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Hydrocortisone injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Endocrinology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0222
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This pamphlet lists the supplies you will need, and the steps to prepare and give yourself an injection of hydrocortisone.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Endocrinology Clinic
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)
Injections
Hydrocortisone - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Hydrocortisone
Injections
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
This pamphlet lists the supplies you will need, and the steps to prepare and give yourself an injection of hydrocortisone.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endocrinology Clinic, VG site, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0222
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Seniors Afternoon Out Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2221
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The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as letter size (WT85-2383).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program
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 for the Aged
Recreation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services for older people
Recreation therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as letter size (WT85-2383).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors LINCS Program
Pamphlet Number
2221
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Seniors Afternoon Out Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2383
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The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as a tri-fold (WT85-2221).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program
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)
Health Services for the Aged
Recreation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Community health services for older people
Recreation therapy
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
The Seniors Afternoon Out Program is an affordable social opportunity for seniors living in the Annapolis Valley. Activities promote physical and mental wellness and give support for caregiver respite (relief). This pamphlet explains who can attend, what may happen in an afternoon, the benefits, and how to register for the program. This pamphlet is also available as a tri-fold (WT85-2221).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors LINCS Program
Pamphlet Number
2383
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Finding health information online

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Library Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0228
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Many people look for health information online. Using Google may give you lots of information, but it may not be the best information. The quality of information online varies. This pamphlet includes questions to ask about health-related websites, things to think about, and good starting points for online health information. The internet can be helpful, but it should never replace talking to your health care providers. They are the experts.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Library Services
Alternate Title
Finding health information on the web
Finding health information on the internet
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)
Health Promotion
Consumer Health Information
Subjects (LCSH)
Patient education
Mass media in health education
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Many people look for health information online. Using Google may give you lots of information, but it may not be the best information. The quality of information online varies. This pamphlet includes questions to ask about health-related websites, things to think about, and good starting points for online health information. The internet can be helpful, but it should never replace talking to your health care providers. They are the experts.
Notes
Previous title: Health information on the Internet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Library Services
Pamphlet Number
0228
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Welcome to 8.2 : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1297
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Unit 8.2 a 37-bed medical teaching unit for people with a range of conditions. This pamphlet includes information on Home First and discharge planning, having a family spokesperson, your health care team, planning for going home, visitors, important times, help from your support persons, services while you are in the hospital, medication safety in the hospital and at home, infection control, and how to give feedback and suggestions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care Team
Hospital Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
Unit 8.2 a 37-bed medical teaching unit for people with a range of conditions. This pamphlet includes information on Home First and discharge planning, having a family spokesperson, your health care team, planning for going home, visitors, important times, help from your support persons, services while you are in the hospital, medication safety in the hospital and at home, infection control, and how to give feedback and suggestions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.2, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1297
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Oral irons and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1469
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Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood). Taking oral irons will give you enough iron to make hemoglobin. The pamphlet explains what oral irons are, how to take and store them, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Alternate Title
Oral irons and CKD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Iron deficiency anemia
Renal pharmacology
Abstract
Many people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood). Taking oral irons will give you enough iron to make hemoglobin. The pamphlet explains what oral irons are, how to take and store them, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1469
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1731
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This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your su…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (53 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your surgery, common concerns after surgery, and discharge and follow-up. It also includes information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, heart healthy eating guidelines, and questions you may have.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1731
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Pain relief options when having your baby : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2003
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This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a g…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
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)
Anesthesia, Epidural
Nitrous Oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation--Technique
Abstract
This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a good idea to have a backup plan. Topics include: relaxation and breathing techniques, nitrous oxide gas, narcotic analgesics, and epidurals (an FAQ section on epidurals is provided). The importance of talking to your health care provider about your wishes before the birth is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2003
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Independent Living Simulation Suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2054
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There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Independent Living
Subjects (LCSH)
Congregate housing
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Independent living simulation suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: ILS Suite Working Committee: NS Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2054
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Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Support Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2324
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The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Substance-Related Disorders - therapy
Gambling - therapy
Harm Reduction
Subjects (LCSH)
Substance abuse
Gambling
Harm reduction
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program Recovery Support Program
Pamphlet Number
2324
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Pain relief options when having your baby : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2334
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This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need the types of pain relief listed. If you have questions, talk with your doctor. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is good to have a backup plan. Topics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
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)
Anesthesia, Epidural
Nitrous Oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation--Technique
Abstract
This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need the types of pain relief listed. If you have questions, talk with your doctor. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is good to have a backup plan. Topics include: relaxation and breathing methods, nitrous oxide gas, opioid analgesics, and epidurals (an FAQ section on epidurals is provided). The importance of talking to your doctor about your wishes before the birth is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2334
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About the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Infant Feeding Policy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2365
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services
Alternate Title
About the BFI and IFP
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)
Infant
Nutrition
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants--Nutrition
Breastfeeding
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff at a Baby-Friendly facility will help you to do. It also gives information about Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health's Infant Feeding Policy. A link for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2365
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Talking about patient safety incidents

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1448
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People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety inci…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Patient safety
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1712, "Incidents liés à la sécurité des patients", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first disclosure: when something goes wrong during your health care
Previous title: Patients first: disclosure of patient safety incidents
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1448
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Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ustekinumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taking ustekinumab and while you are taking it are listed. Possible side effects, information about pregnancy and breast/chest feeding, and other important things to know are included.
Notes
Previous title: Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy for Crohn's disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Incidents liés à la sécurité des patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Les gens s'attendent à recevoir des soins de santé en toute sécurité. Tous les jours, les prestataires de soins de santé travaillent fort pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tous nos efforts pour assurer votre sécurité, être à l'hôpital comporte des risques. Les patients peuvent, par exemple, faire une chute, contracter une infection, développer une plaie de pression (plaie de lit) ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements sont appelés incidents…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
Alternate Title
Talking about patient safety incidents
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)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Abstract
Les gens s'attendent à recevoir des soins de santé en toute sécurité. Tous les jours, les prestataires de soins de santé travaillent fort pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tous nos efforts pour assurer votre sécurité, être à l'hôpital comporte des risques. Les patients peuvent, par exemple, faire une chute, contracter une infection, développer une plaie de pression (plaie de lit) ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements sont appelés incidents liés à la sécurité des patients. Cette brochure explique ce que sont les incidents liés à la sécurité des patients, ce qu'il faut faire si vous constatez de tels incidents, comment les signaler, ce qu'est la divulgation, de quelle façon elle peut vous aider et comment elle a lieu. Une liste de ressources pour de plus amples renseignements est incluse.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1448, "Patients First: Disclosure of Patient Safety Incidents". People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included.
Notes
Previous title: Divulgation des incidents liés à la sécurité des patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Short Stay Unit : Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Short Stay Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2261
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The Short Stay Unit is a 5-bed psychiatric inpatient service with 24-hour nursing care. This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are admitted to the unit, what to expect on the unit, passes to leave the unit, service available on the unit and at the QEII, how you can help yourself, discharge planning, how your loved ones can help, and how to give feedback about your stay. A list of common words used in the hospital is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Short Stay Unit
Alternate Title
Short Stay Unit : Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing units
Psychiatry
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Psychiatry
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Short Stay Unit is a 5-bed psychiatric inpatient service with 24-hour nursing care. This pamphlet explains what will happen when you are admitted to the unit, what to expect on the unit, passes to leave the unit, service available on the unit and at the QEII, how you can help yourself, discharge planning, how your loved ones can help, and how to give feedback about your stay. A list of common words used in the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Short Stay Unit, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
Pamphlet Number
2261
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Writing to your anonymous 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
2272
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is 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
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is included.
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Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2272
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Writing to your anonymous kidney transplant recipient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2273
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is 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
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2273
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Welcome to the Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2282
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This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital
Alternate Title
Welcome to the MHA Day Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Health Services
Hospitals, psychiatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental health facilities
Hospital care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what your treatment will focus on, and how to give feedback about your care. Information about how to get to the Day Hospital and where to park is included. A list of commonly used terms is provided.
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Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
2282
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Self-administration of select subcutaneous chemotherapy drugs

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