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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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Corporate Author
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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Accoucher après la date prévue d’accouchement

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Labour and Delivery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1952
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Vous serez probablement excitée et anxieuse à l’approche de la naissance de votre bébé. La durée moyenne d’une grossesse est de 40 semaines. La plupart des femmes accouchent entre la 38e et la 42e semaine. Beaucoup de bébés ne viennent pas au monde à la date prévue d’accouchement. Environ 85 % des bébés naissent dans la semaine qui précède ou qui suit la date prévue d’accouchement. La meilleure chose à faire est de considérer votre date prévue d’accouchement comme la meilleure « estimation poss…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Labour and Delivery Unit
Alternate Title
Giving birth after your due date
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Prolonged
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Prolonged pregnancy
Labor, Induced (Obstetrics)
Abstract
Vous serez probablement excitée et anxieuse à l’approche de la naissance de votre bébé. La durée moyenne d’une grossesse est de 40 semaines. La plupart des femmes accouchent entre la 38e et la 42e semaine. Beaucoup de bébés ne viennent pas au monde à la date prévue d’accouchement. Environ 85 % des bébés naissent dans la semaine qui précède ou qui suit la date prévue d’accouchement. La meilleure chose à faire est de considérer votre date prévue d’accouchement comme la meilleure « estimation possible ». La présente brochure explique à quoi vous attendre si la grossesse se poursuit après votre date prévue d’accouchement. Elle traite aussi du déroulement des évaluations post-terme et de la façon de vous préparer à ces consultations. Les symptômes exigeant un appel à l’unité du travail et de l’accouchement sont indiqués.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1925, “Giving Birth After Your Due Date”. You will likely feel excited and anxious as you wait for the birth of your baby. The average length of pregnancy is 40 weeks. Most women give birth between 38 to 42 weeks. Many babies are not born on their due date. About 85% of babies are born within one week before or after their due date. It’s best to think of your due date as a “best guess.” This pamphlet describes what to expect if you go past your due date. What is done during a Post-Dates Assessment (PDA) and how to get ready for these visits are covered. A list of symptoms which require you to call the Labour & Delivery Unit is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Labour & Delivery Unit staff, VRH
Pamphlet Number
1952
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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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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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Choix d’accouchement après une césarienne

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1891
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Si votre bébé est né par césarienne, vous pouvez quand même accoucher de votre prochain bébé par voie vaginale. On parle alors d’épreuve du travail après césarienne (EDTAC) ou d’accouchement vaginal après césarienne (AVAC). Ce dépliant présente ce qui favorise la sécurité et la réussite d’un AVAC, ainsi que les avantages et les risques d’un AVAC. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1847, “Options for Birth after Cesarean”. This pamphlet explains the options available to women…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Options for birth after cesarean
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)
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
Subjects (LCSH)
Childbirth
Abstract
Si votre bébé est né par césarienne, vous pouvez quand même accoucher de votre prochain bébé par voie vaginale. On parle alors d’épreuve du travail après césarienne (EDTAC) ou d’accouchement vaginal après césarienne (AVAC). Ce dépliant présente ce qui favorise la sécurité et la réussite d’un AVAC, ainsi que les avantages et les risques d’un AVAC.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1847, “Options for Birth after Cesarean”. This pamphlet explains the options available to women who have had a baby by cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “c-section” or “CS”). Women who have had a cesarean often give birth vaginally in their next pregnancy. This may be referred to as Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) or Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). When you can plan for a VBAC, what makes a VBAC safe and successful, as well as the benefits and risks of VBAC, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group Adapted from: PL-0902 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax NS © 2015
Pamphlet Number
1891
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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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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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Getting chemotherapy by an elastomeric infusion pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4032
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An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how …
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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
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how you will know when it is empty. Information on what to do if you think the pump is not running, if the gripper needle comes out, if the pump leaks, or if the tubing becomes disconnected is included. Signs of infection are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4032
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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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Head & Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Head and Neck Oncology Case Manager : helping patients through the cancer journey
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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer
Neck--Cancer
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients and families living with head and neck cancers often feel like they are entering a maze when they begin the cancer care journey. Our team tries to give the best care possible for head and neck cancer patients and their families. We have a team of health care professionals who work together to plan your care. This pamphlet explains the role of the head and neck oncology case manager in your care. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4036
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Heart healthy, sodium restricted guidelines : 1500 to 2000 mg sodium per day

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1166
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Heart healthy eating can help you feel good and give you energy. Eating more fibre and less fat can lower your risk of heart disease by helping control your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. Eating less sodium (salt) can help manage heart failure and high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to eat heart healthy. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. Information about fluid, portion size, omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed, and eating out is included. A li…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Sodium restricted diet
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Salt-free diet
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Heart healthy eating can help you feel good and give you energy. Eating more fibre and less fat can lower your risk of heart disease by helping control your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. Eating less sodium (salt) can help manage heart failure and high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to eat heart healthy. Foods that are best choices and foods to avoid are listed. Information about fluid, portion size, omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed, and eating out is included. A list of resources is provided. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Heart Healthy, Restricted Sodium Guidelines 1.5 to 2 grams sodium
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1166
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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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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
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)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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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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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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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.
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Previous title: Independent living simulation suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre
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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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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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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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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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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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