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Preventing and managing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in adults

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2287
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When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your keto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Preventing and managing diabetic acidosis in adults
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)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetic acidosis
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your ketones when you are sick. If you catch DKA early, you may be able to treat it successfully at home. DKA can become severe (very bad) or even life-threatening. If this happens, go to the Emergency Department right away. This pamphlet gives tips on how to check for ketones, what to do if you are sick, getting enough fluids, and preventing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Insulin adjustment guidelines for sick days, and when to go to the nearest Emergency Department are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, QEII; Diabetes Management Centre (Central Zone); Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2287
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Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1716
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Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau. ; This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bac…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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 ([5] p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
Une bactérie appelée legionella pneumophilia est fréquemment trouvée dans l’eau. Il est rare que cette bactérie rende malades les personnes en santé. Les règles se rattachant à l’eau ne s’appliquent pas à tou·te·s les patient·e·s. Selon votre état de santé ou votre maladie, un membre du personnel infirmier vous informera si vous devez suivre les règles de prévention et de contrôle des infections liées à l’eau.
This is a French translation of pamphlet "Water Rules" pamphlet 0057. A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1716
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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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Taking your medicines when you are sick: a guide for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1340
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This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program
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)
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your Medicines when you are Ill - A Guide for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1340
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Talking about your goals of care and choosing a level of intervention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Goals of Care Working Group, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2208
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When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be asked to talk about your goals of care and choose the level of intervention (treatments) you would want if your health were to quickly become worse. Talking about your goals of care and levels of intervention may feel overwhelming – this is normal. Having these conversations helps to make sure that your health care team understands your values and preferences related to your health and quality of life. This pamphlet answers common questions and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Goals of Care Working Group
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be asked to talk about your goals of care and choose the level of intervention (treatments) you would want if your health were to quickly become worse. Talking about your goals of care and levels of intervention may feel overwhelming – this is normal. Having these conversations helps to make sure that your health care team understands your values and preferences related to your health and quality of life. This pamphlet answers common questions and lists treatments that may be used and when they may be needed. A list of definitions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Goals of care: when you are very sick and/or dying in the hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Goals of Care Working Group, led by Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network
Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2208
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0057
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A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Available Online
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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 (4 p) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Legionnaires' Disease - prevention & control
Bacterial Infections - prevention & control
Respiratory Tract Infections - prevention & control
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Legionnaires' disease--Prevention
Communicable diseases--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
A type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophilia (Legionella) is commonly found in water. This bacteria rarely makes healthy people sick. Water rules do not apply to all patients. Depending on your medical condition or illness, your nurses will tell you if you need to follow these Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) water rules. The French version of this pamphlet 1716, "Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
0057
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