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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Care of your urinary catheter at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0297
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This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0297
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2040
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When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
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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 ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endometriosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Endometriosis
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
When tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus, it is called endometriosis. The cause of endometriosis is not known. This pamphlet lists the symptoms of endometriosis and explains how it is diagnosed and treated. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
2040
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Measles, mumps, and rubella : diseases and vaccines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2052
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Measles, mumps, and rubella are severe, highly contagious diseases caused by viruses. They are preventable by getting a vaccine. MMR vaccine is 3 vaccines combined into a single shot. This pamphlet explains what measles, mumps, and rubella are, what the MMR vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is included. A list of resources for further info is provided. The French version of this …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
Subjects (LCSH)
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
MMR Vaccine
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Measles, mumps, and rubella are severe, highly contagious diseases caused by viruses. They are preventable by getting a vaccine. MMR vaccine is 3 vaccines combined into a single shot. This pamphlet explains what measles, mumps, and rubella are, what the MMR vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is included. A list of resources for further info is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2086, "Rougeole, rubéole et oreillons : renseignements sur les maladies et les vaccins", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
2052
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Medical Surgical Day Clinic : Cobequid Community Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1413
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The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Alternate Title
MSDC
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)
Aftercare
Emergency Outpatient Unit
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--After care
Hospitals--Diagnostic services
Abstract
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
Notes
Previous title: Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: CCHC Staff
Pamphlet Number
1413
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My home parenteral nutrition emergency preparedness plan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NS Home PEN Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2049
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As a home parenteral nutrition (HPN) user, it is very important to be prepared for an emergency, such as a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster. It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to continue your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, emergency supplies you should have ready, what to do during a power outage, running your HPN by gravity with pump tubing (with diagrams), HPN during an evacuation,…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NS Home PEN Program
Alternate Title
HPN emergency plan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([7] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition - methods
Emergencies
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Emergency management--Planning
Abstract
As a home parenteral nutrition (HPN) user, it is very important to be prepared for an emergency, such as a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster. It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to continue your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, emergency supplies you should have ready, what to do during a power outage, running your HPN by gravity with pump tubing (with diagrams), HPN during an evacuation, and what to put in an HPN emergency pack. An area on the back of the pamphlet known as the health emergency card (to put inside your emergency pack) is given and space to write down your individual flow rates for pump tubing via gravity.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NS Home PEN Program
Pamphlet Number
2049
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis : diseases and vaccines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2047
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Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine. When pregnant women receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine, it protects their babies from pertussis (also called whooping cough). This pamphlet explains what tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are, what the Tdap vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is include…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Tetanus
Diphtheria
Whooping Cough
Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines
Subjects (LCSH)
Tetanus
Diphtheria
Whooping cough
DPT vaccine
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine. When pregnant women receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine, it protects their babies from pertussis (also called whooping cough). This pamphlet explains what tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are, what the Tdap vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is included. A list of resources for further info is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2067, "Tétanos, diphtérie et coqueluche : renseignements sur les maladies et les vaccins", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
2047
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Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio : diseases and vaccines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2048
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Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio are very serious diseases that can be prevented through immunization. Tdap-IPV vaccine is used to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, and polio. This pamphlet explains what tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio are, what the Tdap-IPV vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is included. A list of resources for further info is p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Tetanus
Diphtheria
Whooping Cough
Poliomyelitis
Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines
Subjects (LCSH)
Tetanus
Diphtheria
Whooping cough
Poliomyelitis
DPT vaccine
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio are very serious diseases that can be prevented through immunization. Tdap-IPV vaccine is used to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, and polio. This pamphlet explains what tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and polio are, what the Tdap-IPV vaccine is, who should get and not get the vaccine, and possible side effects and risks of the vaccine. A list of symptoms requiring medical attention is included. A list of resources for further info is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2068, "Tétanos, diphtérie, coqueluche et polio : renseignements sur les maladies et les vaccins", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
2048
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Travelling to QEII Health Sciences Centre & IWK from Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2031
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This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
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)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospitals, Pediatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Emergency services
Pediatric emergency services
Abstract
This info is for patients and families who are driving from Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, or to the IWK in Halifax for medical services. Below is a list of hospitals and health centres with Emergency Departments on the way. This pamphlet will help you find the closest Emergency Department as you travel, just in case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2031
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0351
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A wound is an injury that happens when there is a break in the skin. This pamphlet provides information on caring for a wound. Follow-up instructions and symptoms requiring a visit to Emergency or a health care provider are also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Emergency Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Wounds and Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Wounds and injuries
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
A wound is an injury that happens when there is a break in the skin. This pamphlet provides information on caring for a wound. Follow-up instructions and symptoms requiring a visit to Emergency or a health care provider are also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Emergency Medicine, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0351
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Your emergency department visit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1845
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This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit one of Nova Scotia Health Authority's Emergency Departments. Information on how long you will wait, why other people might be seen ahead of you, triage levels, and options other than the Emergency Department is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1851, "Votre visite au service d'urgence", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Program of Care
Alternate Title
Your ED visit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medical services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit one of Nova Scotia Health Authority's Emergency Departments. Information on how long you will wait, why other people might be seen ahead of you, triage levels, and options other than the Emergency Department is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1851, "Votre visite au service d'urgence", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
1845
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Your emergency department visit : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2129
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This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the Emergency Department (ED) at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Topics include what patient capacity is, what happens when the ED reaches patient capacity, triage levels, and how you can give feedback. The French translation of this pamphlet 2131, "Votre visite au service des urgences - Hôpital Fishermen’s Memorial" is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Your ED visit : Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Service, Hospital
Subjects (LCSH)
Emergency medical services
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet describes what to expect when you visit the Emergency Department (ED) at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Topics include what patient capacity is, what happens when the ED reaches patient capacity, triage levels, and how you can give feedback. The French translation of this pamphlet 2131, "Votre visite au service des urgences - Hôpital Fishermen’s Memorial" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department Staff, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2129
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