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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
2371
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2301. 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. Inform…
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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
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([9] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Blood glucose
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2301. 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 English version of this pamphlet 2301, "I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes", is also available. 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
2371
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Information for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy : Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1670
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Certain blood cancers and blood disorders are treated with a stem cell transplant. Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI), like chemotherapy, is given to get your body ready for the stem cells. This pamphlet describes why TMI has been recommended, what will happen during treatment, possible side effects, supports available, and suggested questions to ask your health care team.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Hematologic Diseases - therapy
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Transplantation Conditioning
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Diseases--Treatment
Hematopoietic stem cells--Transplantation
Irradiation
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Certain blood cancers and blood disorders are treated with a stem cell transplant. Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI), like chemotherapy, is given to get your body ready for the stem cells. This pamphlet describes why TMI has been recommended, what will happen during treatment, possible side effects, supports available, and suggested questions to ask your health care team.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1670
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Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1812
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Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Le dépliant décrit les symptômes à surveiller et à rapporter à votre équipe de soins de santé, de même que les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Alternate Title
Outpatient instructions after a transfusion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Le dépliant décrit les symptômes à surveiller et à rapporter à votre équipe de soins de santé, de même que les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1812
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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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2340
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Informations sur la grossesse pour les personnes atteintes de diabète (de type 1 ou 2). Réponses apportées aux questions suivantes : Le bébé sera-t-il en bonne santé? Que devez-vous faire si vous êtes déjà enceinte? Que devez-vous faire pour que vous et votre bébé ayez une bonne santé pendant la grossesse? Informations données sur les aspects suivants : équipe de soins de santé, cible glycémique lors de la planification d’une grossesse, comment se préparer à une grossesse et que faire si vous n…
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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
French
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
Informations sur la grossesse pour les personnes atteintes de diabète (de type 1 ou 2). Réponses apportées aux questions suivantes : Le bébé sera-t-il en bonne santé? Que devez-vous faire si vous êtes déjà enceinte? Que devez-vous faire pour que vous et votre bébé ayez une bonne santé pendant la grossesse? Informations données sur les aspects suivants : équipe de soins de santé, cible glycémique lors de la planification d’une grossesse, comment se préparer à une grossesse et que faire si vous ne voulez pas avoir de bébé pour le moment. Risques possibles pour vous et le bébé. Informations sur ce à quoi s’attendre pendant une grossesse ainsi que sur l’allaitement de votre bébé.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 22301, “I have diabetes and I can have a healthy baby! Pregnancy information for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes". 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2340
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Low Platelets : Thrombocytopenia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Self Care
Thrombocytopenia
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Thrombocytopenia
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Platelets (PLT), thrombocytes, are blood cells that helps it to clot (stop bleeding). Not having enough platelets in your blood is called thrombocytopenia (throm·bo·cy·to·pe·nia). This pamphlets describes what causes low platelets, symptoms, and ways to prevent and manage it.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0032
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Low Red Blood Cells : Anemia

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anemia
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Low red blood cell count, called Anemia, can be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This pamphlet lists the symptoms, treatments, coping mechanisms, and basic questions to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0002
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Mesure ambulatoire de la tension artérielle pendant 24 heures

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2389
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Un tensiomètre ambulatoire est un petit appareil électronique auquel est fixé un brassard de mesure de la tension artérielle. Ce dépliant explique comment utiliser un tensiomètre ambulatoire pendant 24 heures (1 journée). Il fournit également de l'information sur l'endroit où retourner le tensiomètre lorsque vous avez terminé. Des coordonnées sont fournies si vous avez des questions. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2073, "24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Hypertension Clinic
Alternate Title
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Abstract
Un tensiomètre ambulatoire est un petit appareil électronique auquel est fixé un brassard de mesure de la tension artérielle. Ce dépliant explique comment utiliser un tensiomètre ambulatoire pendant 24 heures (1 journée). Il fournit également de l'information sur l'endroit où retourner le tensiomètre lorsque vous avez terminé. Des coordonnées sont fournies si vous avez des questions.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2073, "24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring". 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 information is provided if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic, VG
Pamphlet Number
2389
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Multiple Myeloma

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Multiple myeloma
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Multiple Myeloma
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Multiple myeloma (my·lo·ma) is a type of cancer where plasma cells, blood cells that help fight infection, become abnormal and grow out of control. This pamphlet lists the causes and results of multiple myeloma, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms, how it is treated and how you can manage multiple myeloma.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0035
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Neutropenia (Low White Blood Count)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - adverse effects
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Hematologic Diseases
Neutropenia
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Side effects
Blood cells--Diseases
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Neutropenia
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Neutropenia (low white blood count) happens when you do not have enough neutrophils. This pamphlet lists the causes, signs and symptoms of neutropenia, and what to do if you do have a fever or other signs of infection.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0034
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Non-invasive vascular lab tests

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0007
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Non-invasive tests described in this pamphlet include: Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) blood flow test, treadmill exercise test, arterial duplex test, carotid duplex evaluation, venous duplex ultrasound, and blood flow evaluation of fingers and/or toes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Veins
Arteries
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Doppler ultrasonography
Blood pressure--Measurement
Arteries
Veins
Abstract
Non-invasive tests described in this pamphlet include: Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) blood flow test, treadmill exercise test, arterial duplex test, carotid duplex evaluation, venous duplex ultrasound, and blood flow evaluation of fingers and/or toes.
Responsibility
Prepared: Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab
Pamphlet Number
0007
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Outpatient instructions after a transfusion

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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
1801
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You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instruc…
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2094, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2126, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1801
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[Outpatient instructions after a transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2094
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This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
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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 ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet is an Arabic translation of "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2094
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[Outpatient instructions after a transfusion]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2126
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
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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
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] 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 "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion" pamphlet 1801. You or your family member had a blood transfusion. Although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
2126
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Perioperative Blood Management Service (PBMS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, art…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Abstract
Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2082, "Service de gestion du sang périopératoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Polycythemia Vera

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1689
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This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematologic Neoplasms
Polycythemia Vera
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood cells--Diseases
Polycythemia vera
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines polycythemia vera (PV), a blood cancer, also called primary polycythemia, polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or Vaquez-Osler disease. This pamphlet describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of polycythemia vera.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program ; approved by Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1689
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Preparing your skin before vascular surgery : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1692
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This pamphlet provides specific instructions on how to cleanse your skin using CHG wipes before your vascular surgery. It outlines what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the wipes will feel on your skin after being applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using personal care products are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
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)
Vascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood-vessels--Diseases
Preoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet provides specific instructions on how to cleanse your skin using CHG wipes before your vascular surgery. It outlines what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the wipes will feel on your skin after being applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using personal care products are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before vascular surgery : instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1692
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Service de gestion du sang périopératoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2082
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La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Alternate Title
Perioperative blood management (PBM) service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
La gestion du sang périopératoire aide les patients avant, pendant et après une opération planifiée. Cette brochure traite des avantages, de l’anémie, des composants sanguins, des numérations globulaires normales, des transfusions sanguines et du consentement éclairé. On y trouve aussi une foire aux questions. Les sujets suivants portent sur la période préopératoire (avant l’opération) : don de sang pour vous-même, don de sang pour un membre de la famille ou un proche, médicaments et produits pouvant vous aider pendant l’opération, interventions effectuées durant l’opération, sang artificiel et refus d’une transfusion sanguine. Une section de la brochure propose des ressources à consulter.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1396, “Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) Service”. Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
2082
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1635
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This patient education sheet gives instructions for what to expect when your health care provider has given you a form (called a ‘requisition’) for lab tests that must be repeated (for example, once a week, once every 3 months). Tests ordered this way are called ‘standing orders’.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Standing Orders
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This patient education sheet gives instructions for what to expect when your health care provider has given you a form (called a ‘requisition’) for lab tests that must be repeated (for example, once a week, once every 3 months). Tests ordered this way are called ‘standing orders’.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1635
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Stem cell collection from cord blood : 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
2007
Available Online
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The health care team at Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is happy to help with collecting stem cell samples. Please ask a member of your health care team if you have any questions. Many companies offer this service. Choosing a company is a personal decision. Be sure to research the costs and services available from each company before you decide. Nova Scotia Health will not recommend which company to choose. Information you need to know when preparing for stem cell collection from cord blood is…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fetal Blood
Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Fetal blood
Stem cells--Transplantation
Abstract
The health care team at Yarmouth Regional Hospital (YRH) is happy to help with collecting stem cell samples. Please ask a member of your health care team if you have any questions. Many companies offer this service. Choosing a company is a personal decision. Be sure to research the costs and services available from each company before you decide. Nova Scotia Health will not recommend which company to choose. Information you need to know when preparing for stem cell collection from cord blood is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Stem cell collection by cord blood : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2007
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Stool collection for occult blood : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax area

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1676
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of occult blood. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Feces
Occult Blood
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Fecal occult blood tests
Feces--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to detect the presence of occult blood. Locations for drop-offs (24-hour access) are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Halifax area
Pamphlet Number
1676
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