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Care of your urinary catheter at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0297
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0297
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Carotid endarterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0594
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A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Carotid artery surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endarterectomy, Carotid
Carotid Stenosis--surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Carotid artery--Stenosis
Carotid artery--Surgery
Abstract
A carotid endarterectomy is surgery to clean plaque (fat deposits) out of one of your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are arteries in your neck that bring blood to the arteries in your brain, neck, and face. This pamphlet reviews what causes arteries to narrow, what to expect during surgery, and care after surgery. Ways to slow or stop the fatty buildup in your arteries are also offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI
Revised by: 4.1 Staff and Bonnie Heckel CNS; Christine Thompson
Pamphlet Number
0594
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Catheter ablation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheter Ablation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheter ablation
Arrhythmia--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Ce document contient des informations sur la procédure de cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant) et sur ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre après votre retour chez vous. Cet examen permet de voir les artères qui alimentent votre muscle cardiaque en oxygène et de voir si votre muscle cardiaque et vos valves fonctionnent bien. Ce document décrit comment la procédure est effectuée, comment vous devez vous préparer et ce qui se passera le jour de l’examen. Vous verrez ce à quoi vous devez vou…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catherization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Ce document contient des informations sur la procédure de cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant) et sur ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre après votre retour chez vous. Cet examen permet de voir les artères qui alimentent votre muscle cardiaque en oxygène et de voir si votre muscle cardiaque et vos valves fonctionnent bien. Ce document décrit comment la procédure est effectuée, comment vous devez vous préparer et ce qui se passera le jour de l’examen. Vous verrez ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre si l’examen est effectué par l’aine ou le poignet. Vous verrez aussi quand vous pourrez manger après l’examen, quand vous pourrez prendre des médicaments, quand vous pourrez enlever le pansement, quand vous pourrez prendre un bain, quand vous pourrez rentrer chez vous et quand vous pourrez conduire. Le document indique aussi ce qu’il faut faire en cas de saignement et dans quelles circonstances il faut consulter un médecin.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0718, “Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)”. 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.
Notes
Previous title: Cathétérisme cardiaque (test avec colorant)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Cervical ripening with dinoprostone vaginal gel (Prostin)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
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)
Cervical Ripening
Dinoprostone
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1817, "Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1772
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Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2158
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Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercice…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Alternate Title
Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Ce dépliant porte sur les chirurgies de la hernie. Une hernie se forme lorsque la paroi externe d’un muscle se brise ou se déchire. Les organes (p. ex. une petite partie de l’intestin ou des tissus) passent alors à travers cet orifice. Nous présentons ici les différents types de chirurgie de la hernie et expliquons ce à quoi il faut s’attendre avant la chirurgie, le jour même de la chirurgie et une fois de retour à la maison. Il s’agit notamment de ce qui suit : contrôle de la douleur, exercices pour respirer profondément et tousser, exercices pour les pieds et les jambes, soins de l’incision, activité physique, repas, bourrelet de cicatrisation, suivi avec le chirurgien et symptômes nécessitant des soins médicaux. Vous trouverez également des cartes pour aller aux différents hôpitaux où les chirurgies de la hernie sont effectuées (QEII, Windsor et Truro).
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0592, "Hernia Surgery as an Outpatient". This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2158
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Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1899
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La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition aprè…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition après l’intervention. Un cheminement clinique et un glossaire sont présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair" pamphlet 0702. This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included.
Responsibility
Adapted by: Physiotherapy and 6A, QE II; This guide was adapted with permission from The Ottawa Hospital for use by Nova Scotia Health. © The Ottawa Hospital, June 2002 (Revised 2008) All rights reserved.
Pamphlet Number
1899
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Choosing a CPAP provider

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1620
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CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab
Alternate Title
Choosing a continuous positive airway pressure provider
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)
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep apnea syndromes
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sleep Disorders Lab
Pamphlet Number
1620
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Colour, sensation, and movement

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0533
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Your nurse will check your hand and/or foot often for circulation (blood flow). They will check the colour, sensation (feeling), and movement. A list of questions to expect and information about what to do if you notice any changes in the colour, sensation, or movement of your hand and/or foot is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Circulation
Hand - blood supply
Foot - blood supply
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Circulation
Blood flow
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Your nurse will check your hand and/or foot often for circulation (blood flow). They will check the colour, sensation (feeling), and movement. A list of questions to expect and information about what to do if you notice any changes in the colour, sensation, or movement of your hand and/or foot is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI
Pamphlet Number
0533
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Community transitional care centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Transitional Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2408
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This pamphlet explains what you can expect from a stay at a Community Transitional Care Centre.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Transitional Care Centre
Alternate Title
CTCC
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services
Recreation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services
Recreation therapy
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what you can expect from a stay at a Community Transitional Care Centre.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community transitional care centre, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2408
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Concussion recovery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0395
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided. The Frenc…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Concussion - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2406, "Rétablissement après une commotion cérébrale", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Concussion recovery (mild traumatic brain injury)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
0395
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Continuing care : important information for you

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Continuing Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2120
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This pamphlet explains what to expect while receiving supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It includes information about your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. The French version of this pamphlet 2188, "Soins continus - Information importante", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Continuing Care
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)
Home Care Services
Long-Term Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Home care services
Long-term care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect while receiving supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It includes information about your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. The French version of this pamphlet 2188, "Soins continus - Information importante", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Continuing Care
Pamphlet Number
2120
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Corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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Coronary intervention (balloon or stent procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0707
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for i…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Heart--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0707
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Correction du strabisme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1715
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Le strabisme est un problème qui se présente quand les deux yeux ne s’alignent pas dans la même direction. Cela signifie qu’ils ne regardent pas le même objet en même temps. La présente publication explique à quoi s’attendre après l’opération (suture ajustable, pansement, médicaments, vision double). Il traite aussi de la façon d’appliquer l’onguent pour les yeux et des soins de suivi. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0025, "Strabismus Repair". Strabismus is a disorder whe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Strabismus repair
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Strabismus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Strabismus--Surgery
Abstract
Le strabisme est un problème qui se présente quand les deux yeux ne s’alignent pas dans la même direction. Cela signifie qu’ils ne regardent pas le même objet en même temps. La présente publication explique à quoi s’attendre après l’opération (suture ajustable, pansement, médicaments, vision double). Il traite aussi de la façon d’appliquer l’onguent pour les yeux et des soins de suivi.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0025, "Strabismus Repair". Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1715
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Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1084
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Corrective jaw surgery corrects jaw deformities. This is done to prevent damage to your jaw joints, teeth, and muscles. Corrective jaw surgery is also used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This pamphlet explains what to expect on the day of your surgery, right after your surgery, and at home. Topics include prescriptions, oral (mouth) hygiene, eating guidelines, activity, lip and jaw exercises, elastics, nasal congestion, scissors, nosebleeds, infection, and vomiting. A discharge checkli…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
Jaw - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Jaws--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Corrective jaw surgery corrects jaw deformities. This is done to prevent damage to your jaw joints, teeth, and muscles. Corrective jaw surgery is also used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This pamphlet explains what to expect on the day of your surgery, right after your surgery, and at home. Topics include prescriptions, oral (mouth) hygiene, eating guidelines, activity, lip and jaw exercises, elastics, nasal congestion, scissors, nosebleeds, infection, and vomiting. A discharge checklist and contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included.
Notes
Previous title: Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1084
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Corticosteroid therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1546
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Corticosteroids (kor-ti-koh-STER-oids) are strong inhibitors of inflammation (swelling). To ‘inhibit’ means to slow down or cut down on something. This pamphlet explains what corticosteriods do, how they work, when they are used, and how they are given. Precautions, side effects, and what to expect after treatment are explained. Side effects that require contacting your primary health care provider are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Alternate Title
Corticosteroid therapy in IBD
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)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Prednisone
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Prednisone
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Medications
Abstract
Corticosteroids (kor-ti-koh-STER-oids) are strong inhibitors of inflammation (swelling). To ‘inhibit’ means to slow down or cut down on something. This pamphlet explains what corticosteriods do, how they work, when they are used, and how they are given. Precautions, side effects, and what to expect after treatment are explained. Side effects that require contacting your primary health care provider are listed.
Notes
This pamphlet replaced pamphlet 1139, Prednisone Therapy.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1546
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COVID-19 : taking care while you are in the hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2260
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This pamphlet is for people that are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Topics include: What is COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2), how does COVID-19 spread, what to expect while admitted with COVID-19, personal belongings and visitor restrictions, self-proning instructions, and what to eat and drink as you recover from COVID-19. A resource for COVID-19 recovery information is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
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)
Coronavirus
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Communicable diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is for people that are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. Topics include: What is COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2), how does COVID-19 spread, what to expect while admitted with COVID-19, personal belongings and visitor restrictions, self-proning instructions, and what to eat and drink as you recover from COVID-19. A resource for COVID-19 recovery information is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL, adapted from Welcome to the COVID-19 Inpatient Unit (Unit 8.3), Acute Care and Critical Care
Pamphlet Number
2260
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Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2311
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The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s st…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided. The Mi'kmaw version of this pamphlet 2360, "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Mi'kmaw)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2311
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[Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2360
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This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Mi'kmaw
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2360
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