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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0588
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After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for yourself. Topics include activity, dressing, stitches, bleeding, signs of infection, and signs of blood flow problems. Contact information for your surgeon and steps to follow are given in case you have problems and/or complications. Contact information for the Plastic Surgery Clinic is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1898, "Après une chirurgie de la main", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Abstract
After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for yourself. Topics include activity, dressing, stitches, bleeding, signs of infection, and signs of blood flow problems. Contact information for your surgeon and steps to follow are given in case you have problems and/or complications. Contact information for the Plastic Surgery Clinic is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1898, "Après une chirurgie de la main", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
0588
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After varicose vein surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0290
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after varicose vein surgery. Topics include medications, activity, your incision (cut), bandages, and what to do if you have bleeding. Signs of infection and symptoms that require you to go to the Emergency Department are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
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)
Varicose Veins
Veins - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Varicose veins
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after varicose vein surgery. Topics include medications, activity, your incision (cut), bandages, and what to do if you have bleeding. Signs of infection and symptoms that require you to go to the Emergency Department are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0290
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After your epidural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2265
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This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Analgesia, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Analgesics
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Services
Pamphlet Number
2265
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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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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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After your procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
After your abortion
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)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pets
Patients - psychology
Patient Comfort
Subjects (LCSH)
Service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs
Guide dogs
Abstract
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1786
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La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 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
La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit aussi les numéros où appeler si vous avez des questions urgentes et non urgentes.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Dental Extractions or Wisdom Teeth Removal" pamphlet 0646. 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, feeling unwell and having a fever, hygiene/mouth care, eating 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.
Notes
Previous title: Après l’extraction des dents ou l’enlèvement des dents de sagesse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1786
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Après une chirurgie de la main

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1898
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Après votre chirurgie de la main, vous devrez apprendre à prendre soin de vous. La présente brochure traite de l’activité, du pansement, des points de suture, le saignement et des signes indiquant une infection ou des problèmes de circulation sanguine. Les coordonnées de votre chirurgien et les étapes à suivre en cas de problèmes ou complications sont indiquées, de même que les coordonnées de la clinique de chirurgie plastique. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Hand Surgery" pam…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI
Alternate Title
After hand surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Abstract
Après votre chirurgie de la main, vous devrez apprendre à prendre soin de vous. La présente brochure traite de l’activité, du pansement, des points de suture, le saignement et des signes indiquant une infection ou des problèmes de circulation sanguine. Les coordonnées de votre chirurgien et les étapes à suivre en cas de problèmes ou complications sont indiquées, de même que les coordonnées de la clinique de chirurgie plastique.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Hand Surgery" pamphlet 0588. After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for yourself. Topics include activity, dressing, stitches, bleeding, signs of infection, and signs of blood flow problems. Contact information for your surgeon and steps to follow are given in case you have problems and/or complications. Contact information for the Plastic Surgery Clinic is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1898
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Après votre intervention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2109
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Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit. ; This pamphlet is a French transl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Après votre avortement
After your procedure
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Procedure" pamphlet 1509. Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2109
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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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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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Boire de l’eau entre les repas

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1592
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This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Plastic Surgery
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)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy, Segmental
Mammaplasty
Breast Implants
Subjects (LCSH)
Mammaplasty
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Breast implants
Lumpectomy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Plastic Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1592
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Cardiovascular device implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1576
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This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiovascular Device Implants
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1576
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Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 5.1 : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 5.1, Halifax Infirmary. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1888
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This booklet gives helpful information to families with a loved one who is a patient in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). Different aspects to be aware of when visiting a family member in the CVICU are covered, including naming a family spokesperson, things to keep in mind while visiting (such as ways to prevent infection), common equipment on the unit (e.g., lines, monitors and alarms), keeping patients comfortable (minimizing risks such as mood disturbances, delirium, pressure u…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 5.1, Halifax Infirmary
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Hospital Units
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Hospital units
Intensive care units
Abstract
This booklet gives helpful information to families with a loved one who is a patient in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). Different aspects to be aware of when visiting a family member in the CVICU are covered, including naming a family spokesperson, things to keep in mind while visiting (such as ways to prevent infection), common equipment on the unit (e.g., lines, monitors and alarms), keeping patients comfortable (minimizing risks such as mood disturbances, delirium, pressure ulcers, blood clots), and location of family waiting rooms. Strategies to help you take care of yourself are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Staff of Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 5.1, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
1888
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Care after your breast surgery : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2253
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy
Mastectomy, Segmental
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Mastectomy
Lumpectomy
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Lymph nodes--Biopsy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2253
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Care of your surgical drain(s) : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2252
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This pamphlet describes how to care for your drain(s) after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what a surgical drain is, when the drains will be removed, how to care for the drainage tube at home, and how to empty the drain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency. Draining schedule records are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
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)
Breast - surgery
Breast Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to care for your drain(s) after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what a surgical drain is, when the drains will be removed, how to care for the drainage tube at home, and how to empty the drain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency. Draining schedule records are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2252
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Caring for a pleural catheter : a guide for patients and their caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4014
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This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Pleural effusions
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Thoracic Surgery and VG 6A with special thanks to Dr. Simon Houston, Division of Respirology; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4014
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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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