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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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After a Cancer Diagnosis : The 5 Ws for Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Exercise
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
Notes
Adapted with permission from Cancer Care Ontario.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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Birth Control Implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2361
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A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic
Alternate Title
BCI
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)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is explained. A list of situations in which you should not get the implant is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ROSE Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2361
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Boire de l’eau entre les repas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Drinking water between meals
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drinking Water
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drinking water
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il peut être difficile de boire une quantité suffisante de liquides épais pour rester hydraté. Pour vous assurer de boire assez de liquides, vous pourriez peut être boire de l’eau entre les repas. Ce dépliant donne des conseils pour boire de l’eau de façon sécuritaire entre les repas et réduire les risques d’étouffement.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Drinking Water Between Meals" pamphlet 1159. Some people have problems swallowing thin liquids. This means that some liquids may go into their airway instead of their stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink goes ‘down the wrong way’. Sometimes aspiration can increase the chance of getting pneumonia (lung infection). It can also be very unpleasant and cause coughing. It may be hard to drink enough thick liquids to stay hydrated. To make sure you get enough liquids, you may be able to drink water between meals. This pamphlet gives guidelines for drinking water safely between meals for people with swallowing problems so that there is less chance of choking.
Notes
Previous title: Drinking water between meals for people with swallowing problems
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Correction du strabisme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1715
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Le strabisme est un problème qui se présente quand les deux yeux ne s’alignent pas dans la même direction. Cela signifie qu’ils ne regardent pas le même objet en même temps. La présente publication explique à quoi s’attendre après l’opération (suture ajustable, pansement, médicaments, vision double). Il traite aussi de la façon d’appliquer l’onguent pour les yeux et des soins de suivi. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0025, "Strabismus Repair". Strabismus is a disorder whe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Strabismus repair
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Strabismus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Strabismus--Surgery
Abstract
Le strabisme est un problème qui se présente quand les deux yeux ne s’alignent pas dans la même direction. Cela signifie qu’ils ne regardent pas le même objet en même temps. La présente publication explique à quoi s’attendre après l’opération (suture ajustable, pansement, médicaments, vision double). Il traite aussi de la façon d’appliquer l’onguent pour les yeux et des soins de suivi.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0025, "Strabismus Repair". Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1715
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Dementia care for families : Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Building

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1423
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As your family member goes through different stages of dementia, you may have questions and concerns. This pamphlet gives ways for you to support your family member. It explains the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and offers answers to many of the questions you may have about your loved one's care following admission to the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building. The French version of this pamphlet 1856, "Soins aux personnes atteintes de démence - Édifice Camp Hill Veterans’…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council
Alternate Title
Dementia care for families : CHVMB
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia
Subjects (LCSH)
Dementia--Patients--Care
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
As your family member goes through different stages of dementia, you may have questions and concerns. This pamphlet gives ways for you to support your family member. It explains the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and offers answers to many of the questions you may have about your loved one's care following admission to the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building. The French version of this pamphlet 1856, "Soins aux personnes atteintes de démence - Édifice Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Information About Dementia Care for Families: Veterans' Memorial Building
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
1423
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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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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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Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2175
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Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspirat…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspiration (nourriture ou liquide entrant dans les poumons) et l'étouffement y sont proposés.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0527, “Safe Eating Guidelines”. Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into your airway instead of your stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or liquid ‘goes down the wrong way’. This pamphlet provides a list of signs that may mean you have swallowing problems. Safety tips to prevent aspiration (food or liquid going into your lungs) and choking are offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2175
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Plantar fasciitis exercises

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1668
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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pa…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Plantar, Fasciitis - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Fasciae (Anatomy)--Inflammation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pain.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Roseway Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1668
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Soins aux personnes atteintes de démence : Édifice Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1856
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La présente brochure vise à aider les familles à offrir du soutien à un être cher atteint de démence. Il explique la différence entre la démence et la maladie d’Alzheimer, et répond aux nombreuses questions que peuvent avoir les familles au sujet des soins de leur proche à la suite de l’admission à l’édifice Veterans' Memorial. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dementia Care for Families: Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building" pamphlet 1423. As your family member goes through differen…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council
Alternate Title
Soins aux personnes atteintes de démence : Édifice CHVM
Dementia care for families: Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia
Subjects (LCSH)
Dementia
Dementia--Patients--Care
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
La présente brochure vise à aider les familles à offrir du soutien à un être cher atteint de démence. Il explique la différence entre la démence et la maladie d’Alzheimer, et répond aux nombreuses questions que peuvent avoir les familles au sujet des soins de leur proche à la suite de l’admission à l’édifice Veterans' Memorial.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dementia Care for Families: Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building" pamphlet 1423. As your family member goes through different stages of dementia, you may have questions and concerns. This pamphlet gives ways for you to support your family member. It explains the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and offers answers to many of the questions you may have about your loved one's care following admission to the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building.
Notes
Previous title: Information à l’intention des familles sur les soins aux personnes atteintes de démence : Édifice Veterans’ Memorial
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans’ Services, Nursing Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
1856
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Strabismus repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Strabismus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Strabismus--Surgery
Abstract
Strabismus is a disorder when both eyes do not line up in the same direction. This means that they don’t look at the same object at the same time. This pamphlet explains what to expect after surgery (adjustable suture, dressing, medication, double vision). It also goes over how to apply eye ointment and followup care. The French version of this pamphlet 1715, "Correction du strabisme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0025
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Talking about patient safety incidents

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35354
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, "Divulgation des 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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