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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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Total laryngectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attent…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Otolaryngology
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)
Laryngectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngectomy
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Total laryngectomy is the removal of your larynx (voice box). Your larynx is being removed because it has a disease (like cancer). Your usual way of talking will change after your surgery. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, the morning of, and right after your surgery. Other topics include what to expect at home, protecting yourself from the flu, stoma and laryngectomy tube care, supplies, humidity, speech rehabilitation, nutrition, follow-up, and symptoms that require medical attention. A recipe for sterile water is provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2366, "Laryngectomie totale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff
Pamphlet Number
0439
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Treatment after early pregnancy loss : Eastern Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2387
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After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eastern Zone. Interprofessional Practice and Learning. Clinical Nurse Educators
Alternate Title
Treatment after miscarriage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Abortion, Spontaneous - therapy
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
After early pregnancy loss, you may wait for the tissue to pass on its own (expectant management), take medication called misoprostol (medical management), or be scheduled for a surgery called a dilation and curettage (D and C). This pamphlet explains what will happen with each of the 3 options. Possible complications, discharge instructions, and what to do in an emergency are listed. A list of local resources is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: IPPL CNEs in collaboration with the Women and Children’s Health Program and the Emergency Department
Adapted from: PL-0757 with permission of IWK Health Centre
Pamphlet Number
2387
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Urgent Eye Clinic (Red Eye Clinic)

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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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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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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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Welcome to the Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2282
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This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital
Alternate Title
Welcome to the MHA Day Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Health Services
Hospitals, psychiatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental health facilities
Hospital care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This guide will answer questions you may have about attending the Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital. This guide explains what is expected of you, what you can expect from the program and your Day Hospital health care team members, how you will be involved in your care and recovery, and how loved ones and friends who are part of your Circle of Support can be involved in your recovery, if you choose. The guide explains what the MHA Day Hospital is, what will happen each day, what your treatment will focus on, and how to give feedback about your care. Information about how to get to the Day Hospital and where to park is included. A list of commonly used terms is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
2282
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