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PEG button (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1186
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A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Family Learning Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Abstract
A PEG button is a type of feeding tube that takes the place of your PEG tube. This pamphlet explains how to use and care for your button. Your GI specialist will tell you how often your button should be changed. An area on the back of the pamphlet is given to write down the type of button you have, size, the date it was inserted, and who inserted your PEG button.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Family Learning Centre; Reviewed by Department of Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1186
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Implanted vascular access device (IVAD or "port")

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0421
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An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Same Day Surgery Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Oncology Unit
Alternate Title
Port
Port-a-cath
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)
Vascular Access Device
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Drug infusion pumps
Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
An implanted vascular access device (IVAD) is a small device that goes into a large vein just above your heart. This makes it easier to give you intravenous (IV) medications and to take blood samples. It is also called a “port” or “port-a-cath.” A port is placed under your skin below your collarbone. Topics include: benefits, how it works, how to get ready for surgery, what to expect during and after surgery, care at home, and taking care of your port. A space to write your doctor's name and phone number is given in case you have any problems.
Notes
Previous title: Implanted infusion port
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, QEII; SDSU, Hants Community Hospital; Oncology Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0421
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0593
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This pamphlet includes instructions for writing in a food journal, such as writing down your goals for the week and when to write in your food diary. The pamphlet also includes portion recommendations from Canada's Food Guide, a hunger/fullness rating scale, and pages to keep a food journal.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nutrition and Food Services
Alternate Title
Food diary
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet Records
Nutrition Therapy
Feeding and Eating Disorders - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Nutrition
Diet therapy
Eating disorders--Treatment
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
This pamphlet includes instructions for writing in a food journal, such as writing down your goals for the week and when to write in your food diary. The pamphlet also includes portion recommendations from Canada's Food Guide, a hunger/fullness rating scale, and pages to keep a food journal.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0593
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0342
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This guide outlines information about hip surgery after a fracture. What the hip joint looks like, types of hip fractures, types of surgeries, and hip rules/precautions are explained. Topics such as what to expect before, during, and after surgery, exercises, preparing to go home, and equipment are covered. The guide also answers any questions you may have about followup care, osteoporosis, nutrition, and resources to stop smoking. A section to write down your health care team contact informati…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hip Fractures - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hip joint--Surgery
Abstract
This guide outlines information about hip surgery after a fracture. What the hip joint looks like, types of hip fractures, types of surgeries, and hip rules/precautions are explained. Topics such as what to expect before, during, and after surgery, exercises, preparing to go home, and equipment are covered. The guide also answers any questions you may have about followup care, osteoporosis, nutrition, and resources to stop smoking. A section to write down your health care team contact information is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2159, "Fracture de la hanche," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedics, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0342
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Breast reconstruction guidebook

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1592
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This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 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 (18 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - surgery
Mastectomy, Segmental
Mammaplasty
Breast Implants
Subjects (LCSH)
Mammaplasty
Breast--Cancer--Surgery
Breast implants
Lumpectomy
Specialty
Breast Disease
Abstract
This pamphlet is a breast reconstruction guidebook. Your health care team will fill out the pamphlet with your appointments and breast cancer summary. They will also write summaries of the initial, secondary, and nipple/areola breast reconstructions. The pamphlet explains how to care for the drainage tube, how to empty the drain, and when the drains will be removed. Post-mastectomy and post-breast reconstruction draining schedule charts are included. The pamphlet describes signs of infection or problems and who to call in case of an emergency.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Plastic Surgery, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1592
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions. Neuromodulation Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Inpatient Guide
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
1317
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Ostomy discharge instructions : Western Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada - Atlantic Region. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2232
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This double-sided sheet allows you to write down the ostomy supplies that have been ordered for you after you have received ostomy care. Details about follow-up appointments and when to call the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic are listed. Contact information for nurses specialized in wound, ostomy, and continence in the Atlantic region is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada - Atlantic Region
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This double-sided sheet allows you to write down the ostomy supplies that have been ordered for you after you have received ostomy care. Details about follow-up appointments and when to call the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic are listed. Contact information for nurses specialized in wound, ostomy, and continence in the Atlantic region is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada - Atlantic Region, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2232
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After your stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0729
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This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Stroke Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stroke
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about the members of your Acute Stroke Team. It will also help you learn what to expect during your stay at the Halifax Infirmary. This pamphlet defines what a stroke is, what a stroke might look like, and what a stroke can cause. Other topics include admission to hospital, rehabilitation, getting back to normal, and your discharge plan. Space at the back of the pamphlet is given to help you write down your questions and to list the tests you have had. The French version of this pamphlet 1787, "Après votre accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Stroke: the early stages
Responsibility
Prepared by: QEII Stroke Team
Pamphlet Number
0729
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Are you on dialysis, taking blood thinners, and need an interventional radiology procedure?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1444
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This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Access 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)
Nephrology
Warfarin
Renal Dialysis
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Hemodialysis
Warfarin
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives directions for dialysis patients on warfarin who are having an interventional radiology procedure. The pamphlet explains what an interventional radiology procedure is. Space is provided to write the name and date of your procedure, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure. Instructions about what to do if you notice any bleeding or bruising in the area of your body where the procedure was done are included.
Notes
Previous title: Hemodialysis instead of dialysis
Previous title: Dialysis patients on Warfarin who need interventional radiology procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Vascular Access Services
Pamphlet Number
1444
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24-Hour pH Monitoring

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0202
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You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
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)
Esophageal pH monitoring
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
You are going to have a 24-hour pH monitoring test. This test checks if your symptoms are related to refluxing (coming up from your stomach) or regurgitating (bringing up) acid from your stomach (belly) into your esophagus (the tube in your throat connecting your mouth and stomach to swallow food). This pamphlet explains why and how the test is done, and how the test will feel. Information about medications, eating, drinking, and activity during the 24-hour pH monitoring test is given. A diary is included to write down when you start and finish eating a meal or snack, any time you change positions, and any symptoms you have during the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0202
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COVID-19 discharge checklist

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2220
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This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write y…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
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)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2220
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COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2254
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Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
[COVID-19 discharge checklist]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
Cette liste vous aidera à gérer votre santé lorsque vous quitterez l'hôpital. Les sujets abordés comprennent la conversation au moment du congé, les médicaments et les rendez-vous de suivi. De l'information sur ce qu'il faut faire si vos symptômes s'aggravent est fournie. Vous y trouverez également des ressources concernant la COVID-19, la santé mentale et les dépendances, les programmes et services financiers, ainsi que d'autres ressources utiles. Une liste de questions que vous pouvez poser à votre équipe de soins de santé avant de quitter l'hôpital est incluse. Un espace est prévu à la fin du guide pour écrire les réponses à ces questions après avoir parlé à votre équipe soignante.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2220, "COVID-19 Discharge Checklist". This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2257, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2254
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[COVID-19 discharge checklist]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2257
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This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning
Alternate Title
Coronavirus discharge checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Coronavirus
Infectious diseases
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)
Infectious diseases
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of pamphlet 2220. This list will help you manage your health when you leave the hospital. Topics include your discharge conversation, medications, and follow-up appointments. Information on what to do if your symptoms get worse is provided. Resources for COVID-19, mental health and addictions, financial programs and services, and other helpful resources are listed. A list of questions you may have for your health care team before leaving the hospital is included. There is space at the end of the guide to write your answers to these questions after talking to your health care team. The French version of this pamphlet, 2254, "COVID-19 – Liste de vérification pour le congé," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Professional Practice Coordinators, IPPL, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
2257
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Writing to your anonymous living kidney donor

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2272
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) living kidney donor to thank them for their donation is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your donor, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your kidney donor. Information about Direct Contact is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2272
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Writing to your anonymous kidney transplant recipient

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2273
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The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Living Kidney Program
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)
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
The decision to write your anonymous (unknown) kidney transplant recipient is a personal choice. The decision is yours. You do not have to write to them if you do not want to. If you would like to write to your transplant recipient, this pamphlet will give information to guide you. The pamphlet explains when you should write, what you should say, where to send your card or letter, and if you will hear back from your transplant recipient. Information about Direct Contact is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2273
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Neuromodulation Department
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)
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Electroconvulsive therapy
Depression, Mental
Abstract
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that uses a small electrical current to stimulate the brain and cause a mild seizure (twitching of your toes and jaw muscle). ECT is most often used to treat serious depression. This pamphlet explains how ECT works, as well as the possible side effects. Topics include: how to get ready and what will happen during the treatment. A space to write down any questions is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Department, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2292
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Writing to transplant recipients and their families

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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
Responsibility
Prepared by: Legacy of Life
Pamphlet Number
1213
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Unit 7.4 : General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health ca…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 7.4
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Stroke
Epilepsy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Abstract
Unit 7.4 is a 33-bed unit caring for people with stroke and other problems of the brain and nervous system. Basic information is given about the unit for you and your loved ones. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, important telephone numbers, your health care team, visitors, parking, food and drink, personal belongings, waiting rooms, and places to stay in Halifax. Space is provided at the end of the pamphlet for you to write down the names of important members of your health care team.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to Unit 7.4: General Neurology, Acute Stroke Care Unit & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 7.4, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1295
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Questions you may have about your surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1667
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It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Patient Relations
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality and System Performance
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
It is important to ask any questions you have when you meet with your health care team or any hospital staff. This guide includes some common questions about having surgery. Question topics include: understanding your surgery, getting ready for your surgery, what to expect during and right after your surgery, and what to expect as you recover. Write down your questions, and bring a pen or pencil to make notes when you meet with your surgeon. The French version of this pamphlet 1677, "Questions que vous pourriez vous poser au sujet de votre opération", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 2281, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Relations, Quality and System Performance
Pamphlet Number
1667
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Writing to your donor's family

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1212
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Choosing to write to your donor's family is a personal decision. This pamphlet outlines some information to guide you if you decide you would like to write to your donor's family. Mailing instructions are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1790, "Écrire à la famille de votre donneur ou donneuse", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Multi-Organ Transplant Program
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)
Transplants
Tissue Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Organ donors
Abstract
Choosing to write to your donor's family is a personal decision. This pamphlet outlines some information to guide you if you decide you would like to write to your donor's family. Mailing instructions are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1790, "Écrire à la famille de votre donneur ou donneuse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
1212
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