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Having an epidural after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1378
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An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of this pamphlet 2104, "Analgésie épidurale après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1378
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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4034
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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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Analgésie épidurale après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2104
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L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laqu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Having an epidural after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laquelle s'attendre, de l’équipe responsable de soulager votre douleur et de la durée d’utilisation de l'anesthésie épidurale.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having an Epidural after Surgery" pamphlet 1378. An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2104
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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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Your emergency department visit : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2129
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This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the Emergency Department (ED) at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Topics include what patient capacity is, what happens when the ED reaches patient capacity, triage levels, and how you can give feedback. The French translation of this pamphlet 2131, "Votre visite au service des urgences - Hôpital Fishermen’s Memorial" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Your ED visit : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medical services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the Emergency Department (ED) at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Topics include what patient capacity is, what happens when the ED reaches patient capacity, triage levels, and how you can give feedback. The French translation of this pamphlet 2131, "Votre visite au service des urgences - Hôpital Fishermen’s Memorial" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department Staff, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2129
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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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Pregnancy testing before your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2305
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On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative 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)
Prenatal Care
Maternal Health
General Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Prenatal care
Maternal health services
Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Services
Pamphlet Number
2305
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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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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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Receiving Your Pamidronate By An Intermate® Infusion Pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0537
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An Intermate® Infusion Pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications at home. This pamphlet describes how the pump works, how to carry the pump, and how to use it at home.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Neoplasms - drug therapy
Home Infusion Therapy
Infusion Pumps
Pamidronate
Subjects (LCSH)
Bones--Cancer--Chemotherapy
Disodium pamidronate
Drug infusion pumps
Home drug infusion therapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Pharmacy
Self Care
Abstract
An Intermate® Infusion Pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications at home. This pamphlet describes how the pump works, how to carry the pump, and how to use it at home.
Responsibility
prepared by Cancer Centre staff
Pamphlet Number
0537
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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.
Responsibility
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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is pro…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
Computerized tomography scan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 1104, "Tomodensitogramme" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: CT Scanner
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
0067
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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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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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Outpatient withdrawal management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2312
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This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of …
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcoholism--Treatment
Abstract
This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of having a support person(s) and how they can help are outlined. Information on who to call for support and how to give feedback on the program is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service, Mental Health and Addictions
Pamphlet Number
2312
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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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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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Corporate Author
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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Opioids for shortness of breath in advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1892
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Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Analgesics, Opioid
Dyspnea - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Opioids
Dyspnea
Abstract
Shortness of breath is the most common symptom for patients with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Over time, shortness of breath can get harder to control. Sometimes standard COPD treatments do not help with shortness of breath enough to give you relief. This can make life harder for you and your family. Opioids (for example, morphine or similar medications) may help. This pamphlet provides information about causes of shortness of breath, how opioids help, kinds of opioids used, safety concerns about opioid use, possible side effects, and concerns regarding anxiety and depression.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Pamphlet Number
1892
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