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Safe eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0527
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This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - diet therapy
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet lists signs that you may have a swallowing problem. It includes Safe Swallow Guidelines everyone should follow, tips for support persons, and oral care tips, as well as symptoms that need medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 2175, "Lignes directrices pour s’alimenter sans danger", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0527
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How to puree foods

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0624
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This pamphlet explains how to puree foods. Topics include food safety, helpful hints, ways to add calories and protein, what to do if constipation (not being able to poop) is a problem, as well as recipes.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders - prevention & control
Deglutition Disorders - diet therapy
Airway Obstruction - prevention & control
Pneumonia, Aspiration - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Deglutition disorders--Nutritional aspects
Cooking for the sick
Cooking (Soft foods)
Respiratory organs--Obstructions
Asphyxia
Aspiration pneumonia
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Geriatrics
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to puree foods. Topics include food safety, helpful hints, ways to add calories and protein, what to do if constipation (not being able to poop) is a problem, as well as recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0624
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Nutrition guidelines for hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0628
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This pamphlet is for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It gives information about protein, sodium (salt), potassium, and phosphorus, as well as reading food labels, adding calories and flavour, and controlling your fluid intake. A sample meal plan and guidelines for measuring portions are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (29 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Phosphorus, Dietary
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Food--Phosphorus content
Salt-free diet
Hemodialysis
Specialty
Nutrition and food
Abstract
This pamphlet is for people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It gives information about protein, sodium (salt), potassium, and phosphorus, as well as reading food labels, adding calories and flavour, and controlling your fluid intake. A sample meal plan and guidelines for measuring portions are included.
Notes
Previous title: Nutrition guidelines for kidney disease
Previous title: Diet for kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0628
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Tips for high-fibre eating

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0556
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This pamphlet gives information on the 2 types of fibre found in foods, soluble and insoluble, as well as tips on how to increase your fibre intake. The French translation of this pamphlet 2064, "Conseils pour une alimentation riche en fibres", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Tips for high-fiber eating
Tips for high fibre eating
Tips for high fiber eating
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Dietary Fiber
Subjects (LCSH)
Food--Fiber content
Fiber in human nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on the 2 types of fibre found in foods, soluble and insoluble, as well as tips on how to increase your fibre intake. The French translation of this pamphlet 2064, "Conseils pour une alimentation riche en fibres", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Tips for high fibre eating
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0556
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HIV Clinic : Victoria General site, QE II

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0430
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This pamphlet gives information about the HIV Clinic. Topics include who the Clinic team members are, privacy, what will happen at your first appointment, ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication, and what to do if you have a problem between Clinic appointments. Support and resources, as well as helpful hints for coping with HIV, are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. HIV Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV-positive persons
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about the HIV Clinic. Topics include who the Clinic team members are, privacy, what will happen at your first appointment, ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication, and what to do if you have a problem between Clinic appointments. Support and resources, as well as helpful hints for coping with HIV, are included.
Notes
Previous titles: HIV Clinic; HIV Clinic : QEII
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0430
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Lung screening program frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4052
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Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4052
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Endoscopic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1482
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An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endoéchographie", is also avail…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endosonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic ultrasonography
Abstract
An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endoéchographie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gastroenterology
Pamphlet Number
1482
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Over-the-counter medications and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1636
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If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nonprescription Drugs
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs, Nonprescription
Chronic renal failure
Abstract
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you need to know which over-the-counter medications are your best choices and which you should not take. This pamphlet lists over-the-counter medications you may need for a cough or cold, fever or pain, allergies, an upset stomach (indigestion, burning pain) or heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) or vomiting (throwing up), diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and constipation, as well as multivitamins, and creams and ointments. Information on why you should not take any herbal or natural health products is included.
Notes
Previous title: Over-the-counter medications & chronic kidney disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1636
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Spiritual care : Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Spiritual Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1697
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Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) provides spiritual care for patients and their loved ones requesting this service. What you can expect from this service as well as situations spiritual care staff can help you with are outlined. The Prayer Room location is listed. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Spiritual Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Chaplaincy Service, Hospital
Pastoral Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Chaplains, Hospital
Pastoral counseling
Abstract
Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) provides spiritual care for patients and their loved ones requesting this service. What you can expect from this service as well as situations spiritual care staff can help you with are outlined. The Prayer Room location is listed. Contact information is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Spiritual care : Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: Spiritual Care, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
1697
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1731
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This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your su…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (53 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your surgery, common concerns after surgery, and discharge and follow-up. It also includes information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, heart healthy eating guidelines, and questions you may have.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1731
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Let’s get cooking : kidney-friendly recipes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1748
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Nutrition is an important way to manage your health, especially when it comes to chronic kidney disease. By eating or avoiding certain foods, you may help to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. The most important nutrients that can affect your kidneys are protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. This pamphlet gives information about these nutrients, as well as recipes to help people with chronic kidney disease manage their health.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (47 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Diet therapy
Abstract
Nutrition is an important way to manage your health, especially when it comes to chronic kidney disease. By eating or avoiding certain foods, you may help to keep your kidneys working for as long as possible. The most important nutrients that can affect your kidneys are protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. This pamphlet gives information about these nutrients, as well as recipes to help people with chronic kidney disease manage their health.
Notes
Previous title: Let’s get cookin’ : kidney-friendly recipes
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
1748
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Outpatient instructions after a transfusion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program, IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1801
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You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instruc…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
You (or your loved one) had a blood transfusion. It is possible you may have a reaction. This is rare. Reactions are usually mild. They can happen after any blood transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before. This pamphlet lists symptoms to watch for and tell your health care team about, as well as symptoms that need medical attention right away. This pamphlet is also available as IWK Health Centre Patient Learning number: PL-1031. The French version of this pamphlet 1812, "Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2094, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Arabic)", is also available. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2126, "Outpatient Instructions After a Transfusion (Simplified Chinese)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1801
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Right heart catheterization test : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0392
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A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Right heart catheterization
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0392
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Elective cesarean section (c-section) : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2002
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This pamphlet tells you what to expect if you are going to have a baby by elective (by choice) cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “caesarean delivery”, “cesarean section”, “caesarean section”, “c-section”, “abdominal delivery” or “CS”). Why you may choose a c-section, important information before your surgery, as well as types of anesthesia and what to expect after your baby is born, is listed. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Elective caesarean section (C-section) : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Elective c-section : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Elective C-section : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cesarean Section
Parturition
Subjects (LCSH)
Cesarean section
Childbirth
Abstract
This pamphlet tells you what to expect if you are going to have a baby by elective (by choice) cesarean birth (sometimes called “cesarean delivery”, “caesarean delivery”, “cesarean section”, “caesarean section”, “c-section”, “abdominal delivery” or “CS”). Why you may choose a c-section, important information before your surgery, as well as types of anesthesia and what to expect after your baby is born, is listed. A list of symptoms to watch for after you go home is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit. Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2002
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Miscarriage : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of sympt…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion®)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2076
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During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sugammadex - adverse effects
Hormonal Contraception
Subjects (LCSH)
Birth control
Sugammadex
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
During your surgery, you were given a medication that affects how well birth control medications work. It is important that you know this if you are on any type of hormonal contraceptive (birth control medication). Sugammadex (Bridion®) is a medication that helps you recover faster from the muscle relaxant used during your surgery. Sugammadex may lower how well your hormonal birth control works for 7 days (1 week). Use a back-up birth control method for at least 7 days after your surgery. If you are using an oral contraceptive (birth control pill), take it as usual. Types of hormonal birth control and back-up methods are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 2202, "Interaction des contraceptifs avec le sugammadex (Bridion™)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Birth control medication interaction with sugammadex (Bridion™)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Anesthesia
Pamphlet Number
2076
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Image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2319
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains why you may need a core biopsy of the breast, how to get ready for this test, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2319
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After your image-guided core biopsy of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2320
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During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Cont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
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)
Breast Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy
Aftercare
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Diseases--Diagnosis
Breast--Biopsy
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During an image-guided core biopsy of the breast, a radiologist (a doctor who specializes in reading medical images like X-rays and ultrasounds) uses a needle to take small tissue samples from your breast. This pamphlet explains what will happen after the test. Topics include controlling pain and/or discomfort, activity, and black dots at the puncture site. Signs of an infection or that the puncture site is not healing well, and information about when you will get your results is included. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) Patient Navigator is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging; adapted with permission from IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
2320
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Living kidney donation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2333
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There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery, follow-up, and life after the donation, is included. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs, as well as a list of resources, is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2333
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Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2351
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
CHS
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)
Cannabis
Cannabis - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cannabis
Abstract
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that can happen to anyone who uses cannabis (marijuana), especially people who use it regularly. This pamphlet provides information about treatment, as well as what to do if you need help.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2351
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