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PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1188
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A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and or…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Surgery
Abstract
A PEG tube is a type of feeding tube. This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is inserted (put in). It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home. A list of symptoms that require medical attention, as well as where to buy supplies, is also included. A list of activities to avoid for 24 hours after sedation, along with instructions on checking your weight and oral care is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1188
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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program : Halifax Infirmary, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension causes high blood pressure (hypertension) in the blood vessels that connect your heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). PAH is pulmonary hypertension that is caused by a progressive (gets worse over time) disease. This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, and how PAH is treated.
Notes
previous title: Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4067
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This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4067
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
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)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Self-administration of select subcutaneous chemotherapy drugs

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4034
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You have been prescribed a drug for your cancer that can be given at home using a needle. Your cancer care team will give you the supplies needed to do this safely. This pamphlet explains how to give yourself the drug, including what to do before you start, how to get ready for the injection, choosing and preparing the injection site, and injecting the dose. You should keep a record of your injections and bring it with you to your next appointment. If you have any reactions to your injection or…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have been prescribed a drug for your cancer that can be given at home using a needle. Your cancer care team will give you the supplies needed to do this safely. This pamphlet explains how to give yourself the drug, including what to do before you start, how to get ready for the injection, choosing and preparing the injection site, and injecting the dose. You should keep a record of your injections and bring it with you to your next appointment. If you have any reactions to your injection or if you notice any new or concerning symptoms, contact your cancer care team during daytime hours or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4034
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Syndrome de sevrage néonatal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2203
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Le syndrome de sevrage néonatal (ou syndrome de sevrage du bébé) se produit lorsqu’un nouveau né est privé d’un médicament que sa mère prenait pendant sa grossesse. Ce dépliant explique les symptômes courants, ce que l’équipe de soins fera pour aider votre bébé, ce que vous pouvez faire pour aider votre bébé, ce qui se passera si votre bébé a besoin de médicaments pour traiter ses symptômes et quand votre bébé pourra rentrer à la maison. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Provincial Policy Working Group
Alternate Title
Neonatal abstinence syndrome
NAS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Newborn infants--Effect of drugs on
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le syndrome de sevrage néonatal (ou syndrome de sevrage du bébé) se produit lorsqu’un nouveau né est privé d’un médicament que sa mère prenait pendant sa grossesse. Ce dépliant explique les symptômes courants, ce que l’équipe de soins fera pour aider votre bébé, ce que vous pouvez faire pour aider votre bébé, ce qui se passera si votre bébé a besoin de médicaments pour traiter ses symptômes et quand votre bébé pourra rentrer à la maison.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2144, "Neonatal abstinence syndrome". Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) happens when a baby withdraws from medication that you have been taking during your pregnancy. This pamphlet explains the common symptoms of NAS, what your health care team will do to help your baby, what you can do to help your baby, what will happen if your baby needs medication, and when your baby can go home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2203
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Tuberculin skin test (TST)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1598
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A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tuberculin Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Tuberculin test
Abstract
A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1598
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Understanding your lung screening results

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4043
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This information is for people who have been booked for a CT scan or have already had a chest CT scan. The pamphlet gives information about CT scans, what kind of follow-up tests might be needed, and understanding your chest CT results.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
This information is for people who have been booked for a CT scan or have already had a chest CT scan. The pamphlet gives information about CT scans, what kind of follow-up tests might be needed, and understanding your chest CT results.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4043
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What Happens Now? : Living Beyond Cancer : Follow up Care for Prostate Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1682
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This guide is for cancer patients who have been treated for prostate cancer. It describes a recommended follow-up care plan and includes supports and resources available to you.
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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 (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Cancer Survivors
Prostatic Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Patients--Home care
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Men's Health
Self Care
Abstract
This guide is for cancer patients who have been treated for prostate cancer. It describes a recommended follow-up care plan and includes supports and resources available to you.
Responsibility
Developed by the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Nova Scotia Genitourinary Cancer Site Team
Pamphlet Number
1682
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What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0066
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[POSTER] Lists the changes in your body after you quit smoking. It includes intervals of minutes, hours, and years.
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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 : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Smoking Cessation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Self-care, Health
Smoking cessation
Specialty
Self Care
Abstract
[POSTER] Lists the changes in your body after you quit smoking. It includes intervals of minutes, hours, and years.
Notes
This resource has been adapted from William Osler Health System, Central West CCAC.
Pamphlet Number
0066
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Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions and tests

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4038
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You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions & tests
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Bladder--Diseases
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment Clinic is included. If you have ANY questions or concerns about your treatment, please ask your Cancer Care Team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4038
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