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Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much nalt…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Naltrexone
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Naltrexone
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much naltrexone costs.
Notes
Previous title: Naltrexone for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0571
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Your body needs calcium for strong bones and teeth, normal blood clotting, and for your muscles, nerves, and heart to work well. Topics include: osteoporosis, how much calcium you need, and how much calcium is too much. Excellent, good, and fair food sources of calcium are listed. Tips for how to get more calcium from food are provided. Information for people with lactose intolerance is given. Information on how to get more vitamin D is provided. A list of resources for more information is incl…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Your body needs calcium for strong bones and teeth, normal blood clotting, and for your muscles, nerves, and heart to work well. Topics include: osteoporosis, how much calcium you need, and how much calcium is too much. Excellent, good, and fair food sources of calcium are listed. Tips for how to get more calcium from food are provided. Information for people with lactose intolerance is given. Information on how to get more vitamin D is provided. A list of resources for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0571
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Acamprosate for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Acamprosate
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Acamprosate
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
Notes
Previous title: Acamprosate for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Restraint considerations for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Least Restraint Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0599
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A restraint is anything that limits a person’s movement. Restraints can help to keep you from getting hurt or hurting others, including your caregivers. Nova Scotia Health’s goal is to promote the health and well-being of all of our patients. We try to help you keep as much comfort, independence, and quality of life as possible. Nova Scotia Health policy states restraints are to be used only as a last resort. This pamphlet explains why and when restraints are used, ways you and your support per…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Least Restraint Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Immobilization
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Restraint of patients
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
A restraint is anything that limits a person’s movement. Restraints can help to keep you from getting hurt or hurting others, including your caregivers. Nova Scotia Health’s goal is to promote the health and well-being of all of our patients. We try to help you keep as much comfort, independence, and quality of life as possible. Nova Scotia Health policy states restraints are to be used only as a last resort. This pamphlet explains why and when restraints are used, ways you and your support person(s) can help without using a restraint, and what to do If you are not happy with how you or your loved one is being restrained.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL Least Restraint Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0599
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Can I have a diagnostic imaging test while I am pregnant?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant afte…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging - adverse effects
Pregnancy--radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnant women--Radiography
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Retinal acuity meter (RAM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1392
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The retina is the lining at the back of your eye. Your retina must be healthy for you to see well. The Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM) is a test used to measure how much vision you have in your retina. The test shows how much vision is possible even if you have blurred vision. For example, the RAM can show how much vision you will have after a cataract is removed. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the test, how the RAM is done, and what to expect after the test. The French version of this pa…
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Subjects (LCSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is the lining at the back of your eye. Your retina must be healthy for you to see well. The Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM) is a test used to measure how much vision you have in your retina. The test shows how much vision is possible even if you have blurred vision. For example, the RAM can show how much vision you will have after a cataract is removed. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the test, how the RAM is done, and what to expect after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1918, "Mesure de l’acuité visuelle au moyen du RAM (Retinal Acuity Meter)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1392
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Mesure de l’acuité visuelle au moyen du RAM (Retinal Acuity Meter)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1918
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La rétine est la membrane à l’arrière de votre œil. Votre rétine doit être en santé pour que vous puissiez bien voir. La mesure de l’acuité visuelle au moyen du RAM (Retinal Acuity Meter) est un test utilisé pour mesurer la vision dans votre rétine. Le test indique la vision possible même si vous avez une vision trouble. Par exemple, le RAM peut indiquer le niveau de vision que vous aurez après le retrait d'une cataracte. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment vous préparer à l’…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Retinal acuity meter (RAM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Subjects (LCSH)
Ophthalmology
Retina
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est la membrane à l’arrière de votre œil. Votre rétine doit être en santé pour que vous puissiez bien voir. La mesure de l’acuité visuelle au moyen du RAM (Retinal Acuity Meter) est un test utilisé pour mesurer la vision dans votre rétine. Le test indique la vision possible même si vous avez une vision trouble. Par exemple, le RAM peut indiquer le niveau de vision que vous aurez après le retrait d'une cataracte. Dans le présent dépliant, nous vous expliquons comment vous préparer à l’examen, la façon dont l’examen est effectué et ce à quoi vous attendre après l’examen.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM)" pamphlet 1392. The retina is the lining at the back of your eye. Your retina must be healthy for you to see well. The Retinal Acuity Meter (RAM) is a test used to measure how much vision you have in your retina. The test shows how much vision is possible even if you have blurred vision. For example, the RAM can show how much vision you will have after a cataract is removed. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the test, how the RAM is done, and what to expect after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1918
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Welcome to the stroke unit: 4C - Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Stroke Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2113
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The Stroke Unit has 30 beds, 13 of which are for people who have had a new stroke. The goal of the Stroke Unit is to help people who have had a new stroke to heal as much as possible and get ready for the next stage of recovery. This pamphlet gives info about the Stroke Unit, including the members of your Stroke Team, depression and caregiver stress, and contact information.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Stroke Unit
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)
Nursing units
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Cerebrovascular disease
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Stroke Unit has 30 beds, 13 of which are for people who have had a new stroke. The goal of the Stroke Unit is to help people who have had a new stroke to heal as much as possible and get ready for the next stage of recovery. This pamphlet gives info about the Stroke Unit, including the members of your Stroke Team, depression and caregiver stress, and contact information.
Responsibility
Unit 4C staff, CBRH
Pamphlet Number
2113
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Quitting smoking to lower your risk of cervical cancer

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division of Gynaecologic Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2167
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Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. This pamphlet explains how smoking increases your chance of getting cervical cancer, other reasons to quit smoking, what nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is and how much it will cost, why e-cigarettes are not recommended, medications that are available to help you quit smoking, and other options to quit smoking. Tips for quitting smoking and a list of res…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Division of Gynaecologic Oncology
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)
Smoking Cessation
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking cessation
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina. This pamphlet explains how smoking increases your chance of getting cervical cancer, other reasons to quit smoking, what nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is and how much it will cost, why e-cigarettes are not recommended, medications that are available to help you quit smoking, and other options to quit smoking. Tips for quitting smoking and a list of resources are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Division of Gynaecologic Oncology
Pamphlet Number
2167
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Food sources of magnesium

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1497
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A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Bone mineral density test
BMD test
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)
Absorptiometry, Photon
Bone and Bones - radiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone densitometry
Abstract
A bone scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. The scan may help your health care provider determine your future fracture risk and measure your response to treatment. It is important to be aware of specific conditions that may interfere with the scan (such as other tests you had done recently, whether you think you may be pregnant, etc.). This pamphlet outlines how the scan is done, how to get ready, and what to do during the test.
Notes
Previous title: Bone mineral density test / bone density scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1497
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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