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Spinal cord stimulation : QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Department of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0058
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This pamphlet gives information about a method of pain control called spinal cord stimulation. It explains the 3 steps of spinal cord stimulation, what to expect before and after your surgery, care at home, and signs of infection.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Department of Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Subjects (LCSH)
Spinal cord--Surgery
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about a method of pain control called spinal cord stimulation. It explains the 3 steps of spinal cord stimulation, what to expect before and after your surgery, care at home, and signs of infection.
Notes
Previous title: Spinal Cord Stimulation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Neurosurgery, HI, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0058
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Fall prevention checklist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1649
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Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list. Check off all the ways you can make your home safer and help prevent falls. The French version of this pamphlet, 1657 "Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list. Check off all the ways you can make your home safer and help prevent falls. The French version of this pamphlet, 1657 "Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1649
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Using TENS for pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0727
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to use a TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) unit at home. It explains pain, how a TENS unit works and how to use it, taking care of your skin, taking care of the unit, and safety guidelines.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
Subjects (LCSH)
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to use a TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) unit at home. It explains pain, how a TENS unit works and how to use it, taking care of your skin, taking care of the unit, and safety guidelines.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy Services
Pamphlet Number
0727
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After your wired jaw surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1690
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This pamphlet will help you learn what to expect after you have wired jaw surgery. Topics include wires and wire cutters, comfort and pain management, nausea and vomiting, eating and drinking, mouth care, smoking, what to do when you go home, and what to do in emergency situations.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
Jaw - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Jaws--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn what to expect after you have wired jaw surgery. Topics include wires and wire cutters, comfort and pain management, nausea and vomiting, eating and drinking, mouth care, smoking, what to do when you go home, and what to do in emergency situations.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 4.2 Plastic Surgery Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1690
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Before and after spine surgery : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spine Assessment Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1732
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after spine surgery. Topics include information about your spine, the surgery, and your discharge day, and what to expect at home. A pre-surgery checklist, activity guidelines, and information on when to see a health care provider are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spine Assessment Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
Before and after spine surgery : HI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spine - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after spine surgery. Topics include information about your spine, the surgery, and your discharge day, and what to expect at home. A pre-surgery checklist, activity guidelines, and information on when to see a health care provider are included.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: Medtronic ©; Saskatchewan Spine Pathway, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health ©; Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ©
Adapted by: Spine Assessment Clinic and Neurosurgery staff
Pamphlet Number
1732
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Elective cesarean section (c-section) : 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 , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2405
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This pamphlet explains what a cesarean section (c-section) is, instructions before surgery, anesthesia, what will happen after your baby is born, and symptoms to watch for once you are home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
Alternate Title
Elective caesarean section (C-section) : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Elective c-section : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Elective C-section : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cesarean Section
Parturition
Subjects (LCSH)
Cesarean section
Childbirth
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a cesarean section (c-section) is, instructions before surgery, anesthesia, what will happen after your baby is born, and symptoms to watch for once you are home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2405
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Life after a heart attack

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0016
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (37 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Myocardial infarction - rehabilitation
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Myocardial infarction
Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Caring for your T-tube, Hemovac, or Jackson-Pratt drain : QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0305
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This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home by you or with the help of family or friends.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG
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)
Drainage - instrumentation
Wounds and Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Body fluids
Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home by you or with the help of family or friends.
Notes
Previous title: T-tube, Hemovac and J.Pratt drain care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgery Clinic, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0305
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Enucleation
Eye Evisceration
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Enucleation
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your health care provider has talked with you about why your eye or the contents of your eye must be removed. This pamphlet will help you learn how to safely care for yourself after your procedure. The medical term for eye removal is enucleation. The medical term for removing the contents of the eye and leaving the outer coat (sclera) behind is evisceration. Both procedures mean permanent loss of the eye. This pamphlet explains what will happen before and after your surgery, including wearing a dressing, medication, care at home, and emotions you may have. Information about having a prosthesis (artificial eye) is given. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 1897, "Ablation de l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0582
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Welcome to 8.2 : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1297
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Unit 8.2 a 37-bed medical teaching unit for people with a range of conditions. This pamphlet includes information on Home First and discharge planning, having a family spokesperson, your health care team, planning for going home, visitors, important times, help from your support persons, services while you are in the hospital, medication safety in the hospital and at home, infection control, and how to give feedback and suggestions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Care Team
Hospital Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
Unit 8.2 a 37-bed medical teaching unit for people with a range of conditions. This pamphlet includes information on Home First and discharge planning, having a family spokesperson, your health care team, planning for going home, visitors, important times, help from your support persons, services while you are in the hospital, medication safety in the hospital and at home, infection control, and how to give feedback and suggestions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.2, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1297
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Unit 7.4 : General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Stroke
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Abstract
Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health care team.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 7.4: General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 7.4, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1295
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After your brain tumour surgery : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1348
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This pamphlet is a guide for at home after brain tumour (tumor) surgery. Topics include: staples or stitches, activity, driving, taking care of your incision, washing your hair, eating and drinking, alcohol, and medication. Things to watch for (emergency symptoms) are listed. The pamphlet also includes information about recovery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
After your brain tumor surgery : care at home
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)
Brain Neoplasms - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Tumors
Tumors--Surgery
Brain--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet is a guide for at home after brain tumour (tumor) surgery. Topics include: staples or stitches, activity, driving, taking care of your incision, washing your hair, eating and drinking, alcohol, and medication. Things to watch for (emergency symptoms) are listed. The pamphlet also includes information about recovery.
Notes
Previous title: Brain Tumour Surgery - A Guide for at Home
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery
Pamphlet Number
1348
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1395
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This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing unit, pain control, exercises, activity, nutrition, passing urine, and bowel movements. Instructions for your surgery and care at home include visitors and discharge from the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1118, "Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General Hospital (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (HI, VG and DGH sites)
Pamphlet Number
1395
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Factor product pick-up

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0928
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If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic
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)
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Hematologic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, QE II, Adult Bleeding Disorder Clinic, and IWK Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0928
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Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Hospitalist Medicine Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Unit 8.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1803
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This pamphlet explains what to expect on the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) at the Halifax Infirmary. Topics include your health care team, what will happen when you arrive on the HMU, what to expect during your stay, Home First and discharge planning, and resources for more information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Hospitalist Medicine Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Unit 8.4
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)
Hospital Units
Inpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect on the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU) at the Halifax Infirmary. Topics include your health care team, what will happen when you arrive on the HMU, what to expect during your stay, Home First and discharge planning, and resources for more information.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Hospitalist Medicine Unit (HMU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hospitalist Medicine Unit, 8.4, Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1803
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Unit 8.1 : orthopedic medicine - Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Orthopedics
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Orthopedics
Abstract
Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 8.1 Orthopaedics : Halifax Infirmary site
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.1, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Cataract surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0135
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
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)
Cataract Extraction
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 2062, "Opération de la cataracte" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ophthalmology and Same Day Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0135
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Managing low back pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1967
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You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clini…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
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)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clinic, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Contact information for Physiotherapy Services at Nova Scotia Health is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2189, "Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (Nova Scotia Health) and Department of Emergency Medicine (Nova Scotia Health)
Pamphlet Number
1967
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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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