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Seated Exercise Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1563
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This booklet is a teaching tool for patients. It gives exercises that can be done while in a seated position. These include Arms Above Head, Hands Behind Head, Buttock Squeezes, Hip Adduction, Knee Raises, Legs Apart, Quad Exercises, Ankle Bends, Toe Raises and Sit to Stand. The booklet outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the Seated Exercise Program. Instructions and diagrams are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1900, "Programme d’exercices en position …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This booklet is a teaching tool for patients. It gives exercises that can be done while in a seated position. These include Arms Above Head, Hands Behind Head, Buttock Squeezes, Hip Adduction, Knee Raises, Legs Apart, Quad Exercises, Ankle Bends, Toe Raises and Sit to Stand. The booklet outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the Seated Exercise Program. Instructions and diagrams are included. The French version of this pamphlet 1900, "Programme d’exercices en position assise", is also available.
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Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1563
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Laparoscopic bowel surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0933
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Your doctor has arranged for you to have laparoscopic bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed using a laparoscope. Laparoscopic surgery has fewer complications than open bowel surgery. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your primary health care p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intestines - surgery
Laparoscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Intestines--Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Abstract
Your doctor has arranged for you to have laparoscopic bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed using a laparoscope. Laparoscopic surgery has fewer complications than open bowel surgery. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your primary health care provider are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI/General Surgery staff
Pamphlet Number
0933
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Exercices pour les jambes à faire debout

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1908
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Feuille recto verso d’exercices pour les jambes à faire debout. Explications à l’intention des patients sur la façon de faire les exercices qui font partie d’un programme de physiothérapie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Standing Leg Exercises" pamphlet 0937. This two-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of standing leg exercises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the physiotherapy program.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
Standing leg exercises
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)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
Feuille recto verso d’exercices pour les jambes à faire debout. Explications à l’intention des patients sur la façon de faire les exercices qui font partie d’un programme de physiothérapie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Standing Leg Exercises" pamphlet 0937. This two-sided single sheet pamphlet gives an illustration of standing leg exercises to be used as a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of the physiotherapy program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1908
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Attention after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care 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)
Attention
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Attention
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Attention (focusing on things around you) helps you to do your daily activities and tasks. It is an important part of thinking. Problems with attention are very common after an ABI. This pamphlet explains different ways you may experience attention problems, things that can make attention problems worse, and tips for coping wiht attention problems. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2066
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Tobacco Free Nova Scotia (TFNS)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4055
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Tobacco Free Nova Scotia (TFNS) is part of the 811 service in Nova Scotia. It is operated on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness by Emergency Medical Care Inc. TFNS services are available for anyone impacted by tobacco (clients and their families). This pamphlet explains what TFNS is, what supports are available, and what to expect when TFNS receives your referral. Program hours and a list of "need to know" information are included.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tobacco Use Cessation
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Tobacco use--Health aspects
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Tobacco Free Nova Scotia (TFNS) is part of the 811 service in Nova Scotia. It is operated on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness by Emergency Medical Care Inc. TFNS services are available for anyone impacted by tobacco (clients and their families). This pamphlet explains what TFNS is, what supports are available, and what to expect when TFNS receives your referral. Program hours and a list of "need to know" information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
4055
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0046
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Your doctor has arranged for you to have bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed. This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your stay in the hospital and care at home. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: activity after surgery, nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI/General Surgery staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intestines - surgery
Colectomy
Colostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Intestines--Surgery
Colectomy
Colostomy
Abstract
Your doctor has arranged for you to have bowel surgery. During surgery, a part of your bowel will be removed. This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your stay in the hospital and care at home. An overview of what will happen before and after surgery is provided. Topics include: activity after surgery, nutrition, controlling discomfort, and care of your incision. Instructions for follow-up care are given. A list of symptoms that require you to call your surgeon's office or your primary health care provider are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI/General Surgery staff
Pamphlet Number
0046
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Anger after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1932
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Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
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)
Anger Management Therapy
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anger
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Anger is a natural emotion. People with an ABI sometimes have problems with anger. It is important to manage your anger. If you do not manage your anger, it can hurt your relationships and make it hard for you to do things (like work or take part in social activities). Tips for managing anger are provided. A list of resources to find services and supports is given.
Notes
Previous title: Anger After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
1932
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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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Initiation and motivation after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Motivation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Motivation (Psychology)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. prideHealth. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2392
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L’initiative Fierté-Santé vise à améliorer l’accès des membres de la communauté 2ELGBTQIA+ à des soins de santé primaires complets en toute sécurité. Cette brochure donne un aperçu des services fournis par Fierté-Santé. ; This is the French translation of "prideHealth (rack card)", pamphlet 1634. prideHealth works to improve access to safe, coordinated, comprehensive primary health care for people who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This pamphlet gives an outline of services provided by p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. prideHealth
Alternate Title
prideHealth (rack card)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexuality
Bisexuality
Homosexuality
Transgender Persons
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexual minorities
Bisexuality
Homosexuality
Transgender people
Two-spirit people
Abstract
L’initiative Fierté-Santé vise à améliorer l’accès des membres de la communauté 2ELGBTQIA+ à des soins de santé primaires complets en toute sécurité. Cette brochure donne un aperçu des services fournis par Fierté-Santé.
This is the French translation of "prideHealth (rack card)", pamphlet 1634. prideHealth works to improve access to safe, coordinated, comprehensive primary health care for people who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This pamphlet gives an outline of services provided by prideHealth.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2391, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: prideHealth
Pamphlet Number
2392
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and h…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery
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)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have your appendix removed. This surgery is called an appendectomy. This pamphlet gives information about what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. This pamphlet explains what your appendix is, what will happen after your surgery, where your incisions will be, when you can shower/bathe, and if you can eat and get up and move around after surgery. The pamphlet also explains when you can go home, drive, return to work, and have sex. A list of symptoms that need medical attention right away is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0168
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[Flexible sigmoidoscopy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1478
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attenti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1478
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Tunneled (Hickman) catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0214
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A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Intravenous catheterization
Abstract
A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happen in caring for your line is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a Hickman line
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0214
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed an…
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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)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated. Information about follow-up care is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2162, "Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre; Illustration by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
1761
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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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Mild traumatic brain injury and concussion education session

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Concussion
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Nova Scotia Health staff are offering a 2-part education session for people who have recently experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Each session is 60 mins (1 hour) long. This session is being offered online using Zoom for Healthcare. This pamphlet explains who the session is for and how you can sign up.
Notes
previous title: Concussion Education Session
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2013
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Exercices à faire après une blessure au poignet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2160
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Ce dépliant présente les exercices à faire pour se rétablir d’une blessure au poignet. Il contient des instructions accompagnées d’images pour les mouvements suivants : flexion du poignet, extension du poignet, déviation radiale, déviation ulnaire, supination et pronation. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1349, "Exercises After Wrist Injury". This pamphlet is a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of wrist in…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
Exercises after wrist injury
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Wrist
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Wrist
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Ce dépliant présente les exercices à faire pour se rétablir d’une blessure au poignet. Il contient des instructions accompagnées d’images pour les mouvements suivants : flexion du poignet, extension du poignet, déviation radiale, déviation ulnaire, supination et pronation.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1349, "Exercises After Wrist Injury". This pamphlet is a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for doing these exercises as part of wrist injury recovery. Instructions and diagrams are included. These include 'wrist flexion', 'wrist extension', 'radial deviation', 'ulnar deviation', 'supination', and 'pronation'.
Notes
Previous title: Wrist Fractures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
2160
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Outpatient withdrawal management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37627
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2312
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This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcoholism--Treatment
Abstract
This guide has helpful information for you and/or your support person(s) about the Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service and what you can expect during the withdrawal process. This pamphlet describes withdrawal and symptoms. It also explains the benefits and risks in taking part in the program. Common questions are answered such as how long the process will take, what you can do to manage symptoms, things to avoid during treatment, and what will happen after the process is over. Benefits of having a support person(s) and how they can help are outlined. Information on who to call for support and how to give feedback on the program is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Outpatient Withdrawal Management Service, Mental Health and Addictions
Pamphlet Number
2312
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How to lower intestinal gas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0559
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Intestinal gas is a natural part of swallowing and digestion. This gas is found throughout the digestive tract (organs that food and liquids travel through). It is normal to pass gas through your mouth (burping) or your bum (farting). A buildup of intestinal gas can be uncomfortable. The suggestions in this pamphlet can help you manage your intestinal gas. A list of foods to avoid or limit that can cause more gas, and a list of vegetables and fruit that usually cause less gas are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gases
Intestines
Nutrition Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastrointestinal gas
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Intestinal gas is a natural part of swallowing and digestion. This gas is found throughout the digestive tract (organs that food and liquids travel through). It is normal to pass gas through your mouth (burping) or your bum (farting). A buildup of intestinal gas can be uncomfortable. The suggestions in this pamphlet can help you manage your intestinal gas. A list of foods to avoid or limit that can cause more gas, and a list of vegetables and fruit that usually cause less gas are included.
Notes
Previous title: How to reduce intestinal gas
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0559
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