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Radiation Therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Radiation therapy; also known as radiotherapy, X-ray therapy, or irradiation, is one the treatments for cancer and other diseases. This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended to you, and the different types of radiation treatment. This includes steps to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, their side effects and how to cope with them.
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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 (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Radiation therapy; also known as radiotherapy, X-ray therapy, or irradiation, is one the treatments for cancer and other diseases. This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended to you, and the different types of radiation treatment. This includes steps to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, their side effects and how to cope with them.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1880
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La résine de scellement est une matière plastique transparente ou teintée que les dentistes, les hygiénistes ou les assistants dentaires appliquent sur la surface de contact des molaires, c'est-à-dire là où les caries apparaissent le plus souvent. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des renseignements sur le fonctionnement de la résine de scellement, le moment où elle devrait être appliquée, combien de temps elle dure, la couverture par le MSI et les caries, ainsi que les coordonnées du program…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Alternate Title
Sealants : seal out tooth decay
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dental Caries
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental caries
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Abstract
La résine de scellement est une matière plastique transparente ou teintée que les dentistes, les hygiénistes ou les assistants dentaires appliquent sur la surface de contact des molaires, c'est-à-dire là où les caries apparaissent le plus souvent. Dans cette brochure, vous trouverez des renseignements sur le fonctionnement de la résine de scellement, le moment où elle devrait être appliquée, combien de temps elle dure, la couverture par le MSI et les caries, ainsi que les coordonnées du programme d'hygiène dentaire du MSI pour enfants.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1866, “Sealants - Seal Out Tooth Decay”. A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, whether sealants are covered by MSI, an explanation of cavities, and contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1880
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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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Antibodies and surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antibodies
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood testing
Blood--Transfusion
Abstract
Antibodies are proteins in your blood that protect you from disease.This pamphlet explains why our immune system make antibodies, how they are tested for, and what to expect if you have them before surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1404
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Programme d’exercices pour les jambes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2085
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Ce livret indique comment faire différents types d’exercices pour les jambes. Ces exercices peuvent aider à renforcer les muscles des jambes, à bouger les articulations des jambes et à prévenir leur raideur et à améliorer l’apport sanguin dans les jambes. Un physiothérapeute travaillera avec vous pour déterminer quels exercices faire et comment les faire. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1597, "General Leg Exercise Program”. This pamphlet shows how to do different types of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Alternate Title
General leg exercise program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Leg
Exercise Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Leg
Exercise therapy
Physical therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Ce livret indique comment faire différents types d’exercices pour les jambes. Ces exercices peuvent aider à renforcer les muscles des jambes, à bouger les articulations des jambes et à prévenir leur raideur et à améliorer l’apport sanguin dans les jambes. Un physiothérapeute travaillera avec vous pour déterminer quels exercices faire et comment les faire.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1597, "General Leg Exercise Program”. This pamphlet shows how to do different types of leg exercises. These exercises will help with strengthening leg muscles, moving leg joints and preventing joint stiffness, and improving blood supply to the legs. A physiotherapist will work with you on which of these exercises to do and how to do them.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
2085
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Fausse couche : hôpital régional de Yarmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2201
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Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant r…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
Il n’y a pas de « bonne » façon de se sentir après une fausse couche. Certaines femmes s’en remettent rapidement, tandis que d’autres prennent du temps à récupérer. Certaines réagissent bien sur le coup, mais ont de la peine plus tard. Vous n’êtes pas la seule à vivre cette terrible expérience. Environ une grossesse sur quatre se termine en fausse couche, et nous ne savons pas toujours pourquoi. Ce n’est pas ce que vous avez fait ou n’avez pas fait qui a causé votre fausse couche. Ce dépliant répond à quelques questions courantes et explique ce à quoi on peut s’attendre lorsqu’on fait une fausse couche. Il indique les symptômes qui nécessitent un suivi à l’urgence et donne de l’information sur les ressources qui sont disponibles dans la collectivité.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Miscarriage: Yarmouth Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2009. There is no “right” way to feel after a miscarriage. Some women may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone in this terrible experience. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we don’t always know why. Nothing you did or didn’t do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need followup at the nearest Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources are provided if you wish to seek extra support in your community.
Responsibility
adapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2201
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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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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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Burn care : moisturizing your skin

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1751
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This pamphlet is a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for moisturizing healed and grafted skin after a burn injury. These include what types of lotions to use, how often, and how to apply them.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Burns
Skin care
Subjects (LCSH)
Burns and scalds
Skin--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet is a teaching tool for patients. It outlines the steps involved for moisturizing healed and grafted skin after a burn injury. These include what types of lotions to use, how often, and how to apply them.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services
Pamphlet Number
1751
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Fatigue 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 , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2065
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Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. A list of resources is also provided.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fatigue
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Fatigue
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
Fatigue (feeling very tired) is common after an ABI. You may feel fatigued by physical activity, cognitive (thinking) tasks, or just everyday activities. If you have problems with mood, speech, concentration, memory, vision, balance, or coordination, fatigue can make them worse. This pamphlet explains what causes fatigue after an ABI, different ways you may experience fatigue, things that can make fatigue worse, and tips for coping wiht fatigue. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2065
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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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Concussion recovery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0395
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Injuries - rehabilitation
Brain Concussion - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Concussion
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by an impact or forceful motion of your head or body that causes your brain to move inside your skull. This movement can injure your brain. Topics include: how long symptoms last, symptoms to watch for, what to expect the first few weeks, what can help with symptoms, an in-depth list of common symptoms and how to deal with them, an FAQ section, and things to remember. Information on concussion education sessions is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Concussion recovery (mild traumatic brain injury)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Services - Rehabilitation and Supportive Care, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
0395
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Diabetes and the eye

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The Fr…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic). The pamphlet describes these disorders, their treatment, and how to control them. The French version of this pamphlet 1784, "Le diabète et les yeux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0459
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Dialysis patients : being prepared for an emergency

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1564
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This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1901, "Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis
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)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Dialysis
Abstract
This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1901, "Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Dialysis
Pamphlet Number
1564
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Patients recevant de la dialyse : se préparer en cas d’urgence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1901
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La présente brochure fournit des instructions sur ce que devraient faire les personnes dialysées si une urgence les empêche de commencer ou de terminer leur traitement de dialyse à la maison ou de se rendre à un rendez-vous de dialyse. Elle explique les précautions à prendre, indique avec qui communiquer en cas d’urgence et précise les médicaments à prendre. Elle répond aussi à des questions fréquemment posées. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dialysis Patients: Being Prepared for an…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Dialysis
Alternate Title
Dialysis patients : being prepared for an emergency
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Dialysis
Abstract
La présente brochure fournit des instructions sur ce que devraient faire les personnes dialysées si une urgence les empêche de commencer ou de terminer leur traitement de dialyse à la maison ou de se rendre à un rendez-vous de dialyse. Elle explique les précautions à prendre, indique avec qui communiquer en cas d’urgence et précise les médicaments à prendre. Elle répond aussi à des questions fréquemment posées.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Dialysis Patients: Being Prepared for an Emergency" pamphlet 1564. This pamphlet provides instructions on what dialysis patients should do if an emergency prevents them from starting or finishing their dialysis treatment at home or attending an appointment for dialysis. It explains what precautions to take, who to contact in an emergency, and what medications to take, and provides answers to common questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Dialysis
Pamphlet Number
1901
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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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Corporate Author
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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Early warning score

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2178
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Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vital Signs
Hospital admission
Subjects (LCSH)
Vital signs
Hospital patients
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Your early warning score (EWS) is a guide used by your health care team. It helps them to quickly find out how sick you are and if there are changes to your condition. To find your EWS, your health care team will take your vital signs. This pamphlet explains how your health care team uses your EWS.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2178
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What you need to know about taking antioxidants during your radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4015
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Antioxidants are nutrients found in some foods and also in supplements such as pills. Antioxidants help your body protect and repair your cells from damage to keep them working normally. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage your cancer cells. Taking antioxidants may prevent your radiation treatment from working as well as it should because it may prevent some of the damage we are trying to cause to your cancer cells. This pamphlet explains whether you should take antioxidants during radia…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program Education 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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Antioxidants are nutrients found in some foods and also in supplements such as pills. Antioxidants help your body protect and repair your cells from damage to keep them working normally. The goal of radiation therapy is to damage your cancer cells. Taking antioxidants may prevent your radiation treatment from working as well as it should because it may prevent some of the damage we are trying to cause to your cancer cells. This pamphlet explains whether you should take antioxidants during radiation therapy, what vitamins and supplements you can take, and whether you can eat foods with antioxidants in them. Where to get more information is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4015
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Ventricular drain

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34529
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
EVD
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)
Ventriculostomy
Neurosurgical Procedures
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Subjects (LCSH)
Nervous system--Surgery
Cerebrospinal fluid
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colourless fluid. It cushions the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury. As new fluid is made, the old fluid is absorbed (taken in). A ventricular drain may be inserted (put in) to measure the pressure of CSF inside your head or to help blocked CSF flow. This pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, what will happen when the drain is in place, the possible risks of a ventricular drain, and how the drain is taken out.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0133
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36465
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1922
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Transjugular liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36466
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1923
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A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
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)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
A transjugular liver biopsy is done to remove a small piece of tissue from your liver using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you can expect to be at the hospital is listed. How to get ready, and what happens during and after the biopsy is covered. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1923
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