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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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Women and Children's Health Unit : 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 , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1838
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This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Health Unit (WCHU) at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information provided about the Unit includes phone and television service, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included.
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Corporate Author
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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Maternal Health
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Maternal health services
Hospital wards
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Health Unit (WCHU) at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information provided about the Unit includes phone and television service, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Maternal/Child Unit : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1838
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Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Pain Self-Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1909
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The Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) is a group program. It helps people with long-term pain learn skills to manage their pain each day. There are up to 10 people in each group. The program lasts for 6 sessions. This pamphlet explains who the PSMP is for, what kinds of things you will do in the program, how to know if you are ready for the program, how to get the most out of it, when and where it is held, and how to join. Information on what other people are saying about the PSMP is…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Pain Self-Management Program
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)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
The Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) is a group program. It helps people with long-term pain learn skills to manage their pain each day. There are up to 10 people in each group. The program lasts for 6 sessions. This pamphlet explains who the PSMP is for, what kinds of things you will do in the program, how to know if you are ready for the program, how to get the most out of it, when and where it is held, and how to join. Information on what other people are saying about the PSMP is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1909
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Women and Children's Unit : Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2314
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This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information is provided about the unit, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included. A list of resources is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Women and Children's Unit
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)
Maternal Health
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Maternal health services
Hospital wards
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what you will need to know when coming to the Women and Children's Unit at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. There are lists of what you should bring for yourself and the baby, as well as what your support person should bring. Information is provided about the unit, visitors, and smoking. Details about the day of delivery, taking care of yourself and baby, keeping baby safe, discharge, and paperwork are also included. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Unit, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2314
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Independent Living Simulation Suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2054
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There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Independent Living
Subjects (LCSH)
Congregate housing
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Independent living simulation suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: ILS Suite Working Committee: NS Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2054
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Medicine coverage

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4028
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There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Medication coverage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether the Canadian Cancer Society helps with drug costs. Contact information for more support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4028
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Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions and tests

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4038
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You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Your guide to bladder instillation treatment : procedures, infusions & tests
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 (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Bladder--Diseases
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and your treatment is described in this booklet. There are 2 categories of bladder cancer: invasive bladder cancer and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This booklet focuses on treatment for NMIBC. The pamphlet explains the types of NMIBC, how NMIBC is treated, preparing for treatment, what to do after treatment, safety at home, and side effects. Information about tobacco use, support services, and when to contact your Urologist or Treatment Clinic is included. If you have ANY questions or concerns about your treatment, please ask your Cancer Care Team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4038
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Living kidney donation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2333
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There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery, follow-up, and life after the donation, is included. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs, as well as a list of resources, is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2333
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra ph…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Dix choses à savoir au sujet du deuil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2102
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Lorsque vous êtes en deuil, savoir à quoi vous attendre peut aider. Même si votre deuil est unique, comme la relation que vous aviez avec la personne décédée, certains aspects s’appliquent de façon générale. Nos employés, nos bénévoles et des personnes endeuillées ont cerné dix choses importantes pour comprendre votre deuil. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ten Things to Know About Grief" pamphlet 0975. When you are grieving, it helps to know what to expect. Although your grief is un…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services
Alternate Title
Ten things to know about grief
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
Lorsque vous êtes en deuil, savoir à quoi vous attendre peut aider. Même si votre deuil est unique, comme la relation que vous aviez avec la personne décédée, certains aspects s’appliquent de façon générale. Nos employés, nos bénévoles et des personnes endeuillées ont cerné dix choses importantes pour comprendre votre deuil.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ten Things to Know About Grief" pamphlet 0975. When you are grieving, it helps to know what to expect. Although your grief is unique to your relationship with the person who died, there are some common themes. Our staff and volunteers, and bereaved people have identified 10 things as important in understanding your grief.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: Victoria Hospice, BC ; Adapted by: NSHA Integrated Palliative Care Services
Pamphlet Number
2102
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Internal and external condoms

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1039
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Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
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)
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Contraception
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Condoms are birth control devices that prevent semen (the fluid that contains sperm) from entering a vagina or anus. When semen is released inside a vagina, it may reach an egg and fertilize it, causing pregnancy. Condoms also help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, if used properly. There are 2 types of condoms: internal (worn on the inside of the vagina or anus) and external (worn on the outside of an erect penis). This pamphlet explains what internal and external condoms are, how they work, how well they work to prevent pregnancy, what to do if a condom breaks during vaginal sex, and what to do if your partner does not want to use a condom. A link to the The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada website is provided for further information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1039
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[COVID-19 discharge checklist]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2257
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2257
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Miscarriage : 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
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people 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. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not 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 sympt…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
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
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people 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. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not 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 follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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COVID-19 discharge checklist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2220
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This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
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)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2220
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Talking about patient safety incidents

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35354
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1448
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People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety inci…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety
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)
Truth Disclosure
Risk Management
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Disclosure of information
Risk management
Patient safety
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
People expect safe health care. Health care providers work hard every day to give safe, excellent care. Despite our best efforts to keep you safe, there are risks to being in the hospital. For example, a patient may fall, or get an infection or a pressure injury (bedsore), or be given the wrong dose of medication. These events are called patient safety incidents. This pamphlet explains what patient safety incidents are, what to do if you notice a patient safety incident, how patient safety incidents are reported, what disclosure is and how it will help you, and how disclosure takes place. A list of resources for further information is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1712, "Incidents liés à la sécurité des patients", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first disclosure: when something goes wrong during your health care
Previous title: Patients first: disclosure of patient safety incidents
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1448
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and pot…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and potentially down to your belly depending on the extent of your aneurysm. TEVAR surgery is an alternative to open surgery. The pamphlet outlines the benefits of TEVAR compared to open repair, and possible complications of this surgery. Your care before and after surgery and at home is outlined. Information about a healthy lifestyle is provided. Symptoms that need to be checked by your primary health care provider right away are noted as well as information about followup appointments.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Ethics tool : help with ethical issues

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
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)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2056
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