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5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1483
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5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Colitis - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Colitis
Abstract
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) is a medication often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It helps to controll active ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s colitis and keep mild to moderate ulcerative colitis in remission (period of recovery). Topics include: what does 5-ASA do, which 5-ASA you should take, how to take 5-ASA, what other medications you can take, and how 5-ASA will help. The pamphlet also describes side effects and how long you will need to take 5-ASA.
Notes
Previous title: 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1483
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Advance care planning : making your personal and medical wishes known

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistan…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is included. A list of resources, as well as information and tools available to help you, are provided. A blank Nova Scotia Health Authority Personal Directive form is included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2180, "Planification préalable des soins - Faire connaître vos souhaits personnels et médicaux," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™; Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
1942
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Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1917
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Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Grâce à une préparation administrée par sonde d’alimentation, vous pourrez continuer à vous nourrir jusqu’à ce que vous puissiez de nouveau manger par la bouche. Dans la présente brochure, nous vous expliquons comment utiliser et entretenir votre sonde naso-gastrique. Vous trouverez à l’arrière de la brochure un espace servant de dossier où écrire l’information sur votre alimentation par sonde, soit les dates, la quantité de préparation, le poids, la longueur de la sonde et vos commentaires sur l’alimentation par sonde à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Giving Tube Feedings at Home with a Nasogastric Tube" pamphlet 1199. Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1917
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0425
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A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956,…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Scintigraphy - bone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radioisotopes - therapeutic use
Bone and Bones - radiography
Radionuclide Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956, "Scintigraphie osseuse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0425
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Breast pumping to develop and keep up your milk supply : Aberdeen Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2134
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This pamphlet explains how to develop your milk supply, how often to pump, how to keep up your supply, storage, and cleaning the pump. A sample breast pumping log is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Maternal and Child Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to develop your milk supply, how often to pump, how to keep up your supply, storage, and cleaning the pump. A sample breast pumping log is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal and Child Health Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2134
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Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 5.1 : Halifax Infirmary

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0297
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
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)
Urinary Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0297
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Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1108
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On y décrit de manière précise comment prendre soin des plâtres conventionnels et des plâtres en fibre de verre. On y trouve des instructions sur la manière de prendre soin de tous les autres types de plâtres. Le lecteur y apprendra comment garder son plâtre sec et ce qu’il doit faire en cas de problèmes. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0117, “Taking Care of Your Cast”. Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instruct…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Taking care of your cast
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Casts, Surgical
Immobilization
Bone and Bones - injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Plaster casts
Bones--Wounds and injuries
Abstract
On y décrit de manière précise comment prendre soin des plâtres conventionnels et des plâtres en fibre de verre. On y trouve des instructions sur la manière de prendre soin de tous les autres types de plâtres. Le lecteur y apprendra comment garder son plâtre sec et ce qu’il doit faire en cas de problèmes.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0117, “Taking Care of Your Cast”. Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII; Revised by: Orthopedics, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1108
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Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2311
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The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s st…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided. The Mi'kmaw version of this pamphlet 2360, "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Mi'kmaw)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2311
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[Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2360
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This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Mi'kmaw
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2360
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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
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)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0593
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This pamphlet includes instructions for writing in a food journal, such as writing down your goals for the week and when to write in your food diary. The pamphlet also includes portion recommendations from Canada's Food Guide, a hunger/fullness rating scale, and pages to keep a food journal.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Food diary
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet Records
Nutrition Therapy
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Nutrition
Diet therapy
Eating disorders--Treatment
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet includes instructions for writing in a food journal, such as writing down your goals for the week and when to write in your food diary. The pamphlet also includes portion recommendations from Canada's Food Guide, a hunger/fullness rating scale, and pages to keep a food journal.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0593
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Food sources of magnesium

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0128
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Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
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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
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnesium Deficiency - diet therapy
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnesium deficiency diseases
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
Magnesium is a mineral found in your body. Your body needs magnesium to keep bones, muscles, nervous system and immune system healthy. Magnesium can also help keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. How much magnesium needed each day is provided along with a list of foods high in this mineral.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0128
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Footwear and footcare tips for seniors

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Seniors. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2347
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1 in 3 seniors in Nova Scotia fall each year. As you get older, it is important to take care of your feet and wear proper footwear. Keeping your feet healthy can help you keep your balance and prevent falls. This pamphlet explains how to take care of your feet and what kind of footwear is best. An image is included that explains what to look for when choosing a shoe.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Seniors
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)
Geriatrics
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
1 in 3 seniors in Nova Scotia fall each year. As you get older, it is important to take care of your feet and wear proper footwear. Keeping your feet healthy can help you keep your balance and prevent falls. This pamphlet explains how to take care of your feet and what kind of footwear is best. An image is included that explains what to look for when choosing a shoe.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Clinical Coordinator for Fall Prevention, FMH, Seniors
Pamphlet Number
2347
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Gastroparesis meal planning

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1206
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Gastroparesis means stomach paralysis. This means the stomach is slow to empty. The guidelines in this pamphlet may help you to lower your symptoms and keep up good nutrition. A list of suggested food choices and foods to avoid is provided.
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Corporate Author
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
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet Therapy
Gastroparesis
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroparesis
Diet therapy
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Gastroparesis means stomach paralysis. This means the stomach is slow to empty. The guidelines in this pamphlet may help you to lower your symptoms and keep up good nutrition. A list of suggested food choices and foods to avoid is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1206
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Gestion de la douleur après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your pain after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne pas oublier.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "Managing Your Pain After Surgery". Some people think that pain after surgery is something that you must put up with. This is not true. It is important that your pain is managed well. This pamphlet explains why pain control is important, what you can do to keep it under control, how it can be controlled, side effects of pain medicines, other things besides pain medicine that can help control your pain, and key points to remember.
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Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Getting ready for oral surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0231
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for oral (mouth) surgery. Topics include where to go on the day of your appointment, what to do if you are not able to keep your appointment, what to do if you are having IV sedation, and what will happen when you are ready to go home. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General Site is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Preoperative Care
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Preoperative care
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for oral (mouth) surgery. Topics include where to go on the day of your appointment, what to do if you are not able to keep your appointment, what to do if you are having IV sedation, and what will happen when you are ready to go home. A map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General Site is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0231
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Giving tube feedings at home with a nasogastric tube

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
Giving formula through a feeding tube will help keep you nourished until you are able to eat again by mouth. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your nasogastric tube. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the home tube feeding record is given to write down the date, formula amount, your weight, tube length, and comments about your home tube feeding. The French version of this pamphlet 1917, "Alimentation par sonde naso-gastrique à domicile", is also available.
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Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1199
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Hand expressing breast milk before your baby is born

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1928
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
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)
Colostrum
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostrum
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1928
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