet 1787, "Après votre accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Stroke: the early stages
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
0729
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Analgésie épidurale après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2104
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L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laqu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Having an epidural after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laquelle s'attendre, de l’équipe responsable de soulager votre douleur et de la durée d’utilisation de l'anesthésie épidurale.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having an Epidural after Surgery" pamphlet 1378. An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2104
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Anesthésie par bloc nerveux pour supprimer la douleur pendant l’opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quel…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your surgical pain with nerve blocks
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)
Nerve Block
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quelles activités doivent être évitées après le bloc et quels symptômes exigent des soins médicaux immédiats.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Managing Your Surgical Pain with Nerve Blocks" pamphlet 1377. A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Après votre accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1787
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Ce livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Stroke" pamphlet 0729. This pamphlet explains what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Ce livret explique ce qu’est un AVC, ce à quoi l’AVC peut ressembler et ce qu’il peut entraîner. On y traite aussi de l’admission à l’hôpital, de la réadaptation, du retour à la normale et de votre plan de congé.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Stroke" pamphlet 0729. This pamphlet explains what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan.
Notes
Previous title: Accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC) : les stades initiaux
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Acute Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
1787
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Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2255
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Ce dépliant est un outil éducatif pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants. Lorsque vous êtes atteint de COVID-19, le fait de vous allonger sur le ventre et d'adopter différentes positions aidera votre corps à faire circuler l'air dans toutes les parties de vos poumons. Ce dépliant décrit les différentes façons de vous positionner pour faciliter la respiration. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2251, "How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
[How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Ce dépliant est un outil éducatif pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants. Lorsque vous êtes atteint de COVID-19, le fait de vous allonger sur le ventre et d'adopter différentes positions aidera votre corps à faire circuler l'air dans toutes les parties de vos poumons. Ce dépliant décrit les différentes façons de vous positionner pour faciliter la respiration.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2251, "How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers". This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet, 2256, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2255
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COVID-19 : taking care while you are in the hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2260
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This pamphlet is for people that are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Topics include: What is COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2), how does COVID-19 spread, what to expect while admitted with COVID-19, personal belongings and visitor restrictions, self-proning instructions, and what to eat and drink as you recover from COVID-19. A resource for COVID-19 recovery information is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Communicable diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is for people that are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Topics include: What is COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2), how does COVID-19 spread, what to expect while admitted with COVID-19, personal belongings and visitor restrictions, self-proning instructions, and what to eat and drink as you recover from COVID-19. A resource for COVID-19 recovery information is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL, adapted from Welcome to the COVID-19 Inpatient Unit (Unit 8.3), Acute Care and Critical Care
Pamphlet Number
2260
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Discharge instructions after your nerve block

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0666
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This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Management Department, QEII, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
0666
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Gestion de la douleur après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your pain after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne pas oublier.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "Managing Your Pain After Surgery". Some people think that pain after surgery is something that you must put up with. This is not true. It is important that your pain is managed well. This pamphlet explains why pain control is important, what you can do to keep it under control, how it can be controlled, side effects of pain medicines, other things besides pain medicine that can help control your pain, and key points to remember.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Gestion du glaucome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endomma…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Glaucoma management
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Vos yeux sont remplis d'un liquide fabriqué par le corps ciliaire. Ce liquide s'écoule à travers la pupille, devant le cristallin, puis sort par un drain appelé trabéculum. Le glaucome est une maladie dans laquelle une pression accrue dans l'œil endommage le nerf optique. Il survient généralement lorsque le trabéculum (drain) ne fonctionne pas et que le liquide ne peut pas s'écouler de l'œil. L'accumulation de liquide dans la partie avant de l'œil augmente la pression dans l'œil, ce qui endommage le nerf optique. Ce dommage peut d'abord entraîner une perte de la vision latérale (sur les côtés). Si elle n'est pas traitée, elle peut entraîner une perte de la vision centrale. Le présent dépliant définit le glaucome aigu et le glaucome chronique et décrit les différents examens effectués pour diagnostiquer le glaucome. Les médicaments, le laser et la chirurgie sont des traitements possibles. Des instructions sont aussi fournies pour l’utilisation des gouttes ophtalmiques.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Glaucoma Management" pamphlet 0140. Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1910
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Glaucoma management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops. The French version of this pamphlet 1910, "Gestion du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0140
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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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Having an epidural after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1378
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An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of this pamphlet 2104, "Analgésie épidurale après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1378
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36630
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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How hospital beds are used (overstay)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35787
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1742
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This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Discharge
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How hospital beds are used : Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish
Responsibility
Prepared by: Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Pamphlet Number
1742
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How to manage a nerve block infusion at home

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36522
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1356
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Pain control is an important part of recovery after surgery. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will have a nerve block. It is attached to a pump filled with pain medicine. This pamphlet explains how a nerve block works. Topics include: what a nerve block is, how a nerve block works, what you need to know about the pump, what to do if the catheter pulls out of your skin, what you need to know about the numbing medicine, what you need to do at home, and how to remove the catheter. A…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
Pain control is an important part of recovery after surgery. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will have a nerve block. It is attached to a pump filled with pain medicine. This pamphlet explains how a nerve block works. Topics include: what a nerve block is, how a nerve block works, what you need to know about the pump, what to do if the catheter pulls out of your skin, what you need to know about the numbing medicine, what you need to do at home, and how to remove the catheter. A list of symptoms to be aware of is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1356
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How to self-prone : instructions for COVID-19 patients and caregivers

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37535
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2251
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This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
How to self-prone : instructions for coronavirus patients and caregivers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet, 2256, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2251
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[How to self-prone : instructions for COVID-19 patients and caregivers]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37549
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2256
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2251. This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
How to self-prone : instructions for coronavirus patients and caregivers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2251. This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2256
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