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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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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.
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Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Birth control patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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[Blood transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2124
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This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2124
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[Blood transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2125
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2125
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Capsulotomie au laser YAG

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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1947
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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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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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Conseils nutritionnels après une chirurgie de la mâchoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1585
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Il est important de bien manger pour aider votre corps à guérir. Lorsque vous avez des broches dans les mâchoires ou des élastiques en place, vous devez apporter quelques changements à votre alimentation pour obtenir les nutriments dont votre corps a besoin. Ce dépliant donne des conseils qui peuvent vous aider. Les sujets abordés sont les suivants : un plan de repas, comment faciliter l'alimentation, les choses importantes à faire à la maison, comment prévenir les intoxications alimentaires, l…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Guideline
Nutrition
Jaw - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Diet therapy
Nutrition
Jaws--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Il est important de bien manger pour aider votre corps à guérir. Lorsque vous avez des broches dans les mâchoires ou des élastiques en place, vous devez apporter quelques changements à votre alimentation pour obtenir les nutriments dont votre corps a besoin. Ce dépliant donne des conseils qui peuvent vous aider. Les sujets abordés sont les suivants : un plan de repas, comment faciliter l'alimentation, les choses importantes à faire à la maison, comment prévenir les intoxications alimentaires, les boissons nutritives, un exemple de menu, des idées et des conseils pour mélangeurs, des conseils pour faire des smoothies ainsi que des façons d'ajouter des calories et des protéines. Les recettes sont incluses.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0566, "Nutrition Guidelines After Jaw Surgery". It is important to eat well to help your body heal. When your jaws are wired or you have elastics in place, you will need to make a few changes to the foods you eat to get the nutrition your body needs. This pamphlet gives tips that can help. Topics include a meal plan, how to make eating easier, important things to do at home, how to prevent food poisoning, nutritional drinks, a sample menu, blending ideas and tips, smoothie-making tips, and ways to add calories and protein. Recipes are included.
Notes
Previous title: Régime à base d’aliments en purée
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1585
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Déclenchement artificiel du travail et maturation cervicale au moyen d’un cathéter à ballonnet

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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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1814
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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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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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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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Divulgation des 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 , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Les gens s'attendent à recevoir des soins de santé en toute sécurité. Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort tous les jours pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tout, des choses imprévisibles peuvent se produire. Par exemple, un patient peut faire une chute ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements imprévus sont des incidents liés à la sécurité des patients. Cette brochure explique ce qu'est la divulgation, de quelle façon elle peut…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
Alternate Title
Patients first : disclosure of patient safety incidents
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] 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. Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort tous les jours pour offrir d'excellents soins de santé, en toute sécurité. Malgré tout, des choses imprévisibles peuvent se produire. Par exemple, un patient peut faire une chute ou recevoir la mauvaise dose d'un médicament. Ces événements imprévus sont des incidents liés à la sécurité des patients. Cette brochure explique ce qu'est la divulgation, de quelle façon elle peut vous aider, comment elle a lieu, qui communiquera avec vous, quels sont vos droits et où vous pouvez obtenir plus d'information.
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 this, the unexpected can happen. For example, a patient may fall or be given the wrong dose of medicine. These unexpected events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains the following topics: what disclosure is, how it will help you, how it takes place, who will speak with you, your rights and where you can find more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality & System Performance, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1712
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Erythropoieis-stimulating agents (ESAs) for chronic kidney disease (CKD) : with active cancer or a history of cancer or stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2217
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Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines 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 can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully …
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal insufficiency, chronic - complications
Anemia - drug therapy
Hematinics - therapeutic use
Neoplasms
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure--Complications
Hematopoietic growth factors
Renal anemia--Chemotherapy
Cancer
Cerebrovascular disease
Abstract
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are a group of medicines 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 can cause their red blood cell count to drop and anemia (not enough red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood) to develop. If you have CKD and active cancer or a history of cancer of stroke, it is important to carefully consider the risks and benefits of ESAs. The risks and benefits of ESAs are listed. Your health care team will talk with you about the risks and benefits of ESAs and other factors to consider when making the decision to take ESAs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
2217
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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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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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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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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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Having a urinary stent : after urological or endoscopic surgery

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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
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0584
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Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and repair of vagina (anterior and posterior) : discharge instructions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1987
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A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet in…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services
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)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele - surgery
Rectocele - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele
Rectum--Surgery
Abstract
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet include rest and activity, medications, and vaginal flow. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. Information about when to expect a followup appointment is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women’s and Children’s Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1987
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Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2097
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L'opération ouvre une nouvelle voie pour que les larmes puissent s'écouler directement dans votre nez. Un tube en plastique peut être mis en place pendant l'opération et retiré six semaines à 12 mois plus tard, selon votre chirurgien ophtalmologiste. La brochure fournit une brève description de la préparation pour l’opération, du déroulement de l’intervention et des soins qui suivent. On y traite aussi des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Rep…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Repair of blocked tear duct
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
L'opération ouvre une nouvelle voie pour que les larmes puissent s'écouler directement dans votre nez. Un tube en plastique peut être mis en place pendant l'opération et retiré six semaines à 12 mois plus tard, selon votre chirurgien ophtalmologiste. La brochure fournit une brève description de la préparation pour l’opération, du déroulement de l’intervention et des soins qui suivent. On y traite aussi des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Repair of Blocked Tear Duct" pamphlet 0176. This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2097
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Mouth Care During Cancer Treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37364
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0036
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Depending on the type and place of cancer treatment, the mouth can be affected. This pamphlet details who is at risk for mouth problems, the symptoms, when to see your dentist and how to keep your mouth healthy. Includes care for dentures and information on foods to try and which to avoid.
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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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - complications
Oral Health
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Self Care
Therapeutics
Abstract
Depending on the type and place of cancer treatment, the mouth can be affected. This pamphlet details who is at risk for mouth problems, the symptoms, when to see your dentist and how to keep your mouth healthy. Includes care for dentures and information on foods to try and which to avoid.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0036
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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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The Nova Scotia green sleeve (for health care providers)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35887
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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