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24-Hour pH Monitoring

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36540
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0202
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You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
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)
Esophageal pH monitoring
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary is included to write down when you start and finish eating a meal or snack, any time you change positions, and any symptoms you have during the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0202
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About the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Infant Feeding Policy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2365
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The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Women and Children Health Services
Alternate Title
About the BFI and IFP
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)
Infant
Nutrition
Breast Feeding
Subjects (LCSH)
Infants--Nutrition
Breastfeeding
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) is an international program created to support parents, babies, and families by supporting families to make an informed decision about how they feed their baby, promoting practices that give parents and babies a healthy start, and protecting families from marketing pressures. All hospitals and public health units in Nova Scotia Health are working towards becoming designated as Baby-Friendly. The IWK became designated in 2019. This pamphlet explains what staff at a Baby-Friendly facility will help you to do. It also gives information about Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health's Infant Feeding Policy. A link for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children Health Services, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2365
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After a Cancer Diagnosis : The 5 Ws for Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Exercise
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This visual guide goes through who physical activity is beneficial for, why it is, when in your treatment to start or incorporate physical activity, what type of physical activity you can do, and where. It includes suggestions at different levels of exercise, different tools that can be used including household ones, and programs provided by the hospital.
Notes
Adapted with permission from Cancer Care Ontario.
Pamphlet Number
0072
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Birth Control Implant

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38211
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2361
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A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. ROSE Clinic
Alternate Title
BCI
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)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
A birth control implant is a plastic rod. It is 4 cm long and 2 mm wide. The implant goes under your skin on the inside of your upper arm between your armpit and your elbow. This pamphlet explains how the implant is put in, how the implant works and how well it works, when the implant will start working, and what will happen when the implant is removed. Benefits and side effects of the implant, things that can change how well the implant works, and if the implant will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is explained. A list of situations in which you should not get the implant is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ROSE Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2361
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Birth control patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0255
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The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it fal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transdermal Patch
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Transdermal medication
Contraception
Abstract
The birth control patch is a patch that you place on your skin once a week. It has 2 hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which are absorbed (taken in) through the skin. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how the patch works, how well it works, pros and cons, possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of), who should not use it, how to use it, and where to put it on your body. Instructions for what to do if you forget to start or change a patch, or if it falls off (partly or completely) is given. A list of what can make it less effective is provided. The patch is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The patch will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2026, "Le timbre contraceptif", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0255
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Calculs biliaires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2087
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Au début, les calculs biliaires sont de petites particules (pierres), mais ils grossissent avec le temps. Ils peuvent causer des problèmes s’ils bloquent les voies dans lesquelles la bile se déplace. Cette brochure explique les causes et les symptômes des calculs biliaires, quoi faire si vous avez une crise de la vésicule biliaire et la façon dont les calculs biliaires sont diagnostiqués et traités. On y fournit aussi des conseils sur l’alimentation et de l’information sur l’opération, la CPRE …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Gallstones
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Au début, les calculs biliaires sont de petites particules (pierres), mais ils grossissent avec le temps. Ils peuvent causer des problèmes s’ils bloquent les voies dans lesquelles la bile se déplace. Cette brochure explique les causes et les symptômes des calculs biliaires, quoi faire si vous avez une crise de la vésicule biliaire et la façon dont les calculs biliaires sont diagnostiqués et traités. On y fournit aussi des conseils sur l’alimentation et de l’information sur l’opération, la CPRE (cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique) et les risques possibles des calculs biliaires. Vous y trouverez aussi une liste des symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux immédiats.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1543, “Gallstones”. Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2087
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Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) : 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
2083
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CPVT affects the way heart cell channels respond to adrenaline. It causes extra heartbeats to start in the bottom chambers of your heart. This can make the heart beat too fast. Your heart might 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, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
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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
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Subjects (LCSH)
Ventricular tachycardia
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
CPVT affects the way heart cell channels respond to adrenaline. It causes extra heartbeats to start in the bottom chambers of your heart. This can make the heart beat too fast. Your heart might 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, it can cause sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and activity guidelines. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2083
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Choosing a CPAP provider

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1620
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CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab
Alternate Title
Choosing a continuous positive airway pressure provider
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)
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep apnea syndromes
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sleep Disorders Lab
Pamphlet Number
1620
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Déclenchement artificiel du travail

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1813
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On parle de déclenchement artificiel du travail quand une méthode ou un médicament est utilisé pour commencer le travail avant qu’il ne commence par lui-même. Le but du déclenchement artificiel du travail est l’accouchement vaginal. Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi on vous offre le déclenchement artificiel du travail, la façon dont il est fait, le temps nécessaire et ce qui se passe à votre arrivée à l’hôpital. On traite aussi de ce qu’il faut faire si le déclenchement artificiel du travai…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Induction of labour
Induction of labor
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)
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
On parle de déclenchement artificiel du travail quand une méthode ou un médicament est utilisé pour commencer le travail avant qu’il ne commence par lui-même. Le but du déclenchement artificiel du travail est l’accouchement vaginal. Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi on vous offre le déclenchement artificiel du travail, la façon dont il est fait, le temps nécessaire et ce qui se passe à votre arrivée à l’hôpital. On traite aussi de ce qu’il faut faire si le déclenchement artificiel du travail est reporté.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Induction of labour" pamphlet 1813. Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1813
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immedia…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallstones - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallstones
Abstract
Gallstones start as small pieces and can get bigger over time. They can cause problems if they block the tubes that bile needs to travel through. This pamphlet explains what causes gallstones, symptoms of gallstones, what to do if you have a gallbladder attack, and how gallstones are diagnosed and treated. Diet tips, information about surgery and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), and the possible risks of gallstones are also provided. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2087, "Calculs biliaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
1543
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37500
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4010
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The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is pr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. GU Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hormones
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Cancer Care
Urogenital System
Abstract
The prostate is a gland that makes seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a disease where cancer cells start to grow in the prostate gland. These cancer cells grow into a tumor and can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and lymph nodes. This pamphlet explains what causes prostate cancer, what hormones are, what testosterone does, how hormone therapy works for prostate cancer, how long you will be on hormone therapy, and side effects. A list of resources for further information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4010
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How to hand express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2004
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
How to manually express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
How to express breast/chest milk by hand : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to store your breast/chest milk are also given.
Notes
Previous title: How to hand express breast milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2004
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Induction of labour

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37400
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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Initiation and motivation after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Motivation
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Motivation (Psychology)
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
Initiation is the ability to start an activity. Motivation is the desire to do an activity. Many people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) have trouble doing tasks or taking part in activities. This is often caused by a problem with initiation, not because you are not motivated. This pamphlet explains how problems with initiation may affect you and what you can do to help with initiation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2228
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Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34334
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0241
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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Living with your ICD
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)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health care provider or 911 are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0241
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Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Support Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2324
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The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
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)
Substance-Related Disorders - therapy
Gambling - therapy
Harm Reduction
Subjects (LCSH)
Substance abuse
Gambling
Harm reduction
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The Recovery Support Program is for people who are 19 years of age or older, have problems with substance use and/or gambling, want to stop or lower their substance use and/or gambling, and want to use substances and/or gamble more safely. This pamphlet explains how to start the program, what supports are included, and what the Recovery Support Skills Group is. Information about whom to call for support and how to give program feedback is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program Recovery Support Program
Pamphlet Number
2324
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Preparing for home : from admission to discharge

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2173
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When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given an Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD). This date is when you can expect to go home, depending on how your health improves during your stay. It is important to start planning early for your discharge home. This pamphlet gives information about admission to a hospital inpatient unit, your health care team, what to expect each day, getting ready for discharge, and a list of important information. Information about patient/family feedback and …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience
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)
Hospital admission
Patient Discharge
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given an Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD). This date is when you can expect to go home, depending on how your health improves during your stay. It is important to start planning early for your discharge home. This pamphlet gives information about admission to a hospital inpatient unit, your health care team, what to expect each day, getting ready for discharge, and a list of important information. Information about patient/family feedback and space to keep a journal of your hospital stay/illness are included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2290, "Se préparer au retour à la maison : de l’admission à la sortie," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing for home: from admission to discharge - Northern zone
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Experience - Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
2173
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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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Corporate Author
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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Se préparer au retour à la maison : de l’admission à la sortie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2290
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Lorsque vous êtes admis à l’hôpital, on vous donne votre date de sortie prévue (DSP), c’est-à-dire la date à laquelle vous pouvez vous attendre à rentrer à la maison, en fonction de l’amélioration de votre santé pendant votre hospitalisation. Il est important que vous commenciez à préparer tôt votre retour à la maison. Ce dépliant donne des informations sur l’admission à l’hôpital, votre équipe soignante, ce à quoi vous pouvez vous attendre chaque jour et la préparation au retour à la maison; i…
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital admission
Patient Discharge
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Lorsque vous êtes admis à l’hôpital, on vous donne votre date de sortie prévue (DSP), c’est-à-dire la date à laquelle vous pouvez vous attendre à rentrer à la maison, en fonction de l’amélioration de votre santé pendant votre hospitalisation. Il est important que vous commenciez à préparer tôt votre retour à la maison. Ce dépliant donne des informations sur l’admission à l’hôpital, votre équipe soignante, ce à quoi vous pouvez vous attendre chaque jour et la préparation au retour à la maison; il contient de plus une liste d’autres informations importantes ainsi que des informations sur les commentaires des patients et des familles de même qu’un espace pour tenir un journal sur votre séjour à l’hôpital ou votre maladie.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2173, "Preparing for Home: From Admission to Discharge". When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given an Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD). This date is when you can expect to go home, depending on how your health improves during your stay. It is important to start planning early for your discharge home. This pamphlet gives information about admission to a hospital inpatient unit, your health care team, what to expect each day, getting ready for discharge, and a list of important information. Information about patient/family feedback and space to keep a journal of your hospital stay/illness are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Experience - Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
2290
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