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Writing to transplant recipients and their families

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35145
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1213
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You may choose to write to your loved one’s transplant recipient. If you would like to write to a transplant recipient, this pamphlet provides some information to guide you, including whether you will hear from the transplant recipient. Contact information for the Family Support Liaison is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life
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)
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Tissue Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.--Law and legislation
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
You may choose to write to your loved one’s transplant recipient. If you would like to write to a transplant recipient, this pamphlet provides some information to guide you, including whether you will hear from the transplant recipient. Contact information for the Family Support Liaison is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Contacting transplant recipients and their families
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Prepared by: Legacy of Life
Pamphlet Number
1213
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Sealants : seal out tooth decay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1866
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A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protége…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Dental Caries
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental caries
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1866
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Financial matters

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financi…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financial needs, contact information for support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Medicine coverage

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4028
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There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Medication coverage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether the Canadian Cancer Society helps with drug costs. Contact information for more support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4028
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The 'flu shot' : information for cancer patients, survivors and family members

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0031
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Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Influenza Vaccines
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Patients
Influenza vaccines
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Patients currently on treatment for cancer should have the flu shot with an inactive (not live) vaccine. They should not have live vaccines, like the nasal spray flu vaccine. This pamphlet explains whether the flu shot will protect you from getting the flu, when flu season is, when you should have the flu shot, and what else you can do to protect yourself. It also gives a list of flu symptoms and explains what to do if you have symptoms. Websites for more information are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0031
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What is the Oncotype DX test?

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4047
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Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - diagnosis
Genes, Neoplasm
Genetic Testing
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis
Cancer genes
Human chromosome abnormalities--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cancer Care
Breast Disease
Abstract
Oncotype DX is a test panel used to help predict whether a patient with breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. The panel tests multiple specific tumor genes and generates a score which helps predict response to chemotherapy. The genes tested are those expressed by the tumor, not genes that you inherit from your parents our pass along to your children. This pamphlet gives information to help you decide if the Oncotype Dx test is right for you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4047
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Getting to treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37599
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Transportation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors : a guide for cancer patients

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38160
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4040
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Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more inform…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Immunotherapy
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Immunotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs) (also called immunotherapy) are an important part of treating some types of cancer. CPIs work by helping your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. This pamphlet explains what your immune system does and how cancer affects it, what CPIs are and whether they are the same as chemotherapy, and what precautions you have to take. Information about side effects and your orange alert card is included. A list of resources for more information is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4040
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Things to think about before registering for school (university, community college, or private college)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38172
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2335
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This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possibl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Return to School
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
School enrollment
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possible government funding sources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2335
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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34815
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0974
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A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the reco…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory electrocardiography
Arrhythmias
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the recorder is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0974
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio) therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35620
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1623
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Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when und…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrointestinal Agents
Colitis, Ulcerative - drug therapy
Crohn Disease - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastrointestinal agents
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn's disease
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) is given to manage inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. This pamphlet gives you information about vedolizumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use it. Topics include: a brief description of the medicine, who can take it, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, cost, precautions, and side effects. A list of symptoms to watch out for is listed. Other important things to know when undergoing this treatment are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1623
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Coronary intervention (balloon or stent procedure)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35688
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0707
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for i…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Heart--Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a coronary intervention. Topics include: what a coronary intervention is and how it is done, what a stent is, risks, how to get ready, taking usual medications, whether you can eat or drink beforehand, what happens the day of the procedure, what to expect during recovery (complete bedrest, preventing bleeding, what you can eat, easing back pain, going to the bathroom, IV's, family visits, getting out of bed, etc.). A list of symptoms to watch for is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0707
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Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35722
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ustekinumab
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Your IBD health care provider believes treatment with a medication called ustekinumab may help to manage your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The brand name for ustekinumab is Stelara®. This pamphlet will give you basic information about ustekinumab to help you make an informed decision about whether or not to use this treatment. Topics include what ustekinumab is, how it works, how it is given, how long you will need to take it, and how much it will cost. Considerations before you start taking ustekinumab and while you are taking it are listed. Possible side effects, information about pregnancy and breast/chest feeding, and other important things to know are included.
Notes
Previous title: Ustekinumab (Stelara) therapy for Crohn's disease
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Collaborative IBD Program
Pamphlet Number
1695
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1141
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This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Pulmonary embolism--Prevention
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Services. QEII
Pamphlet Number
1141
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Parking for patients : QEII Cancer Care Program (Halifax)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4019
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This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Parking for patients : Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care Program (Halifax)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cancer Care Facilities
Parking Facilities
Subjects (LCSH)
Health facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Hospital parking facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4019
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Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much nalt…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Naltrexone
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Naltrexone
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. This medication works on the reward pathways in the brain by lowering the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, whether naltrexone interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, possible side effects, and how much naltrexone costs.
Notes
Previous title: Naltrexone for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid-Related Disorders - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Buprenorphine
Opioid abuse
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. It is long-acting, which means it is slowly released in the body over a longer time. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how fast buprenorphine starts to work, how your health care team will find the right dose for you, and how long you will need to take buprenorphine. Information on whether buprenorphine interacts with any other medications and possible side effects is included.
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Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2267
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Acamprosate for alcohol use disorder

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Acamprosate
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Acamprosate
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol fully, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, whether acamprosate interacts with other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, how long you will need to take acamprosate, possible side effects, and how much acamprosate costs.
Notes
Previous title: Acamprosate for alcohol dependence
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Disulfiram for alcohol dependence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2269
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Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Disulfiram
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Disulfiram
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2269
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Getting chemotherapy by an elastomeric infusion pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4032
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An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how …
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how you will know when it is empty. Information on what to do if you think the pump is not running, if the gripper needle comes out, if the pump leaks, or if the tubing becomes disconnected is included. Signs of infection are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4032
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