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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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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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After a nerve block for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1559
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain. Topics include pain, activities, and medications and blood sugar levels. Symptoms that require emergency medical help are listed. The phone number for the Chronic Pain Service is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Chronic Pain
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Chronic pain
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain. Topics include pain, activities, and medications and blood sugar levels. Symptoms that require emergency medical help are listed. The phone number for the Chronic Pain Service is included.
Notes
Previous title: What to expect after a nerve block for chronic pain
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1559
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After your epidural

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2265
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This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acute Pain Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Analgesia, Epidural
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Analgesics
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to watch for at home after having an epidural (medication in the space around your spine) for pain relief. For 30 days (1 month) after your epidural is taken out, there is a small risk that you may develop an infection. This is very rare. A list of symptoms that require you to visit to an Emergency Department is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Services
Pamphlet Number
2265
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Analgésie épidurale après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2104
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L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laqu…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Having an epidural after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
L’analgésie épidurale est une façon de vous administrer un médicament antidouleur après une opération. Elle peut vous procurer un meilleur soulagement que d'autres moyens de recevoir des médicaments antidouleur. Vous pouvez être plus alerte avec une analgésie épidurale qu'avec d'autres méthodes de maîtrise de la douleur. Elle peut également vous aider à recommencer à bouger après votre opération. La brochure traite des effets secondaires possibles d'une analgésie épidurale, de la douleur à laquelle s'attendre, de l’équipe responsable de soulager votre douleur et de la durée d’utilisation de l'anesthésie épidurale.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Having an Epidural after Surgery" pamphlet 1378. An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2104
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Anesthésie par bloc nerveux pour supprimer la douleur pendant l’opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quel…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing your surgical pain with nerve blocks
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Un bloc nerveux permet d’envoyer un anesthésique local (médicament servant à insensibiliser) au moyen d’une petite aiguille à un endroit près de vos nerfs. Vous trouverez les renseignements suivants dans ce guide : pourquoi et quand utilise-t-on un bloc nerveux, comment fait-on un bloc nerveux, dans quelle mesure fonctionne-t-il et aide-t-il après l’opération, quels sont les effets secondaires, combien de temps faut-il pour le faire, pourquoi le patient demeure éveillé pendant l’opération, quelles activités doivent être évitées après le bloc et quels symptômes exigent des soins médicaux immédiats.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Managing Your Surgical Pain with Nerve Blocks" pamphlet 1377. A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
2103
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1616
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A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Palliative Care
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)
Infusion Pump
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
A CADD-Solis pump is a pump that runs on a battery to deliver medications(s) that lessen the feelings of pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. How your pump works, who will get the medication ready, how to know if your pump is working, how to take care of it, changing batteries, and dosage instructions are given. A diagram and key is provided to help you become familiar with your pump.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1616
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Calcium channel blockers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Calcium channel blockers are medications used to treat chest pain and contro high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to take and store calcium channel blockers, medications and foods to avoid, possible side effects, and warnings. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Chest Pain
Hypertension
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium--Antagonists
Chest pain
Hypertension
Abstract
Calcium channel blockers are medications used to treat chest pain and contro high blood pressure. This pamphlet explains how to take and store calcium channel blockers, medications and foods to avoid, possible side effects, and warnings. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0295
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0013
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One of the common side effects for cancer and cancer treatment is pain. This pamphlet looks at what causes pain, treatments for different types of pain and different levels of pain, side effects of those treatments, and how to deal with pain.
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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)
Cancer Pain - prevention & control
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Cancer pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
One of the common side effects for cancer and cancer treatment is pain. This pamphlet looks at what causes pain, treatments for different types of pain and different levels of pain, side effects of those treatments, and how to deal with pain.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0013
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Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1792
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Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une d…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
Alternate Title
Cannabinoids for managing pain
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Les cannabinoïdes sont un groupe de médicaments parfois appelés « analgésiques à la marijuana » (antidouleurs) ou « cannabioïdes synthétiques » (artificiels). Ce dépliant explique pourquoi on vous a prescrit un cannabinoïde, la quantité et la façon de prendre ce médicament, les effets secondaires et la manière de rester en sécurité lorsque vous prenez ce médicament. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la conservation de ce médicament et sur ce qu'il faut faire en cas d'oubli d'une dose.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Cannabinoid Analgesics for Pain Management" pamphlet 1350. Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1792
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Cannabinoids for managing pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1350
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Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabinoids
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Cannabinoids are a group of medications that are sometimes called ‘marijuana analgesics (painkillers)’ or ‘synthetic (artificial) cannabinoids’. This pamphlet explains why you have been prescribed a cannabinoid, how much of this medication to take and how to take it, side effects, and how to stay safe when taking this medication. Information on what to do if you miss a dose and how to store this medication is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1792, "Cannabinoïdes pour le traitement de la douleur", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cannabinoid analgesics for pain management
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
1350
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The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program : Hants Community Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Pain Management. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1658
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The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a 5-session group education program that teaches self-management strategies for living with chronic pain. Topics include: benefits, who the program is for, goals, what you will learn, how the program will help, where and when it is held, and how to sign up.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Pain Management
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a 5-session group education program that teaches self-management strategies for living with chronic pain. Topics include: benefits, who the program is for, goals, what you will learn, how the program will help, where and when it is held, and how to sign up.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management, Hants Community Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1658
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Gestion de la douleur après une opération

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Cette brochure explique les raisons pour lesquelles vous pourriez avoir de la douleur après une opération. On y traite de l’importance de la gestion de la douleur, de ce que votre équipe de soins fera pour gérer votre douleur et de ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir moins mal. De plus, la brochure traite, entre autres, des types de médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques) administrés à l’hôpital et de leurs effets secondaires. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "M…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Alternate Title
Managing pain after surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les raisons pour lesquelles vous pourriez avoir de la douleur après une opération. On y traite de l’importance de la gestion de la douleur, de ce que votre équipe de soins fera pour gérer votre douleur et de ce que vous pouvez faire pour avoir moins mal. De plus, la brochure traite, entre autres, des types de médicaments contre la douleur (analgésiques) administrés à l’hôpital et de leurs effets secondaires.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0453, "Managing Pain After Surgery". This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1339
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Halifax Pain Self-Management Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Self-Management Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1654
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The Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) is a group program. It helps people with long-term pain learn skills to manage their pain each day. This pamphlet explains what the program is, what topics are talked about, and when and where the PSMP is held. Information on how to sign up for the program is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pain Self-Management Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain
Pain Management
Pain - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
The Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) is a group program. It helps people with long-term pain learn skills to manage their pain each day. This pamphlet explains what the program is, what topics are talked about, and when and where the PSMP is held. Information on how to sign up for the program is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Self-Management Program
Pamphlet Number
1654
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Having an epidural after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1378
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An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of th…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesia, Epidural
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Peridural anesthesia
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
An epidural is a way to give you pain medicine after surgery. It may give you better pain relief than other ways of receiving pain medicine. You may be more alert with an epidural than with other pain control methods. It can also help you move better after your surgery. This pamphlet explains the possible side effects of an epidural, what to expect for pain when you have an epidural, who will look after your epidural pain relief, and how long you will have the epidural. The French version of this pamphlet 2104, "Analgésie épidurale après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1378
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Injections for chronic pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0277
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You and your doctor have decided that you need injections to manage your chronic (ongoing) pain. An injection is medication given using a needle. This pamphlet explains how well injections for chronic pain work, if the injections are painful, and common types of injections for chronic pain, including epidural steroids, facet joint injection, sacroiliac (SI joint) injection, and radiofrequency lesioning (RFG). The pamphlet also explains how to get ready for your injections, how an injection for …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
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)
Injections
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Pain--Treatment
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
You and your doctor have decided that you need injections to manage your chronic (ongoing) pain. An injection is medication given using a needle. This pamphlet explains how well injections for chronic pain work, if the injections are painful, and common types of injections for chronic pain, including epidural steroids, facet joint injection, sacroiliac (SI joint) injection, and radiofrequency lesioning (RFG). The pamphlet also explains how to get ready for your injections, how an injection for chronic pain is done, and the possible side effects and risks.
Notes
Previous title: Nerve block for chronic pain
Previous title: A nerve block for chronic pain
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0277
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Managing low back pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1967
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You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clini…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
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)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clinic, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Contact information for Physiotherapy Services at Nova Scotia Health is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2189, "Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (Nova Scotia Health) and Department of Emergency Medicine (Nova Scotia Health)
Pamphlet Number
1967
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Managing pain after surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0453
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This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more. The French version of this pamphlet 1339, "Gestion de la douleur après une opération", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet explains why you may have pain after surgery, why it is important to control your pain, what your health care team will do to help control your pain, what you can do to keep it under control, kinds of pain medication you will get in the hospital, side effects of pain medications, and more. The French version of this pamphlet 1339, "Gestion de la douleur après une opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0453
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Managing surgical pain with nerve blocks

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1377
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A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2103, "Anesthésie par bloc nerveux…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Acute Pain Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nerve Block
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Nerve block
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
A nerve block sends local anesthetic (numbing medicine) through a small needle to a spot near your nerves. In this guide, you will learn about: why nerve blocks are used, when they are given, how they are done, how well they work, how they will help you after surgery, side effects, how long it will take, why you will be awake while it is given, activities to avoid after, and symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2103, "Anesthésie par bloc nerveux pour supprimer la douleur pendant l’opération", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Pain Service
Pamphlet Number
1377
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Medications you may need after having your baby : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Maternal Child Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1693
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Instructions are given for certain medications you may need after you have your baby for the treatment of pain, heartburn, iron deficiency, and hemorroids.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Maternal Child 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)
Parturition
Pain Management
Heartburn - drug therapy
Iron - therapeutic use
Hemorroids - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Childbirth
Pain--Treatment
Heartburn
Iron
Hemorroids
Abstract
Instructions are given for certain medications you may need after you have your baby for the treatment of pain, heartburn, iron deficiency, and hemorroids.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1693
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La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2193
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La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0686, "Using Methadone for Chronic Pain". Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
2193
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