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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General 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)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
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Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1895
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Votre chirurgien a pris les dispositions nécessaires à l’ablation de votre appendice. Cette chirurgie est appelée appendicectomie. La présente brochure explique ce qui se passe après la chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. Elle explique de plus ce qu’est l’appendice, ce qui se passe après la chirurgie, où se trouvent les incisions, quand vous pourrez prendre une douche ou un bain, et si vous pourrez manger, vous lever et vous déplacer après la chirurgie. On y parle également du moment a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
Alternate Title
Appendectomy
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)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Votre chirurgien a pris les dispositions nécessaires à l’ablation de votre appendice. Cette chirurgie est appelée appendicectomie. La présente brochure explique ce qui se passe après la chirurgie et comment participer à vos soins. Elle explique de plus ce qu’est l’appendice, ce qui se passe après la chirurgie, où se trouvent les incisions, quand vous pourrez prendre une douche ou un bain, et si vous pourrez manger, vous lever et vous déplacer après la chirurgie. On y parle également du moment auquel vous pourrez rentrer à la maison ainsi que reprendre à conduire, à travailler et à avoir des rapports sexuels. Une liste des symptômes nécessitant une consultation médicale immédiate est de plus fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Appendectomy" pamphlet 0168. Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided.
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Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1895
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Après une chirurgie de la main

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1898
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Après votre chirurgie de la main, vous devrez apprendre à prendre soin de vous. La présente brochure traite de l’activité, du pansement, des points de suture, le saignement et des signes indiquant une infection ou des problèmes de circulation sanguine. Les coordonnées de votre chirurgien et les étapes à suivre en cas de problèmes ou complications sont indiquées, de même que les coordonnées de la clinique de chirurgie plastique. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Hand Surgery" pam…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery, HI
Alternate Title
After hand surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Abstract
Après votre chirurgie de la main, vous devrez apprendre à prendre soin de vous. La présente brochure traite de l’activité, du pansement, des points de suture, le saignement et des signes indiquant une infection ou des problèmes de circulation sanguine. Les coordonnées de votre chirurgien et les étapes à suivre en cas de problèmes ou complications sont indiquées, de même que les coordonnées de la clinique de chirurgie plastique.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Hand Surgery" pamphlet 0588. After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for yourself. Topics include activity, dressing, stitches, bleeding, signs of infection, and signs of blood flow problems. Contact information for your surgeon and steps to follow are given in case you have problems and/or complications. Contact information for the Plastic Surgery Clinic is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1898
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Après une chirurgie du glaucome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1894
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Si la pression à l’intérieur de votre œil reste trop élevée malgré l’utilisation de gouttes ou le recours à des traitements au laser, vous aurez besoin d’une chirurgie pour traiter votre glaucome. Vous pourriez avoir une trabéculectomie ou une intervention de dérivation. La présente brochure explique ce que sont la trabéculectomie et l’intervention de dérivation et ce qui se passera après la chirurgie. Des instructions sur les soins à dispenser à domicile sont fournies, y compris pour ce qui es…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
After glaucoma 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)
Glaucoma - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Si la pression à l’intérieur de votre œil reste trop élevée malgré l’utilisation de gouttes ou le recours à des traitements au laser, vous aurez besoin d’une chirurgie pour traiter votre glaucome. Vous pourriez avoir une trabéculectomie ou une intervention de dérivation. La présente brochure explique ce que sont la trabéculectomie et l’intervention de dérivation et ce qui se passera après la chirurgie. Des instructions sur les soins à dispenser à domicile sont fournies, y compris pour ce qui est de l’inconfort, du port d’un couvre-œil, de l’utilisation de gouttes ophtalmiques et de l’activité. Une liste des symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux immédiats est fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Glaucoma Surgery" pamphlet 0141. If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1894
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Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. Inci…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided.
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Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Après votre ponction lombaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’inse…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After your lumbar puncture
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
Durant votre ponction lombaire, une aiguille a été insérée dans votre dos pour recueillir du liquide céphalorachidien (LCR). Ce liquide entoure votre cerveau et votre moelle épinière. Le LCR est envoyé au laboratoire pour une analyse. Les résultats de ce test pourraient aider votre médecin à diagnostiquer une maladie ou une blessure particulière. Plusieurs jours ou semaines peuvent être nécessaires avant d’obtenir les résultats. Les sujets traités dans la brochure sont les soins du point d’insertion, le mal de tête, l’alimentation, l’inconfort dans le dos, le bain, la conduite automobile et les activités à éviter pendant 24 heures. Une liste de symptômes indiquant quand vous rendre au service des urgences est présentée.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1560, “After Your Lumbar Puncture”. During your lumbar puncture, a needle was placed in your back to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds your brain and spinal cord. The CSF will be sent to the lab for testing. The results of this test may help your doctor to diagnose a particular disease or injury. It may take several days or weeks before the results are available. Topics include: care of the puncture site, headache, diet, back discomfort, bathing, driving, and activities to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms for when you need to go to the Emergency Department are provided.
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Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1949
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Are you on dialysis, taking blood thinners, and need an interventional radiology procedure?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1444
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This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services
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)
Nephrology
Warfarin
Renal Dialysis
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Hemodialysis
Warfarin
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
Notes
Previous title: Hemodialysis instead of dialysis
Previous title: Dialysis patients on Warfarin who need interventional radiology procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Vascular Access Services
Pamphlet Number
1444
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Aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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)
Aripiprazole
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Aripiprazole is most often used to treat psychosis. It is also used to treat mania and sometimes depression. This pamphlet explains how to take aripiprazole, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1627
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0071
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The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aspirin
Subjects (LCSH)
Aspirin
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
The pamphlet explains what Aspirin® is used for and how to take it. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: who should not take this medication, how to store this medication, what to do if you miss a dose, and medications and foods to avoid. Symptoms that would need to be checked in the Emergency Department are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0071
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Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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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)
Benzodiazepines
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Bienvenue aux Services communautaires de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances : Régions d’Halifax, d’Eastern Shore et de West Hants

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36459
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Halifax area, Eastern Shore, and West Hants. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1903
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Nous travaillerons avec vous pour répondre à vos besoins en matière de santé mentale et pour vous aider à diminuer ou à arrêter votre consommation d’alcool, votre usage du tabac ou des drogues ou votre dépendance au jeu. Nous travaillons aussi avec les familles et les amis touchés par la maladie mentale ou la dépendance. Il n’est pas nécessaire que vous suiviez un traitement pour que votre famille et vos amis obtiennent du soutien. La présente brochure a été conçue pour répondre à toutes vos qu…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Halifax area, Eastern Shore, and West Hants
Alternate Title
Welcome to Community Mental Health and Addictions : Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants
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)
Mental Health Services
Community Mental Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Community mental health services
Mental health services
Abstract
Nous travaillerons avec vous pour répondre à vos besoins en matière de santé mentale et pour vous aider à diminuer ou à arrêter votre consommation d’alcool, votre usage du tabac ou des drogues ou votre dépendance au jeu. Nous travaillons aussi avec les familles et les amis touchés par la maladie mentale ou la dépendance. Il n’est pas nécessaire que vous suiviez un traitement pour que votre famille et vos amis obtiennent du soutien. La présente brochure a été conçue pour répondre à toutes vos questions et préoccupations concernant les attentes, la sécurité et le respect de la vie privée et pour vous fournir les coordonnées des ressources en santé mentale dans la communauté. De l’information est fournie sur la façon de présenter de la rétroaction au sujet de votre expérience.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Welcome to Community Mental Health and Addictions: Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants" pamphlet 1877. We will work with you to address your mental health needs and to lessen or stop your use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or gambling. We also work with family and friends who are impacted by mental illness and/or addiction. You do not need to be receiving treatment in order for your family and friends to get support. This pamphlet was created to answer any questions you may have surrounding expectations, safety and privacy concerns, and also gives contact information for mental health resources in the community. Information is given on how you can provide feedback about your experience.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions, Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants
Pamphlet Number
1903
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Blood components, products, and alternatives

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1202
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A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood
Plasma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood products
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1202
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Blood transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017. The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, "Blood Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, "Blood Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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[Blood transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2124
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This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2124
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[Blood transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2125
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2125
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Corporate Author
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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid-Related Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid abuse
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2267
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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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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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Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38199
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
CHS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabis
Cannabis - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Abstract
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2351
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