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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Directives pour un avortement par médicaments (Mifegymiso)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1886
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Ce dépliant explique comment prendre le médicament Mifegymiso pour provoquer un avortement. Il précise de quoi vous aurez besoin, la façon de prendre le médicament et les symptômes pour lesquels il faut appeler la ligne téléphonique des infirmières de la Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Vous trouverez également des renseignements sur les relations sexuelles, sur la contraception après l'utilisation du médicament Mifegymiso et sur les soins de suivi. ; This is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Medical abortion (Mifegymiso) instructions
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)
Abortion, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique comment prendre le médicament Mifegymiso pour provoquer un avortement. Il précise de quoi vous aurez besoin, la façon de prendre le médicament et les symptômes pour lesquels il faut appeler la ligne téléphonique des infirmières de la Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Vous trouverez également des renseignements sur les relations sexuelles, sur la contraception après l'utilisation du médicament Mifegymiso et sur les soins de suivi.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1878, “Medical abortion (Mifegymiso) instructions.” This pamphlet explains how to take the medication Mifegymiso to cause an abortion. It lists the supplies you will need, how to take the medications, and symptoms that require you to call the Nova Scotia Choice Clinic Nursing Line. Information about sex and birth control after taking Mifegymiso, and follow-up care is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Directives pour un avortement médicamenteux (Mifegymiso)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1886
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Disulfiram for alcohol dependence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2269
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Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
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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)
Disulfiram
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Disulfiram
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2269
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Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2115
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The Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital is a 2 to 8 week program to help you be as independent as possible. The pamphlet explains if you need a referral, who is on your health care team, and what to bring. Information about meals, laundry, Wi-Fi, TV service, and phone service is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Self-care, Health
Abstract
The Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital is a 2 to 8 week program to help you be as independent as possible. The pamphlet explains if you need a referral, who is on your health care team, and what to bring. Information about meals, laundry, Wi-Fi, TV service, and phone service is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2115
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Electrophysiology studies (EPS) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0595
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Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are procedures that check your heart’s electrical system. This electrical system is what organizes the heart muscle to pump blood efficiently to your body. This pamphlet explains why and how an EPS is done, how to get ready for the procedure, how long it takes, and what to expect after. A list of symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor in the Emergency Department is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service
Alternate Title
EPS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Function Tests
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Invasive electrophysiologic testing
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Electrophysiology studies (EPS) are procedures that check your heart’s electrical system. This electrical system is what organizes the heart muscle to pump blood efficiently to your body. This pamphlet explains why and how an EPS is done, how to get ready for the procedure, how long it takes, and what to expect after. A list of symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor in the Emergency Department is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Rhythm Service
Pamphlet Number
0595
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Esophageal soft eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1440
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This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Esophageal soft diet
Oesophageal soft diet
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)
Airway Obstruction - prevention & control
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Asphyxia
Cooking (Soft foods)
Deglutition disorders--Nutritional aspects
Esophagus
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
Notes
Previous title: Esophageal soft diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1440
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Ethics tool : help with ethical issues

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
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)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2056
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[Ethics tool : help with ethical issues]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2153
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2153
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[Ethics tool : help with ethical issues]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2168
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2168
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0285
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Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention ar…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology
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)
Kidney Calculi
Lithotripsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Calculi
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention are outlined.
Notes
Previous title: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology, DGH
Pamphlet Number
0285
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0576
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eyelids - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. It explains why you may need eyelid surgery, medications to tell your surgeon's office you are taking before surgery, and what will happen during and after your surgery. Information on your dressing, how to use a cold compress, pain, and your follow-up appointment is included. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is also given. The French version of this pamphlet 2101, "Opération de la paupière", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0576
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Fausse couche : hôpital régional de Yarmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2201
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Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant r…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant répond à quelques questions courantes et explique ce à quoi on peut s’attendre lorsqu’on fait une fausse couche. Il indique les symptômes qui nécessitent un suivi à l’urgence et donne de l’information sur les ressources qui sont disponibles dans la collectivité.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Miscarriage: Yarmouth Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2009. There is no “right” way to feel after a miscarriage. Some women may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone in this terrible experience. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we don’t always know why. Nothing you did or didn’t do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need followup at the nearest Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
adapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2201
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Geriatric Restorative Care Unit (3 East) : Veterans Memorial Building (VMB), QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0287
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The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have quest…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East. Veterans Memorial Building. QEII
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services for the Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Preventive health services for older people
Abstract
The Geriatric Restorative Care Program helps people age 65 and over to become more independent, do their daily activities, and improve their quality of life after a hospital stay. Topics include: what to expect, how often you will have therapy, your team members, what to bring, how long you can expect to stay, how to get ready to go home, what to do if you need help at home, meals, leisure, infection control, additional precautions, smoking, extra services, and phone services. If you have questions, contact information is listed.
Notes
Previous title: Geriatric Restorative Care VMB 3 East
Responsibility
Prepared by: Geriatric Restorative Care Unit 3 East, VMB, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0287
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Getting enough iron during pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2330
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Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included fo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. OBS Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Iron, Dietary
Pregnancy
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron in human nutrition
Pregnancy
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Iron helps your blood carry oxygen through your body. When your iron levels are too low, you can develop a condition called iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to serious health issues. A person who is pregnant needs more iron to support the growth of their baby. During pregnancy, you need about one third (1/3) more iron. This pamphlet explains how much iron you need each day, how you can make sure you get enough iron, and how you will know if you are getting enough iron. Space is included for your health care team to record your hemoglobin and ferritin levels. Instructions on how to take elemental iron are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: OBS Clinic, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2330
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Getting to treatment

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Transportation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Gradient compression stockings : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Occupational Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2055
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Gradient compression stockings help return blood to your heart by compressing (squeezing) your leg muscles. This gently squeezes your veins and helps to push your blood in the right direction. This pamphlet explains why you need a prescription to get gradient compression stockings, when to put on your compression stocking(s) each day, how to take care of your stocking(s), and when to replace them. Other things you can do to help your condition are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Occupational Therapy
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)
Stockings, Compression
Subjects (LCSH)
Antiembolism stockings
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Gradient compression stockings help return blood to your heart by compressing (squeezing) your leg muscles. This gently squeezes your veins and helps to push your blood in the right direction. This pamphlet explains why you need a prescription to get gradient compression stockings, when to put on your compression stocking(s) each day, how to take care of your stocking(s), and when to replace them. Other things you can do to help your condition are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Gradient compression stockings
Responsibility
Prepared by: Occupational Therapy, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2055
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Greffe de tissus pour chirurgie buccale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2328
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Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires su…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Alternate Title
Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery
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)
Tissue Transplantation
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires sur le don de tissus en Nouvelle-Écosse.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2227, "Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery". You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue donation in Nova Scotia are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Pamphlet Number
2328
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Hand and foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Drugs--Side effects
Abstract
Hand and Foot Syndrome is a side-effect of some chemotherapy treatments that affects the skin on your hands and the bottom of your feet. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of this syndrome and how to manage them. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your cancer care team is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4062
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Having a urinary stent : after urological or endoscopic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0584
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a ureteral stent inserted. It explains how long you will have the stent, how it is put in, care instructions, removal, and possible side effects. It lists what to do if your stent moves out of place, how it may affect daily activities, and whether it will increase your risk of urinary track infections (UTIs). A list of symptoms that need emergency medical attention is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Department
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)
Stents
Subjects (LCSH)
Stents (Surgery)
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a ureteral stent inserted. It explains how long you will have the stent, how it is put in, care instructions, removal, and possible side effects. It lists what to do if your stent moves out of place, how it may affect daily activities, and whether it will increase your risk of urinary track infections (UTIs). A list of symptoms that need emergency medical attention is listed.
Notes
Previous title: After stent insertion
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0584
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Helping teens cope with dying, death, and grief

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Bereavement Coordinator. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1738
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This pamphlet outlines how to help teens cope with dying, death, and grief. It explains how teens may react when someone is very ill, the role their friends may play in the grieving process, and how their reactions may differ from those of an adult. Other topics include teens as caregivers, rituals, hiding and showing feelings, how stress may affect school performance, and warning signs that your teen may need extra help dealing with their feelings.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Bereavement Coordinator
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)
Death and dying
Grief
Adolescent
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Teenagers
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines how to help teens cope with dying, death, and grief. It explains how teens may react when someone is very ill, the role their friends may play in the grieving process, and how their reactions may differ from those of an adult. Other topics include teens as caregivers, rituals, hiding and showing feelings, how stress may affect school performance, and warning signs that your teen may need extra help dealing with their feelings.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Bereavement Coordinator, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1738
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