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24-Hour pH Monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0202
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You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
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)
Esophageal pH monitoring
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary is included to write down when you start and finish eating a meal or snack, any time you change positions, and any symptoms you have during the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0202
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Arteriogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angiography
Blood Vessels
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Blood-vessels
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angiography Unit, Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0001
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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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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Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1899
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La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition aprè…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition après l’intervention. Un cheminement clinique et un glossaire sont présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair" pamphlet 0702. This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included.
Responsibility
Adapted by: Physiotherapy and 6A, QE II; This guide was adapted with permission from The Ottawa Hospital for use by Nova Scotia Health. © The Ottawa Hospital, June 2002 (Revised 2008) All rights reserved.
Pamphlet Number
1899
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Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2255
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Ce dépliant est un outil éducatif pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants. Lorsque vous êtes atteint de COVID-19, le fait de vous allonger sur le ventre et d'adopter différentes positions aidera votre corps à faire circuler l'air dans toutes les parties de vos poumons. Ce dépliant décrit les différentes façons de vous positionner pour faciliter la respiration. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2251, "How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
[How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Ce dépliant est un outil éducatif pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants. Lorsque vous êtes atteint de COVID-19, le fait de vous allonger sur le ventre et d'adopter différentes positions aidera votre corps à faire circuler l'air dans toutes les parties de vos poumons. Ce dépliant décrit les différentes façons de vous positionner pour faciliter la respiration.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2251, "How to Self-Prone - Instructions for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers". This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet, 2256, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2255
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La dégénérescence maculaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Macular degeneration
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois ou des années. Il n'y a aucun traitement pour la DMLA de forme sèche. Dans le cas de la forme humide (dite aussi exsudative) de la DMLA, les changements se produisent souvent de façon rapide. Il est possible de traiter cette forme de DMLA. Sujets abordés : causes, traitement, injections, risques, sensation provoquée par les injections, suites des injections, précautions particulières à prendre après les injections et choses à faire pour aider votre situation. On y trouve aussi une liste de symptômes exigeant l’attention de votre spécialiste des yeux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0460, "Macular Degeneration". The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Fistulogram : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2283
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program
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)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2283
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Foods that may raise your risk of aspiration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0529
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Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into the airway. This is called aspiration. This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem, foods that can raise your risk of aspiration, and recommendations from your Swallow Team.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Aspiration pneumonia
Abstract
Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into the airway. This is called aspiration. This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem, foods that can raise your risk of aspiration, and recommendations from your Swallow Team.
Notes
Previous title: Foods that may increase risk of aspiration
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0529
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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How anxiety and your mood may change in pregnancy and after birth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2336
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This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Perinatal Mental Health Initiative
Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnant Women - psychology
Anxiety
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Postnatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnancy--Psychological aspects
Anxiety
Mental health
Postnatal care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on common issues, like sleep troubles and intrusive thoughts (strange thoughts or mental images that seem to pop into your head and cause stress), anxiety and mood disorders, and postpartum psychosis (rare). Topics include what to do if you had a mental disorder before you became pregnant, what Baby Blues are and how to get ready for them, and what to do if you still feel overwhelmed, irritable, stressed, or sad after 2 to 4 weeks. Information on how to get help with your mood or anxiety, and what to do if you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide is given. A list of resources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perinatal Mental Health Initiative, Western Zone, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Perinatal Mental Health Alliance and affiliates; Adapted from: Bussey, L., & Williams, A. (2022). Primary care perinatal mental health toolkit. Dalhousie Departments of Psychiatry & Family Medicine. http://rcp.nshealth.ca/sites/default/files/Primary%20Care%20Perinatal%20Mental%20Health%20Toolkit_2022.pdf and Perinatal Services BC. (2014). Best practices guidelines for mental health disorders in the perinatal period http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/Documents/Guidelines-Standards/Maternal/MentalHealthDisordersGuideline.pdf
Pamphlet Number
2336
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How to self-prone : instructions for COVID-19 patients and caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2251
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This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
How to self-prone : instructions for coronavirus patients and caregivers
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)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet, 2256, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2251
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[How to self-prone : instructions for COVID-19 patients and caregivers]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2256
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2251. This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Acute Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Critical Care
Alternate Title
How to self-prone : instructions for coronavirus patients and caregivers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Prone Position
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Patients--Positioning
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2251. This pamphlet is a teaching tool for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers. When you have COVID-19, lying on your belly and in different positions will help your body to get air into all areas of your lungs. The pamphlet outlines different ways to position yourself to help you breathe easier. The French version of this pamphlet, 2255, "Comment s’allonger sur le ventre : instructions pour les patients atteints de COVID-19 et leurs aidants," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care and Critical Care, Central Zone, adapted from the Intensive Care Society, United Kingdom
Pamphlet Number
2256
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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie. ; A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat co…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Steroid injection for the eye
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections, Intraocular
Eye Diseases - drug therapy
Steroids - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Abstract
Un stéroïde peut être injecté dans votre œil ou autour de votre œil pour traiter des troubles qui causent de l’inflammation ou de l’enflure dans l’œil. Les mesures à prendre avant le traitement sont précisées. On explique aussi comment le traitement est fait et les soins à dispenser après le traitement (au moyen de gouttes pour les yeux). Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats sont indiqués. Une carte est aussi fournie.
A steroid can be injected into or around the eye to treat conditions that cause inflammation or swelling in your eye. Steps to take before treatment are outlined. An explanation of how the treatment is given and care after treatment (using eye drops) are described. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. A map is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1743, "Injection de stéroïde pour l’oeil", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1743
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Intermittent clean catheterization

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2222
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Intermittent catheterization is a way to drain urine (pee) from your bladder at different times. A catheter (thin, hollow tube) is passed through the urethra (short tube where urine from your bladder is moved outside of your body) into the bladder to drain the urine. This pamphlet explains why a catheter may be needed, how to put the catheter in, how to wash your catheter, and things to remember. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Intermittent catheterization is a way to drain urine (pee) from your bladder at different times. A catheter (thin, hollow tube) is passed through the urethra (short tube where urine from your bladder is moved outside of your body) into the bladder to drain the urine. This pamphlet explains why a catheter may be needed, how to put the catheter in, how to wash your catheter, and things to remember. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2222
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Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2097
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L'opération ouvre une nouvelle voie pour que les larmes puissent s'écouler directement dans votre nez. Un tube en plastique peut être mis en place pendant l'opération et retiré six semaines à 12 mois plus tard, selon votre chirurgien ophtalmologiste. La brochure fournit une brève description de la préparation pour l’opération, du déroulement de l’intervention et des soins qui suivent. On y traite aussi des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Rep…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Repair of blocked tear duct
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
L'opération ouvre une nouvelle voie pour que les larmes puissent s'écouler directement dans votre nez. Un tube en plastique peut être mis en place pendant l'opération et retiré six semaines à 12 mois plus tard, selon votre chirurgien ophtalmologiste. La brochure fournit une brève description de la préparation pour l’opération, du déroulement de l’intervention et des soins qui suivent. On y traite aussi des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Repair of Blocked Tear Duct" pamphlet 0176. This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2097
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Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, "Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale", is also available.
Responsibility
Adapted by: Physiotherapy and 6A, QE II; This guide was adapted with permission from The Ottawa Hospital for use by Nova Scotia Health. © The Ottawa Hospital, June 2002 (Revised 2008) All rights reserved.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2175
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Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspirat…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspiration (nourriture ou liquide entrant dans les poumons) et l'étouffement y sont proposés.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0527, “Safe Eating Guidelines”. Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into your airway instead of your stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or liquid ‘goes down the wrong way’. This pamphlet provides a list of signs that may mean you have swallowing problems. Safety tips to prevent aspiration (food or liquid going into your lungs) and choking are offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2175
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Macular degeneration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0460
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The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possib…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included. The French version of this pamphlet, 1678 "La dégénérescence maculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0460
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