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Infection prevention and control

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35341
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1441
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The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection. The French version of this pamphlet 1216, "Prévention et contrôle des infections", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team is a group of health care providers within Nova Scotia Health. This pamphlet explains what you should expect your health care team to do to help prevent infection and what you and your visitors can do to help prevent infection. The French version of this pamphlet 1216, "Prévention et contrôle des infections", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1441
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IV (intravenous) iron dextran therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1443
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Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. Sometimes iron must be given by IV before or after surgery. This pamphlet reviews how iron is given, a list of iron-rich foods, possible side effects, what to do after receiving iron therapy, and who to call should you have any problems.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Iron
Iron-Dextran Complex
Subjects (LCSH)
Iron in the body
High-iron diet
Abstract
Iron is a mineral that the body needs to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. Sometimes iron must be given by IV before or after surgery. This pamphlet reviews how iron is given, a list of iron-rich foods, possible side effects, what to do after receiving iron therapy, and who to call should you have any problems.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1443
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1021
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LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Long QT syndrome - congresses
Subjects (LCSH)
Long QT syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
LQTS is a rare disease that can change your heart's electrical activity. With LQTS, the channels in your heart cells do not open and close the way they should. This can cause abnormal heart rhythms. These abnormal heart rhythms are dangerous. You heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to your body. These abnormal heart rhythms can make you collapse (faint). If the rhythm does not stop, they can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1021
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Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (Prostin)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1817
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ProstinMD est un gel. Il contient un médicament appelé dinoprostone (prostaglandine E2). La dinoprostone PGE2 (ou gel ProstinMD) est comme une substance naturelle produite par votre corps. Elle assouplit le col de l’utérus pour le préparer au travail. Le présent dépliant explique à quoi vous attendre comme suite à l’utilisation du gel ProstinMD, les complications possibles et quand appeler l’hôpital ou y retourner. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Cervical Ripening with Dinoprostone …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
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)
Cervical Ripening
Dinoprostone
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor, Induced (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
ProstinMD est un gel. Il contient un médicament appelé dinoprostone (prostaglandine E2). La dinoprostone PGE2 (ou gel ProstinMD) est comme une substance naturelle produite par votre corps. Elle assouplit le col de l’utérus pour le préparer au travail. Le présent dépliant explique à quoi vous attendre comme suite à l’utilisation du gel ProstinMD, les complications possibles et quand appeler l’hôpital ou y retourner.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Cervical Ripening with Dinoprostone Vaginal Gel (Prostin®)" pamphlet 1772. Prostin® is a gel. It contains medication called dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2). Dinoprostone PGE2 (or Prostin®) is like a natural substance made by your body. It softens the cervix to get it ready for labour. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you get Prostin®, possible complications of Prostin®, and when you should call or return to the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health
Pamphlet Number
1817
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Methotrexate (MTX) therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1138
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Your health care provider feels that treatment with methotrexate (meth-oh-TREX-ate) might help your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet explains what methotrexate (MTX) is, how well it works, side effects of MTX, who should not take MTX, and precautions. Instructions for injecting MTX are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methotrexate
Crohn's disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Subjects (LCSH)
Crohn's disease
Methotrexate
Immunosuppressive agents
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Medications
Abstract
Your health care provider feels that treatment with methotrexate (meth-oh-TREX-ate) might help your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This pamphlet explains what methotrexate (MTX) is, how well it works, side effects of MTX, who should not take MTX, and precautions. Instructions for injecting MTX are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Pamphlet Number
1138
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My diabetes record

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1037
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This pamphlet provides space for you to record important health information related to your diabetes. You should bring this record with you each time you visit your primary health care provider or the Diabetes Management Centre. Things you can do to best manage your diabetes are listed. Contact information is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes
Diabetes management
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
This pamphlet provides space for you to record important health information related to your diabetes. You should bring this record with you each time you visit your primary health care provider or the Diabetes Management Centre. Things you can do to best manage your diabetes are listed. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Management Centre
Pamphlet Number
1037
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My home parenteral nutrition emergency plan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Home PEN Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2049
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If you use home parenteral nutrition (HPN), it is very important to be prepared for an emergency (like a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster). It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to keep doing your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, what emergency supplies you should have ready, HPN during a power outage, how to clean your hands with sanitizer, how to run your HPN when your pump battery has r…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Home PEN Program
Alternate Title
My home PN emergency plan
My home PEN emergency plan
My HPN emergency plan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition - methods
Emergencies
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Emergency management--Planning
Abstract
If you use home parenteral nutrition (HPN), it is very important to be prepared for an emergency (like a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster). It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to keep doing your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, what emergency supplies you should have ready, HPN during a power outage, how to clean your hands with sanitizer, how to run your HPN when your pump battery has run out (the gravity method), and HPN during an evacuation. The pamphlet also includes a Health Emergency Card, where you can write down your medical information, emergency contacts, type of vascular access and location, and your HPN order. Keep a copy of your Emergency Health Card in your HPN emergency pack at all times. Space to write down your individual flow rates for pump tubing via gravity is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Home PEN Program
Pamphlet Number
2049
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Myringotomy tubes : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ENT Surgeons. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2034
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This pamphlet explains what a myringotomy tube is, what to expect after surgery, pain, activity and eating, how long the tubes should stay in, and possible side effects. Information on ear infections, swimming, flying on a plane, and what to expect when the tubes fall out is also included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ENT Surgeons
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ear - surgery
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Ear--Surgery
Children
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a myringotomy tube is, what to expect after surgery, pain, activity and eating, how long the tubes should stay in, and possible side effects. Information on ear infections, swimming, flying on a plane, and what to expect when the tubes fall out is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgeons, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2034
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The Nova Scotia green sleeve (for health care providers)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1834
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This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in a Green Sleeve and what patients should do with it.
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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
This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in a Green Sleeve and what patients should do with it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Palliative Care Network
Pamphlet Number
1834
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The Nova Scotia green sleeve : information for patients, families, and substitute decision-makers

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0531
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After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and wh…
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stomach - surgery
Dumping Syndrome - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Stomach--Surgery--Complications
Dumping syndrome
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and whether you need to take a vitamin and mineral supplement. A sample meal plan is included.
Notes
Previous title: Eating after stomach surgery
Previous title: What to eat after stomach surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0531
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Nutrition guidelines for ileostomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0554
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These guidelines will help you stay healthy and feel more comfortable after ileostomy surgery. This pamphlet provides guidelines to help you manage symptoms that may happen after surgery. It lists food that should be avoided and suggests preferred food choices.
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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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ileostomy
Digestive System Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Ileostomy
Surgery--Nutritional aspects
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Gastroenterology
Abstract
These guidelines will help you stay healthy and feel more comfortable after ileostomy surgery. This pamphlet provides guidelines to help you manage symptoms that may happen after surgery. It lists food that should be avoided and suggests preferred food choices.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0554
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Olanzapine (Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1669
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Olanzapine is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. This pamphlet explains how to take olanzapine, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antipsychotic Agents
Bipolar Disorder - drug therapy
Schizophrenia - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Manic-depressive illness
Schizophrenia--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Olanzapine is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. This pamphlet explains how to take olanzapine, how it helps, how quickly it will work, how long you should take it, and possible side effects. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services
Pamphlet Number
1669
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Over-the-counter medications and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why you should not take any herbal or natural health products is included.
Notes
Previous title: Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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The Pap Test : Frequently Asked Questions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1679
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A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet describes what a Pap test is, who should have Pap tests, when, how often, and where to have one done.
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Papanicolaou Test
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Pap test
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet describes what a Pap test is, who should have Pap tests, when, how often, and where to have one done.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1679
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Parler de la mort et du deuil aux enfants : Information pour les parents et les personnes qui s’occupent des enfants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2146
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Ce dépliant explique comment aider votre enfant à faire face à la fin de vie, à la mort et au deuil. Il explique comment les enfants peuvent réagir lorsqu'une personne est très malade, comment planifier adéquatement les visites de la famille à l'hôpital ou au centre de soins palliatifs et l'importance de prendre le temps de parler à votre enfant. Il fournit aussi des conseils quant à la présence ou non des enfants au moment du décès et des recommandations pour annoncer à un enfant qu'une person…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services
Alternate Title
Talking to children about death and grief
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Grief in children
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique comment aider votre enfant à faire face à la fin de vie, à la mort et au deuil. Il explique comment les enfants peuvent réagir lorsqu'une personne est très malade, comment planifier adéquatement les visites de la famille à l'hôpital ou au centre de soins palliatifs et l'importance de prendre le temps de parler à votre enfant. Il fournit aussi des conseils quant à la présence ou non des enfants au moment du décès et des recommandations pour annoncer à un enfant qu'une personne est décédée. On y traite également des sujets suivants : la préparation aux rituels et aux funérailles, l'importance pour les enfants de parler ouvertement de leur peine, la nécessité de garder des souvenirs de l'être aimé, la façon dont les réactions des enfants peuvent différer de celles des adultes et la nécessité de demander du soutien lorsque l'enfant est anxieux. On fournit des conseils pour les différents stades de développement (p. ex., les enfants de 3 à 5 ans, de 6 à 8 ans et de 9 à 12 ans) et une liste de ressources en ligne.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Talking to Children About Death and Grief: Information for Parents and Caregivers" pamphlet 2024. This pamphlet outlines how to help your child cope with dying, death, and grief. It explains how children may react when someone is very ill, planning appropriately for family visits at the hospital or hospice, the importance of making time to talk to your child, guidance on whether children should be present at death, and guidance on telling a child that someone has died. Other topics include: getting ready for rituals and funerals, the importance of children needing to talk about grief openly, keeping reminders of your loved one, how their reactions may differ from those of an adult, and asking for extra support when your child gets anxious. Tips for developmental stages (e.g., children aged 3 to 5, aged 6 to 8, and aged 9 to 12) are given and a list of online resources are provided.
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Prepared by: NSHA Integrated Palliative Care Services
Pamphlet Number
2146
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Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1901
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La présente brochure fournit des instructions sur ce que devraient faire les personnes dialysées si une urgence les empêche de commencer ou de terminer leur traitement de dialyse à la maison ou de se rendre à un rendez-vous de dialyse. Elle explique les précautions à prendre, indique avec qui communiquer en cas d’urgence et précise les médicaments à prendre. Elle répond aussi à des questions fréquemment posées. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dialysis Patients: Being Prepared for an…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis
Alternate Title
Dialysis patients : being prepared for an emergency
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)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Dialysis
Abstract
La présente brochure fournit des instructions sur ce que devraient faire les personnes dialysées si une urgence les empêche de commencer ou de terminer leur traitement de dialyse à la maison ou de se rendre à un rendez-vous de dialyse. Elle explique les précautions à prendre, indique avec qui communiquer en cas d’urgence et précise les médicaments à prendre. Elle répond aussi à des questions fréquemment posées.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dialysis Patients: Being Prepared for an Emergency" pamphlet 1564. This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions.
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Prepared by: Community Dialysis
Pamphlet Number
1901
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PEG button (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1186
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A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre
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)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
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Prepared by: Patient Family Learning Centre; Reviewed by Department of Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1186
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La pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1807
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Nous commettons tous des erreurs au cours de notre vie. Il faut essayer d’éviter de penser que d’échouer à quelque chose signifie que vous êtes un raté. Il faut accepter qu’il est permis d’échouer et de faire des erreurs. Concentrez-vous sur ce que vous pouvez tirer de cette expérience pour vous aider à grandir. Vous trouverez dans le feuillet des exemples d’une pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire. Il y a aussi des exemples de choses que nous pouvons faire pour chan…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health & Addictions Program
Alternate Title
Should and must thinking
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)
Thinking
Subjects (LCSH)
Thought and thinking
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
Nous commettons tous des erreurs au cours de notre vie. Il faut essayer d’éviter de penser que d’échouer à quelque chose signifie que vous êtes un raté. Il faut accepter qu’il est permis d’échouer et de faire des erreurs. Concentrez-vous sur ce que vous pouvez tirer de cette expérience pour vous aider à grandir. Vous trouverez dans le feuillet des exemples d’une pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire. Il y a aussi des exemples de choses que nous pouvons faire pour changer notre façon de penser. Un exercice est fourni pour aider à apprendre comment faire face aux situations d’une façon différente.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Should and Must Thinking" pamphlet 0784. We all make mistakes in life. Try not to think that failing at something means you are a failure. Accept that it is OK to fail and make mistakes. Look at what you can learn from the experience that can help you grow. Some examples of "should" and "must" thinking are provided. Examples of things you can do to change your thinking are given. To help you learn how to handle situations differently, an exercise is outlined.
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Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1807
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