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Pilonidal sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1665
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A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care suc…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pilonidal Sinus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Pilonidal cyst
Abstract
A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care such as controlling discomfort, meals, activity, care of your incision, and followup appointment instructions.
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Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1665
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Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Alternate Title
Be antibiotic aware
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2151
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[Be antibiotic aware]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2242
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2242
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[Be antibiotic aware]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2244
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2244
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
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)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Brushing and flossing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1865
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Brushing your teeth prevents tooth decay (damage) by removing the plaque that forms on your teeth each day. Plaque is a thin, hard-to-see layer of germs that covers the teeth and gums. This pamphlet describes when to brush your teeth and when to floss, general brushing and flossing advice, and how to help children brush and floss. The French version of this pamphlet 1879, "Brosse à dents et fil dentaire," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public 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)
Toothbrushing
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Brushing your teeth prevents tooth decay (damage) by removing the plaque that forms on your teeth each day. Plaque is a thin, hard-to-see layer of germs that covers the teeth and gums. This pamphlet describes when to brush your teeth and when to floss, general brushing and flossing advice, and how to help children brush and floss. The French version of this pamphlet 1879, "Brosse à dents et fil dentaire," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1865
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Brosse à dents et fil dentaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1879
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Le brossage des dents permet de prévenir les caries en éliminant la plaque dentaire qui se forme tous les jours sur vos dents. La plaque dentaire est une couche de germes fine et difficile à voir qui recouvre les dents et les gencives. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des renseignements sur le moment où vous devriez vous brosser les dents et utiliser le fil dentaire, des conseils généraux sur le brossage des dents et l'utilisation du fil dentaire, et des conseils pour aider les enfants à se …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Alternate Title
Brushing and flossing
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Toothbrushing
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Le brossage des dents permet de prévenir les caries en éliminant la plaque dentaire qui se forme tous les jours sur vos dents. La plaque dentaire est une couche de germes fine et difficile à voir qui recouvre les dents et les gencives. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des renseignements sur le moment où vous devriez vous brosser les dents et utiliser le fil dentaire, des conseils généraux sur le brossage des dents et l'utilisation du fil dentaire, et des conseils pour aider les enfants à se brosser les dents et à utiliser le fil dentaire.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1865, “Brushing and Flossing”. Brushing your teeth prevents tooth decay (damage) by removing the plaque that forms on your teeth each day. Plaque is a thin, hard-to-see layer of germs that covers the teeth and gums. This pamphlet describes when to brush your teeth and when to floss, general brushing and flossing advice, and how to help children brush and floss.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1879
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1621
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This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
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)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before orthopedic surgery - instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1621
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Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage. ; This…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preparing Your Skin Before Orthopaedic Surgery" pamphlet 1621. This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique : instructions à l’intention des patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Hygiène des mains

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1781
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L’hygiène des mains est la meilleure façon d’éviter la propagation des germes dans les établissements de soins de santé, dans la collectivité et à la maison. Le dépliant décrit l’importance de se laver les mains, la bonne façon de se laver les mains avec de l’eau et du savon et l’utilisation d’un gel désinfectant à base d’alcool. Il présente aussi un diagramme d’instructions précises en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI). ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hand H…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Hand hygiene
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)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
L’hygiène des mains est la meilleure façon d’éviter la propagation des germes dans les établissements de soins de santé, dans la collectivité et à la maison. Le dépliant décrit l’importance de se laver les mains, la bonne façon de se laver les mains avec de l’eau et du savon et l’utilisation d’un gel désinfectant à base d’alcool. Il présente aussi un diagramme d’instructions précises en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI).
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hand Hygiene" pamphlet 1036. Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions.
Notes
Previous title: L’hygiène des mains pour les patients, les résidents et les clients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1781
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Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPA…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions. The French version of this pamphlet 1860, "Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : Pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1860
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Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont par…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont parfois requises pour empêcher les microbes de se propager d’un patient à un autre. La présente brochure explique en quoi consistent les pratiques de base et les précautions supplémentaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preventing the Spread of Germs and Infections: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions" pamphlet 1822. Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. “Routine practices” are the minimum steps taken to prevent and control infection in the care of all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1860
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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Tuberculin skin test (TST)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1598
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A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tuberculin Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Tuberculin test
Abstract
A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1598
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