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Caring for your sutures (stitches) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0199
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This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
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)
Sutures
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing.
Notes
Previous title: Suture line, care of
Previous title: Caring for your sutures (stitches)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0199
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Caring for your T-tube, Hemovac, or Jackson-Pratt drain : QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0305
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This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home by you or with the help of family or friends.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG
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)
Drainage - instrumentation
Wounds and Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Body fluids
Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home by you or with the help of family or friends.
Notes
Previous title: T-tube, Hemovac and J.Pratt drain care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgery Clinic, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0305
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Unit 7.4 : General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Stroke
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Abstract
Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health care team.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 7.4: General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 7.4, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Tunneled (Hickman) catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0214
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A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education 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 (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Intravenous catheterization
Abstract
A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happen in caring for your line is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a Hickman line
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0214
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Talking to children about death and grief : information for parents and caregivers

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2322
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (47 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your back-up person how to do home PN. Supplies (getting them, storing, and disposal), handwashing, choosing and cleaning a work area, and how to add to your solution (multi-vitamins, vitamin K, insulin) are covered. Overnight infusion of PN and lipids, programming your pump for PN and lipids, morning routine, and caring for your Hickman/central line are explained. Common questions about PN tubing and solutions, Hickman/central lines, and how to check for complications are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Pamphlet Number
2322
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Caring for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure : Victoria General (VG)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2358
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This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic
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)
Sutures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, VG, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2358
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Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPA…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions. The French version of this pamphlet 1860, "Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : Pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Skin care during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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Caring for a pleural catheter : a guide for patients and their caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4014
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This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Pleural effusions
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Thoracic Surgery and VG 6A with special thanks to Dr. Simon Houston, Division of Respirology; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4014
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