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Using opioids for chronic pain

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34839
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0061
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Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
Opioid medications are analgesics (painkillers), commonly known as narcotics. They are used to manage severe pain. This pamphlet explains when to take them, what to do if you miss a dose, special precautions, common side effects, and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Common concerns about tolerance, dependence, and addiction are explained. Instructions for storing opioids are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
0061
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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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After your thyroid surgery : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1628
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Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2184, "Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: After your thyroid surgery : what you need to know - Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1628
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Veterans' Service Falls Management Program : Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building (VMB)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1025
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Falls among older adults are a common problem. Up to half of residents in long-term care may fall each year. This pamphlet explains situations when most falls happen, what raises your risk of falling, and what staff in the Veterans' Memorial Building may ask you to do while living in this unit to prevent falls from happening.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Falls among older adults are a common problem. Up to half of residents in long-term care may fall each year. This pamphlet explains situations when most falls happen, what raises your risk of falling, and what staff in the Veterans' Memorial Building may ask you to do while living in this unit to prevent falls from happening.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans' Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1025
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Priorité aux patients : patients externes

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Risk Management/Patient Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1521
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Conseils pour vous aider à participer à vos soins et à assurer un rendez-vous à l’hôpital plus sécuritaire. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1380 “Patients First - Outpatients". Tips are offered to help you to take part in your own care and ensure a safer hospital stay both during and after your hospital visit.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Risk Management/Patient Safety
Alternate Title
Patients first : outpatients
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Conseils pour vous aider à participer à vos soins et à assurer un rendez-vous à l’hôpital plus sécuritaire.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1380 “Patients First - Outpatients". Tips are offered to help you to take part in your own care and ensure a safer hospital stay both during and after your hospital visit.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Risk Management/Patient Safety, Central Zone, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1521
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Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2089
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This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info. The French version of this pamphlet 2149, "Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2089
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Testing for esophageal varices (portal hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Department of Hepatology, QEII site
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)
Liver Cirrhosis
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver--Cirrhosis
Esophageal varices
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease. Over time, it scars the liver. Varices are blood vessels that have expanded (gotten bigger). Varices usually happen in the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus is the swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach. Esophageal varices are a common problem in advanced cirrhosis.This pamphlet explains how varices are diagnosed, how to get ready for the test, what will happen during and after the test, how the test is done, and possible complications of the test. A list of symptoms that should be reported to 811 is provided.
Responsibility
Department of Hepatology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1458
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Before your HIV test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2122
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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and w…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic
Alternate Title
Before your human immunodeficiency virus test
Before your AIDS test
Before your acquired immunodeficiency syndrome test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV infections
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and whether the test is accurate. Info is also provided on how you will get your test result and how long it will take, and what negative, positive, and indeterminate test results mean. Info on who has access to your test results is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2165, "Avant de faire le test du VIH," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic Staff
Pamphlet Number
2122
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My diabetes record

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1037
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This pamphlet provides space for you to record important health information related to your diabetes. You should bring this record with you each time you visit your primary health care provider or the Diabetes Management Centre. Things you can do to best manage your diabetes are listed. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes
Diabetes management
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
This pamphlet provides space for you to record important health information related to your diabetes. You should bring this record with you each time you visit your primary health care provider or the Diabetes Management Centre. Things you can do to best manage your diabetes are listed. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diabetes Management Centre
Pamphlet Number
1037
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Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2149
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Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Col…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Alternate Title
Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Children
Abstract
Ce dépliant donne des conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang. Il contient des images des techniques de maintien réconfortantes « dos contre poitrine » et « poitrine contre poitrine ». Veuillez noter que certains sites de prélèvements sanguins de la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne sont pas en mesure de prélever du sang sur des patients de moins de 12 ans. Rendez-vous à www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection pour plus d’information.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Blood Collection Tips for Parents: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine" pamphlet 2089. This pamphlet provides blood collection tips for parents. Images of back-to-chest and chest-to-chest comfort hold techniques are included. Please note that some Nova Scotia Health Authority blood collection sites are not able to collect blood from patients under 12 years old. Visit www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection for more info.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2149
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Avant de faire le test du VIH

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2165
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VIH signifie virus de l’immunodéficience humaine. Contrairement à d’autres virus, le corps ne peut pas se débarrasser du VIH. Le SIDA (syndrome d’immunodéficience acquise) survient lorsque le VIH détruit le système immunitaire, ce qui entraîne des infections et des cancers graves et potentiellement mortels. Le test de dépistage détecte uniquement le VIH, pas le SIDA. Ce dépliant explique ce qui suit : mode de propagation du VIH, avantages et inconvénients du test de dépistage, procédure du test…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. HIV Clinic
Alternate Title
Before your HIV test
Before your human immunodeficiency virus test
Before your AIDS test
Before your acquired immunodeficiency syndrome test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
HIV
Subjects (LCSH)
HIV infections
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Abstract
VIH signifie virus de l’immunodéficience humaine. Contrairement à d’autres virus, le corps ne peut pas se débarrasser du VIH. Le SIDA (syndrome d’immunodéficience acquise) survient lorsque le VIH détruit le système immunitaire, ce qui entraîne des infections et des cancers graves et potentiellement mortels. Le test de dépistage détecte uniquement le VIH, pas le SIDA. Ce dépliant explique ce qui suit : mode de propagation du VIH, avantages et inconvénients du test de dépistage, procédure du test, fiabilité du test, délai d’obtention du résultat du test et façon de communiquer le résultat, résultat négatif, positif et indéterminé, ainsi que personnes ayant accès aux résultats de votre test.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2122, "Before Your HIV Test". HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. This means that once you have HIV, you will have it for life. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) happens when HIV destroys your immune system, leading to serious and life-threatening infections and cancers. An HIV test only checks for HIV. It does not test for AIDS. This pamphlet explains how HIV is spread, the pros and cons of being tested for HIV, how an HIV test is done, and whether the test is accurate. Info is also provided on how you will get your test result and how long it will take, and what negative, positive, and indeterminate test results mean. Info on who has access to your test results is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: HIV Clinic Staff
Pamphlet Number
2165
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Après votre opération de la thyroïde à l’hôpital général de Dartmouth

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. Inci…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thyroid Gland - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thyroid Gland--Surgery
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. On y trouve aussi une liste des symptômes qui nécessitent l'attention de votre chirurgien, une liste des numéros de téléphone importants et de l'information sur votre rendez-vous postopératoire.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "After Your Thyroid Surgery: Dartmouth General Hospital" pamphlet 1628. Incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet are listed. A list of symptoms that need the attention of your surgeon, a list of important phone numbers, and information about your post-operative appointment are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ENT Surgery, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2184
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Soins continus : information importante

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Continuing Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2188
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Dans le cadre de vos soins, vous pouvez bénéficier du soutien et des services offerts par les soins continus de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse ou par des fournisseurs de services contractuels. Il est important que vous disposiez de l'information nécessaire pour prendre des décisions éclairées lorsque vous recevez des services de soins continus. Ce dépliant explique ce à quoi vous attendre en matière de qualité des soins, de dignité et de respect, de plan de soins, de décisions relatives aux services, de…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Continuing Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Home Care Services
Long-Term Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Home care services
Long-term care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Dans le cadre de vos soins, vous pouvez bénéficier du soutien et des services offerts par les soins continus de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse ou par des fournisseurs de services contractuels. Il est important que vous disposiez de l'information nécessaire pour prendre des décisions éclairées lorsque vous recevez des services de soins continus. Ce dépliant explique ce à quoi vous attendre en matière de qualité des soins, de dignité et de respect, de plan de soins, de décisions relatives aux services, de respect de la vie privée, de sécurité et de frais exigés pour les services. Vous y trouverez aussi les coordonnées de l’équipe recevant la rétroaction des patients et familles de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Continuing Care - Important Information for You" pamphlet 2120. As part of your care, you may be provided supports and services offered by Nova Scotia Health Continuing Care and/or contracted service providers. It is important that you have the information you need to make informed decisions while receiving Continuing Care services. This pamphlet explains what you can expect in terms of quality care, dignity and respect, your plan of care, service decisions, your privacy, safety, and fees for service. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Health Patient/Family Feedback team is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Continuing Care Staff
Pamphlet Number
2188
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Exercises after neck surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0056
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The exercises in this guide will help you improve the range of motion (ROM) and strength in your neck and shoulder muscles after your neck surgery. Illustrations showing how to do each exercise are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Neck - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Exercise therapy
Physical therapy
Neck--Surgery
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Abstract
The exercises in this guide will help you improve the range of motion (ROM) and strength in your neck and shoulder muscles after your neck surgery. Illustrations showing how to do each exercise are included.
Notes
Previous title: Exercise program after neck surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
0056
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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1635
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This patient education sheet gives instructions for what to expect when your health care provider has given you a form (called a ‘requisition’) for lab tests that must be repeated (for example, once a week, once every 3 months). Tests ordered this way are called ‘standing orders’.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Specimen Collection
Standing Orders
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Collection and preservation
Abstract
This patient education sheet gives instructions for what to expect when your health care provider has given you a form (called a ‘requisition’) for lab tests that must be repeated (for example, once a week, once every 3 months). Tests ordered this way are called ‘standing orders’.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pamphlet Number
1635
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Le diabète et les yeux

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1784
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La rétinopathie diabétique a lieu lorsque des changements se produisent au niveau des vaisseaux sanguins situés près de la rétine et entraînent une fuite ou un saignement. L’œdème maculaire diabétique est un gonflement de la macula (très petite zone centrale de la rétine, qui donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour lire, regarder la télévision et voir les visages) qui peut être causé par le diabète, survenir après une opération aux yeux ou se produire sans raison connue (idiopathique). Le prés…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Diabetes and the eye
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes--Complications
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Diabetes
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétinopathie diabétique a lieu lorsque des changements se produisent au niveau des vaisseaux sanguins situés près de la rétine et entraînent une fuite ou un saignement. L’œdème maculaire diabétique est un gonflement de la macula (très petite zone centrale de la rétine, qui donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour lire, regarder la télévision et voir les visages) qui peut être causé par le diabète, survenir après une opération aux yeux ou se produire sans raison connue (idiopathique). Le présent dépliant décrit ces troubles, leur traitement et la façon de les gérer.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Diabetes and the Eye" pamphlet 0459. Diabetic retinopathy happens when changes take place in the blood vessels near the retina, causing leaks or bleeding. Diabetic macular edema is a swelling of the macula (very small centre area of your retina, which gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces) that may be caused by diabetes, happen after eye surgery, or happen for no known reason (idiopathic).
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Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1784
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Supporting your recovery from COVID-19

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2226
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Step-by-step instructions are given for collecting your semen. The pamphlet also answers common questions you may have about collecting your semen. The location for sample drop-offs is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Semen Analysis
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Semen--Collection and preservation
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are given for collecting your semen. The pamphlet also answers common questions you may have about collecting your semen. The location for sample drop-offs is provided.
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Prepared by: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2226
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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.
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Prepared by: Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada - Atlantic Region, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2232
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