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Early warning score

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2178
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Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vital Signs
Hospital admission
Subjects (LCSH)
Vital signs
Hospital patients
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2178
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Fluorescein angiography (FA)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0132
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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. The French translation of this pamphlet 1109, "Angiofluorographie" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fluorescein Angiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Fluorescein angiography
Abstract
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. The French translation of this pamphlet 1109, "Angiofluorographie" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Fluorescein angiography (IVF)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0132
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Ophthalmic imaging

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0022
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Ophthalmic imaging is when images (pictures) are taken of the eye. These pictures are used to detect (find) eye conditions. Types of ophthalmic imaging include: external photography, colour fundus photography, slit-lamp photography, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This pamphlet explains how to get ready for ophthalmic imaging, how ophthalmic imaging is done, and what will happen after it is done.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Ophthalmic imaging is when images (pictures) are taken of the eye. These pictures are used to detect (find) eye conditions. Types of ophthalmic imaging include: external photography, colour fundus photography, slit-lamp photography, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This pamphlet explains how to get ready for ophthalmic imaging, how ophthalmic imaging is done, and what will happen after it is done.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0022
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Diet Therapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet
Diet therapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Eating certain food is very important for health and recovery. This pamphlet offer suggestions for those going through cancer treatment: what to eat and how frequently. It lists suggested questions to ask your health care team and where to find more information.
Responsibility
prepared by oncology clinical educators and dieticians, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Lung screening program frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4052
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Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4052
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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
DSE
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)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Right heart catheterization test : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0392
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This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit - Halifax Infirmary", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit - Halifax Infirmary", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Right heart catheterization
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, Halifax Infirmary, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0392
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Stool collection for ova and parasites - South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1971
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Feces - microbiology
Feces - parasitology
Parasite Egg Count
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Feces--Collection and preservation
Feces--Microbiology
Intestines--Parasites
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find ova and parasites. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1971
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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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Home safety : preventing falls at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention
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)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls Prevention, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital; Adapted from: Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program “Preventing Falls at Home” Sinai Health and the University Health Network
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Taking your medication

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0758
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Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry
Medication
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Mental Health
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0758
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How hospital beds are used (overstay)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1742
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This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Discharge
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support. The French version of this pamphlet 1759, "L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: How hospital beds are used : Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish
Responsibility
Prepared by: Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Pamphlet Number
1742
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Stool collection for H. pylori : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. South Shore Regional Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1972
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find H. pylori. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. South Shore Regional Hospital
Alternate Title
Stool collection for Helicobacter pylori : South Shore Regional Hospital
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)
Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter Infections - diagnosis
Feces - microbiology
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter pylori infections--Diagnosis
Feces--Collection and preservation
Diagnostic specimens
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find H. pylori. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1972
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Finding a living kidney donor

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2271
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It can be hard to reach out to possible living donors. You may feel many emotions. This is normal. This pamphlet expalins the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, how to find a living donor, who you should ask to be a donor, and what will happen when a person says they may be interested in being your living kidney donor. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs is provided. Resources are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
It can be hard to reach out to possible living donors. You may feel many emotions. This is normal. This pamphlet expalins the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, how to find a living donor, who you should ask to be a donor, and what will happen when a person says they may be interested in being your living kidney donor. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs is provided. Resources are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2271
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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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Corporate Author
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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Anger after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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)
Anger Management Therapy
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anger
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
Notes
Previous title: Anger After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Travelling to QEII Health Sciences Centre & IWK from Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2031
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This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
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)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospitals, Pediatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Emergency services
Pediatric emergency services
Abstract
This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2031
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Sentinel node mapping : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2258
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Sentinel lymph node mapping is a procedure that uses radioactive material (tracers and sometimes blue dye) to map (find) the lymph nodes that drain the area of your cancer. For people with breast cancer, this is the nodes in the axilla (armpit). This pamphlet answers questions you may have before your procedure. The pamphlet explains what sentinel nodes are, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
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)
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Lymph nodes--Biopsy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
Sentinel lymph node mapping is a procedure that uses radioactive material (tracers and sometimes blue dye) to map (find) the lymph nodes that drain the area of your cancer. For people with breast cancer, this is the nodes in the axilla (armpit). This pamphlet answers questions you may have before your procedure. The pamphlet explains what sentinel nodes are, and what will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2258
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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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Patient care needs assessment : East Coast Forensic Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2266
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A Patient Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) helps us find out the health needs of all East Coast Forensic Hospital rehabilitation (rehab) patients. A PCNA considers many things (such as your physiology, psychology, social support, behaviour, and development) that may affect your health and recovery. A PCNA makes sure that the services you may need for your rehabilitation and recovery are available to you. Information about how the assessment will help and how you will be involved is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Needs Assessment
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Needs assessment
Mental health facilities--Discharge planning
Abstract
A Patient Care Needs Assessment (PCNA) helps us find out the health needs of all East Coast Forensic Hospital rehabilitation (rehab) patients. A PCNA considers many things (such as your physiology, psychology, social support, behaviour, and development) that may affect your health and recovery. A PCNA makes sure that the services you may need for your rehabilitation and recovery are available to you. Information about how the assessment will help and how you will be involved is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: East Coast Forensic Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2266
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