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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0692
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Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Constipation - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Constipation
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Constipation is when you don’t have bowel movements (poops) very often, or they are hard to pass. We also call this “being constipated.” This pamphlet explains common causes of constipation and lists things you can do to help. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2080, "Constipation", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0692
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LEEP : loop electrosurgical excision procedure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1383
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LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Colposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Precancerous Conditions--prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Prevention
Abstract
LEEP is used to treat abnormal cells on your cervix (lower part of the uterus). A special wire called a “loop” is used to send a small electrical current to the area and remove the abnormal cells. This pamphlet explains how LEEP is done, how long the treatment lasts, how to prepare for the procedure, what to expect after, if you need followup care, what risks may be involved, and when you should call the Clinic. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Colposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1383
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Discharge instructions for patients with diagnosed sleep apnea

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1437
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This 1 page instructional handout was developed to assist patients with diagnosed sleep apnea when they are discharged following surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. Department of Anesthesia
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep Apnea Syndromes - prevention & control
Sleep Apnea Syndromes - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep apnea syndromes--Treatment
Sleep apnea syndromes--Surgery
Abstract
This 1 page instructional handout was developed to assist patients with diagnosed sleep apnea when they are discharged following surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Surgery, DGH ; updated by: Department of Anesthesia, DGH
Pamphlet Number
1437
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Avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour

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Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la sal…
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Alternate Title
Before and after day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Cette brochure offre des renseignements sur les soins avant et après une chirurgie d’un jour. On y traite notamment de la nécessité d’arriver tôt, de ce qu’il faut apporter et de l'anesthésie. La brochure traite aussi de l'hygiène, des médicaments, du tabagisme, des prothèses dentaires, des lunettes, des verres de contact, des appareils auditifs, des objets de valeur et des bijoux. On y traite de ce qui se passe à la salle préopératoire, à la salle d’opération, à la salle de réveil et à la salle postopératoire, ainsi que du retour à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0672, "Before and After Day Surgery". This pamphlet provides information about your care before and after a day surgery procedure. Topics about preparing include: arriving early, what to bring, and the anesthetic. The pamphlet also describes what to do about hygiene, medications, smoking, dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, valuables, and jewelry. What will happen in the pre-operative room, operating room, recovery area, post-recovery area, and when you go home are described.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HI, VG & DGH site staff
Pamphlet Number
1537
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Possible ectopic (tubal) pregnancy : Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1600
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An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions. The French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Tubal pregnancy
Abstract
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 1964, "Grossesse ectopique (extra-utérine) possible : Clinique « Women’s Choice » de la Nouvelle-Écosse (NSWCC)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy (TPU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1600
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Understanding anxiety treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1640
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Our anxiety groups are for people with anxiety as their main concern. This pamphlet explains when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing within the group, skills you will learn, and how the group will help you.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions 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)
Anxiety Disorders
Psychotherapy, Group
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety disorders
Group psychotherapy
Abstract
Our anxiety groups are for people with anxiety as their main concern. This pamphlet explains when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing within the group, skills you will learn, and how the group will help you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1640
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13-week DBT skills training treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1647
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The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group is a skills training group. This group is for people who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. Topics include: how to join the group, when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Alternate Title
13-week dialectical behaviour therapy skills training treatment group
13-week dialectical behavior therapy skills training treatment group
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)
Psychotherapy, Group
Cognitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness
Subjects (LCSH)
Group psychotherapy
Cognitive therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Specialty
Psychiatry
Abstract
The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group is a skills training group. This group is for people who have a hard time controlling and expressing their emotions effectively. Topics include: how to join the group, when and where the group is held, expectations, and topics covered during sessions.
Responsibility
Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1647
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Changeways treatment group

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1653
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The Changeways group is for people with depression or low mood as their main concern. The group teaches skills in problem-solving and managing your lifestyle to help with your mood. Topics include: when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing with the group, and how the group will help you.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Community Mental Health and Addictions 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)
Cognitive Therapy
Psychotherapy, Group
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Depression, Mental
Group psychotherapy
Cognitive therapy
Abstract
The Changeways group is for people with depression or low mood as their main concern. The group teaches skills in problem-solving and managing your lifestyle to help with your mood. Topics include: when and where the group meets, what you need to bring, who will be there, sharing with the group, and how the group will help you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
Pamphlet Number
1653
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Pilonidal sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1665
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A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care suc…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Victorial General Site. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pilonidal Sinus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Pilonidal cyst
Abstract
A pilonidal (‘“pie-low-NIE-dul”) sinus is when a ‘nest’ of hairs grows under the skin, most often above your tailbone. The hair grows inward through the sinuses, or little holes in the skin. Germs can build up near the hairs. This can cause pain, swelling, and pus or discharge. This often leads to an infection called an abscess (pocket of pus). Surgery is needed if you have an abscess or if you have a lot of pain and discharge. Topics include: what is done during surgery, after surgery care such as controlling discomfort, meals, activity, care of your incision, and followup appointment instructions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery, VG site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1665
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La transfusion sanguine

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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 , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1811
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Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
IWK Health. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Alternate Title
Blood transfusion
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)
Blood Transfusion
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. Le dépliant explique en quoi consiste une transfusion sanguine, pourquoi vous ou un membre de votre famille pourriez avoir besoin d’une transfusion, ce que sont les composants et les produits sanguins, la provenance du sang, d’autres options possibles et ce qui se passe au moment de la transfusion. Les symptômes qui exigent immédiatement des soins médicaux sont indiqués.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Transfusion" pamphlet 1200. You or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved. This pamphlet explains what a blood transfusion is, why you or your family member may need a transfusion, what blood components and products are, where the blood comes from, other options, and what will happen when the transfusion takes place. Symptoms needing immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
1811
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Taking your medicines when you are sick: a guide for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1340
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This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - drug therapy
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
This pamphlet lists medications to avoid when you are sick while managing chronic kidney disease. The pamphlet includes instructions for what to do if you are throwing up or have diarrhea, what to do if you are diabetic, as well as what to do if you are unsure whether to take a certain medication. It also gives a page for writing a sick day plan.
Notes
Previous title: Taking your Medicines when you are Ill - A Guide for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1340
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medroxyprogesterone
Contraception
Abstract
Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions. The French version of this pamphlet 2016, "Depo-Provera", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0112
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Birth control pills

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not pro…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
The pill
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ovulation Inhibition
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oral contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
Birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy by stopping you from ovulating, thickening the mucus made by your cervix, and changing the lining of your uterus. This pamphlet explains how well the pill works, when it starts working, pros and cons, how to take it, what can change how well it works, instructions for missed pills, and possible side effects (as well as serious ones to be aware of). The pill is not prescribed to women over 35 who smoke due to the risks involved. The pill will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The French version of this pamphlet 2027, "La pilule contraceptive", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0171
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Grossesse ectopique (extra-utérine) possible : Clinique « Women’s Choice » de la Nouvelle-Écosse (NSWCC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1964
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Une grossesse ectopique se produit quand un ovule fécondé s’implante à l’extérieur de l’utérus, le plus souvent dans les trompes de Fallope. Au fur et à mesure que l’ovule fécondé grossit, il étire la trompe de Fallope jusqu’à une rupture éventuelle. La présente ressource explique la fréquence des grossesses ectopiques, les raisons de faire des analyses sanguines pour vérifier s’il y a une grossesse ectopique, les symptômes à surveiller dans l’attente des résultats des analyses et la façon dont…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Alternate Title
Possible ectopic (tubal) pregnancy : Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic (NSWCC)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Tubal pregnancy
Abstract
Une grossesse ectopique se produit quand un ovule fécondé s’implante à l’extérieur de l’utérus, le plus souvent dans les trompes de Fallope. Au fur et à mesure que l’ovule fécondé grossit, il étire la trompe de Fallope jusqu’à une rupture éventuelle. La présente ressource explique la fréquence des grossesses ectopiques, les raisons de faire des analyses sanguines pour vérifier s’il y a une grossesse ectopique, les symptômes à surveiller dans l’attente des résultats des analyses et la façon dont les résultats sont transmis. Un numéro de téléphone est fourni si vous avez des questions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1600, “Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy: Nova Scotia Women’s Choice Clinic (NSWCC)”. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it stretches the fallopian tube until it could eventually rupture (break open). This pamphlet explains the frequency of ectopic pregnancies, the reasons for testing for an ectopic pregnancy, symptoms to watch for when waiting for blood test results, and how your test results will be delivered. A contact number is provided if you have any questions.
Notes
Previous title: Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy (TPU)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1964
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Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and repair of vagina (anterior and posterior) : discharge instructions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1987
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A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet in…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Women's and Children's Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele - surgery
Rectocele - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hysterectomy
Ovariectomy
Cystocele
Rectum--Surgery
Abstract
A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both ovaries. A vaginal repair can be done for the front (anterior) or the back (posterior) vaginal wall muscles. An anterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a cystocele. A cystocele is a bulge in the bladder through the vaginal wall. A posterior repair of the vagina is surgery to correct a rectocele. A rectocele is a bulge through a weak place in the vaginal wall muscles. Topics in this pamphlet include rest and activity, medications, and vaginal flow. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. Information about when to expect a followup appointment is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women’s and Children’s Services, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1987
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Copper intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0014
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A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with copper that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a copper IUD works, the pros and cons of a copper IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Birth control
Abstract
A copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with copper that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a copper IUD works, the pros and cons of a copper IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2021, "Dispositif intra-utérin en cuivre (DIU)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0014
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Hormonal (levonorgestrel) intrauterine devices (IUDs)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2006
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A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Intrauterine contraceptives
Contraception
Abstract
A hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small device made of flexible plastic with a hormone called levonorgestrel that is placed inside the uterus by a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how a hormonal IUD works, the pros and cons of a hormonal IUD, what will happen when the IUD is inserted, movement or loss of the IUD, and IUD removal. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2019, "Dispositif hormonal intra-utérin (avec lévonorgestrel) (DIU)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2006
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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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Stillbirth : 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 , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2010
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A stillbirth is when a baby dies after the 20th week of pregnancy, during pregnancy, labour, or birth. There is no way to predict that this will happen. In Nova Scotia, there are about 6 stillbirths each month. You are not alone. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and suggests ways to help you cope with your loss. A list of books about stillbirth and losing a child is given. If you wish to seek support in your community, contact information for a local support group is als…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stillbirth
Subjects (LCSH)
Stillbirth
Abstract
A stillbirth is when a baby dies after the 20th week of pregnancy, during pregnancy, labour, or birth. There is no way to predict that this will happen. In Nova Scotia, there are about 6 stillbirths each month. You are not alone. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and suggests ways to help you cope with your loss. A list of books about stillbirth and losing a child is given. If you wish to seek support in your community, contact information for a local support group is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2010
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2016
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Depo-Provera est un produit hormonal injectable similaire à la progestérone naturelle produite par les ovaires tous les mois. Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment Depo-Provera travaille, quelle est son efficacité, comment se le procurer, quand il commence à agir, quels sont les avantages et les désavantages de prendre Depo-Provera, quelles sont les personnes qui ne devraient pas prendre ce produit hormonal et quelles sont les choses à ne pas oublier quand vous le pren…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
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)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Contraception - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Medroxyprogesterone
Contraception
Abstract
Depo-Provera est un produit hormonal injectable similaire à la progestérone naturelle produite par les ovaires tous les mois. Il sert à prévenir les grossesses. Le dépliant explique comment Depo-Provera travaille, quelle est son efficacité, comment se le procurer, quand il commence à agir, quels sont les avantages et les désavantages de prendre Depo-Provera, quelles sont les personnes qui ne devraient pas prendre ce produit hormonal et quelles sont les choses à ne pas oublier quand vous le prenez Depo-Provera ne vous protège pas contre les infections transmissibles sexuellement. D’autres ressources sont mentionnées au cas où vous auriez des questions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0112, "Depo-Provera". Depo-Provera is an injectable (given by needle) form of hormones similar to the natural progesterone made by your ovaries each month. It is used to prevent pregnancy. This pamphlet explains how Depo-Provera works, how well it works, how to get it, when it starts working, pros and cons, who should not take it, and certain things to remember when taking it. Depo-Provera will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A list of resources is provided if you have any questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Women's Choice Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2016
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