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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1907
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A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
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
Abstract
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food, bowel activity, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots, and leg swelling. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given and a resources section is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1921, "Hystérectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1907
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Directives – Après une chirurgie générale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2224
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Ce dépliant donne des directives à suivre après avoir subi une chirurgie générale. Les sujets abordés sont l'activité, l'hygiène (douche et bain), la respiration profonde et la toux, la douleur, la nutrition et les soins de la plaie. Les symptômes nécessitant une attention médicale immédiate sont énumérés. On y propose également un site Web où trouver de plus amples renseignements. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2223, "Guidelines After General Surgery". This pam…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Alternate Title
Guidelines after general surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne des directives à suivre après avoir subi une chirurgie générale. Les sujets abordés sont l'activité, l'hygiène (douche et bain), la respiration profonde et la toux, la douleur, la nutrition et les soins de la plaie. Les symptômes nécessitant une attention médicale immédiate sont énumérés. On y propose également un site Web où trouver de plus amples renseignements.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2223, "Guidelines After General Surgery". This pamphlet gives guidelines to follow after having general surgery. Topics include activity, hygiene (showering/bathing), deep breathing and coughing, pain, nutrition, and wound care. Symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are listed. A website for further information is given.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2225, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative (Surgical) Services
Pamphlet Number
2224
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0285
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Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention ar…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Urology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Calculi
Lithotripsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Calculi
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
Kidney stones are hard pieces of salt. They build up over time and can be as small as a grain of sand, up to 3 cm or more across. When the stones get too big to leave the body on their own, they can block the flow of urine (pee). This may cause sudden, severe (very bad) pain. This pamphlet describes your care if you are going to receive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to target your kidney stones. Care instructions are given and a list of the symptoms that need medical attention are outlined.
Notes
Previous title: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology, DGH
Pamphlet Number
0285
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0646
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This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1786, "Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0646
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Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. Inci…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Miscarriage : 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
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of sympt…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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After pregnancy loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2288
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After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appoint…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
After miscarriage
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After pregnancy loss, you may experience grief and many other emotions. You may have questions about the reason for your loss. This is normal. Often, health care providers do not know exactly why pregnancy loss happens. This pamphlet includes basic information about pregnancy loss such as: types of pregnancy loss, pain and bleeding, when to expect your next period, a list of symptoms to watch for, tiredness, when to expect your breasts to go back to normal, going back to work, follow-up appointments, and remembering your baby. Information about how long to wait before trying again, how to get ready for your next pregnancy, and what to do if you are scared of having another pregnancy loss are discussed. Common feelings you and your partner may have are provided. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, adapted from PL-0918 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
2288
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Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) : Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2298
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The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to brin…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program
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)
Methadone - therapeutic use
Buprenorphine - therapeutic use
Naloxone - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Buprenorphine
Naloxone
Abstract
The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to bring, what will happen at your first appointment, treatments that might be prescribed, how often you will have to attend the ORP clinic, how long it may take to stabilize your medication dose, treatment length, and how you will know when you are recovered. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Opioid Recovery Program, Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2298
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Hernia surgery as an outpatient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0592
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This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, heal…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. General Surgery Clinic
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This pamphlet is about hernia surgeries. A hernia forms when an outer wall of muscle breaks open or tears. This allows organs (such as a loop of bowel or tissue) to fall through the opening. Different types of hernia surgery are described. Topics include what to expect before surgery, on the day of surgery and after surgery at home. Some after surgery topics include pain control, deep breathing and coughing exercises, foot and leg exercises, care of your incision, physical activity, meals, healing ridge, follow-up with your surgeon and a list of symptoms that need medical attention. Maps to the different locations where surgery is performed (QEII, Windsor and Truro) are provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 2158, "Chirurgie ambulatoire d'une hernie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, QEII and Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0592
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Having a spinal anesthetic before your surgery : Halifax Infirmary, Victoria General Hospital, Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Block Room. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1602
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A spinal anesthetic is a type of anesthesia (freezing medication). It is used for surgeries on the lower part of your body (stomach and below). This pamphlet explains what a spinal anesthetic is, if it will hurt, if you will hear what is happening during your surgery, how a spinal anesthetic is different from a general anesthetic, the benefits and risks, if you can have a spinal anesthetic if you have a back problem, and if you can take pain medications with a spinal anesthetic. Information abo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Block Room
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)
Anesthesia, Spinal
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Spinal anesthesia
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
A spinal anesthetic is a type of anesthesia (freezing medication). It is used for surgeries on the lower part of your body (stomach and below). This pamphlet explains what a spinal anesthetic is, if it will hurt, if you will hear what is happening during your surgery, how a spinal anesthetic is different from a general anesthetic, the benefits and risks, if you can have a spinal anesthetic if you have a back problem, and if you can take pain medications with a spinal anesthetic. Information about what will happen after your spinal anesthetic and how you will feel as it wears off is given. A list of symptoms that require emergency medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Having a spinal anesthetic for your surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Anesthesia and HI Block Room Staff
Pamphlet Number
1602
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Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1718
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La cornée est la membrane transparente située à l’avant de votre œil. Votre ophtalmologue a recommandé une greffe de cornée parce que vous ne pouvez pas voir clairement à travers votre cornée ou parce qu’elle vous cause de la douleur. La cornée d’un donneur sera utilisée pour remplacer la partie endommagée ou malade de votre cornée. Vous trouverez, dans la présente publication, des directives relatives au congé après votre intervention chirurgicale et aux soins à domicile. ; This is a French tr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Corneal transplant surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
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
La cornée est la membrane transparente située à l’avant de votre œil. Votre ophtalmologue a recommandé une greffe de cornée parce que vous ne pouvez pas voir clairement à travers votre cornée ou parce qu’elle vous cause de la douleur. La cornée d’un donneur sera utilisée pour remplacer la partie endommagée ou malade de votre cornée. Vous trouverez, dans la présente publication, des directives relatives au congé après votre intervention chirurgicale et aux soins à domicile.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0136, "Corneal Transplant Surgery". The cornea is the clear front part of your eye. Your eye doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing you pain. A donor cornea will be used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Notes
previous title: Votre greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1718
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Urgent Eye Clinic (Red Eye Clinic)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Urgent Eye Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2326
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The Urgent Eye Clinic provides medical, surgical, and emergency eye care. It is also called the Red Eye Clinic. The Clinic is run by a team of staff and resident ophthalmologists (eye doctors), nurses, and orthoptists (eye health professionals who specialize in how your eyes move and your vision develops). You must be referred to the Clinic by a doctor, an eye care provider, or another health care provider. Your appointment time will be based on how serious the issue is. This pamphlet explains …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Urgent Eye Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Diseases
Clinics
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The Urgent Eye Clinic provides medical, surgical, and emergency eye care. It is also called the Red Eye Clinic. The Clinic is run by a team of staff and resident ophthalmologists (eye doctors), nurses, and orthoptists (eye health professionals who specialize in how your eyes move and your vision develops). You must be referred to the Clinic by a doctor, an eye care provider, or another health care provider. Your appointment time will be based on how serious the issue is. This pamphlet explains where the Urgent Eye Clinic is and what to expect. It gives information about appointments and what to do if your symptoms get worse (you have more pain or redness, less vision, or loss of vision) while you are waiting to be seen. It also includes a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General site, and a map with instructions to get from the entrance of the Dickson Building to the Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urgent Eye Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2326
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Hystérectomie laparoscopique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1896
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Une hystérectomie laparoscopique est une chirurgie qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus en passant par le vagin. Les ovaires et les trompes de Fallope sont souvent enlevés en même temps. Après la chirurgie, vous aurez une intraveineuse (IV), un cathéter (tube) pour vider la vessie de son urine et un pansement sur l’abdomen (le ventre). La présente brochure traite de la respiration, du traitement de la douleur, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de san…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic hysterectomy
Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Une hystérectomie laparoscopique est une chirurgie qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus en passant par le vagin. Les ovaires et les trompes de Fallope sont souvent enlevés en même temps. Après la chirurgie, vous aurez une intraveineuse (IV), un cathéter (tube) pour vider la vessie de son urine et un pansement sur l’abdomen (le ventre). La présente brochure traite de la respiration, du traitement de la douleur, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de sang et de votre cycle menstruel. De l’information est aussi fournie sur les soins à dispenser à domicile et les rapports sexuels après la chirurgie. Les symptômes exigeant des soins médicaux sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Hysterectomy" pamphlet 0434. 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.
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Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1896
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Après l’unité de soins intensifs (USI) : service des soins intensifs, QEII (USI 3A et 5.2)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2185
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Ce dépliant fournit de l'information aux patients qui quittent l'unité de soins intensifs (USI) pour être transférés ailleurs. On y traite de différents aspects du rétablissement après une maladie grave, notamment les problèmes de mémoire, le sommeil, la dépression ou l'anxiété, la respiration, la faiblesse et la douleur, l'image corporelle et la famille. On y propose des moyens d'aider à résoudre des problèmes courants pendant le rétablissement d'une maladie grave. ; This pamphlet is a French …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Critical Care
Alternate Title
After the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): QEII Department of Critical Care (3A and 5.2 ICU)
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
French
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
Ce dépliant fournit de l'information aux patients qui quittent l'unité de soins intensifs (USI) pour être transférés ailleurs. On y traite de différents aspects du rétablissement après une maladie grave, notamment les problèmes de mémoire, le sommeil, la dépression ou l'anxiété, la respiration, la faiblesse et la douleur, l'image corporelle et la famille. On y propose des moyens d'aider à résoudre des problèmes courants pendant le rétablissement d'une maladie grave.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After the Intensive Care Unit (ICU): QEII Department of Critical Care (3A and 5.2 ICU)" pamphlet 1762. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Department of Critical Care
Pamphlet Number
2185
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Chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale

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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
1899
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La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition aprè…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Unit 6A
Alternate Title
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia repair
Subjects (LCSH)
Hernia--Surgery
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
La présente brochure porte sur la chirurgie laparoscopique de la hernie hiatale. On parle de hernie hiatale quand une partie de votre estomac remonte dans la partie inférieure de votre thorax par un orifice dans le diaphragme. Les sujets traités sont, entre autres, à quoi s’attendre après la chirurgie (intraveineuse, sonde nasogastrique, masque ou canule nasale), la gestion de la douleur et les exercices de respiration profonde et de toux. On y traite aussi de l’activité et de la nutrition après l’intervention. Un cheminement clinique et un glossaire sont présentés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair" pamphlet 0702. 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.
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
1899
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Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1395
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This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing unit, pain control, exercises, activity, nutrition, passing urine, and bowel movements. Instructions for your surgery and care at home include visitors and discharge from the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1118, "Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General Hospital (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)
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Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (HI, VG and DGH sites)
Pamphlet Number
1395
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Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1786
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La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternate Title
After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
La présente publication fournit des informations sur ce à quoi il faut s’attendre après une chirurgie d’extraction des dents. On y traite de la douleur et de l’inconfort, du contrôle du saignement et de l’enflure, du fait de ne pas pouvoir ouvrir grand la bouche, de se sentir souffrant et fiévreux, de l’hygiène buccale, de l’alimentation, des signes d’infection, des points de suture, de la sédation et de l’anesthésie, de l’activité, du tabagisme et de quoi faire en cas d’alvéolite. On y fournit aussi les numéros où appeler si vous avez des questions urgentes et non urgentes.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Dental Extractions or Wisdom Teeth Removal" pamphlet 0646. This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, feeling unwell and having a fever, hygiene/mouth care, eating guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Après l’extraction des dents ou l’enlèvement des dents de sagesse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1786
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1921
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L’hystérectomie est une opération qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus. D’autres tissus comme les ovaires, les trompes de Fallope, des ganglions lymphatiques et des parties du vagin peuvent aussi être enlevés en même temps. Après l’opération, vous aurez une ou quelques incisions sur l’abdomen, une intraveineuse (IV) et un cathéter (tube) dans la vessie pour drainer l’urine, au besoin. Vous pourriez aussi avoir un tamponnement (matière absorbante) pour absorber le sang et le liqui…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynaecology
Alternate Title
Hysterectomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Postoperative care
Abstract
L’hystérectomie est une opération qui permet d’enlever l’utérus et le col de l’utérus. D’autres tissus comme les ovaires, les trompes de Fallope, des ganglions lymphatiques et des parties du vagin peuvent aussi être enlevés en même temps. Après l’opération, vous aurez une ou quelques incisions sur l’abdomen, une intraveineuse (IV) et un cathéter (tube) dans la vessie pour drainer l’urine, au besoin. Vous pourriez aussi avoir un tamponnement (matière absorbante) pour absorber le sang et le liquide s’écoulant de votre vagin. La présente brochure traite de la respiration, de la gestion de la douleur, de l’activité, de l’alimentation, des selles, des saignements vaginaux, des soins des incisions, des caillots de sang et de l’enflure des jambes. On fournit aussi de l’information sur les soins à la maison et les rapports sexuels après la chirurgie. On précise les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux et on propose des ressources.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Hysterectomy" pamphlet 1907. A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. Other tissue, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, lymph nodes and parts of the vagina, may also be removed at the same time. After surgery you will have an incision in your abdomen, an intravenous (IV), a catheter (tube) in your bladder to drain urine, if needed. You may also have packing (absorbent material) to absorb blood and fluid in your vagina. Topics in this pamphlet include breathing, managing pain, activity, food, bowel activity, vaginal bleeding, incision care, blood clots, and leg swelling. Information on care at home and sex after surgery is provided. Symptoms that require medical attention are given and a resources section is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angela Whynot, Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1921
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