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Peripheral Neuropathy (also called Nerve Damage)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1684
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This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases - chemically induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Nerves, Peripheral--Effect of drugs on
Specialty
Neurology
Abstract
This pamphlets describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) sometimes caused by cancer treatment, and outlines treatment and coping strategies.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1684
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How to do a twin bag exchange

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0633
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This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available. The Russian version of this pamphlet 2379, is also available. The Vietnamese version of this pamphlet 2390, is also available.
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to do your own peritoneal dialysis at home. It also explains how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available. The Russian version of this pamphlet 2379, is also available. The Vietnamese version of this pamphlet 2390, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0633
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Outpatient instructions after a transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1801
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This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about after a blood transfusion. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2094, is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2126, is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about after a blood transfusion. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2094, is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2126, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1801
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How to use your metered-dose inhaler (MDI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1694
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An explanation of how to take care of your MDI and how to use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used are also listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also given. The French version of this pamphlet 1804, "Comment utiliser votre aérosol-doseur (pompe)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Asthma
Subjects (LCSH)
Inhalers
Asthma
Abstract
An explanation of how to take care of your MDI and how to use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used are also listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also given. The French version of this pamphlet 1804, "Comment utiliser votre aérosol-doseur (pompe)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How to use your metered-dose inhaler (puffer)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
1694
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
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)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017.
The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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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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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
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)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Your rights and responsibilities (booklet size)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0466
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It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient or client at Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet reviews your rights and responsibilities, including information on quality care, dignity and respect, your health care, privacy, and uninsured services. Contact information for the Patient Relations team is provided should you wish to share concerns or compliments, or to ask questions about your care. The French version of this pamphlet 1739, "Vos droits et vos respon…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications
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)
Patient Rights
Subjects (LCSH)
Patients--Legal status, laws, etc.
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient or client at Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet reviews your rights and responsibilities, including information on quality care, dignity and respect, your health care, privacy, and uninsured services. Contact information for the Patient Relations team is provided should you wish to share concerns or compliments, or to ask questions about your care. The French version of this pamphlet 1739, "Vos droits et vos responsabilités", is also available. The letter size version of this pamphlet, 1842, is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2205, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations & Communications
Pamphlet Number
0466
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24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2073
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An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small electronic device with a blood pressure cuff attached to it. This pamphlet explains how to use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours (1 day). It also provides info on where to return the monitor when you are done. Contact information is provided if you have questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2389, "Mesure ambulatoire de la tension artérielle pendant 24 heures," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2401, "2…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Hypertension Clinic
Alternate Title
24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Abstract
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small electronic device with a blood pressure cuff attached to it. This pamphlet explains how to use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours (1 day). It also provides info on where to return the monitor when you are done. Contact information is provided if you have questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2389, "Mesure ambulatoire de la tension artérielle pendant 24 heures," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2401, "24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (Arabic)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, VG
Pamphlet Number
2073
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Ethics tool (rack card)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2084
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When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles", is also available. ; The Arabic version of this p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2154, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2169, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2084
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Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, "Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale", is also available.
Responsibility
Adapted by: Physiotherapy and 6A, QE II; This guide was adapted with permission from The Ottawa Hospital for use by Nova Scotia Health. © The Ottawa Hospital, June 2002 (Revised 2008) All rights reserved.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1907
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A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
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)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food, bowel activity, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots, and leg swelling. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given and a resources section is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1921, "Hystérectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1907
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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2349
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Nitroglycerin (nitro) pumpspray

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0278
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Nitroglycerin (nitro) pumpspray (also called nitro spray) is used to treat chest pain or discomfort. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it. The French version of this pamphlet 1911, "Timbre de nitroglycérine", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Alternate Title
Nitro spray
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nitroglycerin
Subjects (LCSH)
Nitroglycerin
Abstract
Nitroglycerin (nitro) pumpspray (also called nitro spray) is used to treat chest pain or discomfort. This pamphlet explains why you may need this medication, how to take it, side effects, and how to store it. The French version of this pamphlet 1911, "Timbre de nitroglycérine", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Nitroglycerin Sublingual Spray (Nitro)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0278
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Ethics tool : help with ethical issues

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
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)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Colonoscopy : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0211
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A colonoscopy is a test to look at your large bowel. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A colonoscopy is a test to look at your large bowel. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0211
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After your liver transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0411
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This guide will help you and your family learn about your care after a liver transplant. This guide will answer many of your questions about the transplant process. Members of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program Team (Transplant Team) are also available to talk with you about your concerns. Everyone is different, so you may not have or develop all of the conditions that you read about in this guide. Topics include: in the hospital, monitoring, possible complications, planning for discharge, foll…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (60 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Transplantation - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Transplantation
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family learn about your care after a liver transplant. This guide will answer many of your questions about the transplant process. Members of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program Team (Transplant Team) are also available to talk with you about your concerns. Everyone is different, so you may not have or develop all of the conditions that you read about in this guide. Topics include: in the hospital, monitoring, possible complications, planning for discharge, follow-up care, taking care of yourself, and the self-medication program. This guide also includes a sample medication record. Medication information sheets are provided at the end of the guide if you have specific questions about your medications. Information about common tests (lab tests) is given. Important phone numbers are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1124, "Après une greffe du foie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0411
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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
2350
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This is a Simplified Chinese 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 Fr…
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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
Simplified Chinese
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 a Simplified Chinese 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, "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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2350
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