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The Nova Scotia green sleeve : information for patients, families, and substitute decision makers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1833
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The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a place for you to keep important documents to help share your health care plans, goals, and care wishes with your health care providers. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in your Green Sleeve and what you should do with it. The French version of this pamphlet 1863, "La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse : Information pour les patients, familles et mandataires", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network
Alternate Title
The NS green sleeve : information for patients, families, and substitute decision makers
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a place for you to keep important documents to help share your health care plans, goals, and care wishes with your health care providers. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in your Green Sleeve and what you should do with it. The French version of this pamphlet 1863, "La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse : Information pour les patients, familles et mandataires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Health Palliative Care Network
Pamphlet Number
1833
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The Nova Scotia green sleeve (for health care providers)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1834
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The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a place to keep important documents to help communicate a patient’s health care plans, goals, and care wishes to health care providers. Anyone with a life-limiting illness should have a Green Sleeve. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in a Green Sleeve and what patients should do with it. Resources for further information are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network
Alternate Title
The NS green sleeve (information for healthcare providers)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a place to keep important documents to help communicate a patient’s health care plans, goals, and care wishes to health care providers. Anyone with a life-limiting illness should have a Green Sleeve. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in a Green Sleeve and what patients should do with it. Resources for further information are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network
Pamphlet Number
1834
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Radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4067
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This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4067
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) therapy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medications that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication, and lists possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Renal anemia
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medications that help take the place of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not have enough EPO coming from their kidneys to tell their body to make more red blood cells. This pamphlet explains how to take and store this medication, and lists possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1493
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Cataract surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0135
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day 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)
Cataract Extraction
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 2062, "Opération de la cataracte" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ophthalmology and Same Day Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0135
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Ventricular drain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
EVD
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)
Ventriculostomy
Neurosurgical Procedures
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Subjects (LCSH)
Nervous system--Surgery
Cerebrospinal fluid
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Talking about patient safety incidents

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1448
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People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety inci…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety
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)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Patient safety
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1712, "Incidents liés à la sécurité des patients", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first disclosure: when something goes wrong during your health care
Previous title: Patients first: disclosure of patient safety incidents
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1448
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Esophageal soft eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1440
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This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Esophageal soft diet
Oesophageal soft diet
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Airway Obstruction - prevention & control
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Asphyxia
Cooking (Soft foods)
Deglutition disorders--Nutritional aspects
Esophagus
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet provides guidelines for 4 weeks after your surgery or dilation. These guidelines include soft, moist (wet) foods and fluids that are easy to swallow. If you have an esophageal stent, you will need to follow these guidelines as long as your stent is in place. This pamphlet explains eating guidelines, a puree diet, an esophageal soft diet (best choices and foods to avoid), and recipes for high-protein, high-calorie drinks.
Notes
Previous title: Esophageal soft diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1440
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Tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1032
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A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Catheters
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1032
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Non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1093
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A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1093
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Incidents liés à la sécurité des patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Les gens s'attendent à recevoir des soins de santé en toute sécurité. Tous les jours, les prestataires de soins de santé travaillent fort pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tous nos efforts pour assurer votre sécurité, être à l'hôpital comporte des risques. Les patients peuvent, par exemple, faire une chute, contracter une infection, développer une plaie de pression (plaie de lit) ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements sont appelés incidents…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
Alternate Title
Talking about patient safety incidents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Abstract
Les gens s'attendent à recevoir des soins de santé en toute sécurité. Tous les jours, les prestataires de soins de santé travaillent fort pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tous nos efforts pour assurer votre sécurité, être à l'hôpital comporte des risques. Les patients peuvent, par exemple, faire une chute, contracter une infection, développer une plaie de pression (plaie de lit) ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements sont appelés incidents liés à la sécurité des patients. Cette brochure explique ce que sont les incidents liés à la sécurité des patients, ce qu'il faut faire si vous constatez de tels incidents, comment les signaler, ce qu'est la divulgation, de quelle façon elle peut vous aider et comment elle a lieu. Une liste de ressources pour de plus amples renseignements est incluse.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1448, "Patients First: Disclosure of Patient Safety Incidents". People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included.
Notes
Previous title: Divulgation des incidents liés à la sécurité des patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4018
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Spiritual Care is counselling that offers spiritual and emotional support. Spiritual Care supports patients and families of any ethnic or religious background. This pamphlet explains how Spiritual Care can help, what a Spiritual Care provider does, and how and when you can access spiritual care. Chapel/Place of Prayer and Meditation locations at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney are provided. Phone numbers to contact Spiritual Care direct…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Chaplaincy Service, Hospital
Pastoral Care
Neoplasms
Spirituality
Subjects (LCSH)
Chaplains, Hospital
Pastoral counseling
Spirituality
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Spiritual Care is counselling that offers spiritual and emotional support. Spiritual Care supports patients and families of any ethnic or religious background. This pamphlet explains how Spiritual Care can help, what a Spiritual Care provider does, and how and when you can access spiritual care. Chapel/Place of Prayer and Meditation locations at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney are provided. Phone numbers to contact Spiritual Care directly are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4018
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YAG laser capsulotomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0464
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A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule (clear sac). During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also gets cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
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)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule (clear sac). During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also gets cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1947, "Capsulotomie au laser YAG", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0464
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Diabetes and the eye

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The Fr…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The French version of this pamphlet 1784, "Le diabète et les yeux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Le diabète et les yeux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1784
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La rétinopathie diabétique a lieu lorsque des changements se produisent au niveau des vaisseaux sanguins situés près de la rétine et entraînent une fuite ou un saignement. L’œdème maculaire diabétique est un gonflement de la macula (très petite zone centrale de la rétine, qui donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour lire, regarder la télévision et voir les visages) qui peut être causé par le diabète, survenir après une opération aux yeux ou se produire sans raison connue (idiopathique). Le prés…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Diabetes and the eye
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétinopathie diabétique a lieu lorsque des changements se produisent au niveau des vaisseaux sanguins situés près de la rétine et entraînent une fuite ou un saignement. L’œdème maculaire diabétique est un gonflement de la macula (très petite zone centrale de la rétine, qui donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour lire, regarder la télévision et voir les visages) qui peut être causé par le diabète, survenir après une opération aux yeux ou se produire sans raison connue (idiopathique). Le présent dépliant décrit ces troubles, leur traitement et la façon de les gérer.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Diabetes and the Eye" pamphlet 0459. Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic).
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1784
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Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’un cathéter à ballonnet

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35878
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1814
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Un cathéter à ballonnet est un tube souple muni d’un petit ballonnet à l’extrémité. Le cathéter à ballonnet aide à préparer le col de votre utérus pour le travail (maturation cervicale ou du col). Le présent dépliant explique ce qui se passe quand le cathéter à ballonnet est inséré (mis en place), les complications possibles et quand appeler l’hôpital ou y revenir. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter" pamphlet 1769. A ballo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter
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)
Labor, Induced
Cervical Ripening
Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Catheters
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Un cathéter à ballonnet est un tube souple muni d’un petit ballonnet à l’extrémité. Le cathéter à ballonnet aide à préparer le col de votre utérus pour le travail (maturation cervicale ou du col). Le présent dépliant explique ce qui se passe quand le cathéter à ballonnet est inséré (mis en place), les complications possibles et quand appeler l’hôpital ou y revenir.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Induction of labour and cervical ripening with balloon catheter" pamphlet 1769. A balloon catheter is a soft tube with a small balloon on the end. The balloon catheter helps to get your cervix ready for labour (cervical ripening). This pamphlet explains what will happen when the balloon catheter is inserted (put in), possible complications of a balloon catheter, and when you should call or return to the hospital.
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Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1814
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La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse : information pour les patients, familles et mandataires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Network. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1863
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La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un endroit central où garder des documents importants en vue de partager avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé vos plans de soins, vos objectifs et vos souhaits en matière de soins. Toute personne atteinte d’une maladie limitant l’espérance de vie devrait avoir une Pochette verte. La présente brochure indique ce que vous devriez garder dans votre Pochette verte et ce que vous devriez en faire. Vous y trouverez aussi des ressources pour obtenir plus …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Network
Alternate Title
La Pochette verte de la N-É : information pour les patients, familles et mandataires
Nova Scotia Green Sleeve
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un endroit central où garder des documents importants en vue de partager avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé vos plans de soins, vos objectifs et vos souhaits en matière de soins. Toute personne atteinte d’une maladie limitant l’espérance de vie devrait avoir une Pochette verte. La présente brochure indique ce que vous devriez garder dans votre Pochette verte et ce que vous devriez en faire. Vous y trouverez aussi des ressources pour obtenir plus d’information.
The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a central place to keep important documents to help share your health care plans, goals and care wishes with health care providers. Anyone with a life-limiting illness should have a Green Sleeve. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in your Green Sleeve and what you should do with it. Resources for further information are also listed.
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Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Health Palliative Care Network
Pamphlet Number
1863
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Capsulotomie au laser YAG

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36510
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1947
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On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité pe…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
YAG laser capsulotomy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract Extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
On parle d’une cataracte quand le cristallin de votre œil devient trouble ou opaque avec le temps. Le cristallin se trouve dans une capsule (ou enveloppe). Pendant la chirurgie, le cristallin opaque est enlevé, mais la capsule demeure en place. Une lentille intraoculaire est placée à l’avant de la capsule. Jusqu’à la moitié des capsules des personnes qui ont subi une chirurgie pour la cataracte deviendront brumeuses elles aussi. Quand cela se produit, la vision devient trouble. Cette opacité peut être traitée au moyen d’un laser YAG. Le laser YAG est utilisé pour faire une ouverture dans la capsule (capsulotomie), comme lorsque l’on fait un trou dans une pellicule d’emballage en plastique. La vision est généralement plus claire 1 à 2 journées après le traitement. La présente brochure explique comment se préparer, ce qui se passe pendant le traitement et à quoi s’attendre après. On y présente aussi une liste des complications possibles.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0464, “YAG Laser Capsulotomy”. A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given.
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1947
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Having a urinary stent : after urological or endoscopic surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37440
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0584
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a ureteral stent inserted. It explains how long you will have the stent, how it is put in, care instructions, removal, and possible side effects. It lists what to do if your stent moves out of place, how it may affect daily activities, and whether it will increase your risk of urinary track infections (UTIs). A list of symptoms that need emergency medical attention is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Department
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)
Stents
Subjects (LCSH)
Stents (Surgery)
Specialty
Urogenital System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a ureteral stent inserted. It explains how long you will have the stent, how it is put in, care instructions, removal, and possible side effects. It lists what to do if your stent moves out of place, how it may affect daily activities, and whether it will increase your risk of urinary track infections (UTIs). A list of symptoms that need emergency medical attention is listed.
Notes
Previous title: After stent insertion
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Prepared by: Urology Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0584
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