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Intimacy in long-term care

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36495
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbourview Lodge. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1939
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Sexual health is a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. The team at Harbourview Lodge supports elders’ decisions to have intimate relationships. We promote a respectful and non-judgmental environment. This pamphlet explains why expressing sexuality is an important part of the aging process. A phone number is included for more information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbourview Lodge
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Behavior
Aged
Homes for the aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Older people--Sexual behavior
Old age homes
Abstract
Sexual health is a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. The team at Harbourview Lodge supports elders’ decisions to have intimate relationships. We promote a respectful and non-judgmental environment. This pamphlet explains why expressing sexuality is an important part of the aging process. A phone number is included for more information.
Notes
Previous title: Intimacy in long term care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Harbourview Lodge
Pamphlet Number
1939
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1021
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LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Long QT syndrome - congresses
Subjects (LCSH)
Long QT syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1021
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Fall and injury prevention in long-term care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2216
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Most falls happen during transfers from sitting to standing, or changing locations. This may be switching from a bed to a wheelchiar, switching from walking to sitting, or getting on or off the toilet.This pamphlet includes a list of factors that may make you more at risk of falling and general advice about fall prevention.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
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)
Long-Term Care
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Long-term care facilities--Risk management
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Most falls happen during transfers from sitting to standing, or changing locations. This may be switching from a bed to a wheelchiar, switching from walking to sitting, or getting on or off the toilet.This pamphlet includes a list of factors that may make you more at risk of falling and general advice about fall prevention.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
2216
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Continuing care : important information for you

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Continuing Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2120
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This pamphlet explains what to expect while receiving supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It includes information about your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. The French version of this pamphlet 2188, "Soins continus - Information importante", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Continuing Care
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)
Home Care Services
Long-Term Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Home care services
Long-term care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect while receiving supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It includes information about your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. The French version of this pamphlet 2188, "Soins continus - Information importante", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Continuing Care
Pamphlet Number
2120
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Soins continus : information importante

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Methadone
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a long time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast methadone starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take methadone. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2259
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Tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1032
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A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Catheters
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1032
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Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
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)
Buprenorphine
Opioid-Related Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid abuse
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Transjugular liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1923
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A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1923
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1924
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medicatio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney--Diseases--Diagnosis
Kidney--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous kidney biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1924
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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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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1922
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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Dipyridamole (persantine) sestamibi test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1403
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This pamphlet explains how is the test done, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and what to expect during the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dipyridamole
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Imaging
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how is the test done, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and what to expect during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Dipyridamole (persantine) myoview test
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1403
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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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Aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
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)
Aripiprazole
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Oral Systemic Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
This pamphlet provides an overview of oral systemic therapy for cancer treatment. Includes how to get and take the treatment, for how long, what tests are needed, and what are the risks and side effects of the treatement.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0038
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Risperidone (Risperdal, Risperdal Consta)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1639
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Risperidone is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. It is also used to treat some symptoms of dementia. This pamphlet explains how to take risperidone, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
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)
Risperidone
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Risperidone is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. It is also used to treat some symptoms of dementia. This pamphlet explains how to take risperidone, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1639
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Radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4067
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This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4067
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Sestamibi exercise test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1393
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This special X-ray of the heart involves an exercise test after the injection of a radioactive isotope called “sestamibi”. This pamphlet explains about how to prepare for the test, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and how the test is done.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Exercise Test
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Exercise tests
Heart
Abstract
This special X-ray of the heart involves an exercise test after the injection of a radioactive isotope called “sestamibi”. This pamphlet explains about how to prepare for the test, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and how the test is done.
Notes
Previous title: Myoview exercise test
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1393
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