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Planification préalable des soins : faire connaître vos souhaits personnels et médicaux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2180
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La planification préalable des soins est un processus de réflexion sur ce qui est important pour vous afin de vous aider à planifier vos futurs soins médicaux et personnels. Ce dépliant fournit de l'information sur la planification préalable des soins, les directives personnelles (DP), les mandataires, la préparation d’une DP, ce qu'il faut faire avec la DP une fois qu'elle est terminée, quand la mettre à jour, l'information et les outils disponibles, et les traitements à prendre en considérati…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
La planification préalable des soins est un processus de réflexion sur ce qui est important pour vous afin de vous aider à planifier vos futurs soins médicaux et personnels. Ce dépliant fournit de l'information sur la planification préalable des soins, les directives personnelles (DP), les mandataires, la préparation d’une DP, ce qu'il faut faire avec la DP une fois qu'elle est terminée, quand la mettre à jour, l'information et les outils disponibles, et les traitements à prendre en considération lors de la préparation d’une DP. Une liste de ressources est fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1942, "Advance Care Planning: Making Your Personal and Medical Wishes Known". Advance care planning, or personal care planning, is the process of reflecting on what is important to you, to help you plan for your future medical and personal care. This pamphlet gives information about advance care planning, personal directives (PDs), delegates, what will happen if you do not have a PD, where to keep your completed PD and who should have a copy of it, when you should update your PD, and some treatments you should consider when making a PD. Information about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is included. A list of resources, as well as information and tools available to help you, are provided. A blank Nova Scotia Health Authority Personal Directive form is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™; Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2180
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1890
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Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumococcal vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Pneumovax® 23 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 23 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Pneumovax® 23 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
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Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1890
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La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse : information pour les patients, familles et mandataires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Network. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1863
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La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un endroit central où garder des documents importants en vue de partager avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé vos plans de soins, vos objectifs et vos souhaits en matière de soins. Toute personne atteinte d’une maladie limitant l’espérance de vie devrait avoir une Pochette verte. La présente brochure indique ce que vous devriez garder dans votre Pochette verte et ce que vous devriez en faire. Vous y trouverez aussi des ressources pour obtenir plus …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care Network
Alternate Title
La Pochette verte de la N-É : information pour les patients, familles et mandataires
Nova Scotia Green Sleeve
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Palliative treatment
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un endroit central où garder des documents importants en vue de partager avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé vos plans de soins, vos objectifs et vos souhaits en matière de soins. Toute personne atteinte d’une maladie limitant l’espérance de vie devrait avoir une Pochette verte. La présente brochure indique ce que vous devriez garder dans votre Pochette verte et ce que vous devriez en faire. Vous y trouverez aussi des ressources pour obtenir plus d’information.
The Nova Scotia Green Sleeve is a central place to keep important documents to help share your health care plans, goals and care wishes with health care providers. Anyone with a life-limiting illness should have a Green Sleeve. This pamphlet outlines what should be kept in your Green Sleeve and what you should do with it. Resources for further information are also listed.
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Prepared by: The Nova Scotia Health Palliative Care Network
Pamphlet Number
1863
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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and kidney disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Str…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Prevnar® 13 is a vaccine that protects against infections caused by the 13 most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Infections commonly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae include pneumonia (an infection in the lungs, also called a chest infection), meningitis (an infection of the lining around the brain), bacteremia (an infection of the blood and organs), sinusitis (a sinus infection), and otitis media (a middle ear infection). This pamphlet explains what Prevnar® 13 is, what Streptococcus pneumoniae is, why you need to get vaccinated, the possible side effects of the vaccine, who should not get the vaccine, and when you should get it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1889
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Prévention et contrôle des infections

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1216
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L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections. ; T…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious diseases
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cross infection--Prevention
Abstract
L'équipe de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) est un groupe de prestataires de soins de santé au sein de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous nous concentrons sur la prévention de la propagation des infections dans les établissements de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse. Le présent document explique ce à quoi vous attendre de l'équipe soignante en matière de prévention des infections et ce que vous et les personnes qui vous rendent visite pouvez faire pour contribuer à la prévention des infections.
This pamphlet is a French translation of “Infection Prevention and Control" pamphlet 1441. The role of the Infection Prevention and Control team is to help other health care providers prevent and control infections by: tracking infections, promoting good hand hygiene and other infection control practices, managing an outbreak or outbreaks, and providing education to all health care providers and volunteers. Infection prevention and control is an important part of patient safety. About one in nine patients will get an infection while in hospital. Common infections may include C. difficile diarrhea, pneumonia (a lung infection), bladder infections and wound infections. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1216
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Radiation therapy : what to expect when treatments are finished

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4066
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This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to the end of your radiation treatments. Topics include when your side effects will go away, how you should expect to feel over the coming weeks, and if you will need to make changes to your lifestyle. Questions you may want to ask your Health Care Team are included.
Notes
Previous title: Radiation therapy : what to expect once the treatments are finished
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4066
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Radiation therapy : what you need to know about your appointments

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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4057
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This pamphlet should answer most questions you may have about your radiation therapy appointments and help you plan for your treatments.
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Nova Scotia Health. Central Zone. Radiation Therapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiation
Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiation
Cancer
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet should answer most questions you may have about your radiation therapy appointments and help you plan for your treatments.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Therapy Team
Pamphlet Number
4057
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Reading food labels for a low iodine diet

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1955
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radio…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Metabolism and Endocrinology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
iodine
Food Labeling
Subjects (LCSH)
Iodine
Food--Labeling
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioiodine scan or treatment by following a low iodine diet. It is important to follow a low iodine diet so that your thyroid cells will not have much iodine in them. Then, when you are given iodine for your radioiodine scan or treatment, it will go straight to your thyroid cells. Knowing which foods have iodine in them and how to read food labels to find sources of iodine can help you to follow a low iodine diet. This pamphlet explains how a radioiodine scan is done, how radioiodine treatment is done, how to read a food label, and what foods and ingredients you should avoid. Websites for further info are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology
Pamphlet Number
1955
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Reducing heartburn : gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1424
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When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is ca…
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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 (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Subjects (LCSH)
Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a long tube called the esophagus. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) joins the esophagus and the stomach. This muscle opens when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and stays closed when you are not eating or drinking. If you have GERD, this muscle opens at times when it should be closed, letting small amounts of food and acid from your stomach move back up into your esophagus. This is called reflux. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of GERD, what you can do to help or prevent GERD, what foods can trigger reflux or make it worse, how your primary health care provider can help, and why it is important to control your symptoms. Information on planning meals is included.
Notes
Previous title: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Reducing Heartburn
Responsibility
Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1424
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Risperidone (Risperdal, Risperdal Consta)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1639
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Risperidone is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. It is also used to treat some symptoms of dementia. This pamphlet explains how to take risperidone, 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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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)
Risperidone
Subjects (LCSH)
Antipsychotic drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Risperidone is most often used to treat psychosis or mania. It is also used to treat some symptoms of dementia. This pamphlet explains how to take risperidone, 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
1639
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Safe eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0527
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This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
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
This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0527
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Screening for diabetes after pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2300
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Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabe…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabetes (including steps on preventing or managing diabetes) is listed. What to expect after a normal test result is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2339, "Dépistage du diabète après la grossesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2300
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[Screening for diabetes after pregnancy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2370
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2300. Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT te…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2300. Instructions for screening for diabetes after pregnancy are given. Topics include: whether you should be screened, the best time to be screened, why screening is helpful, what to do if you do not want to be screened, what tests are used, why these two tests (OGTT, fasting plasma glucose) are so important, how testing is arranged, and how to remember and find time to book a test. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on what to expect if you have diabetes (including steps on preventing or managing diabetes) is listed. What to expect after a normal test result is also provided. The English version of this pamphlet 2300, "Screening for Diabetes After Pregnancy" is also available. The French version of this pamphlet 2339, "Dépistage du diabète après la grossesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2370
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Self-administration of select subcutaneous chemotherapy drugs

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4034
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You have been prescribed a drug for your cancer that can be given at home using a needle. Your cancer care team will give you the supplies needed to do this safely. This pamphlet explains how to give yourself the drug, including what to do before you start, how to get ready for the injection, choosing and preparing the injection site, and injecting the dose. You should keep a record of your injections and bring it with you to your next appointment. If you have any reactions to your injection or…
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have been prescribed a drug for your cancer that can be given at home using a needle. Your cancer care team will give you the supplies needed to do this safely. This pamphlet explains how to give yourself the drug, including what to do before you start, how to get ready for the injection, choosing and preparing the injection site, and injecting the dose. You should keep a record of your injections and bring it with you to your next appointment. If you have any reactions to your injection or if you notice any new or concerning symptoms, contact your cancer care team during daytime hours or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4034
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Should and must thinking

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0784
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 1807, "La pensée guidée par l’idée de ce…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
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)
Thinking
Subjects (LCSH)
Thought and thinking
Abstract
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. The French version of this pamphlet 1807, "La pensée guidée par l’idée de ce que nous devons ou devrions faire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0784
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Shoulder strengthening exercises with tubing

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1428
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The exercises in this pamphlet are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with tubing. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and do not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Shoulder
Subjects (LCSH)
Shoulder exercises
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
The exercises in this pamphlet are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with tubing. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and do not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1428
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Shoulder strengthening exercises with weights

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1427
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The following exercises are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with weights. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Shoulder
Subjects (LCSH)
Shoulder exercises
Physical therapy
Exercise therapy
Abstract
The following exercises are designed to strengthen your shoulder using resistance with weights. Your physiotherapist will show you which exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When doing each exercise, remember to do the movement smoothly and not hold your breath. It is normal to experience muscle soreness after doing exercises. This should get better over time. Exercises are outlined step-by-step along with images.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1427
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Taking your medications when you are sick after a kidney transplant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1805
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This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Kidney Transplant Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Drugs
Specialty
Nephrology
Medications
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications you should not take if you get very sick with diarrhea (loose, watery poop), or you are vomiting (throwing up). These medications keep your blood pressure down, and protect your kidneys and heart. They can also harm you if you do not have enough fluids in your body. Diarrhea and vomiting can make you dehydrated (not have enough fluids in your body). Information about what to do if you have not taken your medication(s) for more than 1 day (24 hours) and/or cannot keep fluids down without vomiting is included.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your medications when you are ill after a kidney transplant : a guide for patients with a kidney transplant
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Transplant Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1805
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Testing for esophageal varices (portal hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Cirrhosis
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Cirrhosis
Esophageal varices
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of the test. A list of symptoms that should be reported to 811 is provided.
Responsibility
Department of Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Things to think about when going back to work

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2332
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This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Return to Work
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
Work
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about when you are going back to work. Topics include: what you should think about when considering going back to work, how you will know when you are ready, what you can do to get ready to go back, and what to do if you are not going back to your job and want to look into other options.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2332
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