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Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2311
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The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s st…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided. The Mi'kmaw version of this pamphlet 2360, "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Mi'kmaw)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2311
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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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Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU): Dual Diagnosis Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Hospital. Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2313
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The Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU) is a specialized acute inpatient unit, under the former name, Emerald Hall. ANSU serves people who are 19 years of age or older, have a learning disability that needs some or a lot of care, and have an active mental illness (like anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, and others). This pamphlet explains who is on the ANSU team, what the ANSU team does, and what will happen before you are admitted. Contact information is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Hospital. Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU)
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)
Hospital Units
Mental illness
Learning Disabilities
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Mental illness--Treatment
Learning disabilities
Abstract
The Adult Neurodevelopmental Stabilization Unit (ANSU) is a specialized acute inpatient unit, under the former name, Emerald Hall. ANSU serves people who are 19 years of age or older, have a learning disability that needs some or a lot of care, and have an active mental illness (like anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, and others). This pamphlet explains who is on the ANSU team, what the ANSU team does, and what will happen before you are admitted. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ANSU Team
Pamphlet Number
2313
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[Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2360
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This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Mi'kmaw
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2360
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Gastro-entérite virale : diarrhée et vomissements

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1855
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Cette brochure explique comment vous pouvez contracter une gastro entérite virale et quels sont les symptômes. Vous y trouverez aussi de l’information sur le traitement, les mesures de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) prises pendant l’hospitalisation et le retour à la maison. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1382, "Viral Gastroenteritis - Diarrhea and Vomiting". This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette brochure explique comment vous pouvez contracter une gastro entérite virale et quels sont les symptômes. Vous y trouverez aussi de l’information sur le traitement, les mesures de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) prises pendant l’hospitalisation et le retour à la maison.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1382, "Viral Gastroenteritis - Diarrhea and Vomiting". This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis, how it is treated, what infection prevention and control (IPAC) steps will be taken while you are in the hospital, and what will happen when you go home.
Notes
previous title: Norovirus
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1855
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Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI) détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Cet appareil est également un stimulateur cardiaque, qui peut traiter les rythmes cardiaques lents. Vous devrez subir une intervention chirurgicale pour l’implantation de l’appareil dans votre corps. Ce livret explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un DCI et ce qui …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Vivre avec votre DCI
Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI) détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Cet appareil est également un stimulateur cardiaque, qui peut traiter les rythmes cardiaques lents. Vous devrez subir une intervention chirurgicale pour l’implantation de l’appareil dans votre corps. Ce livret explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un DCI et ce qui se passera après l'intervention. Des instructions sur le suivi, les soins à domicile et le moment d'appeler votre prestataire de soins de santé primaires ou le 911 sont incluses.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0241, "Living With Your Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)". An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health care provider or 911 are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Laser treatment of the retina

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0465
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Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Laser Therapy
Retinal diseases - therapy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lasers in ophthalmology
Retina--Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Diabetes
Abstract
Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0465
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After glaucoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0141
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If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1894, "Après une chirurgie du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0141
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Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0158
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During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that requir…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Abdominal aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention, as well as information about follow-up visits, is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nose - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Nose--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Cardiac catheterization (dye test)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0718
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: when you can eat, medications, when you can take off the dressing, when you can have a bath, when you can go home, and when you can drive. What to do if you have bleeding and when to seek medical attention is explained. The French version of this pamphlet 1120, "Cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0718
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Endoscopic sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0512
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The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
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)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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Diabetes and the eye

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The French version of this pamphlet 1784, "Le diabète et les yeux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
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)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Esophageal motility pressure studies

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0273
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This test is done so that your doctor can study the activity of the muscles and the pressure in your esophagus (swallowing tube). The pamphlet describes where you go for your test, how to get ready, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Manometry
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Diseases
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
This test is done so that your doctor can study the activity of the muscles and the pressure in your esophagus (swallowing tube). The pamphlet describes where you go for your test, how to get ready, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit
Pamphlet Number
0273
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Cleft lip and palate surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34725
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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)
Surgery, oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Intensive/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0685
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The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU
Alternate Title
Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to the ICU/CCU at the Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: I/CCU staff, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0685
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Cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Ce document contient des informations sur la procédure de cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant) et sur ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre après votre retour chez vous. Cet examen permet de voir les artères qui alimentent votre muscle cardiaque en oxygène et de voir si votre muscle cardiaque et vos valves fonctionnent bien. Ce document décrit comment la procédure est effectuée, comment vous devez vous préparer et ce qui se passera le jour de l’examen. Vous verrez ce à quoi vous devez vou…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catherization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Ce document contient des informations sur la procédure de cathétérisme cardiaque (examen avec colorant) et sur ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre après votre retour chez vous. Cet examen permet de voir les artères qui alimentent votre muscle cardiaque en oxygène et de voir si votre muscle cardiaque et vos valves fonctionnent bien. Ce document décrit comment la procédure est effectuée, comment vous devez vous préparer et ce qui se passera le jour de l’examen. Vous verrez ce à quoi vous devez vous attendre si l’examen est effectué par l’aine ou le poignet. Vous verrez aussi quand vous pourrez manger après l’examen, quand vous pourrez prendre des médicaments, quand vous pourrez enlever le pansement, quand vous pourrez prendre un bain, quand vous pourrez rentrer chez vous et quand vous pourrez conduire. Le document indique aussi ce qu’il faut faire en cas de saignement et dans quelles circonstances il faut consulter un médecin.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0718, “Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)”. This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: when you can eat, medications, when you can take off the dressing, when you can have a bath, when you can go home, and when you can drive. What to do if you have bleeding and when to seek medical attention is explained.
Notes
Previous title: Cathétérisme cardiaque (test avec colorant)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Welcome to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35279
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans' Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1390
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This guide will help veterans and their families prepare for their move to their new home. Information includes what to bring, what will happen on the first day, residents' rights and responsibilities, safety, and general information about the facility. A phone directory is also provided.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Veterans' Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Veterans
Veterans Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Veterans
Veterans' hospitals
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This guide will help veterans and their families prepare for their move to their new home. Information includes what to bring, what will happen on the first day, residents' rights and responsibilities, safety, and general information about the facility. A phone directory is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans' Services
Pamphlet Number
1390
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