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Eye infections in newborns caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working 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)
Ophthalmia Neonatorum - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Conjunctivitis, Infantile
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you can prevent your newborn from getting an eye infection caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, how to know if your baby has an eye infection, and what to do if you think your newborn may have an eye infection. Resources for more information are included.
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Prepared by: Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2050
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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.
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Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
C.diff
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Clostridioides difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1621
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This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before orthopedic surgery - instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1621
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Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau. ; This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bac…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([5] p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau.
This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage. ; This…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preparing Your Skin Before Orthopaedic Surgery" pamphlet 1621. This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique : instructions à l’intention des patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1852
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Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI). ; This pamphlet is a French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Clostridium difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI).
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)" pamphlet 0602. Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1852
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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Str…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumococcal vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
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)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA. The French version of this pamphlet 1858, "SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1765
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Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs)
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)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1765
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ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine, ou ERV. Ce dépliant explique comment une personne contracte des ERV, comment on les détecte, les soins dispensés à l’hôpital et à la maison et la façon de prévenir la transmission des ERV.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)" pamphlet 1752. Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1859
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Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Scr…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Screen for Antibiotic-resistant Organisms (AROs)" pamphlet 1765. Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1859
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SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, co…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
SARM (Staph aureus résistant à la méthicilline)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, comment on le détecte, les soins à l’hôpital et à la maison et la durée pendant laquelle vous pouvez avoir le SARM.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)" pamphlet 1764. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1858
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CPE (carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2234
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Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Control
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Enterobacteriaceae
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home are explained. The French version of this pamphlet 2344, "Entérobactéries productrices de carbapénémase (EPC)," is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
2234
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Entérobactéries productrices de carbapénémase (EPC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2344
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Les entérobactéries sont des bactéries naturellement présentes dans les intestins (appareil digestif). Les entérobactéries productrices de carbapénèmases (EPC) sont des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques de la famille des carbapénèmes. Cela signifie que ces antibiotiques n’arrivent plus à empêcher la croissance des bactéries. Ce dépliant explique les modes de propagation des EPC, les raisons pour lesquelles les EPC sont préoccupantes, comment reconnaître la présence d’EPC dans le corps, et…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Control
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Enterobacteriaceae
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérobactéries sont des bactéries naturellement présentes dans les intestins (appareil digestif). Les entérobactéries productrices de carbapénèmases (EPC) sont des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques de la famille des carbapénèmes. Cela signifie que ces antibiotiques n’arrivent plus à empêcher la croissance des bactéries. Ce dépliant explique les modes de propagation des EPC, les raisons pour lesquelles les EPC sont préoccupantes, comment reconnaître la présence d’EPC dans le corps, et pendant combien de temps vous pouvez être porteur d’EPC. Il présente de plus les directives de prévention et de contrôle des infections pour les soins à l’hôpital et à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2234, "CPE (Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae) ". Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home are explained.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
2344
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Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Alternate Title
Be antibiotic aware
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
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
Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2151
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