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Having an epidural after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1378
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An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of this pamphlet 2104, "Analgésie épidurale après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1378
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La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2193
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La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0686, "Using Methadone for Chronic Pain". Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
2193
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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1616
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Calcium channel blockers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Calcium channel blockers are medications used to treat chest pain and contro high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to take and store calcium channel blockers, medications and foods to avoid, possible side effects, and warnings. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Chest Pain
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium--Antagonists
Chest pain
Hypertension
Abstract
Calcium channel blockers are medications used to treat chest pain and contro high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to take and store calcium channel blockers, medications and foods to avoid, possible side effects, and warnings. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Pain relief options when having your baby : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2003
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This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a g…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia, Epidural
Nitrous Oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation--Technique
Abstract
This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need all of the options we describe. If you have any questions, please talk with your primary health care provider. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is a good idea to have a backup plan. Topics include: relaxation and breathing techniques, nitrous oxide gas, narcotic analgesics, and epidurals (an FAQ section on epidurals is provided). The importance of talking to your health care provider about your wishes before the birth is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2003
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Medications you may need after having your baby : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Maternal Child Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1693
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Instructions are given for certain medications you may need after you have your baby for the treatment of pain, heartburn, iron deficiency, and hemorroids.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Maternal Child Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parturition
Pain Management
Heartburn - drug therapy
Iron - therapeutic use
Hemorroids - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Childbirth
Pain--Treatment
Heartburn
Iron
Hemorroids
Abstract
Instructions are given for certain medications you may need after you have your baby for the treatment of pain, heartburn, iron deficiency, and hemorroids.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1693
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Pain relief options when having your baby : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2334
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This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need the types of pain relief listed. If you have questions, talk with your doctor. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is good to have a backup plan. Topics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
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)
Anesthesia, Epidural
Nitrous Oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Narcotics
Relaxation--Technique
Abstract
This pamphlet will give you information to help you choose what pain relief options are right for you as you get ready for the birth of your baby. Every delivery is different, and not everyone will want or need the types of pain relief listed. If you have questions, talk with your doctor. If you plan to deliver vaginally, it is important to think about your plans for pain relief during labour. Even if you plan to deliver without pain relief medications, it is good to have a backup plan. Topics include: relaxation and breathing methods, nitrous oxide gas, opioid analgesics, and epidurals (an FAQ section on epidurals is provided). The importance of talking to your doctor about your wishes before the birth is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2334
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How to manage a nerve block infusion at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1356
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Pain control is an important part of recovery after surgery. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will have a nerve block. It is attached to a pump filled with pain medicine. This pamphlet explains how a nerve block works. Topics include: what a nerve block is, how a nerve block works, what you need to know about the pump, what to do if the catheter pulls out of your skin, what you need to know about the numbing medicine, what you need to do at home, and how to remove the catheter. A…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
Pain control is an important part of recovery after surgery. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will have a nerve block. It is attached to a pump filled with pain medicine. This pamphlet explains how a nerve block works. Topics include: what a nerve block is, how a nerve block works, what you need to know about the pump, what to do if the catheter pulls out of your skin, what you need to know about the numbing medicine, what you need to do at home, and how to remove the catheter. A list of symptoms to be aware of is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1356
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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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Corporate Author
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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Discharge instructions after your nerve block

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0666
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This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Management Department, QEII, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
0666
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Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1788
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La présente publication décrit ce qu’est le syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC), ses causes, ses signes, ses symptômes et son traitement. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)" pamphlet 1145. This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Alternate Title
SDRC
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Subjects (LCSH)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Abstract
La présente publication décrit ce qu’est le syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC), ses causes, ses signes, ses symptômes et son traitement.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)" pamphlet 1145. This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit Revised by: Orthopedic Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1788
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Top things you can do for your arthritis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2020
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Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthritis
Subjects (LCSH)
Arthritis
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH's Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
Pamphlet Number
2020
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Arthroscopic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery : jaw joint surgery (outpatients)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1511
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is also called the jaw joint. TMJ surgery is done to treat problems with your jaw joints (like diseases that cause pain and limit your jaw movement). This pamphlet includes what to expect after surgery (like recovery area, eating and drinking, swelling, stitches, pain, and physio sticks). A list of symptoms that require you to call the oral surgery resident are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Temporomandibular Joint - surgery
Arthroscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Jaws--Surgery
Arthroscopy
Abstract
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is also called the jaw joint. TMJ surgery is done to treat problems with your jaw joints (like diseases that cause pain and limit your jaw movement). This pamphlet includes what to expect after surgery (like recovery area, eating and drinking, swelling, stitches, pain, and physio sticks). A list of symptoms that require you to call the oral surgery resident are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1511
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Pilonidal sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1665
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A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care suc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pilonidal Sinus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Pilonidal cyst
Abstract
A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care such as controlling discomfort, meals, activity, care of your incision, and followup appointment instructions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1665
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Over-the-counter medications and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why…
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why you should not take any herbal or natural health products is included.
Notes
Previous title: Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0441
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after a gastrectomy (surgery to remove part, or all, of your stomach). Topics include eating and drinking, managing pain, activity, care of your incision (cut), and follow-up care.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastrectomy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after a gastrectomy (surgery to remove part, or all, of your stomach). Topics include eating and drinking, managing pain, activity, care of your incision (cut), and follow-up care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0441
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After toenail removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0201
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This pamphlet gives information on managing pain after toenail removal, what to do if bleeding shows through the bandage, how to change the bandage, and when to contact your primary health care provider.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Minor Procedures
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)
Nails - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Toenails
Nails (Anatomy)--Diseases
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on managing pain after toenail removal, what to do if bleeding shows through the bandage, how to change the bandage, and when to contact your primary health care provider.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures
Pamphlet Number
0201
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After orthopedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0123
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This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedics
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedics
Pamphlet Number
0123
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0294
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Beta blockers are medications used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and to lower the risk of repeated heart attacks. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adrenergic Agents
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenergic beta blockers
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Beta blockers are medications used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and to lower the risk of repeated heart attacks. This pamphlet explains how to take and store these medications. Possible side effects are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0294
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After corticosteroid injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0203
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This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
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)
Injections
Adrenal Cortex Hormones - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Adrenocortical hormones
Abstract
This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0203
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