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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Telemetry is a way of recording your heart’s rate and rhythm. A transmitter is used to send this information to a monitor at the nurses’ station. The recording happens while you are awake as well as while you are asleep. This pamphlet answers questions such as why telemetry is done, how it is done, and what to do if any problems arise. The French version of this pamphlet 1893, "Télésurveillance", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Telemetry
Monitoring, physiologic - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Telemetering transmitters
Heart beat
Abstract
Telemetry is a way of recording your heart’s rate and rhythm. A transmitter is used to send this information to a monitor at the nurses’ station. The recording happens while you are awake as well as while you are asleep. This pamphlet answers questions such as why telemetry is done, how it is done, and what to do if any problems arise. The French version of this pamphlet 1893, "Télésurveillance", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Living with your pacemaker

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0019
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A pacemaker is used to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to increase your heart rate to suit your activity. A pacemaker battery will usually last 7-10 years. When the battery runs low, you will need a new device. Precautions that need to be followed at home are outlined. The best actions to take for certain complications are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Abstract
A pacemaker is used to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to increase your heart rate to suit your activity. A pacemaker battery will usually last 7-10 years. When the battery runs low, you will need a new device. Precautions that need to be followed at home are outlined. The best actions to take for certain complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0019
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Glaucoma management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. In glaucoma, the drain does not work well and fluid does not leave the eye as it should. Optic nerve damage causes pressure to increase in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve. This damage may lead to side vision loss. If not treated, it may also lead to straight ahead vision loss. Acute and chronic glaucoma are d…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Abstract
Your eyes are filled with a fluid made by the ciliary body. This fluid flows through the pupil, in front of the lens, and then out through a drain called the trabecular meshwork. In glaucoma, the drain does not work well and fluid does not leave the eye as it should. Optic nerve damage causes pressure to increase in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve. This damage may lead to side vision loss. If not treated, it may also lead to straight ahead vision loss. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to gather information about glaucoma are described. Treatment can be medication, laser, or surgery. We have also provided instructions on how to use eye drops. The French version of this pamphlet 1910, "Gestion du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0140
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Gastroscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0040
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A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
A gastroscopy is an exam of the esophagus (throat), stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small bowel). We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0040
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ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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An ERCP is an examination of the common bile duct, gallbladder and the duct of the pancreas. The doctor will do this test with a flexible tube with a light at the tip. We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. As you will be given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
An ERCP is an examination of the common bile duct, gallbladder and the duct of the pancreas. The doctor will do this test with a flexible tube with a light at the tip. We have described getting ready for the test, how it is done, care after the test, and possible complications. As you will be given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1476, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0038
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Going home after your cardiac catheterization (dye test)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0708
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after your cardiac catheterization, including care after sedation, what to expect upon discharge from the hospital, and when you may go back to doing certain activities. Instructions for care of puncture sites in the upper leg/groin and wrist are discussed, as well as what to do if you have any problems related to the procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1915, "Retour à la maison après un cathétérisme cardiaque : (examen avec produit de contraste)…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Angiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Angiography
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after your cardiac catheterization, including care after sedation, what to expect upon discharge from the hospital, and when you may go back to doing certain activities. Instructions for care of puncture sites in the upper leg/groin and wrist are discussed, as well as what to do if you have any problems related to the procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1915, "Retour à la maison après un cathétérisme cardiaque : (examen avec produit de contraste)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0708
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Taking care of your cast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0117
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Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1108, "Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre," is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Casts, Surgical
Immobilization
Bone and Bones - injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Plaster casts
Bones--Wounds and injuries
Abstract
Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1108, "Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a plaster cast
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII; Revised by: Orthopedics, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
0117
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After glaucoma surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0141
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You will need surgery to treat your glaucoma if the pressure inside your eye stays too high even with the use of drops and/or laser treatments. Topics include: how surgery is done, trabeculectomy, shunt procedure, and what happens after surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided. This includes activity, using eye drops, and the symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 1894, "Après une chirurgie du glaucome", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Abstract
You will need surgery to treat your glaucoma if the pressure inside your eye stays too high even with the use of drops and/or laser treatments. Topics include: how surgery is done, trabeculectomy, shunt procedure, and what happens after surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided. This includes activity, using eye drops, and the symptoms that require immediate medical attention. The French version of this pamphlet 1894, "Après une chirurgie du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0141
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0188
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A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours. The French version of this pamphlet 1505, "Sigmoïdoscopie à sonde souple", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1478, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0188
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Colonoscopy : VG site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0211
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A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of th…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0211
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Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0333
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In glaucoma, the eye pressure becomes elevated (high) when the normal drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) are blocked and fluid gets trapped. This elevated pressure will eventually damage the delicate optic nerve, which may destroy vision and lead to blindness. SLT is used to help control the pressure inside your eye and treat chronic open angle glaucoma. A laser (bright beam of light) is precisely focused on the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) to improve the drainage of fluid. The …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Trabeculectomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Eye--Surgery
Abstract
In glaucoma, the eye pressure becomes elevated (high) when the normal drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) are blocked and fluid gets trapped. This elevated pressure will eventually damage the delicate optic nerve, which may destroy vision and lead to blindness. SLT is used to help control the pressure inside your eye and treat chronic open angle glaucoma. A laser (bright beam of light) is precisely focused on the drainage channels (trabecular meshwork) to improve the drainage of fluid. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, how the treatment is done, possible complications, and care after laser treatment. The French version of this pamphlet 1912, "Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0333
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YAG laser capsulotomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0464
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A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Posterior Capsulotomy
Cataract extraction
Capsule Opacification - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Cataract--Surgery--Complications
Cataract
Abstract
A cataract is when the lens in your eye gets cloudy over time. The lens sits in a capsule. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed, leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is put in front of the capsule. In up to half of patients who have had cataract surgery, the capsule also becomes cloudy. When this happens, vision becomes blurred. This cloudiness can be treated with a YAG laser. The YAG laser is used to make an opening in the capsule (capsulotomy), like making a hole in a piece of plastic wrap. Vision is usually clearer 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The pamphlet describes getting ready for treatment, what happens during, and what to expect after. A list of possible complications are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0464
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0426
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A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given.The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Lungs--Radiography
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given.The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0426
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Indium white blood cell scan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0427
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An indium white blood cell scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. It is a 2-day test. This pamphlet explains the procedure for the scan, getting ready, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiopharmaceuticals - diagnostic use
Diagnostic imaging
Indium
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Indium
Abstract
An indium white blood cell scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. It is a 2-day test. This pamphlet explains the procedure for the scan, getting ready, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done.
Notes
Previous title: Indium scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0427
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0429
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A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given.The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Nephrology
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given.The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0429
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Cardiac catheterization (dye test)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0718
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This test shows how well your heart muscle and valves, and the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen are working.This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and the risks involved. Information on what to expect after the test includes: bedrest after the procedure, how to prevent bleeding from the puncture site, eating, back pain from lying flat, passing urine, visiting, and the precautions you need to take when the procedure is done through the wrist. T…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function tests
Abstract
This test shows how well your heart muscle and valves, and the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen are working.This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and the risks involved. Information on what to expect after the test includes: bedrest after the procedure, how to prevent bleeding from the puncture site, eating, back pain from lying flat, passing urine, visiting, and the precautions you need to take when the procedure is done through the wrist. The French version of this pamphlet 1120, "Cathétérisme Cardiaque (test avec colorant)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Day Unit 6.1, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0718
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0402
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Laser iridotomy is used to treat angle closure glaucoma (a specific type of glaucoma) or to prevent it from developing. This pamphlet describes getting ready, the laser treatment, and care after the procedure. Possible complications are listed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma, Angle-Closure
Lasers
Subjects (LCSH)
Angle-closure glaucoma
Lasers in surgery
Abstract
Laser iridotomy is used to treat angle closure glaucoma (a specific type of glaucoma) or to prevent it from developing. This pamphlet describes getting ready, the laser treatment, and care after the procedure. Possible complications are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0402
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0168
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The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection in the lining of the abdomen (peritonitis). This pamphlet explains what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. General Surgery Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix - surgery
Appendicitis
Subjects (LCSH)
Appendectomy
Appendix (Anatomy)--Surgery
Appendicitis
Abstract
The appendix is a small tube-like organ that is attached to your intestine (bowel). An inflamed or infected appendix is called appendicitis. If not treated, the inflamed or infected appendix can burst and cause a serious infection in the lining of the abdomen (peritonitis). This pamphlet explains what will happen to you after surgery and how you can take part in your care. Topics are: controlling discomfort, care of your incision, healthy eating, activity (returning to work, driving, sex), and follow-up care. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 1895, "Appendicectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Reviewed by: Division of General Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0168
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Taking your medication

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0758
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Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are helping your own health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They will help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychiatry
Medication
Subjects (LCSH)
Drugs
Mental Health
Specialty
Mental Health
Medications
Abstract
Taking your medication is an important part of your treatment. It means you are helping your own health and well-being. This pamphlet explains why some people stop taking their medication. If these or other issues concern you, please talk to your primary health care provider. They will help you find solutions. Tips to help you take your medication are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1916, "Prendre vos médicaments", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Mental Health & Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0758
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Welcome to 7.3 Neurosurgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1033
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The Neurosurgery Unit 7.3 meets the special needs of people with brain and/or spinal cord injury/disease. A team approach is used to give the best possible care to patients and families during a critical and stressful time. The pamphlet explains the intermediate care unit, neurosurgery floor, visiting, roles of the treatment team, parking, care of personal belongings, accommodations, waiting room, family room, cafeterias, and Brain Repair Centre.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neurosciences
Neurosurgery
Hospital Units
Patient Care Team
Subjects (LCSH)
Neuroscience
Nervous system--Surgery
Health care teams
Hospital units
Abstract
The Neurosurgery Unit 7.3 meets the special needs of people with brain and/or spinal cord injury/disease. A team approach is used to give the best possible care to patients and families during a critical and stressful time. The pamphlet explains the intermediate care unit, neurosurgery floor, visiting, roles of the treatment team, parking, care of personal belongings, accommodations, waiting room, family room, cafeterias, and Brain Repair Centre.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery Nursing Staff
Pamphlet Number
1033
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