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How to use your metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer device

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1302
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An explanation of how to take care of your metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer device and the two ways you can use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used with a spacer device are listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1374, "Comment utiliser votre inhalateur avec une chambre d’inhalation", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
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)
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Asthma
Subjects (LCSH)
Inhalers
Asthma
Abstract
An explanation of how to take care of your metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer device and the two ways you can use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used with a spacer device are listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1374, "Comment utiliser votre inhalateur avec une chambre d’inhalation", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How to use your inhaler with a spacer device
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
1302
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How to use your metered-dose inhaler (MDI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1694
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An explanation of how to take care of your MDI and how to use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used are also listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also given. The French version of this pamphlet 1804, "Comment utiliser votre aérosol-doseur (pompe)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Asthma
Subjects (LCSH)
Inhalers
Asthma
Abstract
An explanation of how to take care of your MDI and how to use it are provided. Medication tips and examples of puffers used are also listed. Important reminders about MDIs are also given. The French version of this pamphlet 1804, "Comment utiliser votre aérosol-doseur (pompe)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How to use your metered-dose inhaler (puffer)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
1694
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0071
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The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aspirin
Subjects (LCSH)
Aspirin
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0071
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0249
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This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
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)
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0249
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1937
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Lithium is a mood stabilizer. It is most often used in bipolar disorder to prevent or treat mania or depression. This pamphlet explains what symptoms lithium will help with, how your dose of lithium is chosen, possible side effects, and signs of lithium toxicity (too much lithium).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Pharmacy Services
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)
Lithium - therapeutic use
Bipolar Disorder - drug therapy
Mania - drug therapy
Depression, Bipolar - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lithium--Therapeutic use
Manic-depressive illness
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Lithium is a mood stabilizer. It is most often used in bipolar disorder to prevent or treat mania or depression. This pamphlet explains what symptoms lithium will help with, how your dose of lithium is chosen, possible side effects, and signs of lithium toxicity (too much lithium).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1937
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Cannabinoids for managing pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1350
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Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
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)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cannabinoid analgesics for pain management
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1350
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Talking about patient safety incidents

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1448
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People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety inci…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety
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)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Patient safety
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1712, "Divulgation des incidents liés à la sécurité des patients", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first disclosure: when something goes wrong during your health care
Previous title: Patients first: disclosure of patient safety incidents
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1448
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Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1792
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Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une d…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
Alternate Title
Cannabinoids for managing pain
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)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une dose.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Cannabinoid Analgesics for Pain Management" pamphlet 1350. Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1792
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Nitroglycerin patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0251
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This pamphlet explains what this medication is used for and how to take it. Other topics include: what do if you miss a dose, storage, drugs and foods to avoid, and warnings. Serious side effects which require a doctor's visit are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1911, "Timbre de nitroglycérine", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department
Alternate Title
Nitro patch
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)
Nitroglycerin
Subjects (LCSH)
Nitroglycerin
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what this medication is used for and how to take it. Other topics include: what do if you miss a dose, storage, drugs and foods to avoid, and warnings. Serious side effects which require a doctor's visit are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1911, "Timbre de nitroglycérine", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0251
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Timbre de nitroglycérine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1911
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Ce document explique à quoi sert ce médicament et comment le prendre. Vous y découvrirez également ce qu’il faut faire si vous oubliez une dose, des conseils de conservation, des conseils sur les médicaments et les aliments à éviter et des avertissements. Il indique aussi les effets secondaires graves qui nécessitent une visite chez le médecin. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Nitroglycerin Patch" pamphlet 0251. This pamphlet explains what this medication is used for and how to take …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department
Alternate Title
Timbre de nitro
Nitroglycerin patch
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)
Nitroglycerin
Subjects (LCSH)
Nitroglycerin
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Ce document explique à quoi sert ce médicament et comment le prendre. Vous y découvrirez également ce qu’il faut faire si vous oubliez une dose, des conseils de conservation, des conseils sur les médicaments et les aliments à éviter et des avertissements. Il indique aussi les effets secondaires graves qui nécessitent une visite chez le médecin.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Nitroglycerin Patch" pamphlet 0251. This pamphlet explains what this medication is used for and how to take it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
1911
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0373
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Warfarin sodium is a type of medication called an oral (by mouth) anticoagulant. An anticoagulant makes your blood less likely to clot (thicken into a clump). This medication helps to prevent and treat abnormal blood clotting. This pamphlet explains what warfarin sodium is, why you may need it, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Information about INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, possible side effects, and safety precautions is included. Contact information for the An…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
Alternate Title
Coumadin
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)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Warfarin sodium is a type of medication called an oral (by mouth) anticoagulant. An anticoagulant makes your blood less likely to clot (thicken into a clump). This medication helps to prevent and treat abnormal blood clotting. This pamphlet explains what warfarin sodium is, why you may need it, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Information about INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, possible side effects, and safety precautions is included. Contact information for the Anticoagulation Clinic and the Thrombosis Anticoagulation Program is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2063, "Warfarine sodique" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Warfarin sodium, an oral anticoagulant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services and Hematology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0373
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Methadone for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Buprenorphine
Opioid-Related Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid abuse
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Stereotactic radiation therapy to the brain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - therapy
Radiosurgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Radiosurgery
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Self-administration of select subcutaneous chemotherapy drugs

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4039
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You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your tre…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group
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)
Radiosurgery
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Stereotaxic Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiosurgery
Stereotaxic techniques
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished. Contact information is included in case you have treatment or health-related questions, or want to speak to a social worker. The pamphlet also includes a list of supplies to pick up from a pharmacy and a calendar to record important dates during your treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Prostate SABR Site Group; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4039
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Autologous stem cell transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0260
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This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplantation, Autologous
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Stem cells--Transplantation
Autotransplantation
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about the process of a stem cell transplant using your own stem cells. Informaton about stem cell transplants and stem cell collection is provided. Also included is information about before your stem cell collection, phases of the process, side effects of high dose chemotherapy, admission, moving to the Medical Day Unit (MDU), the importance of MedicAlert® identification, outpatient care, and what to expect after your transplant. Information on lodging, parking, program policies, shingles, vaccinations, emotional health, healthy eating, and physical activity is also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII BMT Program
Pamphlet Number
0260
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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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Using methadone for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0686
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Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0686
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