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About the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Infant Feeding Policy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2365
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services
Alternate Title
About the BFI and IFP
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)
Infant
Nutrition
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants--Nutrition
Breastfeeding
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff at a Baby-Friendly facility will help you to do. It also gives information about Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health's Infant Feeding Policy. A link for more information is included.
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Prepared by: Women and Children Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2365
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed.
This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017.
The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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Greffe de tissus pour chirurgie buccale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2328
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Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires su…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Alternate Title
Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue Transplantation
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires sur le don de tissus en Nouvelle-Écosse.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2227, "Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery". You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue donation in Nova Scotia are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Pamphlet Number
2328
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Perioperative Blood Management Service (PBMS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, art…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Abstract
Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2082, "Service de gestion du sang périopératoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Service de gestion du sang périopératoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2082
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La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Alternate Title
Perioperative blood management (PBM) service
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)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits pouvant vous aider pendant l’opération, interventions effectuées durant l’opération, sang artificiel et refus d’une transfusion sanguine. Une section de la brochure propose des ressources à consulter.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1396, “Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) Service”. Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
2082
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Soins continus : information importante

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Continuing Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2188
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Dans le cadre de vos soins, vous pouvez bénéficier du soutien et des services offerts par les soins continus de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse ou par des fournisseurs de services contractuels. Il est important que vous disposiez de l'information nécessaire pour prendre des décisions éclairées lorsque vous recevez des services de soins continus. Ce dépliant explique ce à quoi vous attendre en matière de qualité des soins, de dignité et de respect, de plan de soins, de décisions relatives aux services, de…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Continuing Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Home Care Services
Long-Term Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Home care services
Long-term care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Dans le cadre de vos soins, vous pouvez bénéficier du soutien et des services offerts par les soins continus de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse ou par des fournisseurs de services contractuels. Il est important que vous disposiez de l'information nécessaire pour prendre des décisions éclairées lorsque vous recevez des services de soins continus. Ce dépliant explique ce à quoi vous attendre en matière de qualité des soins, de dignité et de respect, de plan de soins, de décisions relatives aux services, de respect de la vie privée, de sécurité et de frais exigés pour les services. Vous y trouverez aussi les coordonnées de l’équipe recevant la rétroaction des patients et familles de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Continuing Care - Important Information for You" pamphlet 2120. As part of your care, you may be provided supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It is important that you have the information you need to make informed decisions while receiving Continuing Care services. This pamphlet explains what you can expect in terms of quality care, dignity and respect, your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Health Patient/Family Feedback team is provided.
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Prepared by: Continuing Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
2188
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Tissue transplant in oral surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2227
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You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue d…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
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)
Tissue Transplantation
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue donation in Nova Scotia are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2328, "Greffe de tissus pour chirurgie buccale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Pamphlet Number
2227
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Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ustekinumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taking ustekinumab and while you are taking it are listed. Possible side effects, information about pregnancy and breast/chest feeding, and other important things to know are included.
Notes
Previous title: Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy for Crohn's disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio) therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1623
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when und…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Agents
Colitis, Ulcerative - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastrointestinal agents
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn's disease
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when undergoing this treatment are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1623
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