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Booking an appointment at your collaborative family practice : Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou County, and East Hants

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2337
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This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Northern Zone. Primary Care
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)
Health information
Family medicine
Physicians
Subjects (LCSH)
Physician and patient
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on what to expect before you book an appointment at your collaborative family practice. Information on what to do when you are not able to book an appointment is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Primary Care, Northern Zone
Pamphlet Number
2337
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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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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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In-centre hemodialysis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1220
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This pamphlet is for patients who are beginning dialysis. It explains what to expect when starting hemodialysis, common questions you may have, your hemodialysis schedule, and your hemodialysis health care team. Information about Patient Rights and Responsibilities, Patient Relations, and Ethics is included. The pamphlet also includes a list of resources and words you may hear during your treatment. A blank Hemodialysis Care Plan, Hemodialysis Tracking Sheet, and Hemodialysis checklist are also…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Renal Program
Alternate Title
In centre hemodialysis
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (24 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Kidneys--Diseases
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This pamphlet is for patients who are beginning dialysis. It explains what to expect when starting hemodialysis, common questions you may have, your hemodialysis schedule, and your hemodialysis health care team. Information about Patient Rights and Responsibilities, Patient Relations, and Ethics is included. The pamphlet also includes a list of resources and words you may hear during your treatment. A blank Hemodialysis Care Plan, Hemodialysis Tracking Sheet, and Hemodialysis checklist are also included.
Notes
Previous titles: Renal (dialysis) patient handbook, Hemodialysis patient handbook
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1220
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Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballon…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
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)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1296
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After vulvar biopsy or excision

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1625
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This sheet provides general skin care instructions for after a vulvar biopsy or vulvar excision.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Neoplasms - diagnosis
Vulvar Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This sheet provides general skin care instructions for after a vulvar biopsy or vulvar excision.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1625
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Esophagitis during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone Radiation Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and h…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Esophagitis is inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube through which food passes when we swallow). It is a side effect that you may experience if your radiation therapy treatments are given to the throat, chest, or breast. You may experience heartburn or a “lump” in your esophagus, the feeling that food is stuck in your esophagus, pain, or difficulty swallowing certain foods. This pamphlet gives tips that may help your esophagitis, information about the Esophageal Soft Diet, and high-protein, high-calorie drink recipes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH Central Zone Radiation Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4016
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Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1791
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L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se prépa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se préparer à l’intervention et le rétablissement qui suit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Angioplasty of the leg (balloon procedure)" pamphlet 1296. Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1791
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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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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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Corporate Author
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using opioids for chronic pain

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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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Getting a wheelchair or scooter : outpatient occupational therapy Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arhritis Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Occupational Therapy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1650
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This pamphlet explains how Occupational Therapy Services can help you to review, prescribe, and choose a wheelchair or scooter. It also explains what to expect as you have different appointments, including an assessment (review of your needs), a trial (to try out a wheelchair or scooter that is close to what is right for you), completing your wheelchair or scooter prescription, wheelchair or scooter set-up, and wheelchair skills training. Information about the cost of Occupational Therapy Servi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Occupational Therapy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self-Help Devices
Wheelchairs
Subjects (LCSH)
Self-help devices for people with disabilities
Wheelchairs
Motor scooters
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how Occupational Therapy Services can help you to review, prescribe, and choose a wheelchair or scooter. It also explains what to expect as you have different appointments, including an assessment (review of your needs), a trial (to try out a wheelchair or scooter that is close to what is right for you), completing your wheelchair or scooter prescription, wheelchair or scooter set-up, and wheelchair skills training. Information about the cost of Occupational Therapy Services, the cost of a wheelchair or scooter, and what to do if your wheelchair or scooter needs maintenance and/or repair is included. Contact information for Occupational Therapy Services is given.
Notes
Previous title: Getting a wheelchair or scooter : outpatient occupational therapy services at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: Occupational Therapy Services, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1650
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Choosing a CPAP provider

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1620
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CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Sleep Disorders Lab
Alternate Title
Choosing a continuous positive airway pressure provider
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)
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep apnea syndromes
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This pamphlet lists things to remember when choosing a CPAP provider. The pamphlet includes information on what a good provider will do when you start CPAP, CPAP equipment, and what to expect for good follow-up care once you have started treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sleep Disorders Lab
Pamphlet Number
1620
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Blood collection tips for parents : Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36704
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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Veterans' Service Falls Management Program : Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building (VMB)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35676
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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Conseils aux parents pour les prises de sang : Pathologie et médecine de laboratoire

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36774
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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Urgent Eye Clinic (Red Eye Clinic)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38164
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Urgent Eye Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2326
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The Urgent Eye Clinic provides medical, surgical, and emergency eye care. It is also called the Red Eye Clinic. The Clinic is run by a team of staff and resident ophthalmologists (eye doctors), nurses, and orthoptists (eye health professionals who specialize in how your eyes move and your vision develops). You must be referred to the Clinic by a doctor, an eye care provider, or another health care provider. Your appointment time will be based on how serious the issue is. This pamphlet explains …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Urgent Eye Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye Diseases
Clinics
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Diseases
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The Urgent Eye Clinic provides medical, surgical, and emergency eye care. It is also called the Red Eye Clinic. The Clinic is run by a team of staff and resident ophthalmologists (eye doctors), nurses, and orthoptists (eye health professionals who specialize in how your eyes move and your vision develops). You must be referred to the Clinic by a doctor, an eye care provider, or another health care provider. Your appointment time will be based on how serious the issue is. This pamphlet explains where the Urgent Eye Clinic is and what to expect. It gives information about appointments and what to do if your symptoms get worse (you have more pain or redness, less vision, or loss of vision) while you are waiting to be seen. It also includes a map of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Victoria General site, and a map with instructions to get from the entrance of the Dickson Building to the Clinic.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urgent Eye Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2326
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