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The 3 Wishes Project : helping to make meaningful memories at the end of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1905
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The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospice Care - psychology
Critical Care - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospice care
Intensive care units
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The 3 Wishes Project staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1905
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About the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Infant Feeding Policy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2365
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services
Alternate Title
About the BFI and IFP
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infant
Nutrition
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants--Nutrition
Breastfeeding
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff at a Baby-Friendly facility will help you to do. It also gives information about Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health's Infant Feeding Policy. A link for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2365
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Adrenal insufficiency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program
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)
Adrenal Insufficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenal glands--Diseases
Abstract
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Neuropituitary Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Advanced liver disease : changes in your quality of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2286
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Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi Organ Transplant Program. Psychology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Being diagnosed with advanced liver disease can be confusing and scary. You will need to make changes in your life and think about difficult treatment options. You and your loved ones may have many emotions during this time. For example, you may feel scared, upset, or anxious. This is normal. This pamphlet explains what quality of life is. It lists common physical, social, mental, and emotional changes that can happen when you have advanced liver disease, as well as common worries you may have. The pamphlet explains why and when you should get help, how to get help, what other supports are available, and what to do if you need mental health help right away.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Psychology, Multi Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
2286
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Anger after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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)
Anger Management Therapy
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anger
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
Notes
Previous title: Anger After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Antibodies and surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibodies
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood testing
Blood--Transfusion
Abstract
Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Attention after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Attention
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Attention
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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Boire de l’eau entre les repas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Drinking water between meals
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drinking Water
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drinking water
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Lorsqu’une personne a de la difficulté à avaler les liquides clairs, il y a un risque que du liquide entre dans ses voies respiratoires plutôt que d’aller dans l’estomac. On appelle ce phénomène l’aspiration et cela se produit lorsque de la nourriture ou du liquide « passe dans le mauvais tuyau ». L’aspiration peut augmenter les risques de pneumonie (infection des poumons). Elle peut aussi être très désagréable et faire tousser. Lorsqu’on a un problème de déglutition (difficulté à avaler), il peut être difficile de boire une quantité suffisante de liquides épais pour rester hydraté. Pour vous assurer de boire assez de liquides, vous pourriez peut être boire de l’eau entre les repas. Ce dépliant donne des conseils pour boire de l’eau de façon sécuritaire entre les repas et réduire les risques d’étouffement.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Drinking Water Between Meals" pamphlet 1159. Some people have problems swallowing thin liquids. This means that some liquids may go into their airway instead of their stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink goes ‘down the wrong way’. Sometimes aspiration can increase the chance of getting pneumonia (lung infection). It can also be very unpleasant and cause coughing. It may be hard to drink enough thick liquids to stay hydrated. To make sure you get enough liquids, you may be able to drink water between meals. This pamphlet gives guidelines for drinking water safely between meals for people with swallowing problems so that there is less chance of choking.
Notes
Previous title: Drinking water between meals for people with swallowing problems
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Brugada syndrome : 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
1773
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Brugada syndrome is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With Brugada syndrome, the channels in your heart do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythems are dangerous. Your heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. The abnormal heart rhythms can cause make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, d…
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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
Brugada Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Brugada syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Brugada syndrome is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With Brugada syndrome, the channels in your heart do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythems are dangerous. Your heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. The abnormal heart rhythms can cause make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Brugada syndrome : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1773
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Capsulotomie au laser YAG

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1947
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On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
YAG laser capsulotomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité peut être traitée au moyen d’un laser YAG. Le laser YAG est utilisé pour faire une ouverture dans la capsule (capsulotomie), comme lorsque l’on fait un trou dans une pellicule d’emballage en plastique. La vision est généralement plus claire 1 à 2 journées après le traitement. La présente brochure explique comment se préparer, ce qui se passe pendant le traitement et à quoi s’attendre après. On y présente aussi une liste des complications possibles.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0464, “YAG Laser Capsulotomy”. A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1947
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Care after your melanoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma su…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Subjects (LCSH)
Melanoma
Surgery, Plastic
Abstract
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It causes the cells in your skin that make pigment (called melanocytes) to grow out of control. Melanoma is a serious disease that can cause death. If it is caught early, melanoma is curable. Topics include: how to check for melanoma, diagnosis, and treatment. What to expect before, during, and after surgery is explained. Possible problems you may have and specific instructions are given. Resources are listed to help you find more information about melanoma surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2308
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Cataract surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0135
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
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)
Cataract Extraction
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 2062, "Opération de la cataracte" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ophthalmology and Same Day Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0135
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Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) : 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
2083
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CPVT affects the way heart cell channels respond to adrenaline. It causes extra heartbeats to start in the bottom chambers of your heart. This can make the heart beat too fast. Your heart might 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, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
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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
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Subjects (LCSH)
Ventricular tachycardia
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
CPVT affects the way heart cell channels respond to adrenaline. It causes extra heartbeats to start in the bottom chambers of your heart. This can make the heart beat too fast. Your heart might 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, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2083
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Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2192
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Pour enlever la vésicule biliaire, on a le choix entre deux méthodes : la méthode ouverte ou la méthode par laparoscopie. Ce dépliant porte sur la méthode par laparoscopie. Le chirurgien fera 4 petites incisions (coupures) sur votre ventre et enlèvera votre vésicule biliaire avec un laparoscope (long tube avec une petite caméra). Ce dépliant explique ce que sont la vésicule biliaire et les calculs biliaires (pierres), pourquoi on doit vous enlever votre vésicule, ce qui va se passer pendant et …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallbladder - surgery
Laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallbladder--Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Cholecystectomy
Abstract
Pour enlever la vésicule biliaire, on a le choix entre deux méthodes : la méthode ouverte ou la méthode par laparoscopie. Ce dépliant porte sur la méthode par laparoscopie. Le chirurgien fera 4 petites incisions (coupures) sur votre ventre et enlèvera votre vésicule biliaire avec un laparoscope (long tube avec une petite caméra). Ce dépliant explique ce que sont la vésicule biliaire et les calculs biliaires (pierres), pourquoi on doit vous enlever votre vésicule, ce qui va se passer pendant et après la chirurgie et les symptômes qui nécessitent des soins médicaux urgents.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery" pamphlet 0298. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an alternative to open gallbladder surgery. The surgeon will make 4 tiny incisions (cuts) in your abdomen. They will then take out your gallbladder using a scope. This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
2192
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Cleft lip and palate surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34725
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery, oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Cleft lip and palate surgery is done to correct differences in the lip, nose, jaws, and roof of the mouth. Bone from the hip may be needed to make certain changes (cleft alveoli). This pamphlet explains what will happen on the day of your surgery and after your surgery. A Discharge Checklist is included. The pamphlet also includes contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions once you are home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1083
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Conseils nutritionnels après une chirurgie de la mâchoire

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38157
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1585
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Il est important de bien manger pour aider votre corps à guérir. Lorsque vous avez des broches dans les mâchoires ou des élastiques en place, vous devez apporter quelques changements à votre alimentation pour obtenir les nutriments dont votre corps a besoin. Ce dépliant donne des conseils qui peuvent vous aider. Les sujets abordés sont les suivants : un plan de repas, comment faciliter l'alimentation, les choses importantes à faire à la maison, comment prévenir les intoxications alimentaires, l…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Nutrition
Jaw - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Jaws--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Il est important de bien manger pour aider votre corps à guérir. Lorsque vous avez des broches dans les mâchoires ou des élastiques en place, vous devez apporter quelques changements à votre alimentation pour obtenir les nutriments dont votre corps a besoin. Ce dépliant donne des conseils qui peuvent vous aider. Les sujets abordés sont les suivants : un plan de repas, comment faciliter l'alimentation, les choses importantes à faire à la maison, comment prévenir les intoxications alimentaires, les boissons nutritives, un exemple de menu, des idées et des conseils pour mélangeurs, des conseils pour faire des smoothies ainsi que des façons d'ajouter des calories et des protéines. Les recettes sont incluses.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0566, "Nutrition Guidelines After Jaw Surgery". It is important to eat well to help your body heal. When your jaws are wired or you have elastics in place, you will need to make a few changes to the foods you eat to get the nutrition your body needs. This pamphlet gives tips that can help. Topics include a meal plan, how to make eating easier, important things to do at home, how to prevent food poisoning, nutritional drinks, a sample menu, blending ideas and tips, smoothie-making tips, and ways to add calories and protein. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Régime à base d’aliments en purée
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1585
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0060
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hosp…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Neurosurgery
Alternate Title
DBS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deep Brain Stimulation
Movement Disorders - therapy
Parkinson Disease - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain stimulation
Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to help treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia (movement disorders), and some other neurological disorders. This pamphlet explains whether you may be a candidate for DBS, the stages of surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care required at home are outlined. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. Information on living with a DBS system is included. If you are ever admitted to a hospital or an Emergency Department, make sure you tell the health care team that you have a DBS system.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0060
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