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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0425
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A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956,…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Scintigraphy - bone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radioisotopes - therapeutic use
Bone and Bones - radiography
Radionuclide Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956, "Scintigraphie osseuse", is also available.
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Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0425
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Can I have a diagnostic imaging test while I am pregnant?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant afte…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee
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)
Diagnostic Imaging - adverse effects
Pregnancy--radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Pregnant women--Radiography
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Diagnostic imaging tests take pictures of the inside of your body. These tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include: why you may need to have a test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, who will do your test, asking questions, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
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Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging QI Committee, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2317
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Cannabinoids for managing pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1350
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Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
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)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cannabinoid analgesics for pain management
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1350
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Échocardiogramme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1744
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Un échocardiogramme est un examen du cœur sans douleur et sans danger. Il indique la taille, la forme et le mouvement du cœur, ainsi que le flux sanguin qui passe par le cœur. Des ondes sonores (ultrasons) sont utilisées pour obtenir une image du cœur qui peut ensuite être vue à l’écran d’un ordinateur. Le présent livret précise comment se préparer pour l’examen, qui fait l’examen, ce qui se passe pendant et après l’examen et la durée de l’examen. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ech…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Echocardiogram
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)
Echocardiography
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Un échocardiogramme est un examen du cœur sans douleur et sans danger. Il indique la taille, la forme et le mouvement du cœur, ainsi que le flux sanguin qui passe par le cœur. Des ondes sonores (ultrasons) sont utilisées pour obtenir une image du cœur qui peut ensuite être vue à l’écran d’un ordinateur. Le présent livret précise comment se préparer pour l’examen, qui fait l’examen, ce qui se passe pendant et après l’examen et la durée de l’examen.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Echocardiogram" pamphlet 1214. An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take.
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Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1744
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Choix d’accouchement après une césarienne

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1891
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Si votre bébé est né par césarienne, vous pouvez quand même accoucher de votre prochain bébé par voie vaginale. On parle alors d’épreuve du travail après césarienne (EDTAC) ou d’accouchement vaginal après césarienne (AVAC). Ce dépliant présente ce qui favorise la sécurité et la réussite d’un AVAC, ainsi que les avantages et les risques d’un AVAC. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1847, “Options for Birth after Cesarean”. This pamphlet explains the options available to women…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Options for birth after cesarean
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)
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
Subjects (LCSH)
Childbirth
Abstract
Si votre bébé est né par césarienne, vous pouvez quand même accoucher de votre prochain bébé par voie vaginale. On parle alors d’épreuve du travail après césarienne (EDTAC) ou d’accouchement vaginal après césarienne (AVAC). Ce dépliant présente ce qui favorise la sécurité et la réussite d’un AVAC, ainsi que les avantages et les risques d’un AVAC.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1847, “Options for Birth after Cesarean”. This pamphlet explains the options available to women who have had a baby by cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “c-section” or “CS”). Women who have had a cesarean often give birth vaginally in their next pregnancy. This may be referred to as Trial of Labour after Cesarean (TOLAC) or Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). When you can plan for a VBAC, what makes a VBAC safe and successful, as well as the benefits and risks of VBAC, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group Adapted from: PL-0902 with permission of IWK Health, Halifax NS © 2015
Pamphlet Number
1891
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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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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.
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Prepared by: NSHA Women & Children's Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2166
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COVID-19 vaccination and cancer FAQ

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4000
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As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coronavirus vaccination and cancer FAQ
COVID-19 vaccination and cancer frequently asked questions
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)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)--Vaccination
Cancer--Complications
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4000
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Cytotoxic precautions at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant 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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Diagnostic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0068
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An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Sonogram
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)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0068
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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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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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Driving after vision loss

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2368
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Your vision must meet certain standards for you to have a driver’s licence in Nova Scotia. This explains the tests that may be used to see if it is still safe for you to drive is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vision, low
Vision Disorders
Blindness
Subjects (LCSH)
Low vision
Vision disorders
Blindness
Eye--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your vision must meet certain standards for you to have a driver’s licence in Nova Scotia. This explains the tests that may be used to see if it is still safe for you to drive is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2368
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1214
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An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1214
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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0598
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The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Epilepsy Program
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)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy - diagnosis
Seizures - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy
Convulsions
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) provides safe evaluation and treatment of episodes, seizures, or epilepsy. The goal of admission to the EMU is to record your seizures to help us better understand your seizure disorder. This pamphlet gives details about being admitted, how to prepare for your stay, how video-EEG works, and what you can expect during your time in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: Video EEG monitoring
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Epilepsy Program
Pamphlet Number
0598
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Examens en médecine nucléaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1962
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La présente ressource vise à fournir un aperçu général des examens en médecine nucléaire. Une très petite quantité sécuritaire de matière radioactive (radio-isotope) est injectée dans une veine, avalée ou inspirée avant la prise d’images. On y traite de la personne qui effectue l’examen, de la préparation à l’examen, de la façon dont l’examen est effectué et du temps que le radio-isotope reste dans le corps. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1408, “Nuclear Medicine Tests”. …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Nuclear medicine tests
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Abstract
La présente ressource vise à fournir un aperçu général des examens en médecine nucléaire. Une très petite quantité sécuritaire de matière radioactive (radio-isotope) est injectée dans une veine, avalée ou inspirée avant la prise d’images. On y traite de la personne qui effectue l’examen, de la préparation à l’examen, de la façon dont l’examen est effectué et du temps que le radio-isotope reste dans le corps.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1408, “Nuclear Medicine Tests”. This pamphlet was prepared to give a general overview of nuclear medicine tests. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is injected into a vein, swallowed or breathed in before pictures are taken. It covers who will perform the test, how to get ready, how the test is done, and how long the radioisotope will remain in the body.
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Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1962
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Foods that may increase risk of aspiration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Food and Nutrition Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0529
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Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into the airway instead of the stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink “goes down the wrong way”. This pamphlet provides recommendations that are safe for you when choosing foods. Foods that may increase the risk of aspiration are reviewed and space is provided for your dietitian to personalize your eating plan.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Food and Nutrition Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Aspiration pneumonia
Abstract
Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into the airway instead of the stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or drink “goes down the wrong way”. This pamphlet provides recommendations that are safe for you when choosing foods. Foods that may increase the risk of aspiration are reviewed and space is provided for your dietitian to personalize your eating plan.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Food and Nutrition Services
Pamphlet Number
0529
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Hand expressing breast milk before your baby is born

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1928
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colostrum
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostrum
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast milk. Hand expression is a learned skill. It will get easier with practice. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to bring your breast milk to the hospital are given. If you notice any cramping in your uterus when hand expressing, it is very important to stop and talk with your doctor before starting again. This is rare. It is safe to keep breastfeeding your older child.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1928
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Healthy eating after your transplant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34811
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0107
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Making healthy eating choices after your transplant can help control your weight, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure. Eating healthy can also help control your blood glucose (blood sugar) if you have diabetes. This pamphlet gives tips for healthy eating and explains how to make healthy food choices. Information about reading food labels, making your recipes healthy, safe food handling, and eating out is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 1106, "Manger sainement après une trans…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Diet Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Surgery--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Abstract
Making healthy eating choices after your transplant can help control your weight, blood cholesterol, and blood pressure. Eating healthy can also help control your blood glucose (blood sugar) if you have diabetes. This pamphlet gives tips for healthy eating and explains how to make healthy food choices. Information about reading food labels, making your recipes healthy, safe food handling, and eating out is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 1106, "Manger sainement après une transplantation" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0107
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How to avoid safety risks during your hospital stay

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35725
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
1696
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Intensive Care Unit : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2363
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This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee
Alternate Title
ICU : VRH
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ICU Practice Committee, VRH
Pamphlet Number
2363
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Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37306
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2175
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Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspirat…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
Certaines personnes ont des problèmes de déglutition (difficulté à avaler). Cela signifie que certains aliments ou liquides peuvent se retrouver dans les voies respiratoires au lieu d'aller dans l'estomac. C'est ce qu'on appelle l'aspiration de corps étrangers. L'aspiration est le mot utilisé lorsque la nourriture ou le liquide « descend au mauvais endroit ». Ce dépliant fournit une liste de signes qui peuvent indiquer des problèmes de déglutition. Des conseils de sécurité pour éviter l'aspiration (nourriture ou liquide entrant dans les poumons) et l'étouffement y sont proposés.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0527, “Safe Eating Guidelines”. Some people have problems swallowing. This means that some food or liquid may go into your airway instead of your stomach. This is called aspiration. Aspiration is the word used when food or liquid ‘goes down the wrong way’. This pamphlet provides a list of signs that may mean you have swallowing problems. Safety tips to prevent aspiration (food or liquid going into your lungs) and choking are offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
2175
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