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Family information booklet

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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, IWK. Communications and Public Affairs. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0262
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Information for patients and families about the services of the IWK; having a baby at the IWK.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
IWK. Communications and Public Affairs
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Child Health Services
Hospitals
Maternal-Child Health Services
Women's Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Child health services
Hospitals
Infant health services
Maternal health services
Women's health services
Abstract
Information for patients and families about the services of the IWK; having a baby at the IWK.
Notes
The French version of this booklet is also available.
The Arabic version of this booklet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Communications and Public Affairs, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0262
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Your kidney transplant

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Capital Health (N.S.). Multi Organ Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
0196
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This guide helps you learn what happens before, during, and after your kidney transplant. The guide covers words to know, medications, benefits, risks, the waitlist, possible problems after surgery, and how to stay healthy at home after your transplant. Transplant Clinic contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Multi Organ Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (74 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney transplantation
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidney disease
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
This guide helps you learn what happens before, during, and after your kidney transplant. The guide covers words to know, medications, benefits, risks, the waitlist, possible problems after surgery, and how to stay healthy at home after your transplant. Transplant Clinic contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by Multi Organ Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
0196
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First rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome

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Capital Health (N.S.). Thoracic Surgery. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
1549
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition caused by compression (squeezing) of nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet. This is the area between the base of the neck and the armpit, including the front of the shoulders and chest. The causes, symptoms, how TOS is diagnosed, and treatment options are covered. Information on what to expect after surgery, the importance of physiotherapy, and what to avoid after surgery are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Thoracic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Rib - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Ribs--Surgery
Abstract
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition caused by compression (squeezing) of nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet. This is the area between the base of the neck and the armpit, including the front of the shoulders and chest. The causes, symptoms, how TOS is diagnosed, and treatment options are covered. Information on what to expect after surgery, the importance of physiotherapy, and what to avoid after surgery are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Thoracic Surgery Practice Council
Pamphlet Number
1549
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IWK. Emergency Department, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0289
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Information on croup, including symptoms and what to do for treatments.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Emergency Department
Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Croup
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Croup
Respiratory tract diseases
Abstract
Information on croup, including symptoms and what to do for treatments.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS & Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, ON
Pamphlet Number
PL-0289
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IWK. Emergency Department, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0296
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What to do if your child has pertussis and when to go to the emergency room.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Emergency Department
Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
(whooping cough)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Whooping Cough
Subjects (LCSH)
Whooping cough
Abstract
What to do if your child has pertussis and when to go to the emergency room.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS & Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, ON
Pamphlet Number
PL-0296
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IWK. Emergency Department, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0287
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Signs, symptoms and treatment of chicken pox.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Emergency Department
Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
(Varicella)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Chickenpox
Subjects (LCSH)
Chickenpox
Abstract
Signs, symptoms and treatment of chicken pox.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS & Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, ON
Pamphlet Number
PL-0287
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IWK. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0295
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Signs, symptoms and treatment of HSP in children. HSP is an inflammation of the small blood vessels, causing rash, sore joints, and abdominal pain.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
Henoch-Schonlien Purpura
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch
Vascular Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood-vessels--Diseases
Purpura (Pathology)
Abstract
Signs, symptoms and treatment of HSP in children. HSP is an inflammation of the small blood vessels, causing rash, sore joints, and abdominal pain.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0295
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Discharge Instructions Following Sedation/General Anaesthesia

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IWK. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0109
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Basic care instructions: activity; diet / foods; who to call if concerned.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Cardiology
Alternate Title
Children’s Health Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesia
Postoperative care
Abstract
Basic care instructions: activity; diet / foods; who to call if concerned.
Responsibility
IWK Cardiology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0109
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Nutrition for Multiple Birth Pregnancy

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IWK. Clinical Nutrition. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0159
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Suggested meal pattern and helpful hints; meal planning pregnant women having twins or multiples; breakfast; snacks, lunch, dinner; healthy eating; food; diet; nutrients; nutrition for twin pregnancies.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Clinical Nutrition
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet, Healthy
Pregnancy, Multiple
Subjects (LCSH)
Multiple pregnancy
Nutrition--Requirements
Abstract
Suggested meal pattern and helpful hints; meal planning pregnant women having twins or multiples; breakfast; snacks, lunch, dinner; healthy eating; food; diet; nutrients; nutrition for twin pregnancies.
Responsibility
IWK Clinical Nutrition, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0159
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Maritime Newborn Screening Program

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Maritime Newborn Screening Program, IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
Pl-0166
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What is the Maritime Newborn Screening Program? Who, what, why and how baby is tested; explanation of genetic disorder(s) and test results.
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Corporate Author
Maritime Newborn Screening Program
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Services
Neonatal Screening
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic services
Newborn infants--Diseases--Diagnosis
Newborn screening
Abstract
What is the Maritime Newborn Screening Program? Who, what, why and how baby is tested; explanation of genetic disorder(s) and test results.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
Maritime Newborn Screening Program, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
Pl-0166
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IWK. Emergency Department, Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0397
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Symptoms and treatment.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Emergency Department
Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
infectious mononucleosis
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infectious Mononucleosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Mononucleosis
Abstract
Symptoms and treatment.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Emergency Department, Halifax, NS & Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, ON
Pamphlet Number
PL-0397
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Troubleshooting High Blood Sugar Readings in Gestational Diabetes

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IWK. Pregnancy and Diabetes Program. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0798
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Provides a list of questions you can ask yourself when your blood sugars are high.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pregnancy and Diabetes Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring
Diabetes, Gestational
Pregnancy complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar monitoring
Diabetes in pregnancy
Pregnancy--Complications
Abstract
Provides a list of questions you can ask yourself when your blood sugars are high.
Responsibility
IWK Pregnancy and Diabetes Program, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0798
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Special Access Program (SAP) Medications

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IWK. Pharmacy. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0883
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The Special Access Program (SAP) provides a way for physicians to acquire medications that are not marketed in Canada. These medications are considered for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions when other treatments have been tried and failed or the side effects are intolerable.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Pharmacy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Illness - therapy
Medication Systems - organization & administration
Subjects (LCSH)
Critically ill
Hospitals--Drug distribution systems
Abstract
The Special Access Program (SAP) provides a way for physicians to acquire medications that are not marketed in Canada. These medications are considered for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions when other treatments have been tried and failed or the side effects are intolerable.
Responsibility
IWK Pharmacy, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0883
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Understanding angina

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Capital Health (N.S.). Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0408
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This booklet explains angina and how you can help yourself. Angina is a discomfort in the chest caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle because a coronary artery is partially blocked. Topics in this booklet include: symptoms of angina, use of nitroglycerin, risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, how to reduce one’s risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, healthy eating, exercise and sexual activity. The French version of this pamphlet 1125, "Comprendre l’an…
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (32 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angina pectoris
Coronary Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Angina pectoris
Coronary heart disease--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
This booklet explains angina and how you can help yourself. Angina is a discomfort in the chest caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle because a coronary artery is partially blocked. Topics in this booklet include: symptoms of angina, use of nitroglycerin, risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, how to reduce one’s risk factors for coronary artery (heart) disease, healthy eating, exercise and sexual activity. The French version of this pamphlet 1125, "Comprendre l’angine de poitrine", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
0408
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Welcome to the Palliative Care Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1462
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This pamphlet provides information on how to contact the Palliative Care Clinic. The pamphlet also answers questions related to palliative care, such as concerns related to medication costs, equipment and home care.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Palliative Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care
Home Care Services
Hospice Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Palliative treatment
Home care services
Hospice care
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information on how to contact the Palliative Care Clinic. The pamphlet also answers questions related to palliative care, such as concerns related to medication costs, equipment and home care.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Cobequid Palliative Care Clinic!
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hospice Palliative Care Program, Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1462
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What to expect in the last days of life : a guide for caregivers

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Capital Health (N.S.). Palliative Care. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1562
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This guide will help you care for yourself and your loved one during your last days and hours together at home. This information will also be useful if you are caring for someone in a hospital, hospice or another institution, like a long-term care home. Topics include physical changes, eating and drinking, pain, restlessness, mouth, nose and eye care, weakness, changes in breathing patterns, looking after yourself, what to expect very near the time of death as well as when your loved one dies.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Palliative Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Death
Hospice Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Hospice care
Specialty
Palliative care
Geriatrics
Abstract
This guide will help you care for yourself and your loved one during your last days and hours together at home. This information will also be useful if you are caring for someone in a hospital, hospice or another institution, like a long-term care home. Topics include physical changes, eating and drinking, pain, restlessness, mouth, nose and eye care, weakness, changes in breathing patterns, looking after yourself, what to expect very near the time of death as well as when your loved one dies.
Responsibility
Prepared by Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
Pamphlet Number
1562
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Negative pressure wound therapy PICO single use system

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Wound Care Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1577
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This pamphlet answers common questions about using negative pressure wound closure therapy. Topics include bathing, pain, dressing changes and when to contact a nurse or doctor. This pamphlet also explains what the different coloured lights on the device mean and what to do in each situation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Wound Care Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Wound Closure Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Wound healing
Specialty
Wound Care Committee
Abstract
This pamphlet answers common questions about using negative pressure wound closure therapy. Topics include bathing, pain, dressing changes and when to contact a nurse or doctor. This pamphlet also explains what the different coloured lights on the device mean and what to do in each situation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Wound Care Committee, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1577
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Radical or functional neck dissection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0469
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This pamphlet will help you learn about your surgery. A radical neck dissection involves the removal of all lymph nodes, muscles, nerves and blood vessels on the affected side of the neck while a functional neck dissection removes all the lymph nodes and tries to spare the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This pamphlet explains the process from when you are taken to the operating room, after your surgery, and what to do when you get home.
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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
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Otolaryngology
Neck - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Otolaryngology
Neck--Surgery
Specialty
Otolaryngology
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about your surgery. A radical neck dissection involves the removal of all lymph nodes, muscles, nerves and blood vessels on the affected side of the neck while a functional neck dissection removes all the lymph nodes and tries to spare the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This pamphlet explains the process from when you are taken to the operating room, after your surgery, and what to do when you get home.
Responsibility
prepared by: Otolaryngology Staff , QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0469
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Syndactyly Repair Information

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IWK. Plastic Surgery. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0110
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Definition; what to expect after surgery; follow-up plan of care.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Plastic Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Congenital Abnormalities - surgery
Syndactyly - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Abnormalities, Human--Surgery
Postoperative care
Syndactyly--Surgery
Abstract
Definition; what to expect after surgery; follow-up plan of care.
Responsibility
IWK Plastic Surgery, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0110
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Calcium and Vitamin D

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36832
IWK. Clinical Nutrition. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0153
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Calcium and vitamin D.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Clinical Nutrition
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Calcium
Nutritional Requirements
Vitamin D
Subjects (LCSH)
Calcium in human nutrition
Nutrition--Requirements
Vitamin D in human nutrition
Abstract
Calcium and vitamin D.
Responsibility
IWK Clinical Nutrition, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0153
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