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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pets
Patients - psychology
Patient Comfort
Subjects (LCSH)
Service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs
Guide dogs
Abstract
Spending time with animals is good for our mental health and happiness. Any dog allowed to visit should be on a leash until it reaches your room. This pamphlet gives Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines for patients that have a service dog, therapy dog, or a personal pet.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1954
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0602
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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
C.diff
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
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)
Infectious diseases
Clostridioides difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner. The French version of this pamphlet 1852, "Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
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Pamphlet Number
0602
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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1852
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Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI). ; This pamphlet is a French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
C. difficile
Cdiff
Cdifficile
CDI
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Clostridium difficile
Subjects (LCSH)
Clostridium difficile
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Le Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) est un type de bactérie (microbe) que l’on trouve dans l’intestin. La présente brochure explique comment l’on contracte une infection à C. difficile, les symptômes, le traitement et la façon de prévenir la propagation aux autres. Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d'information, adressez-vous à votre prestataire de soins de santé ou demandez à parler à la personne responsable de la prévention et du contrôle des infections (PCI).
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)" pamphlet 0602. Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a type of bacteria (germ) that is found in the intestine (gut or bowel). This pamphlet explains how you get C. diff, symptoms, treatment, and how you can prevent spreading it to others. If you would like more information, please ask your health care provider or ask to talk with an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Practitioner.
Notes
Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
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Pamphlet Number
1852
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CPE (carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2234
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Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care…
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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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Control
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Enterobacteriaceae
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home are explained. The French version of this pamphlet 2344, "Entérobactéries productrices de carbapénémase (EPC)," is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
2234
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Entérobactéries productrices de carbapénémase (EPC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2344
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Les entérobactéries sont des bactéries naturellement présentes dans les intestins (appareil digestif). Les entérobactéries productrices de carbapénèmases (EPC) sont des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques de la famille des carbapénèmes. Cela signifie que ces antibiotiques n’arrivent plus à empêcher la croissance des bactéries. Ce dépliant explique les modes de propagation des EPC, les raisons pour lesquelles les EPC sont préoccupantes, comment reconnaître la présence d’EPC dans le corps, et…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bacterial Infections
Communicable Diseases
Communicable Disease Control
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Subjects (LCSH)
Bacterial diseases
Communicable diseases
Enterobacteriaceae
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérobactéries sont des bactéries naturellement présentes dans les intestins (appareil digestif). Les entérobactéries productrices de carbapénèmases (EPC) sont des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques de la famille des carbapénèmes. Cela signifie que ces antibiotiques n’arrivent plus à empêcher la croissance des bactéries. Ce dépliant explique les modes de propagation des EPC, les raisons pour lesquelles les EPC sont préoccupantes, comment reconnaître la présence d’EPC dans le corps, et pendant combien de temps vous pouvez être porteur d’EPC. Il présente de plus les directives de prévention et de contrôle des infections pour les soins à l’hôpital et à domicile.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2234, "CPE (Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae) ". Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that are naturally found in the gut (digestive system). Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are bacteria that have become resistant to a group of antibiotics known as carbapenems. This means these antibiotics cannot prevent the growth of the bacteria anymore. This pamphlet explains how CPE is spread, why CPE is a concern, how to know if you have CPE, and how long you may have CPE. Infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home are explained.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
2344
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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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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.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Gastro-entérite virale : diarrhée et vomissements

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1855
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Cette brochure explique comment vous pouvez contracter une gastro entérite virale et quels sont les symptômes. Vous y trouverez aussi de l’information sur le traitement, les mesures de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) prises pendant l’hospitalisation et le retour à la maison. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1382, "Viral Gastroenteritis - Diarrhea and Vomiting". This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastr…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette brochure explique comment vous pouvez contracter une gastro entérite virale et quels sont les symptômes. Vous y trouverez aussi de l’information sur le traitement, les mesures de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) prises pendant l’hospitalisation et le retour à la maison.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1382, "Viral Gastroenteritis - Diarrhea and Vomiting". This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis, how it is treated, what infection prevention and control (IPAC) steps will be taken while you are in the hospital, and what will happen when you go home.
Notes
previous title: Norovirus
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1855
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions. The French version of this pamphlet 1781, "Hygiène des mains", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1036
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Hygiène des mains

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1781
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L’hygiène des mains est la meilleure façon d’éviter la propagation des germes dans les établissements de soins de santé, dans la collectivité et à la maison. Le dépliant décrit l’importance de se laver les mains, la bonne façon de se laver les mains avec de l’eau et du savon et l’utilisation d’un gel désinfectant à base d’alcool. Il présente aussi un diagramme d’instructions précises en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI). ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hand H…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Hand hygiene
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand Hygiene - methods
Disinfection
Infection Control
Communicable Disease Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Care and hygiene
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Skin--Disinfection
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
L’hygiène des mains est la meilleure façon d’éviter la propagation des germes dans les établissements de soins de santé, dans la collectivité et à la maison. Le dépliant décrit l’importance de se laver les mains, la bonne façon de se laver les mains avec de l’eau et du savon et l’utilisation d’un gel désinfectant à base d’alcool. Il présente aussi un diagramme d’instructions précises en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI).
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hand Hygiene" pamphlet 1036. Hand hygiene is the best way to stop the spread of germs in health care settings, the community, and at home. The pamphlet describes the importance of hand washing, proper hand washing methods with soap and water, and the use of an alcohol-based hand rub along with a diagram of specific Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) instructions.
Notes
Previous title: L’hygiène des mains pour les patients, les résidents et les clients
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Pamphlet Number
1781
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Infection prevention and control

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1441
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The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection. The French version of this pamphlet 1216, "Prévention et contrôle des infections", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection. The French version of this pamphlet 1216, "Prévention et contrôle des infections", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1441
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Infections respiratoires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est é…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Respiratory (breathing) infections
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est également décrite. Vos partenaires de soins et les personnes qui vous rendent visite devront respecter les mêmes mesures de sécurité en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) pour vous fournir des soins directs à l'hôpital
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Respiratory (Breathing) Infections" pamphlet 1551. This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: La saison de la grippe et du rhume : quoi faire quand vous êtes à l’hôpital
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1552
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and c…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
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)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA. The French version of this pamphlet 1858, "SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1859
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Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Scr…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Screen for Antibiotic-resistant Organisms (AROs)" pamphlet 1765. Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1859
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Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1860
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Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont par…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont parfois requises pour empêcher les microbes de se propager d’un patient à un autre. La présente brochure explique en quoi consistent les pratiques de base et les précautions supplémentaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preventing the Spread of Germs and Infections: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions" pamphlet 1822. Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. “Routine practices” are the minimum steps taken to prevent and control infection in the care of all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions.
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Pamphlet Number
1860
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Prévention et contrôle des infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1216
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L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections. ; T…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections.
This pamphlet is a French translation of “Infection Prevention and Control" pamphlet 1441. The role of the Infection Prevention and Control team is to help other health care providers prevent and control infections by: tracking infections, promoting good hand hygiene and other infection control practices, managing an outbreak or outbreaks, and providing education to all health care providers and volunteers. Infection prevention and control is an important part of patient safety. About one in nine patients will get an infection while in hospital. Common infections may include C. difficile diarrhea, pneumonia (a lung infection), bladder infections and wound infections. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1216
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Respiratory (breathing) infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1551
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This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same s…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1552, "Infections respiratoires," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cold & flu season : taking care while you're in the hospital
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Pamphlet Number
1551
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SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, co…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
SARM (Staph aureus résistant à la méthicilline)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, comment on le détecte, les soins à l’hôpital et à la maison et la durée pendant laquelle vous pouvez avoir le SARM.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)" pamphlet 1764. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Viral gastroenteritis : diarrhea and vomiting

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1382
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This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis, how it is treated, what infection prevention and control (IPAC) steps will be taken while you are in the hospital, and what will happen when you go home. The French version of this pamphlet 1855, "Gastro-entérite virale - Diarrhée et vomissements," is also available.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroenteritis
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how you can get viral gastroenteritis, the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis, how it is treated, what infection prevention and control (IPAC) steps will be taken while you are in the hospital, and what will happen when you go home. The French version of this pamphlet 1855, "Gastro-entérite virale - Diarrhée et vomissements," is also available.
Notes
previous title: Norovirus
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Pamphlet Number
1382
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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.
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Pamphlet Number
1752
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
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Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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