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8.3 Orthopedics : going home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2025
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This guide explains the info that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, possible complications, followup, and activity.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This guide explains the info that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, possible complications, followup, and activity.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Pamphlet Number
2025
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After your retina surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0463
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (ey…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retina - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Retina--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after your retina surgery. Information is given about what to expect if you were given a local anesthetic (medication to freeze your eye) or a general anesthetic (medication to put you to sleep during surgery). Other topics include what to expect if you have gas or air placed in your eye during surgery, what to do if you have a gas bubble or an air injection in your eye, managing pain, medication and eye drops, activity, and what to expect after surgery (eye protection and/or glasses, using eye drops or ointments, follow-up appointment). A list of symptoms that require medical attention right away, and a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0463
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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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Cervical Cancer Screening : A Guide to Colposcopy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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Corporate Author
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 (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colposcopy
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Colposcopy
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A colposcopy is an examination of the cervix using a special microscope called a colposcope. This pamphlet describes why you were referred for a colposcopy test, what will happen during the appointment, and afterward including next steps based on test results. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1678
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Discharge from orthopaedics

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1836
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This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Discharge from orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics
Pamphlet Number
1836
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Dépistage du diabète pendant la grossesse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2338
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Processus à suivre pour dépister le diabète pendant la grossesse. Raisons pour lesquelles le dépistage est important, ce à quoi s’attendre après avoir obtenu un résultat normal au test de dépistage précoce, pourquoi l’épreuve de charge en glucose et l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale sont très importantes, et ce qu’il faut faire si vous n’avez pas passé de test de dépistage au début de votre grossesse. Comment se préparer à l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale avec…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
Processus à suivre pour dépister le diabète pendant la grossesse. Raisons pour lesquelles le dépistage est important, ce à quoi s’attendre après avoir obtenu un résultat normal au test de dépistage précoce, pourquoi l’épreuve de charge en glucose et l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale sont très importantes, et ce qu’il faut faire si vous n’avez pas passé de test de dépistage au début de votre grossesse. Comment se préparer à l’épreuve d’hyperglycémie provoquée par voie orale avec 75 g de glucose. Renseignements sur la façon dont les dispositions liées à ces deux épreuves sont prises.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2299, “Screening for Diabetes During Pregnancy". Instructions for screening for diabetes during pregnancy are given. Information on why screening is important, what to expect after a normal result for an early screening test, why these two tests (GCT, OGTT) are so important, and what to do if you were not screened early in your pregancy. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on how these two blood tests are arranged is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2338
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How to do lymphatic self-massage on your face, head and neck

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4045
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This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Radiation Oncology Site Team
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)
Neoplasms
Lymphedema
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Complications
Lymphedema
Lymphatics--Massage
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet is for patients who were treated for head and neck cancer with surgery to remove a tumour(s) or lymph nodes, or with radiation therapy. The pamphlet explains what your lymphatic system is, what lymphatic self-massage is and why it is important, and how to do lymphatic self-massage step-by-step. Information on signs of infection and what to do if you think you have an infection is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Radiation Oncology Site Team
Pamphlet Number
4045
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Screening for diabetes during pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2299
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Instructions for screening for diabetes during pregnancy are given. Information on why screening is important, what to expect after a normal result for an early screening test, why these two tests (GCT, OGTT) are so important, and what to do if you were not screened early in your pregnancy. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on how these two blood tests are arranged is provided ; The French version of this pamphlet 2338, "Dépistage du diabète penda…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
Instructions for screening for diabetes during pregnancy are given. Information on why screening is important, what to expect after a normal result for an early screening test, why these two tests (GCT, OGTT) are so important, and what to do if you were not screened early in your pregnancy. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on how these two blood tests are arranged is provided
The French version of this pamphlet 2338, "Dépistage du diabète pendant la grossesse", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2369 is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2299
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[Screening for diabetes during pregnancy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2369
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2299. Instructions for screening for diabetes during pregnancy are given. Information on why screening is important, what to expect after a normal result for an early screening test, why these two tests (GCT, OGTT) are so important, and what to do if you were not screened early in your pregnancy. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on how these two blood tests are arranged is provided. ; The Engl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Tolerance Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes in pregnancy
Glucose tolerance tests
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2299. Instructions for screening for diabetes during pregnancy are given. Information on why screening is important, what to expect after a normal result for an early screening test, why these two tests (GCT, OGTT) are so important, and what to do if you were not screened early in your pregnancy. Instructions for how to get ready for the 75-gram OGTT test is given. Information on how these two blood tests are arranged is provided.
The English version of this pamphlet 22299, "Screening for Diabetes During Pregnancy" is also available.
The French version of this pamphlet 2338, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2369
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Supporting your recovery from COVID-19

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2219
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Recovering from COVID-19 is different for everyone. It does not matter how old you are or how healthy you were before you got COVID-19. Some people feel better in a few weeks. For others, it may take months. This guide gives important information about recovering from COVID-19. Topics include what to do if you have shortness of breath (feeling out of breath), when you can start exercising, how you can go back to doing your day-to-day activities safely, how you can manage your energy, and what t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Supporting your recovery from coronavirus
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (27 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Recovering from COVID-19 is different for everyone. It does not matter how old you are or how healthy you were before you got COVID-19. Some people feel better in a few weeks. For others, it may take months. This guide gives important information about recovering from COVID-19. Topics include what to do if you have shortness of breath (feeling out of breath), when you can start exercising, how you can go back to doing your day-to-day activities safely, how you can manage your energy, and what to do if you are stressed, anxious or depressed. Information is provided on what to do if you have problems with your voice, eating, drinking, swallowing, attention, memory, or thinking clearly. Resources for COVID-19 and long COVID are listed. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2219
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Talking about your goals of care and choosing a level of intervention

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Goals of Care Working Group, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2208
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When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be asked to talk about your goals of care and choose the level of intervention (treatments) you would want if your health were to quickly become worse. Talking about your goals of care and levels of intervention may feel overwhelming – this is normal. Having these conversations helps to make sure that your health care team understands your values and preferences related to your health and quality of life. This pamphlet answers common questions and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Goals of Care Working Group
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be asked to talk about your goals of care and choose the level of intervention (treatments) you would want if your health were to quickly become worse. Talking about your goals of care and levels of intervention may feel overwhelming – this is normal. Having these conversations helps to make sure that your health care team understands your values and preferences related to your health and quality of life. This pamphlet answers common questions and lists treatments that may be used and when they may be needed. A list of definitions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Goals of care: when you are very sick and/or dying in the hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Goals of Care Working Group, led by Episodic & Integrated Acute Care Network
Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2208
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