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24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2073
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An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small electronic device with a blood pressure cuff attached to it. This pamphlet explains how to use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours (1 day). It also provides info on where to return the monitor when you are done. Contact info is provided if you have questions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Alternate Title
24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Abstract
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small electronic device with a blood pressure cuff attached to it. This pamphlet explains how to use an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours (1 day). It also provides info on where to return the monitor when you are done. Contact info is provided if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, VG
Pamphlet Number
2073
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Arteriogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angiography
Blood Vessels
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Blood-vessels
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angiography Unit, Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0001
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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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Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36704
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2089
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This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2089
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Blood components, products, and alternatives

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1202
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A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood 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 (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood
Plasma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood products
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
A blood transfusion is when you receive donated blood. If you have had blood loss from trauma or surgery, or because of certain medical problems, you may need a blood transfusion. This pamphlet explains the blood components (parts), products, and alternatives that you may receive as part of a blood transfusion. A description, how it is given, benefits, and possible side effects of each product are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1202
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Blood transfusion

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35840
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1200
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical att…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your loved one may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will explain the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your loved one may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, informed consent, benefits, risks, and other options, and what will happen during and after the transfusion. Symptoms that need medical attention right away are listed. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1017. The French version of this pamphlet 1811, "La transfusion sanguine", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2124, "Blood Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2125, "Blood Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1200
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[Blood transfusion]

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36735
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2124
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This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2124
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[Blood transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2125
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2125
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Cancer and the Risk of Blood Clots

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Complications
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Checking blood glucose of newborn babies

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36489
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Colour, sensation, and movement

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0533
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Your nurse will check your hand and/or foot often for circulation (blood flow). They will check the colour, sensation (feeling), and movement. A list of questions to expect and information about what to do if you notice any changes in the colour, sensation, or movement of your hand and/or foot is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Circulation
Hand - blood supply
Foot - blood supply
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Circulation
Blood flow
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Your nurse will check your hand and/or foot often for circulation (blood flow). They will check the colour, sensation (feeling), and movement. A list of questions to expect and information about what to do if you notice any changes in the colour, sensation, or movement of your hand and/or foot is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, HI
Pamphlet Number
0533
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Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36774
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2149
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Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Col…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Alternate Title
Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Collection Tips for Parents: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine" pamphlet 2089. This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2149
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Coronary arteries (main arteries of the heart)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0013
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This one-sided, single sheet pamphlet gives a basic illustration of the coronary arteries. It is to be used as a teaching reference for staff and their patients. This pamphlet outlines the right coronary artery, aorta, pulmonary artery, left coronary artery, left main artery, circumflex branch, and left anterior descending artery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronary vessels
Arteries
Subjects (LCSH)
Coronary arteries
Heart--Blood-vessels
Heart--Anatomy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This one-sided, single sheet pamphlet gives a basic illustration of the coronary arteries. It is to be used as a teaching reference for staff and their patients. This pamphlet outlines the right coronary artery, aorta, pulmonary artery, left coronary artery, left main artery, circumflex branch, and left anterior descending artery.
Notes
Previous title: Coronary arteries
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0013
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Dalteparin (Fragmin) to prevent clotting during hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1760
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Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dalteparin
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Blood--coagulation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
Dalteparin is a medication that is part of a group of drugs called blood thinners. Fragmin® is the brand name of dalteparin. During hemodialysis your blood passes through the dialysis blood lines and a dialyzer (artificial kidney), which can cause clots to form. Dalteparin stops clots from forming. This pamphlet explains how to take dalteparin, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your nurse.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1760
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DASH : Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension - diet therapy
Blood Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Salt-free diet
Abstract
Hypertension (high blood pressure) causes your heart to work harder. This can harm your arteries and vital organs. High blood pressure can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure, eating healthy, balanced meals and lowering your sodium (salt) intake can help. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension are: high in low fat dairy products, abundant (high) in fruits and vegetables, restricted in sodium (salt), and heart healthy (low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat). Best choices and foods to avoid are listed. How to read a food label is provided. Recommended daily serving sizes and additional resources are included.
Notes
Previous title: The DASH Diet: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1158
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Epidural blood patch

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2023
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An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going…
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Patch, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture--Complications
Abstract
An epidural blood patch is a procedure to treat headaches caused by low pressure in the fluid around the spine and brain. Your own blood can seal a leak in the spine the same way a bicycle inner tube can be patched. This can happen because of a spinal fluid leak after a spinal procedure. In rare cases it may happen spontaneously (for no apparent reason). This pamphlet explains what is done during an epidural blood patch. Topics include: what to expect after the procedure, what to do after going home, and what to watch for after going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2023
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Factor product pick-up

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35504
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0928
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If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health Centre. Pediatric Bleeding Disorder 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)
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Hematologic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
If you have a hereditary bleeding disorder and infuse factor products at home, this pamphlet will be given to you with instructions for when and where you can pick up products. Information on prescriptions and infusion records is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, QE II, Adult Bleeding Disorder Clinic, and IWK Pediatric Bleeding Disorder Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0928
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High blood pressure (hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0715
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Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Hypertension
Blood pressure
Abstract
Your heart pumps blood around your body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of your arteries as it moves. This pamphlet explains what high blood pressure is, how it is is measured, and treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0715
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Home blood pressure monitoring

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35092
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1197
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This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure. The French version of this pamphlet 2197, "Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure. The French version of this pamphlet 2197, "Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison," is also available.
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Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1197
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I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2301
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Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Information on what to expect during pregnancy is listed. Informat…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Blood glucose
Abstract
Pregnancy information for people with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) are given. Topics include: will your baby be healthy, what to do if you are already pregnant, how to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy, your health care team, healthy blood glucose targets when planning pregnancy, how to get ready for pregnancy, and what to do if you do not want to have a baby right now. Possible risks to you and the baby are listed. Information on what to expect during pregnancy is listed. Information on whether you can breast/chestfeed your baby is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2340, "J’ai le diabète. Puis-je avoir un bébé en santé? Information sur la grossesse pour les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 1 ou de type 2", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2301
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