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Angiofluorographie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1109
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Pour avoir une bonne vision, il faut avoir une rétine en santé. L'angiofluorographie montre le flux sanguin dans la rétine et permet à votre médecin de voir s’il y a des problèmes. Le présent document porte sur la façon de se préparer à l’examen, le jour du traitement, le déroulement de l’examen et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’examen. ; This is a French translation of “Fluorescein Angiography (IVF)" pamphlet 0132. Your retina must be healthy for good vision. Fluorescein angiography (FA) shows t…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
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)
Fluorescein Angiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Fluorescein angiography
Abstract
Pour avoir une bonne vision, il faut avoir une rétine en santé. L'angiofluorographie montre le flux sanguin dans la rétine et permet à votre médecin de voir s’il y a des problèmes. Le présent document porte sur la façon de se préparer à l’examen, le jour du traitement, le déroulement de l’examen et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’examen.
This is a French translation of “Fluorescein Angiography (IVF)" pamphlet 0132. Your retina must be healthy for good vision. Fluorescein angiography (FA) shows the blood flow in your retina. It lets your eye doctor find any problems. Topics include: getting ready for the test, day of treatment, how the test is done, and what to expect after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1109
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Antibodies and surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibodies
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood testing
Blood--Transfusion
Abstract
Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1786
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La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit aussi les numéros où appeler si vous avez des questions urgentes et non urgentes.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Dental Extractions or Wisdom Teeth Removal" pamphlet 0646. This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, feeling unwell and having a fever, hygiene/mouth care, eating guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Après l’extraction des dents ou l’enlèvement des dents de sagesse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1786
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Après votre intervention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2109
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Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit. ; This pamphlet is a French transl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Après votre avortement
After your procedure
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Procedure" pamphlet 1509. Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2109
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Après votre opération de la rétine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1114
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Instructions à suivre après votre opération à la rétine. On vous dit à quoi vous attendre selon qu’on utilisera une anesthésie locale ou une anesthésie générale. Sujets traités : ce à quoi vous attendre si vous recevez une injection de gaz ou d’air durant l’opération, quoi faire si vous avez une bulle de gaz dans l’œil, gérer votre inconfort, médicaments et gouttes ophtalmiques, instructions pour vos activités, ce à quoi vous attendre après l’opération (vision, sensibilité de l’œil, écoulement,…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
After your retina surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
Instructions à suivre après votre opération à la rétine. On vous dit à quoi vous attendre selon qu’on utilisera une anesthésie locale ou une anesthésie générale. Sujets traités : ce à quoi vous attendre si vous recevez une injection de gaz ou d’air durant l’opération, quoi faire si vous avez une bulle de gaz dans l’œil, gérer votre inconfort, médicaments et gouttes ophtalmiques, instructions pour vos activités, ce à quoi vous attendre après l’opération (vision, sensibilité de l’œil, écoulement, etc.) et instructions concernant le couvre-œil et les lunettes. Vous trouverez des instructions sur l’utilisation des gouttes ophtalmiques. La publication liste aussi les symptômes qui requièrent immédiatement des soins médicaux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0463, "After Your Retina Surgery". Instructions to follow after your retina surgery are given. What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic versus a general anesthetic is listed. Topics include: what to expect if you received a gas or air injection during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble in your eye, managing discomfort, medication and eye drops, activity instructions, what to expect after surgery (vision, eye sensitivity, discharge, etc.), and eye shield/glasses instructions. Instructions for using eye drops are listed. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1114
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Arthroscopic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery : jaw joint surgery (outpatients)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1511
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is also called the jaw joint. TMJ surgery is done to treat problems with your jaw joints (like diseases that cause pain and limit your jaw movement). This pamphlet includes what to expect after surgery (like recovery area, eating and drinking, swelling, stitches, pain, and physio sticks). A list of symptoms that require you to call the oral surgery resident are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Temporomandibular Joint - surgery
Arthroscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Jaws--Surgery
Arthroscopy
Abstract
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is also called the jaw joint. TMJ surgery is done to treat problems with your jaw joints (like diseases that cause pain and limit your jaw movement). This pamphlet includes what to expect after surgery (like recovery area, eating and drinking, swelling, stitches, pain, and physio sticks). A list of symptoms that require you to call the oral surgery resident are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1511
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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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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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Avortement par instruments

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1862
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La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par instruments, qui peut avoir un avortement par instruments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques possibles. On y indique ce à quoi vous attendre après votre retour à la maison et qui contacter pour de plus amples renseignements. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Procedural Abortion" pamphlet 1832. This pamphlet explains what a procedural abortion is, who can get a procedural abortion, what happens during a procedu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Procedural abortion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Abortion
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
La présente brochure explique ce qu’est l’avortement par instruments, qui peut avoir un avortement par instruments, ce qui se passe durant l’intervention et les risques possibles. On y indique ce à quoi vous attendre après votre retour à la maison et qui contacter pour de plus amples renseignements.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Procedural Abortion" pamphlet 1832. This pamphlet explains what a procedural abortion is, who can get a procedural abortion, what happens during a procedural abortion, and possible risks. What to expect after you go home and who to contact for further information is included.
Notes
Previous title: Avortement chirurgical
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1862
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Before and after spine surgery : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spine Assessment Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1732
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after spine surgery. Topics include information about your spine, the surgery, and your discharge day, and what to expect at home. A pre-surgery checklist, activity guidelines, and information on when to see a health care provider are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spine Assessment Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
Before and after spine surgery : HI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spine - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after spine surgery. Topics include information about your spine, the surgery, and your discharge day, and what to expect at home. A pre-surgery checklist, activity guidelines, and information on when to see a health care provider are included.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: Medtronic ©; Saskatchewan Spine Pathway, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health ©; Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ©
Adapted by: Spine Assessment Clinic and Neurosurgery staff
Pamphlet Number
1732
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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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Booking an appointment at your collaborative family practice : Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou County, and East Hants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2337
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This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care
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)
Health information
Family medicine
Physicians
Subjects (LCSH)
Physician and patient
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Primary Care, Northern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2337
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0712
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A bronchoscopy is a procedure to look at your trachea (windpipe) and other major airways in your lungs. This pamphlet explains how the procedure is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bronchoscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Bronchoscopy
Abstract
A bronchoscopy is a procedure to look at your trachea (windpipe) and other major airways in your lungs. This pamphlet explains how the procedure is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Respirology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0712
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Cancer and distress

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education 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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anxiety - prevention & control
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psychological Distress
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety--Prevention
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Distress (Psychology)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of completing the questionnaire.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Capsulotomie au laser YAG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1947
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On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
YAG laser capsulotomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité peut être traitée au moyen d’un laser YAG. Le laser YAG est utilisé pour faire une ouverture dans la capsule (capsulotomie), comme lorsque l’on fait un trou dans une pellicule d’emballage en plastique. La vision est généralement plus claire 1 à 2 journées après le traitement. La présente brochure explique comment se préparer, ce qui se passe pendant le traitement et à quoi s’attendre après. On y présente aussi une liste des complications possibles.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0464, “YAG Laser Capsulotomy”. A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1947
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Cardiac catheterization (dye test)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0718
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: when you can eat, medications, when you can take off the dressing, when you can have a bath, when you can go home, and when you can drive. What to do if you have bleeding and when to seek medical attention is explained. The French version of this pamphlet 1120, "Cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0718
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The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other infor…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service
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)
Hospital Units
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other information includes personal belongings and valuables, parking, visitors, phone and TV services, and where your support person(s) can stay while you are in hospital. Sharing information with your support person(s) is also reviewed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to Cardiology
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Care after your melanoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma su…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Subjects (LCSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Abstract
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Care in the intensive care unit (ICU) : QE II department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1593
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the QE II Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Other topics include: visiting, care for loved ones and support persons, substitute decision maker (SDM), goals of care, and spiritual care services.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the QE II Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Other topics include: visiting, care for loved ones and support persons, substitute decision maker (SDM), goals of care, and spiritual care services.
Notes
Previous title: 3A and 5.2 Intensive Care Units : information for families
Responsibility
Prepared by: 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Pamphlet Number
1593
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Care in the intensive care unit (ICU) : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. ICU Leadership Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2410
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at South Shore Regional Hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. ICU Leadership Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at South Shore Regional Hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ICU Leadership Team, SSRH
Pamphlet Number
2410
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Care of your arteriovenous fistula

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0651
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An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
An arteriovenous (AV) fistula gives access to your bloodstream for hemodialysis. It is made by joining an artery and a vein during surgery. This pamphlet explains when your fistula will be ready to use, what to expect after your surgery, how to care for your incision (cut), and how to exercise your fistula arm before and after surgery. It also includes information about what to do if you have bleeding at your fistula site, and a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0651
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