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Palliative Care Unit (PCU) : Centennial Building, Victoria General site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Palliative Care, VG site. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0306
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The goal of staff working on the 7A Palliative Care Unit (PCU) is to enhance the quality of life of people with life-limiting illnesses by preventing and relieving suffering. It also helps family members cope during a loved one’s illness and death, and during the grief process. Pamphlet topics include: general info, schedule for a normal day, extra comforts, visitors, your health care team, patient feedback, important phone numbers, Wi-Fi, parking, cafeteria hours, as well as a link to an addit…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Palliative Care, VG site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Palliative treatment
Abstract
The goal of staff working on the 7A Palliative Care Unit (PCU) is to enhance the quality of life of people with life-limiting illnesses by preventing and relieving suffering. It also helps family members cope during a loved one’s illness and death, and during the grief process. Pamphlet topics include: general info, schedule for a normal day, extra comforts, visitors, your health care team, patient feedback, important phone numbers, Wi-Fi, parking, cafeteria hours, as well as a link to an additional resource.
Responsibility
Prepared by: PCU (7A) Team
Pamphlet Number
0306
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Preventing and treating travellers' diarrhea

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1614
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This pamphlet provides information on preventing and treating travellers' diarrhea. Measures to take so you can avoid diarrhea are listed. Warnings regarding swimming and bathing are outlined.The pamphlet also provides a list of symptoms that require medical attention, water treatment methods, and ways to get hydrated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The International Travel Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diarrhea - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Diarrhea
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information on preventing and treating travellers' diarrhea. Measures to take so you can avoid diarrhea are listed. Warnings regarding swimming and bathing are outlined.The pamphlet also provides a list of symptoms that require medical attention, water treatment methods, and ways to get hydrated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The International Travel Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1614
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Checking blood glucose of newborn babies

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1966
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Le glucose est un type de sucre. Il est la plus importante source d’énergie de votre bébé. La présente ressource répond aux questions fréquemment posées sur la surveillance de la glycémie (taux de glucose dans le sang) chez les bébés. Elle explique quels bébés ont besoin de cette surveillance et la façon dont les vérifications sont effectuées. Les taux normaux de glucose dans le sang sont précisés. Vous trouverez aussi de l’information sur la prévention et le traitement des faibles taux de gluc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Alternate Title
Checking blood glucose of newborn babies
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Le glucose est un type de sucre. Il est la plus importante source d’énergie de votre bébé. La présente ressource répond aux questions fréquemment posées sur la surveillance de la glycémie (taux de glucose dans le sang) chez les bébés. Elle explique quels bébés ont besoin de cette surveillance et la façon dont les vérifications sont effectuées. Les taux normaux de glucose dans le sang sont précisés. Vous trouverez aussi de l’information sur la prévention et le traitement des faibles taux de glucose dans le sang.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1934, “Checking Blood Glucose of Newborn Babies”. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1966
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Preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease (not for dialysis patients)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2011
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This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Kidney Health Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Constipation
Abstract
This pamphlet provides tips on preventing and managing constipation in chronic kidney disease. This pamphlet is not for dialysis patients. Information includes best choices for high-fibre foods, recommended fibre supplements, and stool softeners and laxatives. The Bristol Stool Chart is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2011
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D & C (dilation & curettage) discharge instructions : Valley Regional Hospital

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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
2042
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Instructions for after your D & C are given as well as a list of what to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Instructions for preventing infection and what to expect after you go home are given. Information about your followup visit is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services
Alternate Title
D & C (dilatation & curettage) dicharge instructions : Valley Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dilatation and Curettage
Subjects (LCSH)
Curettage, Vacuum
Abstract
Instructions for after your D & C are given as well as a list of what to avoid for 24 hours. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Instructions for preventing infection and what to expect after you go home are given. Information about your followup visit is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women's and Children's Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2042
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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Programme d’exercices pour les jambes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2085
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Ce livret indique comment faire différents types d’exercices pour les jambes. Ces exercices peuvent aider à renforcer les muscles des jambes, à bouger les articulations des jambes et à prévenir leur raideur et à améliorer l’apport sanguin dans les jambes. Un physiothérapeute travaillera avec vous pour déterminer quels exercices faire et comment les faire. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1597, "General Leg Exercise Program”. This pamphlet shows how to do different types of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
General leg exercise program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Leg
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Leg
Exercise therapy
Physical therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Ce livret indique comment faire différents types d’exercices pour les jambes. Ces exercices peuvent aider à renforcer les muscles des jambes, à bouger les articulations des jambes et à prévenir leur raideur et à améliorer l’apport sanguin dans les jambes. Un physiothérapeute travaillera avec vous pour déterminer quels exercices faire et comment les faire.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1597, "General Leg Exercise Program”. This pamphlet shows how to do different types of leg exercises. These exercises will help with strengthening leg muscles, moving leg joints and preventing joint stiffness, and improving blood supply to the legs. A physiotherapist will work with you on which of these exercises to do and how to do them.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
2085
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Preventing blood clots while in the hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1542
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This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot. The French version of this pamphlet 1545, "Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Abstract
This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot. The French version of this pamphlet 1545, "Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Performance Excellence
Pamphlet Number
1542
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Prévenir la formation de caillots de sang lors d’une hospitalisation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1545
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La présente publication explique ce qu’est un caillot de sang et ce qui en provoque la formation, ce que votre équipe de soins de santé fera pour vous protéger contre la formation d’un caillot de sang, les symptômes de la présence potentielle d’un caillot de sang et ce que vous pouvez faire pour prévenir la formation d’un caillot de sang. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1542, "Preventing Blood Clots While in the Hospital". This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Performance Excellence
Alternate Title
Preventing blood clots while in the hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Abstract
La présente publication explique ce qu’est un caillot de sang et ce qui en provoque la formation, ce que votre équipe de soins de santé fera pour vous protéger contre la formation d’un caillot de sang, les symptômes de la présence potentielle d’un caillot de sang et ce que vous pouvez faire pour prévenir la formation d’un caillot de sang.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1542, "Preventing Blood Clots While in the Hospital". This pamphlet will explain what blood clots are and why they happen. It also explains what your health care team will do to help prevent a blood clot from happening to you, as well as how you can tell if you might have a blood clot. Finally, it will go over what you can do to help prevent yourself from getting a blood clot.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Performance Excellence
Pamphlet Number
1545
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Conseils pour la sécurité des patients - Services de pédiatrie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2166
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Ce dépliant explique le rôle que vous et votre famille jouez en matière de sécurité lors du séjour de votre enfant à l'hôpital. Des conseils sont fournis sur les sujets suivants : prévention de l'enlèvement d'enfants, prévention du risque de coincement, prévention du risque d'entortillement ou d'étranglement de votre enfant dans le matériel d'hôpital, prévention des chutes, infections, plaies de pression, sommeil, utilisation d'Internet, sécurité des médicaments, jeux sécuritaires et sécurité a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Program
Alternate Title
Patient safety tips - Pediatric Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Child
Infant
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Children
Infants
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique le rôle que vous et votre famille jouez en matière de sécurité lors du séjour de votre enfant à l'hôpital. Des conseils sont fournis sur les sujets suivants : prévention de l'enlèvement d'enfants, prévention du risque de coincement, prévention du risque d'entortillement ou d'étranglement de votre enfant dans le matériel d'hôpital, prévention des chutes, infections, plaies de pression, sommeil, utilisation d'Internet, sécurité des médicaments, jeux sécuritaires et sécurité au moment du bain.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2118, "Patient Safety Tips - Pediatric Services". This pamphlet explains the role that you and your family play in terms of safety during your child's hospital visit. Guidelines are provided on the following topics: preventing child abduction, preventing entrapment, preventing your child from getting tangled or being strangled in hospital equipment, fall prevention, infections, pressure ulcers, sleep, Internet usage, medicine safety, safe play, and bath safety.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Women & Children's Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2166
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After your procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
After your abortion
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)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2109, "Après votre intervention", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1509
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Preventing falls and injuries during your hospital stay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1643
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This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention 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)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Abstract
This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Fall and injury prevention in acute care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1643
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Après votre intervention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2109
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Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit. ; This pamphlet is a French transl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Après votre avortement
After your procedure
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)
Abortion, Induced
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Subjects (LCSH)
Abortion
Pregnancy, Unwanted
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le dépliant fournit des instructions à suivre après votre avortement, dont une liste des choses à éviter pendant 24 heures (une journée). Vous y trouverez une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux, ainsi que de l’information sur la prévention de l’infection, le retour à la maison et les personnes à joindre si vous avez des questions. On vous propose un lien vers un questionnaire de rétroaction et les coordonnées pour obtenir du counseling gratuit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Procedure" pamphlet 1509. Instructions for after your abortion are given, including a list of activities to avoid for 24 hours (1 day). A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided. Information on preventing infection, what to expect after you go home, and who to contact if you have questions is given. A link to a feedback survey and contact information for free counselling is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2109
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Coronary intervention (balloon or stent procedure)

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1696
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At Nova Scotia Health, we believe that safety is everyone’s job. We are committed to providing you with a safe and quality experience while you are here with us. This pamphlet explains your role as a patient or a family member and/or support person(s), and patient safety risks in the hospital. Topics include avoiding infections and falls, understanding your medication(s), preventing pressure injuries, and avoiding medication mistakes. Contact information to provide patient/family feedback is in…
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
At Nova Scotia Health, we believe that safety is everyone’s job. We are committed to providing you with a safe and quality experience while you are here with us. This pamphlet explains your role as a patient or a family member and/or support person(s), and patient safety risks in the hospital. Topics include avoiding infections and falls, understanding your medication(s), preventing pressure injuries, and avoiding medication mistakes. Contact information to provide patient/family feedback is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1711, "Priorité aux patients : votre sécurité, votre bien-être" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first: your safety, your well-being
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
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Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPA…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions. The French version of this pamphlet 1860, "Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : Pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1860
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Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont par…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Les fournisseurs de soins de santé travaillent fort pour prévenir la propagation des microbes d’une personne à l’autre. Cela est important parce que certains microbes peuvent causer des infections. Les « pratiques de base » sont les mesures minimales prises en tout temps pour prévenir et contrôler les infections dans la prestation des soins aux patients. Des « précautions supplémentaires » (comme les précautions contre la transmission par contact, par gouttelettes ou par voie aérienne) sont parfois requises pour empêcher les microbes de se propager d’un patient à un autre. La présente brochure explique en quoi consistent les pratiques de base et les précautions supplémentaires.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preventing the Spread of Germs and Infections: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions" pamphlet 1822. Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. “Routine practices” are the minimum steps taken to prevent and control infection in the care of all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1860
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Heart healthy eating tips

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0524
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Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by controlling your weight, lowering your cholesterol, and preventing or controlling high blood pressure. Suggestions for healthy eating are offered such as tips for lowering your salt intake, increasing fibre, tips to help you eat more vegetables and fruit, and how to eat less sugar and fat. A list of resources is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1218, "Conseils alimentaires pour la santé du cœur", is also available.
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - diet therapy
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Diet, Fat-Restricted
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases--Diet therapy
Heart--Diseases--Prevention
Salt-free diet
Low-fat diet
Low-fat foods
Abstract
Healthy eating can help lower your risk of heart disease by controlling your weight, lowering your cholesterol, and preventing or controlling high blood pressure. Suggestions for healthy eating are offered such as tips for lowering your salt intake, increasing fibre, tips to help you eat more vegetables and fruit, and how to eat less sugar and fat. A list of resources is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1218, "Conseils alimentaires pour la santé du cœur", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0524
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Home safety : preventing falls at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls Prevention, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital; Adapted from: Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program “Preventing Falls at Home” Sinai Health and the University Health Network
Pamphlet Number
2270
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