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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2248
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Hip protectors are plastic shields or foam pads used to protect the hip area. Why hip protectors are needed as well as how to use them are reviewed. A size measurement chart is included. Ask your occupational therapist or physiotherapist if hip protectors are right for you.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Hip Injuries - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Hip joint
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Hip protectors are plastic shields or foam pads used to protect the hip area. Why hip protectors are needed as well as how to use them are reviewed. A size measurement chart is included. Ask your occupational therapist or physiotherapist if hip protectors are right for you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls and Injury Reduction, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2248
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Negative pressure wound closure therapy : a portable system for advanced wound healing

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35942
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1221
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Negative pressure wound closure therapy is a portable (you can carry it with you) machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy. Topics include safety at home, what the therapy feels like, moving around, bathing, how long to use the machine each day, dressing changes, and what to do if you are admitted to the hospital. What to do if the machine alarms, things to watch for, and when to contact a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Wound Closure Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Wound healing
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Negative pressure wound closure therapy is a portable (you can carry it with you) machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy. Topics include safety at home, what the therapy feels like, moving around, bathing, how long to use the machine each day, dressing changes, and what to do if you are admitted to the hospital. What to do if the machine alarms, things to watch for, and when to contact a health care provider are also included.
Notes
previous title: Negative Pressure Wound Closure Therapy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1221
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Pressure injury (ulcer) prevention

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35560
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1582
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A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. A list of symptoms that you should tell your nurse or another member of your health care team about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Wound Care Committee
Alternate Title
Bed sore prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pressure Ulcer
Subjects (LCSH)
Bedsores
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
A pressure injury is an injury to the skin and the tissue under the skin. This pamphlet explains what causes pressure injuries, and what you and your health care team can do to help prevent pressure injuries. A list of symptoms that you should tell your nurse or another member of your health care team about is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1795, "Prévention des plaies de pression", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Pressure ulcer (bed sore) prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Wound Care Committee
Pamphlet Number
1582
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Top things you can do for your arthritis

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36712
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2020
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Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
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)
Arthritis
Subjects (LCSH)
Arthritis
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH's Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
Pamphlet Number
2020
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