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Where can I get the equipment I will need after surgery or illness?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1517
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After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services
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)
Self-Help Devices
Orthotic Devices
Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic apparatus
Physical therapy services
Occupational therapy services
Rehabilitation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Notes
Previous title: Where can I get the equipment I will need following surgery or illness?
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services
Pamphlet Number
1517
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Open thoracotomy pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1611
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (23 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracotomy
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for open thoracotomy pulmonary resection surgery for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make a surgical cut between two ribs. The cut will go from the front of your chest wall to your back, passing just underneath your armpit. These ribs will be separated. Your lung on this side will be deflated so that air will not move in and out of it during surgery. Your surgeon may not know how much of your lung needs to be removed until your chest is open and the lung can be seen. After surgery, one or more drainage tubes (chest tubes) will be placed into your chest area to drain out fluids that build up. After the surgery on your lung, your surgeon will close the ribs, muscles, and skin with stitches. The health care team has put together a guide called a Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
1611
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Breast reduction surgery for the patients of Dr. Morris : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0604
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During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction sur…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (21 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Surgery
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will remove breast tissue. This will reshape the breasts and make them smaller. This pamphlet explains why breast reduction surgery is done, whether this surgery will help with your pain, things to consider before having this surgery, and whether breast reduction surgery is covered by the provincial health care program (MSI). Information is also given on what will happen during your first visit with the plastic surgeon, how breast reduction surgery is done, how much tissue is removed, and whether you will have scars. The pamphlet also explains the risks of this surgery, how to get ready, things you will need, and what will happen on the day of your surgery, after surgery, and during your recovery. A list of symptoms that require medical care right away is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Dr. Morris, Plastic Surgery, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0604
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Surrogacy arrangements : frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2008
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This handout covers common questions about surrogacy arrangements during your hospital stay for labour and delivery. Information includes how the surrogate birth mother can get ready for labour and delivery, what will happen after the baby is born, what forms will need to be signed after the baby's birth, who will make decisions for the baby, and how the baby will be registered. Information about what will happen after the forms are completed is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working 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)
Surrogate Mothers
Parents
Subjects (LCSH)
Surrogate mothers
Parents
Abstract
This handout covers common questions about surrogacy arrangements during your hospital stay for labour and delivery. Information includes how the surrogate birth mother can get ready for labour and delivery, what will happen after the baby is born, what forms will need to be signed after the baby's birth, who will make decisions for the baby, and how the baby will be registered. Information about what will happen after the forms are completed is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
2008
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Esophageal surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1633
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This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the da…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (43 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophagus - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Surgery
Specialty
Respiratory System
Abstract
This guide will help you get ready to be admitted to the Victoria General Hospital, QEII Health Sciences Centre for esophageal surgery. This guide gives information on how to get ready for surgery, your hospital stay, and care at home after surgery. This guide includes a Clinical Pathway. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care. It will tell you what will happen each day before and after your surgery. Make sure to read this guide and bring it to the hospital with you on the day of your surgery. This guide gives information about esophageal cancer, treatments, your health care team, getting ready for surgery, what will happen the day before and the day of surgery, what will happen after surgery, recovery, exercises, and getting ready to go home. A list of resources and a glossary is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1633
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Augmentation mammaplasty : care at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0649
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An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provid…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mammaplasty
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Augmentation mammaplasty
Postoperative care
Specialty
Breast disease
Surgery
Abstract
An augmentation mammaplasty (breast enlargement) is usually done under general anesthetic. This means you will be put to sleep for the surgery. The surgeon will make a pocket between the chest wall and breast tissue. They will then place a saline or a gel implant into this pocket. This pamphlet explains what will happen after your surgery, including how to care for the incision(s), discomfort, and instructions about activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Plastic Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0649
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1624
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This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes w…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Thoracic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ( 22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Lung - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Surgery
Lungs--Cancer--Surgery
Abstract
This guide is for patients that are being admitted to the Victoria General Hospital for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for lung cancer treatment. Your surgeon will make several small surgical cuts over your chest wall. A videoscope (a tube with a tiny camera on the end) and other small tools will be passed through these cuts.Then, your surgeon may remove part or all of your lung, drain fluid or blood that has built up, or do other procedures. One or more tubes will be placed into your chest to drain fluids that build up. The health care team has put together this Clinical Pathway so you will know what will happen to you before surgery and on a day-to-day basis after surgery. A Clinical Pathway is a general guideline about your care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Clinic Health Care Staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1624
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Cataract surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0135
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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. T…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Ophthalmology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
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)
Cataract Extraction
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Cataracts can be removed easily with surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision (cut) in the front of your eye. They will remove the cataract. They will then place a clear, plastic lens in your eye behind your pupil. The pamphlet explains the possible risks of cataract surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, discharge instructions, care at home, and how to use eye drops. A list of symptoms that need medical attention is included. The French translation of this pamphlet 2062, "Opération de la cataracte" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ophthalmology and Same Day Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0135
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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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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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Corporate Author
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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Breast lumpectomy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37522
Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2246
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This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: what is a lumpectomy, your health care team, medications, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, wire (needle) localization, after your surgery, taking care of your incision, and follow-up visits with your surgeon.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. General Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymph Node Excision
Subjects (LCSH)
Lymph nodes--Cancer
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family through your surgery experience. It will help you to learn about the care you will receive and how you can help yourself before and after surgery. Topics include: what is a lumpectomy, your health care team, medications, getting ready for surgery, the day of surgery, wire (needle) localization, after your surgery, taking care of your incision, and follow-up visits with your surgeon.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
2246
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Ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1922
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An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Liver Diseases - diagnosis
Biopsy, Needle
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Diseases--Diagnosis
Liver--Biopsy
Abstract
An ultrasound guided percutaneous liver biopsy is done to remove at least 3 tiny pieces of tissue from your kidney using a thin needle. The tissue will be sent to the lab, where it will be looked at under a microscope. Who will do the biopsy, possible complications, and how long you will be at the hospital are covered. How to get ready for a liver biopsy, and what happens during and after the biopsy is listed. Follow-up care, and symptoms requiring a visit to your doctor are outlined. A list of medications and how long to stop taking them both before and after the biopsy is provided for you to look at with your doctor.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Interventional Radiology Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
1922
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Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0284
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This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0284
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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0298
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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an alternative to open gallbladder surgery. The surgeon will make 4 tiny incisions (cuts) in your abdomen. They will then take out your gallbladder using a scope. This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gallbladder - surgery
Laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Gallbladder--Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Cholecystectomy
Abstract
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an alternative to open gallbladder surgery. The surgeon will make 4 tiny incisions (cuts) in your abdomen. They will then take out your gallbladder using a scope. This pamphlet explains what a gallbladder and gallstones are, why you need gallbladder surgery, and what will happen during and after surgery. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2192, "Chirurgie de la vésicule biliaire par laparoscopie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0298
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Adenoidectomy : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2070
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This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for an adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2176, "Adénoïdectomie - Hôpital régional Valley," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for an adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2176, "Adénoïdectomie - Hôpital régional Valley," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology, VRH
Pamphlet Number
2070
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Stereotactic radiation therapy to the brain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team
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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - therapy
Radiosurgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Brain--Cancer--Treatment
Radiosurgery
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Your doctor has talked to you about stereotactic radiation therapy. This therapy allows high dose radiation beams to be focused on a small area. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment, how many treatments you will need, and what will happen after your treatments are finished. The phone number for the Patient Line at the QEII Cancer Centre is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team
Pamphlet Number
4026
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Welcome to the Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2282
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This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what yo…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital
Alternate Title
Welcome to the MHA Day Hospital
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)
Mental Health Services
Hospitals, psychiatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental health facilities
Hospital care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what your treatment will focus on, and how to give feedback about your care. Information about how to get to the Day Hospital and where to park is included. A list of commonly used terms is provided.
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Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
2282
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Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) : Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2298
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The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to brin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Opioid Recovery Program
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)
Methadone - therapeutic use
Buprenorphine - therapeutic use
Naloxone - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Buprenorphine
Naloxone
Abstract
The Opioid Recovery Program (ORP) is for people who are addicted to opioids. We provide: opioid maintenance therapy (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), programs in physical health (like the Chronic Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and mental health (like the Recovery Support Program, addictions counselling). This pamphlet explains how to access the ORP, what will happen after you talk to the MHA Intake Service, how to get ready for your first appointment and what to bring, what will happen at your first appointment, treatments that might be prescribed, how often you will have to attend the ORP clinic, how long it may take to stabilize your medication dose, treatment length, and how you will know when you are recovered. Information about interactions with other medications and possible side effects is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Opioid Recovery Program, Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish areas, Eastern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2298
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0229
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging Department and the Department of Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
0229
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Diagnostic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0068
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An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is als…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Sonogram
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)
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
An ultrasound is a safe, painless test used to view the organs inside your body. It is also called a sonogram. An ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that cannot be heard. The preparation for this test depends on which organ or area of your body is to be studied. Topics include: how an ultrasound works, how to get ready for the test, where it is done, who will do the test, what will happen, and how long it will take. The French translation of this pamphlet 1105, "Ultrasonoscopie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0068
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