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Patient passport : gynecologic oncology surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. There is space for you to fill in information for you and your health care team. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Neoplasms, Female - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. There is space for you to fill in information for you and your health care team. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care ProgramProgram, modified from and with many thanks to the IWK patient passport, in conjunction with the RECOVER Study.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0456
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MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging
IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. Information about children and pregnant people is included. A list of things to tell the technologist about (like if you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1960, "Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: MRI
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
0456
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
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)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1395
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This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing unit, pain control, exercises, activity, nutrition, passing urine, and bowel movements. Instructions for your surgery and care at home include visitors and discharge from the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1118, "Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General Hospital (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (HI, VG and DGH sites)
Pamphlet Number
1395
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Questions you may have about your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1667
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It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
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)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2281, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations, Quality and System Performance
Pamphlet Number
1667
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Dr. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit : Harbour View Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbour View Hospital. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1713
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The Dr. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit at Harbour View Hospital will help you become as independent as possible. What is expected of you, what to bring, what a usual day is like, who is on your health care team, visitor expectations, discharge planning, and other information is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbour View Hospital. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
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)
Rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Self-care, Health
Abstract
The Dr. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit at Harbour View Hospital will help you become as independent as possible. What is expected of you, what to bring, what a usual day is like, who is on your health care team, visitor expectations, discharge planning, and other information is given.
Notes
Previous title: Rehabilitation (rehab) and restorative care: patient and caregiver education
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit, Harbour View Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1713
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Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2115
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The Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital is a 2 to 8 week program to help you be as independent as possible. The pamphlet explains if you need a referral, who is on your health care team, and what to bring. Information about meals, laundry, Wi-Fi, TV service, and phone service is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care
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)
Rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Self-care, Health
Abstract
The Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital is a 2 to 8 week program to help you be as independent as possible. The pamphlet explains if you need a referral, who is on your health care team, and what to bring. Information about meals, laundry, Wi-Fi, TV service, and phone service is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2115
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Geriatric Restorative Care Unit (3 East) : Veterans Memorial Building (VMB), QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0287
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The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have quest…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII
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)
Health Services for the Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Preventive health services for older people
Abstract
The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have questions, contact information is listed.
Notes
Previous title: Geriatric Restorative Care VMB 3 East
Responsibility
Prepared by: Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East, VMB, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0287
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My labour and birth guide : South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2342
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This pamphlet will help you talk about the upcoming birth of your baby. It will also help your health care providers understand what treatments you would like and the things that matter most to you. Remember that it helps to be flexible and open to changes as you go through labour and birth. Topics include: support persons, what to expect during labour, after birth, resources, and lists of what to bring for you, your baby, and your support person.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parturition
Subjects (LCSH)
Parturition
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you talk about the upcoming birth of your baby. It will also help your health care providers understand what treatments you would like and the things that matter most to you. Remember that it helps to be flexible and open to changes as you go through labour and birth. Topics include: support persons, what to expect during labour, after birth, resources, and lists of what to bring for you, your baby, and your support person.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2342
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Access to Technology Consultative Service

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Assistive Technology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2346
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Many people use technology (phones, computers, TVs, lights, and more) every day. An injury or a change in your health may affect your ability to use your technology. The Access to Technology team will work with you to find a new or easier way to use your technology. Topics include: what to expect, what to bring to appointments, and what will happen at your first appointment and follow-up appointments. Contact information for the Service is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Assistive Technology Service
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)
Self-Help Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-help devices for people with disabilities
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Many people use technology (phones, computers, TVs, lights, and more) every day. An injury or a change in your health may affect your ability to use your technology. The Access to Technology team will work with you to find a new or easier way to use your technology. Topics include: what to expect, what to bring to appointments, and what will happen at your first appointment and follow-up appointments. Contact information for the Service is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Assistive Technology Program, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2346
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Getting ready for eye surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0134
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for eye surgery. Topics include where to go, cancelling your surgery, and getting ready (what you can eat and drink, medications, and what to do if you have diabetes). Information about scents, valuables, and what to bring to the hospital is included. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic is given. A map of the QE II Health Sciences Centre is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2014, "Préparation en vue d’un…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye - surgery
Preoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for eye surgery. Topics include where to go, cancelling your surgery, and getting ready (what you can eat and drink, medications, and what to do if you have diabetes). Information about scents, valuables, and what to bring to the hospital is included. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic is given. A map of the QE II Health Sciences Centre is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2014, "Préparation en vue d’une opération de l’œil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0134
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Cardiovascular device implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1576
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This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiovascular Device Implants
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1576
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Hand expressing breast milk before your baby is born

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1928
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
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)
Colostrum
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostrum
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1928
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Préparation en vue d’une opération de l’œil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2014
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Ce dépliant explique comment se préparer à une opération de l’œil. Sujets abordés : endroit où aller, annulation de votre opération et préparation à l’opération (quoi boire et manger, quels médicaments prendre et quoi faire si vous êtes diabétique). Vous y trouverez de l'information sur les parfums, les objets de valeur et ce qu'il faut apporter à l'hôpital. On vous explique aussi à quoi vous attendre en cas d’anesthésie locale ou d’anesthésie générale. Une carte du Centre des sciences de la sa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Getting ready for eye surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye - surgery
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Preoperative care
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique comment se préparer à une opération de l’œil. Sujets abordés : endroit où aller, annulation de votre opération et préparation à l’opération (quoi boire et manger, quels médicaments prendre et quoi faire si vous êtes diabétique). Vous y trouverez de l'information sur les parfums, les objets de valeur et ce qu'il faut apporter à l'hôpital. On vous explique aussi à quoi vous attendre en cas d’anesthésie locale ou d’anesthésie générale. Une carte du Centre des sciences de la santé QE II est incluse.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0134, "Getting Ready for Eye Surgery". This pamphlet explains how to get ready for eye surgery. Topics include where to go, cancelling your surgery, and getting ready (what you can eat and drink, medications, and what to do if you have diabetes). Information about scents, valuables, and what to bring to the hospital is included. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic is given. A map of the QE II Health Sciences Centre is included.
Notes
Previous title: Préparation en vue de la chirurgie oculaire
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2014
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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Restorative Care Unit (RCU): Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital. Restorative Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2250
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The Restorative Care Unit at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital safely helps patients and their families reach their highest level of independent living. What the unit will help you with, what to bring, accommodations, your health care team, your rights and responsibilities, fall and injury prevention, and other information is outlined.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital. Restorative Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Restorative Care Unit at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital safely helps patients and their families reach their highest level of independent living. What the unit will help you with, what to bring, accommodations, your health care team, your rights and responsibilities, fall and injury prevention, and other information is outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: RCU staff, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2250
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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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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.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4034
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Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) : Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2298
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The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to brin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone - therapeutic use
Buprenorphine - therapeutic use
Naloxone - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Buprenorphine
Naloxone
Abstract
The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to bring, what will happen at your first appointment, treatments that might be prescribed, how often you will have to attend the ORP clinic, how long it may take to stabilize your medication dose, treatment length, and how you will know when you are recovered. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Opioid Recovery Program, Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2298
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Women and Children's Unit : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2314
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This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information is provided about the unit, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included. A list of resources is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Maternal Health
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Maternal health services
Hospital wards
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information is provided about the unit, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2314
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Welcome to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans' Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1390
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This guide will help veterans and their families prepare for their move to their new home. Information includes what to bring, what will happen on the first day, residents' rights and responsibilities, safety, and general information about the facility. A phone directory is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans' Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Veterans
Veterans Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Veterans
Veterans' hospitals
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This guide will help veterans and their families prepare for their move to their new home. Information includes what to bring, what will happen on the first day, residents' rights and responsibilities, safety, and general information about the facility. A phone directory is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans' Services
Pamphlet Number
1390
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