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One-Alpha® (alfacalcidol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1470
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One-Alpha® is a medication with the active ingredient alfacalcidol. This is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Alfacalcidol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
One-Alpha® is a medication with the active ingredient alfacalcidol. This is a form of vitamin D. The liver changes alfacalcidol to calcitriol, which is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Alfacalcidol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels of in the blood and weaker bones. One-Alpha® raises the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medication, side effects to watch for, and how to store it are reviewed. One-Alpha® is a brand name for alfacalcidol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1470
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
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)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2136
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A phlebotomy is done to lower the amount of blood cells in your body. A needle is placed into your vein to let some of your blood drain through a plastic tube and into a bottle. This will make you feel better. This pamphlet explains how a phlebotomy is done, how to get ready for a phlebotomy, and what will happen after the phlebotomy.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Phlebotomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Phlebotomy
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A phlebotomy is done to lower the amount of blood cells in your body. A needle is placed into your vein to let some of your blood drain through a plastic tube and into a bottle. This will make you feel better. This pamphlet explains how a phlebotomy is done, how to get ready for a phlebotomy, and what will happen after the phlebotomy.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Medical Day Unit and Hematology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2136
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1571
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A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care o…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee
Alternate Title
Peripherally inserted central catheter line
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)
Catheterization, Peripheral
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care of your PICC line. Symptoms that require you to contact your primary health care provider or call 911 are listed. What to do if the PICC line breaks or is damaged is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: CVAD Practice Committee
Pamphlet Number
1571
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0094
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Tears are made by the lacrimal gland and other tear glands around the eyes. They drain through each punctum into the lacrimal sac, and then into the nose. The puncta are 2 small openings at the nose end of each eyelid. Small silicone (rubber) plugs can be placed into one or both puncta. The plugs block the openings, letting more moisture stay on your eyes to help with dry eyes. If the plugs have openings, they help your tears to drain better. This pamphlet explains what will happen when the pun…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lacrimal Apparatus--surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lacrimal apparatus--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Tears are made by the lacrimal gland and other tear glands around the eyes. They drain through each punctum into the lacrimal sac, and then into the nose. The puncta are 2 small openings at the nose end of each eyelid. Small silicone (rubber) plugs can be placed into one or both puncta. The plugs block the openings, letting more moisture stay on your eyes to help with dry eyes. If the plugs have openings, they help your tears to drain better. This pamphlet explains what will happen when the punctum plug(s) is put in and after the plug(s) is put in. Contact info for the VG pharmacy is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0094
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Reducing heartburn : gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1424
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When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is ca…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Subjects (LCSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is called reflux. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of GERD, what you can do to help or prevent GERD, what foods can trigger reflux or make it worse, how your primary health care provider can help, and why it is important to control your symptoms. Information on planning meals is included.
Notes
Previous title: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Reducing Heartburn
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1424
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Repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Nasolacrimal Duct
Eye - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Retinal treatments

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0461
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Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous (clear jelly-like fluid) onto your retina. Your retina changes light into a message. The optic nerve carries the message to your brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Your retina is as thin as tissue paper. Change or damage to the retina can cause vision loss. This pamphlet explains how you can tell if your retina is damaged, what kinds of damage can happen to the retina, and typ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina
Retinal diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina
Retina--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous (clear jelly-like fluid) onto your retina. Your retina changes light into a message. The optic nerve carries the message to your brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Your retina is as thin as tissue paper. Change or damage to the retina can cause vision loss. This pamphlet explains how you can tell if your retina is damaged, what kinds of damage can happen to the retina, and types of treatments and surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
previous title: Retina Information and Treatments
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0461
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Rocaltrol® (calcitriol) and hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Rocaltrol® is a medication with the active ingredient calcitriol. This is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Calcitriol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels in the blood and weaker bones. Rocaltrol raises the amoun…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Calcitriol
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Rocaltrol® is a medication with the active ingredient calcitriol. This is a form of vitamin D that can be used by the body. Calcitriol helps your body control your calcium and phosphate levels. Calcium and phosphate are needed to build healthy bones. People get vitamin D from sunlight, and from eating oily fish and milk products. People with kidney disease cannot change enough vitamin D into calcitriol. This can cause low calcium levels in the blood and weaker bones. Rocaltrol raises the amount of vitamin D in your body that can be used. How to take the medication, side effects to watch for, and how to store it are reviewed. Rocaltrol® is a brand name for calcitriol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Pharmacy Team, Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1468
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Skin care during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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Therapeutic apheresis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0618
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Therapeutic means a treatment, therapy, or drug. Apheresis (a-fe-ree-sis) is the process of removing blood from your body, filtering (removing) something out of the blood, and putting the filtered blood back into your body. Information about common types of apheresis, how apheresis is done, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen at your appointment, and what will happen after the treatment is given. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victoria General Site. Apheresis Unit
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)
Blood Component Removal
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemapheresis
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Therapeutic means a treatment, therapy, or drug. Apheresis (a-fe-ree-sis) is the process of removing blood from your body, filtering (removing) something out of the blood, and putting the filtered blood back into your body. Information about common types of apheresis, how apheresis is done, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen at your appointment, and what will happen after the treatment is given. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Apheresis Unit, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0618
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Things to think about before registering for school (university, community college, or private college)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2335
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This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possibl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Return to School
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
School enrollment
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possible government funding sources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2335
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Things to think about when going back to work

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2332
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This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Return to Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
Work
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2332
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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and pot…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and potentially down to your belly depending on the extent of your aneurysm. TEVAR surgery is an alternative to open surgery. The pamphlet outlines the benefits of TEVAR compared to open repair, and possible complications of this surgery. Your care before and after surgery and at home is outlined. Information about a healthy lifestyle is provided. Symptoms that need to be checked by your primary health care provider right away are noted as well as information about followup appointments.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Traitements de la rétine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1113
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La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous. ; This is a French translation…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Retinal treatments
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)
Retina
Retinal diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina
Retina--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La lumière est reflétée par des objets et pénètre par la pupille. Elle traverse la lentille et le corps vitré pour atteindre la rétine. Lorsque le cerveau reçoit ce message, la vision s’effectue. Un changement ou des dommages à la rétine peuvent entraîner une perte de vision. La présente publication explique comment savoir si votre rétine est endommagée, quels problèmes peuvent survenir sur la rétine, et quels types de traitements et d’opérations s’offrent à vous.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0461, "Retinal Treatments". Light is reflected from objects and enters the pupil. It passes through the lens and vitreous onto the retina. The retina changes light into a message which the optic nerve carries to the brain. When the brain receives the message, you have vision. Change or damage to the retina can cause loss of vision. This pamphlet explains how to tell if your retina is damaged, what problems can happen to the retina, and types of treatments and surgery.
Notes
previous title: Renseignements sur la rétine et traitements
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1113
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
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)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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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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Corporate Author
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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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1624
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes w…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ( 22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes will be placed into your chest to drain fluids that build up. The health care team has put together this Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1624
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Votre greffe de rein

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Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1127
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La greffe de rein est un traitement pour l’insuffisance rénale. L’insuffisance rénale est également connue sous le nom de maladie rénale chronique (MRC) et néphropathie chronique. Un rein en bonne santé provenant d’une personne (le donneur) est transplanté (greffé) chez une autre personne (le receveur). Le traitement est généralement très efficace. Ce guide explique ce à quoi vous attendre lors d'une greffe de rein. Les sujets abordés comprennent l'inscription sur la liste d'attente pour une gr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Alternate Title
[Your kidney transplant]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (68 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
La greffe de rein est un traitement pour l’insuffisance rénale. L’insuffisance rénale est également connue sous le nom de maladie rénale chronique (MRC) et néphropathie chronique. Un rein en bonne santé provenant d’une personne (le donneur) est transplanté (greffé) chez une autre personne (le receveur). Le traitement est généralement très efficace. Ce guide explique ce à quoi vous attendre lors d'une greffe de rein. Les sujets abordés comprennent l'inscription sur la liste d'attente pour une greffe de rein, quoi faire dans l'attente de la greffe, à quoi vous attendre lorsqu'on vous appelle pour une greffe de rein, votre hospitalisation et votre rétablissement. Vous y trouverez aussi des renseignements sur la façon de rester en bonne santé à la maison, ainsi qu'une liste de ressources pour obtenir plus d'information.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0196, "Your Kidney Transplant". Having a kidney transplant is a treatment for kidney failure. Kidney failure is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is placed (transplanted) into another person (the recipient). Treatment is usually very successful. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you have a kidney transplant. Topics include getting on the kidney transplant wait list, what to do while you wait for a kidney transplant, what to expect when you get called for a kidney, your hospital stay, and recovery. Information about staying healthy at home and a list of resources for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
1127
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