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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2359
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Adrenal insufficiency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Neuropituitary Program
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)
Adrenal Insufficiency
Subjects (LCSH)
Adrenal glands--Diseases
Abstract
Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Your body needs the right amount of cortisol and aldosterone hormones in order to live. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include: causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Halifax Neuropituitary Program, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0232
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Discharge instructions after your nerve block

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0666
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This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Management Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Management Department, QEII, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
0666
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Discharge instructions after your nerve block : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2051
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This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation, and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Abstract
This one page pamphlet gives special instructions for the first 24 hours after your nerve block. Expectations regarding strength, sensation, and movement are provided with specific instructions depending on the location on your body where the nerve block was applied.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Anesthesia Department, DGH
Pamphlet Number
2051
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Sestamibi exercise test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1393
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This special X-ray of the heart involves an exercise test after the injection of a radioactive isotope called “sestamibi”. This pamphlet explains about how to prepare for the test, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and how the test is done.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Exercise Test
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Exercise tests
Heart
Abstract
This special X-ray of the heart involves an exercise test after the injection of a radioactive isotope called “sestamibi”. This pamphlet explains about how to prepare for the test, where to go, how long the test takes, how to get ready for the test, and how the test is done.
Notes
Previous title: Myoview exercise test
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1393
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Caring for your sutures (stitches) : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0199
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Special care instructions are given for sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing. Important tips and a list of symptoms that need the attention of your family health care provider are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sutures
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Special care instructions are given for sutures (stitches) with a dressing, with Steri-Strips™, and without a dressing. Important tips and a list of symptoms that need the attention of your family health care provider are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Suture line, care of
Previous title: Caring for your sutures (stitches)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI, QE II, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0199
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Urine catecholamines collection : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax Area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1632
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This pamphlet gives instructions to collect a urine sample for catecholamines. Special rules and 24-hour access for drop-offs available in Halifax are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Urine Specimen Collection
Specimen Handling
Catecholamines - urine
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Urine--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This pamphlet gives instructions to collect a urine sample for catecholamines. Special rules and 24-hour access for drop-offs available in Halifax are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Halifax area
Pamphlet Number
1632
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Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1960
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IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la faç…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Abstract
IRM est l’abréviation d’imagerie par résonance magnétique. L’appareil d’IRM utilise un puissant aimant, des ondes radioélectriques et un ordinateur. Il n’utilise pas de radiation ou de rayons X. L’appareil d’IRM prend des images détaillées qui permettent de voir les tissus de votre corps qui sont en santé et ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ces images aident votre médecin à diagnostiquer différents problèmes de santé. L’IRM n’est pas douloureuse. La présente ressource explique la durée de l’IRM, la façon de s’y préparer, quoi apporter et ce qui se passe pendant et après l’IRM. Des directives particulières sont fournies pour les enfants et les femmes enceintes. On y fournit aussi une liste des particularités dont il faut informer le technologue (comme si vous avez un stimulateur cardiaque, un défibrillateur interne, des agrafes pour anévrisme, etc.)
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0456, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show healthy and unhealthy tissues in your body. These images will help your doctor diagnose various conditions. An MRI is painless. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready, what to bring, and what will happen during and after the MRI. It gives special guidelines for children and pregnant patients. A list of special considerations to tell your technologist about (such as if you have a pacemaker or implanted difibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
1960
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Arteriogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angiography
Blood Vessels
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Blood-vessels
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angiography Unit, Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0001
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
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)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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Using opioids for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Colposcopy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colposcopy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colposcopy
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0397
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A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fistula - radiography
Balloon Occlusion
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Fistula
Therapeutic embolization
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessels in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0397
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Tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1032
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A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
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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 (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Catheters
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialysis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a tunneled hemodialysis catheter inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it will be in place, where the procedure is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the catheter is inserted. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1032
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Non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1093
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A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
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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)
Renal Dialysis
Vascular Access Devices
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A non-tunneled hemodialysis catheter is a special tube made of plastic. It is used for hemodialyis treatment. This pamphlet explains the procedure for having a non-tunneled hemodialysis cathether inserted. Topics include: why the catheter is used, how long it can stay in place, how it is inserted, what will happen after the procedure, and how to care for your catheter at home. The pamphlet also explains what to do if the catheter falls out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1093
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
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)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Subdural hematoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
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)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0229
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging Department and the Department of Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
0229
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Using methadone for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0686
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Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2193, "La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0686
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