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Pressure injury (ulcer) prevention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1582
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A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. A list of symptoms that you should tell your nurse or another member of your health care team about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee
Alternate Title
Bed sore prevention
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)
Pressure Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Bedsores
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. A list of symptoms that you should tell your nurse or another member of your health care team about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Pressure ulcer (bed sore) prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Wound Care Committee
Pamphlet Number
1582
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1922
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Transjugular liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1923
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A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1923
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1924
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medicatio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Kidney Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney--Diseases--Diagnosis
Kidney--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1924
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Radiography Modality Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2264
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X-rays are the most common type of diagnostic imaging test. They can be used to identify a fractured bone, a chest infection, something blocking the bowel, and more. Topics include: who will do the X-ray, how long it will take, what happens during, and what to do if you are pregnant. A list of additional resources is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Radiography Modality Advisory Provincial Committee
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)
X-Rays
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
X-rays are the most common type of diagnostic imaging test. They can be used to identify a fractured bone, a chest infection, something blocking the bowel, and more. Topics include: who will do the X-ray, how long it will take, what happens during, and what to do if you are pregnant. A list of additional resources is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Radiography Modality Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
2264
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Venous leg ulcers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0535
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The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
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)
Ulcer
Leg
Veins
Subjects (LCSH)
Leg--Ulcers
Veins
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Pamphlet Number
0535
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1571
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A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care o…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee
Alternate Title
Peripherally inserted central catheter line
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization, Peripheral
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care of your PICC line. Symptoms that require you to contact your primary health care provider or call 911 are listed. What to do if the PICC line breaks or is damaged is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: CVAD Practice Committee
Pamphlet Number
1571
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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Head and neck radiation treatment

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1700
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This pamphlet explains how to care for yourself during head and neck radiation treatment. Topics include the benefits of mouth care, how to practice good mouth care, side effects of treatment, supportive care, sexuality, and how to care for yourself after treatment is complete.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for yourself during head and neck radiation treatment. Topics include the benefits of mouth care, how to practice good mouth care, side effects of treatment, supportive care, sexuality, and how to care for yourself after treatment is complete.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1700
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1701
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1701
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegan options)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1702
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Vegan
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegan cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegan options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1702
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Nutrition information for patients having radiation treatment for head and neck cancer (vegetarian options)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1703
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One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Vegetarian
Head and Neck Neoplasms - diet therapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Diet therapy
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Vegetarian cooking
Abstract
One of the most important parts of your care during radiation treatment for head and neck cancer is getting enough nutrition and hydration. This pamphlet explains how to increase your protein and calories, and manage your diet with vegetarian options. It also explains how to deal with common eating problems that may arise, such as dry mouth, swallowing and chewing problems, sore mouth or throat, and taste changes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1703
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Before head and neck radiation treatment begins

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1704
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1704
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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer : third doses

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4009
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As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
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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 ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Vaccines
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, you may have questions about whether you will need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All vaccinations should only be considered after careful assessment of the risks and benefits. This pamphlet explains whether you will need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine if you have had 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your cancer care team if you have questions about the vaccine, boosters, and your unique situation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4009
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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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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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Red book : 2021-2024 report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

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American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics. (32nd ed.) --Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics , c2021.
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Location
Online
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Corporate Author
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics
Other Authors
Kimberlin, David W.
Barnett, Elizabeth D.
Lynfield, Ruth
Sawyer, Mark H.
Edition
32nd ed.
Place of Publication
Itasca, IL
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781610025225
9781610025218 (pbk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Infective Agents - therapeutic use
Child
Communicable Disease Control
Communicable Diseases
Immunization
Infant
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Infectious Disease Medicine
Pediatrics
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Red book : 2021-2024 report of the committee on infectious diseases

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(32nd ed.) --Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics , 2021.
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Location
Online
Available Online
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Edition
32nd ed.
Place of Publication
Elk Grove Village, IL
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Date of Publication
2021
ISBN
9781610021463
ISSN
10800131
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Immunization
Notes
Access to this online resource is restricted to IWK Health Centre employees working from inside the hospital network.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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2021-2022 perianesthesia nursing standards, practice recommendations and interpretive statements

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ASPAN. --Cherry Hill, NJ: American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses , c2020.
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Location
Online
The 2021-2022 edition of the ASPAN Standards contains principles of safety and ethics in perianesthesia practice, perianesthesia practice standards, practice recommendations, position statements, resources from partnering organizations, and interpretive statements which provide clarity and definition to key elements of the standards.
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Corporate Author
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. Standards and Guidelines Committee
Responsibility
ASPAN
Alternate Title
Perianesthesia nursing standards, practice recommendations & interpretive statements
Perianaesthesia nursing standards
ASPAN standards
Place of Publication
Cherry Hill, NJ
Publisher
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780017688392
Subjects (MeSH)
Nurse Anesthetists - standards - United States
Perioperative Nursing - standards - United States
Postanesthesia Nursing - standards - United States
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Nursing
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
The 2021-2022 edition of the ASPAN Standards contains principles of safety and ethics in perianesthesia practice, perianesthesia practice standards, practice recommendations, position statements, resources from partnering organizations, and interpretive statements which provide clarity and definition to key elements of the standards.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Handbook
Practice Guideline
Location
Online
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