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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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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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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 ([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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Taking your medications when you are sick after a kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1805
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This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Drugs
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot keep fluids down without vomiting is included.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your medications when you are ill after a kidney transplant : a guide for patients with a kidney transplant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1805
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Right heart catheterization test : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0392
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A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Right heart catheterization
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0392
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Unit 8.1 : orthopedic medicine - Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Orthopedics
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Orthopedics
Abstract
Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 8.1 Orthopaedics : Halifax Infirmary site
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.1, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Sealants : seal out tooth decay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1866
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A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protége…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Dental Caries
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental caries
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1866
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Heart healthy eating guide

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1887
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Heart healthy eating means having a balance of nutritious whole foods in your meals. Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your cholesterol levels, lowering your blood pressure, managing your body weight, and controlling your blood glucose (sugar). This pamphlet explains what you can do to eat heart healthy, including tips to help limit sodium (salt), sugar, and fat, and eat more fibre, fruits, and vegetables. Information on how to read a food label is given. A l…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Diet, Fat-Restricted
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Heart--Diseases--Prevention
Salt-free diet
Low-fat diet
Low-fat foods
Abstract
Heart healthy eating means having a balance of nutritious whole foods in your meals. Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your cholesterol levels, lowering your blood pressure, managing your body weight, and controlling your blood glucose (sugar). This pamphlet explains what you can do to eat heart healthy, including tips to help limit sodium (salt), sugar, and fat, and eat more fibre, fruits, and vegetables. Information on how to read a food label is given. A list of resources is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1953, "Guide alimentaire pour un coeur en santé", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1887
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Exercise ECG/EKG stress test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0005
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An exercise ECG/EKG (electrocardiogram) stress test measures your heart’s reaction to activity. It is sometimes called an exercise test or a treadmill test. This pamphlet explains why and how an exercise ECG/EKG stress test is done, how to get ready for the test, how long the test takes, and when you will get the results. A list of symptoms to tell your technologist and/or doctor about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2095, "ECG à l’effort", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Exercise electrocardiogram stress test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Function Tests
Electrocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Electrocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
An exercise ECG/EKG (electrocardiogram) stress test measures your heart’s reaction to activity. It is sometimes called an exercise test or a treadmill test. This pamphlet explains why and how an exercise ECG/EKG stress test is done, how to get ready for the test, how long the test takes, and when you will get the results. A list of symptoms to tell your technologist and/or doctor about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2095, "ECG à l’effort", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Exercise ECG stress test
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0005
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Cataract surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0135
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
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)
Cataract Extraction
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 2062, "Opération de la cataracte" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ophthalmology and Same Day Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0135
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Managing low back pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1967
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You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clini…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clinic, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Contact information for Physiotherapy Services at Nova Scotia Health is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2189, "Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (Nova Scotia Health) and Department of Emergency Medicine (Nova Scotia Health)
Pamphlet Number
1967
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Pain relief options when having your baby : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2003
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This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a g…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
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)
Anesthesia, Epidural
Nitrous Oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation--Technique
Abstract
This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a good idea to have a backup plan. Topics include: relaxation and breathing techniques, nitrous oxide gas, narcotic analgesics, and epidurals (an FAQ section on epidurals is provided). The importance of talking to your health care provider about your wishes before the birth is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2003
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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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How to hand express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2004
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
How to manually express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
How to express breast/chest milk by hand : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to store your breast/chest milk are also given.
Notes
Previous title: How to hand express breast milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2004
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Preventing falls during pregnancy : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2005
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Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of your growing belly can affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth. This can also affect the way you move and walk. You might feel a bit clumsy. This is common. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can sometimes make you feel faint or dizzy. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Prenatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Prenatal care
Abstract
Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of your growing belly can affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth. This can also affect the way you move and walk. You might feel a bit clumsy. This is common. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can sometimes make you feel faint or dizzy. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2005
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Miscarriage : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of sympt…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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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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Talking to children about death and grief : information for parents and caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2024
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When you are caring for a grieving child, you may sometimes feel like you do not know how to help them. It can be painful to see their sadness, but you can help. If you try to connect with your child, then you can help them through grief and loss. This pamphlet explains how you can help when your child is coping with disease, dying, the death of a loved one, and grief. Tips for developmental stages (pre-school aged children, school aged children, and pre-teens to teenagers) are included. A list…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Grief in children
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
When you are caring for a grieving child, you may sometimes feel like you do not know how to help them. It can be painful to see their sadness, but you can help. If you try to connect with your child, then you can help them through grief and loss. This pamphlet explains how you can help when your child is coping with disease, dying, the death of a loved one, and grief. Tips for developmental stages (pre-school aged children, school aged children, and pre-teens to teenagers) are included. A list of online resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2146, "Parler de la mort et du deuil aux enfants : Information pour les parents et les personnes qui s’occupent des enfants", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Integrated Palliative Care Services
Pamphlet Number
2024
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Welcome to the Rheumatology Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Rheumatology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2001
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Rheumatic diseases can cause painful inflammation (swelling) or pain in your muscles, joints, or tissue. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect your organs. Rheumatic diseases affect each person differently. This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are visiting the Rheumatology Clinic at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Topics include: your health care team, helpful tips before and during your visit, instructions for calling the clinic, and helpful websites. Blood Colle…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Rheumatology 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)
Rheumatic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Rheumatism
Abstract
Rheumatic diseases can cause painful inflammation (swelling) or pain in your muscles, joints, or tissue. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect your organs. Rheumatic diseases affect each person differently. This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are visiting the Rheumatology Clinic at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Topics include: your health care team, helpful tips before and during your visit, instructions for calling the clinic, and helpful websites. Blood Collection Clinic hours and location information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rheumatology Clinic, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2001
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Myringotomy tubes : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ENT Surgeons. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2034
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This pamphlet explains what a myringotomy tube is, what to expect after surgery, pain, activity and eating, how long the tubes should stay in, and possible side effects. Information on ear infections, swimming, flying on a plane, and what to expect when the tubes fall out is 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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ear - surgery
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Ear--Surgery
Children
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a myringotomy tube is, what to expect after surgery, pain, activity and eating, how long the tubes should stay in, and possible side effects. Information on ear infections, swimming, flying on a plane, and what to expect when the tubes fall out is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgeons, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2034
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Staying safe during your hospital stay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1380
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This pamphlet gives tips on staying safe before, during, and after your hospital stay. The French translation of this pamphlet 1521, "Priorité aux patients : Patients externe" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and Safety
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet gives tips on staying safe before, during, and after your hospital stay. The French translation of this pamphlet 1521, "Priorité aux patients : Patients externe" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first : outpatients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1380
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