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Be antibiotic aware

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2059
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Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
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)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it. The French translation of this pamphlet 2151, "Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques" is also available. The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2244, is also available. The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2242, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2059
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[Be antibiotic aware]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2242
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This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2242
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[Be antibiotic aware]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2244
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2244
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Bien s’informer au sujet des antibiotiques

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Alternate Title
Be antibiotic aware
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subjects (LCSH)
Antibiotics
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les antibiotiques sont des médicaments utilisés pour traiter les infections causées par des bactéries (microbes). Les antibiotiques NE TUENT PAS les virus. Ce dépliant explique à quoi peuvent aider les antibiotiques et à quoi ils ne peuvent pas aider. Il présente également les effets secondaires courants et explique ce qu’est la résistance aux antibiotiques et ce que vous pouvez faire pour la combattre.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Be Antibiotic Aware" pamphlet 2059. Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria (germs). Antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses. This pamphlet explains what antibiotics do and do not help with. It also lists common side effects and explains what antibiotic resistance is and what you can do to fight it.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Pamphlet Number
2151
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Coxsackievirus (Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Herpangina)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2127
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This pamphlet explains what coxsackievirus is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. The French version of this pamphlet 2190, "Virus Coxsackie (maladie mains-pieds-bouche et herpangine)," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services
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)
Herpangina
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases--Transmission
Microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what coxsackievirus is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. The French version of this pamphlet 2190, "Virus Coxsackie (maladie mains-pieds-bouche et herpangine)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2127
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2128
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This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of symptoms that require you to take your child to the Emergency Department is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2191, "Croup (diphtérie laryngienne," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services
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)
Croup
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Croup
Communicable diseases--Transmission
Microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of symptoms that require you to take your child to the Emergency Department is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2191, "Croup (diphtérie laryngienne," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2128
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Croup (diphtérie laryngienne)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2191
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Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le croup (la diphtérie laryngienne), comment il se propage, quels sont ses symptômes et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant a le virus. On y trouve une liste des symptômes pour lesquels vous devez emmener votre enfant au service des urgences ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2128, "Croup".This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of sy…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Croup
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Croup
Communicable diseases--Transmission
Microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le croup (la diphtérie laryngienne), comment il se propage, quels sont ses symptômes et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant a le virus. On y trouve une liste des symptômes pour lesquels vous devez emmener votre enfant au service des urgences
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2128, "Croup".This pamphlet explains what croup is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus. A list of symptoms that require you to take your child to the Emergency Department is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2191
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ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1857
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Les entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine (ERV) ne sont pas une maladie. Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. La vancomycine est un antibiotique utilisé pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois la capacité de ne plus être détruits par la vancomycine ou d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle alors des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine (…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine (ERV) ne sont pas une maladie. Les entérocoques sont des bactéries souvent présentes dans notre intestin. La vancomycine est un antibiotique utilisé pour traiter certaines infections. Les entérocoques développent parfois la capacité de ne plus être détruits par la vancomycine ou d’autres antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries sont « résistantes » à la vancomycine et on parle alors des entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine (ERV). La présente brochure explique comment une personne contracte les ERV, comment on les détecte, les soins dispensés à l’hôpital et à la maison et la façon de prévenir la transmission des ERV.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)" pamphlet 1752. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is not a disease. Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat some infections. Enterococci sometimes develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called “resistant” to vancomycin, and known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how you get VRE, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1857
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
MRSA (methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA. The French version of this pamphlet 1858, "SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1764
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Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1859
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Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Scr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Parfois, les bactéries développent la capacité de ne plus être détruites par les antibiotiques. Quand cela se produit, on dit que les bactéries (organismes) sont « résistantes » aux antibiotiques et on parle alors des organismes antibiorésistants (OA). Ce dépliant sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPAC) explique comment les OA se propagent, le dépistage des OA et les raisons pour lesquelles nous procédons au dépistage des OA.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Why We Screen for Antibiotic-resistant Organisms (AROs)" pamphlet 1765. Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1859
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SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, co…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
SARM (Staph aureus résistant à la méthicilline)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staph aureus)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
MRSA
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Staphylococcal infections
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Les Staphylococcus aureus sont des bactéries que l’on trouve habituellement sur la peau et les muqueuses (nez) de personnes en santé. S’ils causent une infection, la plupart des staphylocoques se traitent facilement au moyen d’antibiotiques. Le Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline (SARM) est une infection à un staphylocoque résistant aux antibiotiques habituellement utilisés pour traiter les infections staphylococciques. La présente brochure explique comment se transmet le SARM, comment on le détecte, les soins à l’hôpital et à la maison et la durée pendant laquelle vous pouvez avoir le SARM.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)" pamphlet 1764. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that are commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (nose) of healthy people. About 1 in 3 people are carriers. Most staph bacteria are easily treated with antibiotics if they cause an infection. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are usually used to treat staph infections. This pamphlet explains how MRSA is spread, screening for MRSA, infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines for your care in the hospital and at home, and how long you may have MRSA.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1858
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Virus Coxsackie (maladie mains-pieds-bouche et herpangine)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37491
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2190
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Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le virus Coxsackie, comment il se propage, quels sont les symptômes qu'il provoque et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant est atteint du virus. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2127, "Coxsackievirus (Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Herpangina)".This pamphlet explains what coxsackievirus is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Services
Alternate Title
Coxsackievirus (Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Herpangina)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Herpangina
Communicable Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Communicable diseases--Transmission
Microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique ce qu'est le virus Coxsackie, comment il se propage, quels sont les symptômes qu'il provoque et ce qu'il faut surveiller si votre enfant est atteint du virus.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2127, "Coxsackievirus (Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Herpangina)".This pamphlet explains what coxsackievirus is, how it is spread, what symptoms it causes and what to watch for if your child has the virus.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2190
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VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35798
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Subjects (LCSH)
Enterococcus
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Enterococci (plural of enterococcus) are bacteria that are commonly found in our bowel (gut). If enterococci travel to other parts of the body, they can cause an infection and make you sick. Antibiotics (such as vancomycin) are medications used to treat infections. Sometimes enterococci bacteria become unable to be destroyed by vancomycin or other antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria are called resistant to vancomycin, and are known as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE). This pamphlet identifies how VRE is spread, screening for VRE, care in hospital and at home, and infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines to prevent spreading VRE. The French version of this pamphlet 1857, "ERV (Entérocoques résistants à la vancomycine)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1752
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Why we screen for antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1765
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Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Why we screen for antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Sometimes bacteria can develop the ability to no longer be destroyed by antibiotics. When this happens, the bacteria (organisms) are called 'resistant' to antibiotics, and known as antibiotic-resistant organisms (AROs). This Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) pamphlet explains how AROs are spread, screening for AROs, and why we screen for AROs. The French version of this pamphlet 1859, "Pourquoi faisons-nous le dépistage des organismes antibiorésistants (OA)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1765
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