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Respiratory (breathing) infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1551
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This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same s…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1552, "Infections respiratoires," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cold & flu season : taking care while you're in the hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1551
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Infections respiratoires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est é…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Respiratory (breathing) infections
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)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est également décrite. Vos partenaires de soins et les personnes qui vous rendent visite devront respecter les mêmes mesures de sécurité en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) pour vous fournir des soins directs à l'hôpital
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Respiratory (Breathing) Infections" pamphlet 1551. This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: La saison de la grippe et du rhume : quoi faire quand vous êtes à l’hôpital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0576
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
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)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0576
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Ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1989
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Ptosis is the medical word for a droopy eyelid. This pamphlet explains what ptosis is, how it is treated, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. The pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery, including how to care for your dressing, use a cold compress, and deal with discomfort. Information on follow-up care and a list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2112, "Opération du ptosis (paupière tomb…
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharoptosis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Blepharoptosis
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Ptosis is the medical word for a droopy eyelid. This pamphlet explains what ptosis is, how it is treated, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. The pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery, including how to care for your dressing, use a cold compress, and deal with discomfort. Information on follow-up care and a list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2112, "Opération du ptosis (paupière tombante)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1989
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Opération de la paupière

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2101
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La brochure explique pourquoi une opération de la paupière peut être requise, la préparation à l’opération, le déroulement de l’opération et les soins qui suivent, les pansements, les compresses froides, l’inconfort et le suivi. On fournit aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eyelid Surgery" pamphlet 2101. This pamphlet explains why eyelid surgery may be needed, getting ready for surgery, during surgery, care after surgery, dr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Eyelid surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La brochure explique pourquoi une opération de la paupière peut être requise, la préparation à l’opération, le déroulement de l’opération et les soins qui suivent, les pansements, les compresses froides, l’inconfort et le suivi. On fournit aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Eyelid Surgery" pamphlet 2101. This pamphlet explains why eyelid surgery may be needed, getting ready for surgery, during surgery, care after surgery, dressing, cold compress, discomfort, and followup. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2101
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Repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medi…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Nasolacrimal Duct
Eye - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1538
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This surgery is called endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when your tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It includes information about pain, cold compresses, dressings, after care, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This surgery is called endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when your tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It includes information about pain, cold compresses, dressings, after care, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Endoscopic repair of blocked tear duct; Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Adapted by: Otolaryngology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1538
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Over-the-counter medications and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why you should not take any herbal or natural health products is included.
Notes
Previous title: Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Opération du ptosis (paupière tombante)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2112
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Ptosis est le terme médical désignant une paupière tombante. Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le ptosis, comment le traité et ce à quoi vous attendre avant, pendant et après l'opération. Ce dépliant vous indique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité après l'opération, notamment pour ce qui est de votre pansement, de l'utilisation d'une compresse froide et de la prise en charge de l'inconfort. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur les soins de suivi et une liste de symptômes qui…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharoptosis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Blepharoptosis
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Ptosis est le terme médical désignant une paupière tombante. Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le ptosis, comment le traité et ce à quoi vous attendre avant, pendant et après l'opération. Ce dépliant vous indique comment prendre soin de vous en toute sécurité après l'opération, notamment pour ce qui est de votre pansement, de l'utilisation d'une compresse froide et de la prise en charge de l'inconfort. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur les soins de suivi et une liste de symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery" pamphlet 1989. Ptosis is the medical word for a droopy eyelid. This pamphlet explains what ptosis is, how it is treated, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. The pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery, including how to care for your dressing, use a cold compress, and deal with discomfort. Information on follow-up care and a list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2112
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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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