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Sexually transmitted infections (STI) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. STI Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1149
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This pamphlet explains what a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is, including common symptoms, how we test for and treat STIs, how to make an appointment, what to do if you just want to be screened for STIs, and what to expect at the Clinic.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. STI Clinic
Alternate Title
STD Clinic
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
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)
Sexually Tranmitted Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexually transmitted diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is, including common symptoms, how we test for and treat STIs, how to make an appointment, what to do if you just want to be screened for STIs, and what to expect at the Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: STI Clinic, QE II, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1149
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Corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe …
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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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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After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0646
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This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial 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)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1786, "Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0646
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1247
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IVIG is a collection of antibodies. Antibodies help your body fight infection. IVIG comes from the plasma (part of the blood) of thousands of different donors. IVIG is available under many brand names (like Gamunex®, IGIVnex®, Gammagard Liquid®, and others). This pamphlet explains how IVIG is given, benefits, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Autoimmune Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Immunoglobulins
Autoimmune diseases
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
IVIG is a collection of antibodies. Antibodies help your body fight infection. IVIG comes from the plasma (part of the blood) of thousands of different donors. IVIG is available under many brand names (like Gamunex®, IGIVnex®, Gammagard Liquid®, and others). This pamphlet explains how IVIG is given, benefits, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1247
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Hepatitis B vaccine and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1425
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The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Hepatitis B - prevention & control
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Hepatitis B vaccine
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The liver is an organ in your body that helps to break down and digest the food you eat, cleans your blood, and fights infection. Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. “Hepatitis” means swelling of the liver. Hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems, including liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. People with kidney disease who may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future, have a higher chance of getting Hepatitis B. The best way to prevent Hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. This pamphlet explains what the hepatitis B vaccine is, possible side effects, and who should not get the vaccine.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1425
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Eye infections in newborns caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmia Neonatorum - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Conjunctivitis, Infantile
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Gonorrhea (“gah-nuh-REE-uh”) and chlamydia (“kluh-MID-ee-uh”) are common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Gonorrhea and chlamydia are caused by bacteria. The bacteria can be passed from an infected pregnant person to their baby during birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can both cause eye infections in newborns. Newborn eye infections caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia are rare, but they are serious. They must be treated quickly to avoid long-term complications. This pamphlet explains how you can prevent your newborn from getting an eye infection caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, how to know if your baby has an eye infection, and what to do if you think your newborn may have an eye infection. Resources for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children’s Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2050
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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are medications that treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics kill both the bad and good bacteria in your body. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia (lung infection), and strep throat. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Do not take antibiotics for a cold, the flu (influenza), or any infection caused by a virus. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of antibitoics, what antibiotic resistance is, and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0641
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A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of …
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Ulcers
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0641
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Image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2319
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2319
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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Geriatric Restorative Care Unit (3 East) : Veterans Memorial Building (VMB), QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0287
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The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have quest…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services for the Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Preventive health services for older people
Abstract
The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have questions, contact information is listed.
Notes
Previous title: Geriatric Restorative Care VMB 3 East
Responsibility
Prepared by: Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East, VMB, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0287
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How to do lymphatic self-massage on your face, head and neck

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4045
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This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team
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)
Neoplasms
Lymphedema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Lymphedema
Lymphatics--Massage
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Radiation Oncology Site Team
Pamphlet Number
4045
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Caring for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure : Victoria General (VG)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2358
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This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sutures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, VG, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2358
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Intensive Care Unit : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2363
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This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee
Alternate Title
ICU : VRH
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ICU Practice Committee, VRH
Pamphlet Number
2363
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
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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
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Facial fractures : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1085
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A facial bone fracture (break) must be treated to prevent future problems. Problems could include developing facial deformities, dental malocclusions (“bad bite”), jaw infection, or changes in facial growth. You will likely be admitted to a hospital room from the Emergency Department or from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after surgery, and at home. A discharge checklist and contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are incl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
Facial fractures : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Facial injuries
Fractures, Bone
Subjects (LCSH)
Fractures--Treatment
Face
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
A facial bone fracture (break) must be treated to prevent future problems. Problems could include developing facial deformities, dental malocclusions (“bad bite”), jaw infection, or changes in facial growth. You will likely be admitted to a hospital room from the Emergency Department or from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. This pamphlet explains what to expect before and after surgery, and at home. A discharge checklist and contact numbers for urgent and non-urgent questions are included.
Notes
Previous title: Facial fractures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
C.diff
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
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)
Infectious diseases
Clostridioides difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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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
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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Prévention et contrôle des infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1216
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L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections. ; T…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections.
This pamphlet is a French translation of “Infection Prevention and Control" pamphlet 1441. The role of the Infection Prevention and Control team is to help other health care providers prevent and control infections by: tracking infections, promoting good hand hygiene and other infection control practices, managing an outbreak or outbreaks, and providing education to all health care providers and volunteers. Infection prevention and control is an important part of patient safety. About one in nine patients will get an infection while in hospital. Common infections may include C. difficile diarrhea, pneumonia (a lung infection), bladder infections and wound infections. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1216
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