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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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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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Respiratory (breathing) infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1551
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This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same s…
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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)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1552, "Infections respiratoires," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cold & flu season : taking care while you're in the hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1551
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Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau. ; This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bac…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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 ([5] 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
Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau.
This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1716
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SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, co…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
SARM (Staph aureus résistant à la méthicilline)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, comment on le détecte, les soins à l’hôpital et à la maison et la durée pendant laquelle vous pouvez avoir le SARM.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)" pamphlet 1764. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1858
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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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Skin, hair, and nail collection for culture : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1995
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a skin, hair, or nail sample to detect infection(s). Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infections - diagnosis
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Diagnosis
Diagnostic specimens--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a skin, hair, or nail sample to detect infection(s). Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1995
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Soft, easy to chew, high energy, high protein nutrition guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1198
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Good nutrition is very important. It will help you feel better and stay strong. Choosing high energy, high protein foods will help you get the nutrition you need to increase your energy levels, gain or maintain weight, heal, fight or prevent infections, and recover quicker from surgery or illness. This guide will help you choose foods with more energy and protein that are soft and easy to chew. The guide includes tips to help you eat better, tips if you have a sore mouth or throat, tips to help…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Nutrition
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Abstract
Good nutrition is very important. It will help you feel better and stay strong. Choosing high energy, high protein foods will help you get the nutrition you need to increase your energy levels, gain or maintain weight, heal, fight or prevent infections, and recover quicker from surgery or illness. This guide will help you choose foods with more energy and protein that are soft and easy to chew. The guide includes tips to help you eat better, tips if you have a sore mouth or throat, tips to help food taste better, and tips if your mouth is very dry or if you have thick saliva. It also gives information about protein, energy, and nutritional supplements. High energy, high protein recipes and meal ideas are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1198
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Stool collection for clostridium difficile (C. diff) : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1984
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to test for C. diff. Special rules you must follow for 5 days before you collect your stool are listed. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium Infections - diagnosis
Feces - microbiology
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Feces--Microbiology
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium diseases
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to test for C. diff. Special rules you must follow for 5 days before you collect your stool are listed. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1984
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Stool collection for H. pylori, C. difficile, or viral detection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1674
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect H. pylori, C. difficile, or other viruses. You can drop off your samples in Halifax 24 hours a day.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Alternate Title
Stool collection for Helicobacter pylori, Clostridioides difficile, or viral detection
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)
Helicobacter pylori
Clostridioides difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Helicobacter pylori infections
Clostridium difficile
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect H. pylori, C. difficile, or other viruses. You can drop off your samples in Halifax 24 hours a day.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1674
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Stool collection for H. pylori : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. South Shore Regional Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1972
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find H. pylori. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. South Shore Regional Hospital
Alternate Title
Stool collection for Helicobacter pylori : South Shore Regional Hospital
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)
Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter Infections - diagnosis
Feces - microbiology
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter pylori infections--Diagnosis
Feces--Collection and preservation
Diagnostic specimens
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to find H. pylori. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1972
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Le timbre contraceptif

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2026
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Le timbre contraceptif se place sur la peau une fois par semaine. Il contient deux hormones, de l’œstrogène et de la progestérone, qui sont absorbées par la peau. Il sert à prévenir la grossesse. Le livret explique comment le timbre fonctionne, son efficacité, ses avantages et ses inconvénients, les effets secondaires possibles (de même que les effets secondaires graves qu’il faut connaître), il indique les personnes qui ne devraient pas s’en servir, et il explique enfin la manière de s’en serv…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Birth control patch
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
Le timbre contraceptif se place sur la peau une fois par semaine. Il contient deux hormones, de l’œstrogène et de la progestérone, qui sont absorbées par la peau. Il sert à prévenir la grossesse. Le livret explique comment le timbre fonctionne, son efficacité, ses avantages et ses inconvénients, les effets secondaires possibles (de même que les effets secondaires graves qu’il faut connaître), il indique les personnes qui ne devraient pas s’en servir, et il explique enfin la manière de s’en servir et où l’appliquer sur le corps. La lectrice apprend quoi faire si elle oublie de commencer à utiliser le timbre, si elle oublie de le changer ou si le timbre se décolle (partiellement ou complètement). La publication aborde également ce qui pourrait en réduire l’efficacité. Le timbre contraceptif n’est pas prescrit aux fumeuses de 35 ans et plus compte tenu des risques. Le timbre ne protège pas contre les infections transmissibles sexuellement.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0255, "Birth Control Patch". The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2026
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Tunneled (Hickman) catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0214
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A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education 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 (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Intravenous catheterization
Abstract
A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happen in caring for your line is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a Hickman line
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0214
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1996
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample to detect chlamydia. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Chlamydia Infections - diagnosis
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Chlamydia infections--Diagnosis
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a urine sample to detect chlamydia. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1996
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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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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