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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2322
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (47 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition, Home
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults. This pamphlet explains what home PN (parenteral nutrition) is, who can get it, how it is given, benefits, what your body needs to stay healthy, and how you will learn to do PN at home. It also explains how long you can expect to be on PN, when you can go home from the hospital, emotions, how home PN will affect your lifestyle, possible complications, and how to teach your back-up person how to do home PN. Supplies (getting them, storing, and disposal), handwashing, choosing and cleaning a work area, and how to add to your solution (multi-vitamins, vitamin K, insulin) are covered. Overnight infusion of PN and lipids, programming your pump for PN and lipids, morning routine, and caring for your Hickman/central line are explained. Common questions about PN tubing and solutions, Hickman/central lines, and how to check for complications are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Home Parenteral Nutrition Program for Adults
Pamphlet Number
2322
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Welcome to 9A General Surgery Unit : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 9A General Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0738
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This pamphlet outlines what to expect as an inpatient on 9A, a General Surgery Unit. Topics include: accommodations, visiting hours, family accomodations, planning for disharge, meals, valuables and belongings, who is on your health care team, and morning rounds. Parking, phone and TV services, amenities, and other general information is outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 9A General Surgery Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Hospital Units
Patient Care Team
Subjects (LCSH)
Operations, Surgical
Hospital wards
Health care teams
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines what to expect as an inpatient on 9A, a General Surgery Unit. Topics include: accommodations, visiting hours, family accomodations, planning for disharge, meals, valuables and belongings, who is on your health care team, and morning rounds. Parking, phone and TV services, amenities, and other general information is outlined.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 9A : General Surgery Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: 9A staff, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0738
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Total laryngectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attent…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology
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)
Laryngectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngectomy
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attention. A recipe for sterile water is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2366, "Laryngectomie totale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Laryngectomie totale

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38221
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2366
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La laryngectomie totale consiste à enlever le larynx en entier (ablation). Votre larynx est enlevé parce qu'il est atteint d'une maladie (comme le cancer). Votre façon habituelle de parler changera après l'opération. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre avant l’opération, le matin de l'opération et juste après. Il traite également de ce qui vous attend à la maison, de la protection contre la grippe, des soins à apporter à la stomie et à la canule de laryngectomie, du matériel, d…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology
Alternate Title
Total laryngectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Laryngectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngectomy
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
La laryngectomie totale consiste à enlever le larynx en entier (ablation). Votre larynx est enlevé parce qu'il est atteint d'une maladie (comme le cancer). Votre façon habituelle de parler changera après l'opération. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre avant l’opération, le matin de l'opération et juste après. Il traite également de ce qui vous attend à la maison, de la protection contre la grippe, des soins à apporter à la stomie et à la canule de laryngectomie, du matériel, de l'humidité, de la rééducation vocale, de l'alimentation, du suivi et des symptômes qui nécessitent des soins médicaux. Une recette d'eau stérile est fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0439, "Total Laryngectomy". Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attention. A recipe for sterile water is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff
Pamphlet Number
2366
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