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Plantar fasciitis exercises

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1668
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Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pa…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Roseway Hospital. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Plantar, Fasciitis - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Fasciae (Anatomy)--Inflammation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation (swelling, redness) of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a long band of fibers that goes from your toes to your heel. It helps support the arch of your foot and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated tears in the plantar fascia. Over time, these small tears cause inflammation (swelling). Topics include: what increases your risk, prevention, heel spurs, and physiotherapy exercises (with images) to increase flexibility and decrease heel pain.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Roseway Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1668
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After your urological surgery : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Surgical Quality Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1775
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having urological surgery at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include food and drink, using the washroom, activity after surgery, driving, sex, and managing pain. A list of signs of complications is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Surgical Quality Committee
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)
Urogenital System - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Genitourinary organs--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Urogenital System
Surgery
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having urological surgery at Dartmouth General Hospital. Topics include food and drink, using the washroom, activity after surgery, driving, sex, and managing pain. A list of signs of complications is also included.
Notes
Previous title: After your urological surgery : what you need to know - Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgical Quality Committee, DGH
Pamphlet Number
1775
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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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Endoscopic sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0512
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The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
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)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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After your thyroid surgery : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1628
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Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After your thyroid surgery : what you need to know - Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1628
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Coronary intervention (balloon or stent procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0707
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for i…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Heart--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0707
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Welcome to the Rheumatology Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Rheumatology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2001
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Rheumatic diseases can cause painful inflammation (swelling) or pain in your muscles, joints, or tissue. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect your organs. Rheumatic diseases affect each person differently. This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are visiting the Rheumatology Clinic at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Topics include: your health care team, helpful tips before and during your visit, instructions for calling the clinic, and helpful websites. Blood Colle…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Rheumatology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rheumatic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Rheumatism
Abstract
Rheumatic diseases can cause painful inflammation (swelling) or pain in your muscles, joints, or tissue. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect your organs. Rheumatic diseases affect each person differently. This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are visiting the Rheumatology Clinic at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Topics include: your health care team, helpful tips before and during your visit, instructions for calling the clinic, and helpful websites. Blood Collection Clinic hours and location information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rheumatology Clinic, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2001
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After your child's tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy surgery : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2033
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This guide will help you learn how to care for your child safely after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include what will happen right after surgery (like where your child will recover, when your child can go home), and care at home (like how to help your child with pain, when they can eat, activities they can do).
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology
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)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Children
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for your child safely after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include what will happen right after surgery (like where your child will recover, when your child can go home), and care at home (like how to help your child with pain, when they can eat, activities they can do).
Notes
Previous title: After your child's tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery : Valley Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgeons, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2033
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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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Repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medi…
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Corporate Author
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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Nasolacrimal Duct
Eye - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn how to care for yourself safely after surgery. This surgery is called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when the tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. During the surgery, your surgeon will make a new tear path so that your tears can drain into your nose. The pamphlet explains what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Topics include pain, how to use a cold compress, your dressing, after care, and follow-up. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Corneal transplant surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe …
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Corporate Author
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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery removes all or part of a damaged cornea (the clear, front part of your eye) and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. A corneal transplant can be done to improve vision, relieve pain, or treat a severe (very bad) infection. This pamphlet explains the 3 main types of corneal transplants, what to expect after surgery, things to remember, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1538
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This surgery is called endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when your tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It includes information about pain, cold compresses, dressings, after care, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Otolaryngology Service
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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This surgery is called endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It is needed when your tear duct is blocked and tears cannot drain. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery. It includes information about pain, cold compresses, dressings, after care, and follow-up. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Endoscopic repair of blocked tear duct; Endoscopic repair of a blocked tear duct
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Adapted by: Otolaryngology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1538
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After orthopedic day surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1599
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This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
After orthopaedic day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Orthopedic Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Orthopedic surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding and things you should watch out for (including a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1599
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Laparoscopic hysterectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0434
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A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surge…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Laparoscope assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix through your vagina. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are often taken out at the same time. After surgery you will have an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) to drain urine from your bladder, and a dressing on your abdomen (stomach area). Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots and your menstrual cycle. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1896, "Hystérectomie laparoscopique", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
0434
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Your craniotomy surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0589
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This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity a…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniotomy
Brain - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Craniotomy
Brain--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about your care before and right after your craniotomy. The word craniotomy means “opening of the skull.” Topics about preparing for surgery include: blood tests, anesthetist visit, and consent. Topics about the morning of your surgery include: hair, how the surgery is done, and tissue for testing. After surgery topics include: returning to the unit, deep breathing exercises, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, activity and therapy, comfort, pain management, and symptoms to tell your nurse about. Rehabilitation and a list of symptoms to watch for after you go home are also listed.
Notes
Previous title: Your craniotomy
Responsibility
Prepared by: 7.3 Neurosurgery Unit, HI, QEIl
Pamphlet Number
0589
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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Care after your breast surgery : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2253
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Oncology
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)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy
Mastectomy, Segmental
Lymph Node Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Mastectomy
Lumpectomy
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Lymph nodes--Biopsy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after breast surgery. The pamphlet explains what to eat and drink, activity guidelines, how to care for your incision, and how to manage pain. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Oncology, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2253
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
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)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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After the intensive care unit (ICU) : QEII department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1762
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This pamphlet provides information for patients transferring out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Different aspects of recovery from a critical illness are covered, including memory problems, sleep, depression and/or anxiety, breathing, weakness and pain, body image, and family. Ways to help with common problems while recovering from a critical illness are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2185, "Après l’unité de soins intensifs (USI) - Service des soins intensifs, QEII (USI 3A et …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care
Alternate Title
After the ICU : QEII department of critical care (3A and 5.2 ICU)
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)
Critical Care
Hospital Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Hospital units
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information for patients transferring out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Different aspects of recovery from a critical illness are covered, including memory problems, sleep, depression and/or anxiety, breathing, weakness and pain, body image, and family. Ways to help with common problems while recovering from a critical illness are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2185, "Après l’unité de soins intensifs (USI) - Service des soins intensifs, QEII (USI 3A et 5.2)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Department of Critical Care
Pamphlet Number
1762
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Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. A hiatal hernia happens when part of your stomach moves up into your lower chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Topics include what to expect after surgery, including intravenous (IV), nasogastric tube, face mask or nasal prongs, pain management, and deep breathing and coughing. Activity after your surgery and nutrition are also explained. A clinical pathway and glossary are also included. The French version of this pamphlet 1899, "Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale", is also available.
Responsibility
Adapted by: Physiotherapy and 6A, QE II; This guide was adapted with permission from The Ottawa Hospital for use by Nova Scotia Health. © The Ottawa Hospital, June 2002 (Revised 2008) All rights reserved.
Pamphlet Number
0702
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