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Systemic therapy : patient video series

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4051
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The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The NSH Cancer Care Program wants you to have the information you need to take care of yourself throughout your treatment. This pamphlet includes a QR code to access narrated videos related to systemic therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and oral anti-cancer treatments. A link to other videos for cancer patients and their families is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4051
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Systemic Therapy Unit : Victoria General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4061
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The Systemic Therapy Unit offers many services, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, supportive care, and apheresis. Information about the unit, what to expect during appointments, your health care team, and other information is outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Combined Modality Therapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Combined modality therapy
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Systemic Therapy Unit offers many services, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, supportive care, and apheresis. Information about the unit, what to expect during appointments, your health care team, and other information is outlined.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4061
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Taking your medication

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0758
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Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry
Medication
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Mental Health
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are playing an active role in keeping up your health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They can help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0758
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Things to think about when going back to work

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2332
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This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
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)
Occupational Therapy
Return to Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
Work
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2332
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Total laryngectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attent…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology
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)
Laryngectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngectomy
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attention. A recipe for sterile water is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2366, "Laryngectomie totale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2189
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Vous n'êtes pas seul. Les douleurs au dos sont très fréquentes et diminuent généralement avec le temps, sans médicaments d'ordonnance ou imagerie diagnostique (comme une radiographie, une IRM ou une TDM). Ce guide comprend quelques conseils pour vous aider à traiter votre mal de dos à la maison. On y présente des exercices à faire lorsque vous avez mal, ainsi que des images pour vous guider. D'autres conseils généraux et possibilités de traitement sont fournis. Les symptômes sont indiqués pour …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
Managing low back pain
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
Vous n'êtes pas seul. Les douleurs au dos sont très fréquentes et diminuent généralement avec le temps, sans médicaments d'ordonnance ou imagerie diagnostique (comme une radiographie, une IRM ou une TDM). Ce guide comprend quelques conseils pour vous aider à traiter votre mal de dos à la maison. On y présente des exercices à faire lorsque vous avez mal, ainsi que des images pour vous guider. D'autres conseils généraux et possibilités de traitement sont fournis. Les symptômes sont indiqués pour savoir quand consulter votre fournisseur de soins de santé familial et quand vous rendre directement au service des urgences.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1967, "Managing Low Back Pain". You are not alone. Back pain is very common and usually gets better over time without any prescription or diagnostic imaging (such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This guide includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. Exercises to do when you are having pain are listed (along with pictures to help guide you). Other general tips and treatment options are given. Symptoms are given for when to see your family health care provider versus when to go directly to the Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (NSHA) and Department of Emergency Medicine (NSHA)
Pamphlet Number
2189
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La transfusion sanguine

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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 , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1811
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Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Alternate Title
Blood transfusion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment de la transfusion. Les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French 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
1811
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Unit 7.4 : General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health ca…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Stroke
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Abstract
Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health care team.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 7.4: General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 7.4, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unité de médecine de jour - Victoria General

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2194
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L’unité de médecine de jour du Victoria General offre plusieurs services : traitements intraveineux, traitements contre le cancer, prélèvements de cellules souches, biopsies, etc. Ce livret vous aidera à vous préparer à votre rendez-vous. Il passe en revue l’emplacement de l’unité de médecine de jour; ce qu’il faut faire pour vous préparer à votre rendez vous; ce qui se passe lors d’un rendez-vous; votre droit de vous faire accompagner par une personne de soutien; les ressources offertes par l’…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
L’unité de médecine de jour du Victoria General offre plusieurs services : traitements intraveineux, traitements contre le cancer, prélèvements de cellules souches, biopsies, etc. Ce livret vous aidera à vous préparer à votre rendez-vous. Il passe en revue l’emplacement de l’unité de médecine de jour; ce qu’il faut faire pour vous préparer à votre rendez vous; ce qui se passe lors d’un rendez-vous; votre droit de vous faire accompagner par une personne de soutien; les ressources offertes par l’unité et les membres de l’équipe de soins.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1022, "Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) - Victoria General Hospital". Many services are done in the Medical Day Unit (MDU), such as intravenous (IV) therapies, cancer treatment, stem cell collection, biopsies, and other procedures. This pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit. This pamphlet explains where the MDU is located, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen at your appointment, bringing a support person to your appointment, and what resources are available on the MDU. Information about the members of your health care team is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MDU Staff, VGH
Pamphlet Number
2194
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Using medications safely when you have kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2357
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People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
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)
Medications
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Kidney disease
Specialty
Medications
Nephrology
Abstract
People with kidney disease often take many medications. These medications can help with your kidney disease and other medical conditions (like high blood pressure [hypertension] or diabetes). It is important to take your medications regularly and as told by your health care provider. This pamphlet explains what you need to know about your medications and non-prescription medications, how you can make sure your medications are OK for your level of kidney function, and what will happen if a medication is not safe for your level of kidney function. Information about what to do if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2357
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Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
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)
Ustekinumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taking ustekinumab and while you are taking it are listed. Possible side effects, information about pregnancy and breast/chest feeding, and other important things to know are included.
Notes
Previous title: Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy for Crohn's disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio) therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1623
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when und…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Agents
Colitis, Ulcerative - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastrointestinal agents
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn's disease
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when undergoing this treatment are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1623
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1624
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes w…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ( 22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes will be placed into your chest to drain fluids that build up. The health care team has put together this Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1624
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Welcome to 4B : Community Transitions Unit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4B Community Transitions Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0018
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The 4B Community Transitions Unit (CTU) cares for people who are waiting to go to a nursing home and do not need to be in a hospital anymore. The information in this pamphlet will help you and your family get ready for your stay on the Unit. This pamphlet provides information on visiting hours, suggested personal belongings, programs and activities, and other information. It also describes all the members of your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 4B Community Transitions Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Health Services for the Aged
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Frail elderly--Care
Abstract
The 4B Community Transitions Unit (CTU) cares for people who are waiting to go to a nursing home and do not need to be in a hospital anymore. The information in this pamphlet will help you and your family get ready for your stay on the Unit. This pamphlet provides information on visiting hours, suggested personal belongings, programs and activities, and other information. It also describes all the members of your health care team.
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Prepared by: 4B Community Transitions Unit Staff
Pamphlet Number
0018
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Welcome to 9A General Surgery Unit : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 9A General Surgery Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0738
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This pamphlet outlines what to expect as an inpatient on 9A, a General Surgery Unit. Topics include: accommodations, visiting hours, family accomodations, planning for disharge, meals, valuables and belongings, who is on your health care team, and morning rounds. Parking, phone and TV services, amenities, and other general information is outlined.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 9A General Surgery Unit
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)
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Hospital Units
Patient Care Team
Subjects (LCSH)
Operations, Surgical
Hospital wards
Health care teams
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines what to expect as an inpatient on 9A, a General Surgery Unit. Topics include: accommodations, visiting hours, family accomodations, planning for disharge, meals, valuables and belongings, who is on your health care team, and morning rounds. Parking, phone and TV services, amenities, and other general information is outlined.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 9A : General Surgery Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: 9A staff, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0738
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Welcome to the Mood Disorders Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mood Disorders Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2017
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The Mood Disorders Clinic provides consultations for individuals with severe mood disorders, such as possible bipolar disorder. This is a specialized service to help diagnose and treat severe mood disorders. Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect how you feel and think about yourself, other people, and life in general. Two specific types of mood disorders we often see in the clinic are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Topics include: bipolar disorder, symptoms…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mood Disorders Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Mood Disorders - therapy
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Subjects (LCSH)
Affective disorders--Diagnosis
Affective disorders--Treatment
Manic-depressive illness
Abstract
The Mood Disorders Clinic provides consultations for individuals with severe mood disorders, such as possible bipolar disorder. This is a specialized service to help diagnose and treat severe mood disorders. Mood disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect how you feel and think about yourself, other people, and life in general. Two specific types of mood disorders we often see in the clinic are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Topics include: bipolar disorder, symptoms of mania, symptoms of depression, major depressive disorder, causes of mood disorders, how mood disorders are treated, the clinical team, clinical treatment and services, the referral process, your first appointment, and followup care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mood Disorders Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2017
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Welcome to Unit 4.2 : inpatient general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn unit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Burn Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1588
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This pamphlet outlines what to expect as a general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn unit inpatient in Unit 4.2. The pamphlet describes all the members of your health care team. When your family and friends can phone you or the unit, as well as when they can visit, is outlined. The pamphlet explains what a normal day is like, and when meals are served. Other topics described in the pamphlet are TV, personal care items, parking, wheelchairs, and infection control. A list of nearby hotels for fa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Burn Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (15 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Inpatients
General Surgery
Surgery, Plastic
Burn Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Surgery
Surgery, Plastic
Burn care units
Specialty
Dermatology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines what to expect as a general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn unit inpatient in Unit 4.2. The pamphlet describes all the members of your health care team. When your family and friends can phone you or the unit, as well as when they can visit, is outlined. The pamphlet explains what a normal day is like, and when meals are served. Other topics described in the pamphlet are TV, personal care items, parking, wheelchairs, and infection control. A list of nearby hotels for families, as well as hospital amenities, are included. The pamphlet describes who can answer any questions you have, and includes a map of the QEII.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 4.2 : inpatient general surgery, plastic surgery & burn unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: 4.2 Nursing Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
1588
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What to eat after whipple surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1366
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During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you w…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diet therapy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Gastrointestinal system
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
During Whipple surgery, parts of the stomach, small bowel, gallbladder, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your eating habits. Following the tips in this guide can help you get the nutrition you need to heal, feel comfortable during the first 4 weeks (1 month) after surgery, and keep or gain weight after surgery. Foods that are best tolerated and foods to avoid are listed. Other topics include whether you will need to take pancreatic enzymes, what to do if your stomach is slow to empty, what to do if you get dumping syndrome, whether you will need to take vitamins after surgery, and what to do if you are losing weight. Recipes are included.
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1366
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