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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.
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Previous title: Drinking water between meals for people with swallowing problems
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Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2196
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Faire un don de vie - don de cornées - Service des soins palliatifs

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2195
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Ce dépliant donne aux patients et aux familles de l’information sur le don de cornées, en particulier dans le contexte des soins palliatifs. Il passe en revue les mythes courants sur le sujet et les raisons qui peuvent empêcher une personne de donner ses cornées. Il répond aux questions et préoccupations courantes, par exemple ce qu’un donneur potentiel doit faire s’il change d’idée et l’information qu’on fournit à la famille d’un donneur. Des témoignages de personnes qui ont reçu une cornée so…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Corneal Transplantation
Palliative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Cornea--Transplantation
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Ophthalmology
Geriatrics
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne aux patients et aux familles de l’information sur le don de cornées, en particulier dans le contexte des soins palliatifs. Il passe en revue les mythes courants sur le sujet et les raisons qui peuvent empêcher une personne de donner ses cornées. Il répond aux questions et préoccupations courantes, par exemple ce qu’un donneur potentiel doit faire s’il change d’idée et l’information qu’on fournit à la famille d’un donneur. Des témoignages de personnes qui ont reçu une cornée sont également présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1150, "Make the Decision, Share Your Life Cornea Donation Palliative Care Service". This pamphlet will help you and your family learn more about cornea donation. Palliative care patients may be able to donate their corneas. Some myths and facts about cornea donation are provided, as well as the reasons why some people may not be able to donate. Common fears and misunderstandings, what to do if you decide to change your mind, and information given to your family about your donation are outlined. Testimonials from recipients are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care Services
Reviewed by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation staff
Pamphlet Number
2195
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YAG laser capsulotomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0464
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A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule (clear sac). 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 gets 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 p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule (clear sac). 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 gets 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. The French version of this pamphlet 1947, "Capsulotomie au laser YAG", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0464
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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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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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Cleft lip and palate surgery

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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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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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Vulvar skin care tips

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1513
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The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colposcopy Clinic
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)
Vulvar Diseases
Feminine Hygiene Products
Vaginal Creams, Foams, and Jellies
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Feminine hygiene products
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The vulva (area around the vagina) can be very sensitive. If you have itching or irritation in this area, using certain soaps and creams can make it worse. This pamphlet gives ideas to help with symptoms and prevent further discomfort. Topics include what you can do to feel better, controlling discomfort, and appointments and questions. Contact information for the Colposcopy Clinic is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1513
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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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Veterans' Oral Health Program : Information for veterans and their families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Veterans' Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1024
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This program was developed to make sure that each veteran gets the best oral care. Some of the things this program includes are: oral health assessments on admission and each year, as well as regular dental check-ups. You or your family will be asked to provide some additional supplies. This pamphlet provides space for you or your health care team to write out the supplies you will need and the types of care that you will get.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Veterans' Services
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)
Oral Health
Veterans
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital dental service
Veterans
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This program was developed to make sure that each veteran gets the best oral care. Some of the things this program includes are: oral health assessments on admission and each year, as well as regular dental check-ups. You or your family will be asked to provide some additional supplies. This pamphlet provides space for you or your health care team to write out the supplies you will need and the types of care that you will get.
Responsibility
Prepared by Veterans' Services
Pamphlet Number
1024
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Seated Balance Program : make a fist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0954
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This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of 'make a fist' exercises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the seated balance program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Abstract
This one-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of 'make a fist' exercises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the seated balance program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
0954
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Esophageal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1633
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This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the da…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (43 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophagus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Surgery
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the day of your surgery. This guide gives information about esophageal cancer, treatments, your health care team, getting ready for surgery, what will happen the day before and the day of surgery, what will happen after surgery, recovery, exercises, and getting ready to go home. A list of resources and a glossary is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1633
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
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)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
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)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. Lorsque les entérocoques se déplacent vers d’autres parties du corps, ils peuvent provoquer une infection et rendre malade. Les antibiotiques, comme la vancomycine, sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois une résistance à la vancomycine ou à d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine, ou ERV. Ce dépliant explique comment une personne contracte des ERV, comment on les détecte, les soins dispensés à l’hôpital et à la maison et la façon de prévenir la transmission des ERV.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)" pamphlet 1752. Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Venofer® iron sucrose injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Ambulatory Care (ABC). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1876
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If you do not have enough iron in your blood, your red blood cells will not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout your body. When you do not have enough hemoglobin, your body may have trouble getting enough oxygen. This may cause you to feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable (given by a needle in your arm) form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, possible side ef…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Ambulatory Care (ABC)
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)
Iron - therapeutic use
Anemia - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron
Anemia
Abstract
If you do not have enough iron in your blood, your red blood cells will not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout your body. When you do not have enough hemoglobin, your body may have trouble getting enough oxygen. This may cause you to feel tired or short of breath. This is called anemia. Iron sucrose (Venofer®) is an injectable (given by a needle in your arm) form of iron that helps your body make hemoglobin. This pamphlet explains how to take Venofer®, possible side effects, and signs of an allergic reaction.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ambulatory Care (ABC), Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1876
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1885
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Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A l…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
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)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
Pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation (PR) combines exercise, education, and support to help you improve your overall health and well-being. The PR Program may be right for you if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease (like COPD, lung fibrosis, or lung transplant). The PR Program may help with symptoms like shortness of breath or loss of strength that make it harder for you to do daily activities. This pamphlet explains the benefits of PR, what the PR program involves, and how to get started. A list of PR Programs across Nova Scotia is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
1885
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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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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.
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Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
2192
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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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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Nutrition guidelines after jaw surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0566
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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 includ…
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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
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. The French version of this pamphlet 1585, "Conseils nutritionnels après une chirurgie de la mâchoire," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Blended Diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0566
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What to eat after whipple surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1366
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During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you w…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diet therapy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Gastrointestinal system
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you will need to take pancreatic enzymes, what to do if your stomach is slow to empty, what to do if you get dumping syndrome, whether you will need to take vitamins after surgery, and what to do if you are losing weight. Recipes are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1366
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