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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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Your child’s tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ENT Surgeons. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2032
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Your child needs tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery. This pamphlet explains what a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen on the morning of surgery, and what to expect after surgery. A list of things to know before going home from the hospital are also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ENT Surgeons
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adenoids - surgery
Tonsillectomy
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Adenoids--Surgery
Tonsillectomy
Children
Abstract
Your child needs tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery. This pamphlet explains what a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen on the morning of surgery, and what to expect after surgery. A list of things to know before going home from the hospital are also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgeons, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2032
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2040
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When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
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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)
Endometriosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometriosis
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2040
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Warfarine sodique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2063
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Cette brochure fournit des instructions précises aux patients qui prennent de la warfarine et qui sont traités pour au moins un des problèmes médicaux suivants : fibrillation auriculaire ou atriale (rythme cardiaque irrégulier), valvule prothétique (artificielle), thrombose veineuse (caillot de sang dans une veine profonde) ou embolie pulmonaire (artère du poumon bloquée par un caillot de sang), infarctus du myocarde (crise cardiaque) ou autre problème connexe. Des instructions sont également f…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Alternate Title
Coumadin
Warfarin sodium
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)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Abstract
Cette brochure fournit des instructions précises aux patients qui prennent de la warfarine et qui sont traités pour au moins un des problèmes médicaux suivants : fibrillation auriculaire ou atriale (rythme cardiaque irrégulier), valvule prothétique (artificielle), thrombose veineuse (caillot de sang dans une veine profonde) ou embolie pulmonaire (artère du poumon bloquée par un caillot de sang), infarctus du myocarde (crise cardiaque) ou autre problème connexe. Des instructions sont également fournies sur la façon de prendre le médicament, les doses manquées, les analyses sanguines RIN (ou INR), les interactions médicamenteuses et alimentaires, les effets secondaires et les mesures de sécurité. Vous y trouverez aussi des numéros où appeler si vous avez des questions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0373 “Warfarin Sodium". This pamphlet gives specific directions if you are a patient on warfarin and you are undergoing treatment for at least one of the following conditions: atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), prosthetic (artificial) heart valve, venous thrombosis (blood clot in a deep vein) or pulmonary embolism (artery in the lung blocked by a blood clot), myocardial infarction (heart attack), or another related condition. Directions about how to take this medication, missed doses, INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, side effects, and safety precautions are provided. Contact numbers are also given if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services ; Revised by: Hematology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2063
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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2080
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On parle de constipation lorsque vous n’allez pas à la selle (vous ne faites pas caca) très souvent ou lorsqu’il est difficile d’évacuer les selles. On dit aussi « être constipé ». Cette brochure explique les causes courantes de la constipation et énumère les choses que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats sont aussi précisés. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0692, “Constipation”. Constipation is when you don…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
On parle de constipation lorsque vous n’allez pas à la selle (vous ne faites pas caca) très souvent ou lorsqu’il est difficile d’évacuer les selles. On dit aussi « être constipé ». Cette brochure explique les causes courantes de la constipation et énumère les choses que vous pouvez faire pour améliorer la situation. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats sont aussi précisés.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0692, “Constipation”. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2080
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Service de gestion du sang périopératoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2082
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La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Alternate Title
Perioperative blood management (PBM) service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits pouvant vous aider pendant l’opération, interventions effectuées durant l’opération, sang artificiel et refus d’une transfusion sanguine. Une section de la brochure propose des ressources à consulter.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1396, “Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) Service”. Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
2082
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Calculs biliaires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2087
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Au début, les calculs biliaires sont de petites particules (pierres), mais ils grossissent avec le temps. Ils peuvent causer des problèmes s’ils bloquent les voies dans lesquelles la bile se déplace. Cette brochure explique les causes et les symptômes des calculs biliaires, quoi faire si vous avez une crise de la vésicule biliaire et la façon dont les calculs biliaires sont diagnostiqués et traités. On y fournit aussi des conseils sur l’alimentation et de l’information sur l’opération, la CPRE …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Gallstones
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Au début, les calculs biliaires sont de petites particules (pierres), mais ils grossissent avec le temps. Ils peuvent causer des problèmes s’ils bloquent les voies dans lesquelles la bile se déplace. Cette brochure explique les causes et les symptômes des calculs biliaires, quoi faire si vous avez une crise de la vésicule biliaire et la façon dont les calculs biliaires sont diagnostiqués et traités. On y fournit aussi des conseils sur l’alimentation et de l’information sur l’opération, la CPRE (cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique) et les risques possibles des calculs biliaires. Vous y trouverez aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1543, “Gallstones”. Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2087
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Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2099
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Ce guide vous apprendra comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité avant et après une amygdalectomie (aussi appelée tonsillectomie) ou une adénoïdectomie, des chirurgies d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la préparation à l’opération, du déroulement de la journée, de ce qui se passe tout de suite après l’opération et des soins nécessaires à la maison. Vous y trouverez aussi des renseignements sur les choses à éviter au cours des deux premières semaines, sur la reprise des activités et sur …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Alternate Title
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
Ce guide vous apprendra comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité avant et après une amygdalectomie (aussi appelée tonsillectomie) ou une adénoïdectomie, des chirurgies d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la préparation à l’opération, du déroulement de la journée, de ce qui se passe tout de suite après l’opération et des soins nécessaires à la maison. Vous y trouverez aussi des renseignements sur les choses à éviter au cours des deux premières semaines, sur la reprise des activités et sur les saignements.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy" pamphlet 0284. This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
2099
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Opération de la paupière

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2101
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La brochure explique pourquoi une opération de la paupière peut être requise, la préparation à l’opération, le déroulement de l’opération et les soins qui suivent, les pansements, les compresses froides, l’inconfort et le suivi. On fournit aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eyelid Surgery" pamphlet 2101. This pamphlet explains why eyelid surgery may be needed, getting ready for surgery, during surgery, care after surgery, dr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid surgery
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)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La brochure explique pourquoi une opération de la paupière peut être requise, la préparation à l’opération, le déroulement de l’opération et les soins qui suivent, les pansements, les compresses froides, l’inconfort et le suivi. On fournit aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eyelid Surgery" pamphlet 2101. This pamphlet explains why eyelid surgery may be needed, getting ready for surgery, during surgery, care after surgery, dressing, cold compress, discomfort, and followup. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2101
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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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[Welcome to the QEII]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2209
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0603. This pamphlet was prepared to help patients and their families prepare for a stay at the QEII. A wide variety of useful information is provided including amenities and services for patients and families. The French version of this pamphlet 1126, "Bienvenue au QEII," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications
Alternate Title
Welcome to the Queen Elizabeth II
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0603. This pamphlet was prepared to help patients and their families prepare for a stay at the QEII. A wide variety of useful information is provided including amenities and services for patients and families. The French version of this pamphlet 1126, "Bienvenue au QEII," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Communications
Pamphlet Number
2209
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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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[Questions you may have about your surgery]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality & System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2281
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 1667. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, understanding what to expect during and right after surgery, and what to expect from the recovery process. We hope these questions will help you think about your own questions about your surgery. Please use the spaces in this guide to make notes about your own questions. The French version of this pam…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality & System Performance
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 1667. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, understanding what to expect during and right after surgery, and what to expect from the recovery process. We hope these questions will help you think about your own questions about your surgery. Please use the spaces in this guide to make notes about your own questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations; Quality & System Performance
Pamphlet Number
2281
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is pro…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
Computerized tomography scan
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)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 1104, "Tomodensitogramme" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: CT Scanner
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Strabismus repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Strabismus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Strabismus--Surgery
Abstract
Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Using methadone for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0686
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Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0686
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Hernia surgery as an outpatient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0592
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This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2158, "Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0592
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Home blood pressure monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1197
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This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure. The French version of this pamphlet 2197, "Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure. The French version of this pamphlet 2197, "Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1197
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Foods high in potassium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0610
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All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods that are high in potassium. If you have high blood potassium levels, you should avoid these foods. If you have low blood potassium levels, you should choose more of these foods daily. The French version of this pamphlet 2181, "Aliments riches en potassium," 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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Potassium Deficiency
Potassium, Dietary
Subjects (LCSH)
High-potassium diet
Potassium deficiency diseases
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
All fruits and vegetables have potassium. This pamphlet provides a list of foods that are high in potassium. If you have high blood potassium levels, you should avoid these foods. If you have low blood potassium levels, you should choose more of these foods daily. The French version of this pamphlet 2181, "Aliments riches en potassium," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0610
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