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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1616
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A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infusion Pump
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
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Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1616
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The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other infor…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other information includes personal belongings and valuables, parking, visitors, phone and TV services, and where your support person(s) can stay while you are in hospital. Sharing information with your support person(s) is also reviewed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to Cardiology
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Care in the intensive care unit (ICU) : QE II department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1593
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the QE II Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Other topics include: visiting, care for loved ones and support persons, substitute decision maker (SDM), goals of care, and spiritual care services.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are a patient in the QE II Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Other topics include: visiting, care for loved ones and support persons, substitute decision maker (SDM), goals of care, and spiritual care services.
Notes
Previous title: 3A and 5.2 Intensive Care Units : information for families
Responsibility
Prepared by: 3A and 5.2 Critical Care Quality Team
Pamphlet Number
1593
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0249
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This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel 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 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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what clopidogrel 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 listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0249
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Comment parler à votre enfant de la sexualité et de l’importance de faire des choix sains

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1882
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Les enfants doivent entendre parler des questions de santé sexuelle de différentes façons, que ce soit en parlant avec leurs parents et d'autres adultes responsables, en lisant des livres ou en ayant des discussions en classe. Vous êtes la meilleure source d'information, de conseils et de soutien pour votre enfant dans cette étape importante de sa vie. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des façons d'offrir des conseils, du soutien et de l’information. ; This is a French translation of the Engl…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Alternate Title
How to talk to your kid about sexuality and healthy sexual choices
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sex Education
Adolescent
Subjects (LCSH)
Sex education
Teenagers and sex
Abstract
Les enfants doivent entendre parler des questions de santé sexuelle de différentes façons, que ce soit en parlant avec leurs parents et d'autres adultes responsables, en lisant des livres ou en ayant des discussions en classe. Vous êtes la meilleure source d'information, de conseils et de soutien pour votre enfant dans cette étape importante de sa vie. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des façons d'offrir des conseils, du soutien et de l’information.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1868, “How to Talk to Your Kid About Sexuality and Healthy Sexual Choices”. Kids need to hear about sexual health issues in different ways — by talking with their parents and other trusted adults, through books, and in class discussions at school. You are your kid’s best source of information, guidance, and support in this important stage of their lives. This pamphlet gives tips on the ways you can offer guidance, support, and information.
Notes
Previous title: Comment parler aux enfants de la sexualité et de l’importance de faire des choix sains
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1882
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0641
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A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Ulcers
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on your cornea (the clear, front part of your eye). Corneal ulcers are usually caused by an infection. They can also be caused by dry eye or other eye diseases. Corneal ulcers are diagnosed with an eye exam. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) may take swabs from your eye. This will help them decide which medication will work best if you have an infection. This pamphlet explains how a corneal ulcer is treated, and gives information on pain and follow-up. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0641
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COVID-19 discharge checklist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2220
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This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2220
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[COVID-19 discharge checklist]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2257
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. T…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2257
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COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2254
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Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
[COVID-19 discharge checklist]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à votre équipe de soins de santé avant de quitter l'hôpital est incluse. Un espace est prévu à la fin du guide pour écrire les réponses à ces questions après avoir parlé à votre équipe soignante.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2220, "COVID-19 Discharge Checklist". This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2254
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Diabetes Centre : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1982
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Digby General Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Roseway Hospital
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Centre. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Insipidus
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Abstract
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or 2) or gestational diabetes and you have questions or concerns about your diabetes, high or low blood sugar, diabetes medication, or other medications, then you may find it helpful to visit a Diabetes Centre. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Diabetes Centres in the following locations: Digby Hospital (Meteghan satellite), Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Roseway Hospital (Barrington Passage satellite).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Centre, Digby, Roseway, & Yarmouth
Pamphlet Number
1982
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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. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit : Harbour View Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbour View Hospital. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1713
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The Dr. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit at Harbour View Hospital will help you become as independent as possible. What is expected of you, what to bring, what a usual day is like, who is on your health care team, visitor expectations, discharge planning, and other information is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Harbour View Hospital. Rehabilitation and 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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rehabilitation
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Self-care, Health
Abstract
The Dr. Doug Watt Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit at Harbour View Hospital will help you become as independent as possible. What is expected of you, what to bring, what a usual day is like, who is on your health care team, visitor expectations, discharge planning, and other information is given.
Notes
Previous title: Rehabilitation (rehab) and restorative care: patient and caregiver education
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit, Harbour View Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1713
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East Coast Forensic Hospital : Transition Bungalow Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1626
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The Transition Bungalow Program is available at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. The Program lets you test and practice your skills for living on your own before being discharged. You will live in a bungalow on the hospital grounds with other patients, or in the hospital in a 1-bedroom apartment. You can learn new skills to help you when you leave the hospital, and practice the skills you already have. Program expectations and a list of community supports are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. East Coast Forensic Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Halfway Houses
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental health facilities--Discharge planning
Halfway houses
Abstract
The Transition Bungalow Program is available at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. The Program lets you test and practice your skills for living on your own before being discharged. You will live in a bungalow on the hospital grounds with other patients, or in the hospital in a 1-bedroom apartment. You can learn new skills to help you when you leave the hospital, and practice the skills you already have. Program expectations and a list of community supports are provided.
Notes
Previous title: Bungalow Program : East Coast Forensic Hospital (ECFH)
Responsibility
Prepared by: East Coast Forensic Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1626
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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Extravasation care for cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4059
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During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Home Nursing
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Home nursing
Patient safety
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacy
Abstract
During your systemic therapy treatment, a rare complication may have occurred called extravasation. This is when a drug leaks out of the vein and under the skin. This pamphlet outlines what to do if this happens, including skin care, treatment, and other things to know.
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Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4059
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Family-based treatment for eating disorders in children and adolescents

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, IWK Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2325
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Family-based treatment (FBT) is an outpatient treatment for eating disorders (like anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa) in children and adolescents (teenagers). FBT focuses on supporting parents and/or guardians in stopping their child or adolescent’s disordered eating and helping them eat in a more healthy way. This pamphlet explains what causes eating disorders, how parents and other family members can help, who will be on your child or adolescent’s treatment team, and how FBT works. A …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
IWK Health Authority. Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service
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)
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Family Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Eating disorders--Treatment
Family psychotherapy
Abstract
Family-based treatment (FBT) is an outpatient treatment for eating disorders (like anorexia nervosa [AN] and bulimia nervosa) in children and adolescents (teenagers). FBT focuses on supporting parents and/or guardians in stopping their child or adolescent’s disordered eating and helping them eat in a more healthy way. This pamphlet explains what causes eating disorders, how parents and other family members can help, who will be on your child or adolescent’s treatment team, and how FBT works. A list of resources is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Eating Disorder Provincial Service, Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health; Adapted from: IWK Eating Disorder Specific Care Clinic Family Based Treatment
Pamphlet Number
2325
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Frais médicaux pour les visiteurs de l’extérieur du pays

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Finance Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2394
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This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2393, "Hospital Fees for Out-of-Country Visitors". If you are not a Canadian resident with a valid health card, you will have to pay for your care. This pamphlet gives information about Emergency Health Services (EHS), insurance, hospital stays, outpatient services, and other care options. ; The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2395, is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2396, is also available. The Ukrain…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Finance Department
Alternate Title
[Hospital fees for out-of-country visitors]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2393, "Hospital Fees for Out-of-Country Visitors". If you are not a Canadian resident with a valid health card, you will have to pay for your care. This pamphlet gives information about Emergency Health Services (EHS), insurance, hospital stays, outpatient services, and other care options.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2395, is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2396, is also available. The Ukrainian version of this pamphlet 2397, is also available. The Russian version of this pamphlet 2398, is also available. The Spanish version of this pamphlet 2399, is also available. The German version of this pamphlet 2400, is also available.
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Prepared by: Finance Department
Pamphlet Number
2394
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Gestion de la douleur après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your pain after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Il y a des gens qui pensent que c’est normal d'avoir mal après une opération et qu’il faut endurer la douleur. C’est faux. Il est important de bien gérer la douleur que vous ressentez. Cette brochure explique pourquoi la gestion de la douleur est importante, ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir le moins de mal possible, les effets secondaires des médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques), d'autres solutions de gestion de la douleur, autres que les médicaments, ainsi que des points clés à ne pas oublier.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "Managing Your Pain After Surgery". Some people think that pain after surgery is something that you must put up with. This is not true. It is important that your pain is managed well. This pamphlet explains why pain control is important, what you can do to keep it under control, how it can be controlled, side effects of pain medicines, other things besides pain medicine that can help control your pain, and key points to remember.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1339
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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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