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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pneumonia - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Pneumonia
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to get inflamed. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of pneumonia, who is at risk, and how pneumonia is diagnosed and treated. Tips to help you recover quickly and prevent pneumonia are included. Symptoms that need further medical attention are listed. The French translation of this pamphlet 2061, "Pneumonie" is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0368
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Angiography Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Arteriogram
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)
Angiography
Blood Vessels
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography
Blood-vessels
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
During this special X-ray test, a colourless dye is injected into your blood vessels so that they can be seen on X-ray. An angiogram can be used to X-ray blood vessels in various parts of the body. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Angiography Unit, Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0001
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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, where and how it is done, and what to do if you have any problems. The French version of this pamphlet 1893, "Télésurveillance", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
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, where and how it is done, and what to do if you have any problems. The French version of this pamphlet 1893, "Télésurveillance", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0006
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Non-invasive vascular lab tests

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0007
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The Vascular Lab has special testing equipment that can tell us about the pressure and amount of blood flowing through your arteries and veins. Tests described in this pamphlet include: Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) blood flow test, treadmill exercise test, arterial duplex test, carotid duplex evaluation, venous duplex ultrasound, and blood flow evaluation of fingers and/or toes.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Veins
Arteries
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Doppler ultrasonography
Blood pressure--Measurement
Arteries
Veins
Abstract
The Vascular Lab has special testing equipment that can tell us about the pressure and amount of blood flowing through your arteries and veins. Tests described in this pamphlet include: Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) blood flow test, treadmill exercise test, arterial duplex test, carotid duplex evaluation, venous duplex ultrasound, and blood flow evaluation of fingers and/or toes.
Notes
Previous title: Non-invasive vascular lab testing
Responsibility
Prepared: Non-Invasive Vascular Diagnostics Lab
Pamphlet Number
0007
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Lumbar puncture (LP)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. A small amount of fluid is taken out from the space around your spinal cord that is fluid-filled. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems.This pamphlet explains how the test is done, how long it takes and follow-up care.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. A small amount of fluid is taken out from the space around your spinal cord that is fluid-filled. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems.This pamphlet explains how the test is done, how long it takes and follow-up care.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 1944, "Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)", is also available.
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 1944, "Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0019
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Glaucoma management

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first caus…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma
Specialty
Ophthalmology
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. Glaucoma is a disease where increased pressure in the eye damages the optic nerve. It usually happens when the trabecular meshwork (drain) does not work and fluid cannot drain from the eye. Fluid buildup in the front part of the eye increases pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. This damage may at first cause loss of side vision. If left untreated, it may cause loss of central vision. Acute and chronic glaucoma are defined. The various tests used to diagnose 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
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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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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Stereotactic biopsy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0059
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Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stereotaxic Techniques
Neurosurgery - methods
Brain Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Stereotaxic techniques
Brain--Surgery
Brain--Tumors--Diagnosis
Abstract
Sterotactic surgery is used to diagnose or treat several types of brain-related conditions, such as movement disorders, pain syndromes, and brain tumours/tumors. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken. A pathologist (a doctor who diagnoses changes in body tissues or fluids) will look at the tissue sample and make a diagnosis. What to expect before, during, and after surgery are stated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Neurosurgery
Pamphlet Number
0059
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After my surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0064
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This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Operations, Surgical
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet answers common questions about care at home after surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, activities, what to eat, managing pain, dressing(s) care, driving, etc. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea, and patients who use CPAP machines. The pamphlet includes a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away.
Notes
Previous title: After My Operation
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0064
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is pro…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Alternate Title
Computerized tomography scan
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)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiography, Medical
Tomography
Abstract
Computed Tomography (CT) scans are images made by a computer and X-ray machine. CT scans give more detailed pictures of bones and soft tissue organs than regular X-rays. These images will help your doctor recommend the best treatment for you. Topics include: how you get ready for the scan, what happens during the scan, questions about breastfeeding after the scan, side effects, how long it will take, when to expect results, and where to send your feedback. A list of hospital contact info is provided. The French translation of this pamphlet 1104, "Tomodensitogramme" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: CT Scanner
Responsibility
Prepared by: CT Service Advisory Provincial Committee
Pamphlet Number
0067
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Before and after your cardioversion - Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given medication to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. It includes a list of things to avoid for 24 hours after your procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is a…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
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)
Electric Countershock
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Electric countershock
Heart
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given medication to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. It includes a list of things to avoid for 24 hours after your procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Before and After Your Cardioversion
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Laser treatment of the retina

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0465
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Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Laser Therapy
Retinal diseases - therapy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Lasers in ophthalmology
Retina--Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Diabetes
Abstract
Laser treatment uses a strong beam of light (laser) that can be focused to treat certain diseases of the retina. The 3 most common diseases treated with a laser are – retinal holes or tears, diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), and other problems with retinal blood vessels. The pamphlet describes getting ready for a laser treatment, what will happen during treatment, and care after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0465
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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0119
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The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Emergency Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal pain
Specialty
Emergency
Abstract
The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for when your exam and test results suggest there is nothing seriously wrong or life-threatening. Follow-up instructions and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Services
Pamphlet Number
0119
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Getting ready for eye surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0134
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Instructions to help you prepare for eye surgery are given. Topics include: where to go, postponing surgery, and getting ready the day before surgery (what you can eat/drink, medications, if you have diabetes, etc.) and the morning of (hygiene, valuables, what to bring to the hospital). What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic versus a general anesthetic is listed. You must have a responsible adult who can look after you for the first 24 hours after surgery. Your surgery may be cance…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Eye - surgery
Preoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Preoperative care
Abstract
Instructions to help you prepare for eye surgery are given. Topics include: where to go, postponing surgery, and getting ready the day before surgery (what you can eat/drink, medications, if you have diabetes, etc.) and the morning of (hygiene, valuables, what to bring to the hospital). What to expect if you are having a local anesthetic versus a general anesthetic is listed. You must have a responsible adult who can look after you for the first 24 hours after surgery. Your surgery may be cancelled if you do not have someone that can stay with you after surgery. You will be given a prescription for eye drops. If you need help putting in the drops, please tell your surgeon's office before your scheduled surgery date. The French version of this pamphlet 2014, "Préparation en vue de la chirurgie oculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0134
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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 , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0141
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If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. T…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (7 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Glaucoma - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Glaucoma--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
If the pressure inside your eye stays too high after using drops and/or laser treatments, you will need surgery to treat your glaucoma. You may have a trabeculectomy or a shunt procedure. This pamphlet explains what a trabeculectomy and a shunt procedure are, and what will happen after the surgery. Instructions for your care at home are provided, including discomfort, wearing an eye shield, using eye drops, and activity. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1894, "Après une chirurgie du glaucome", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0141
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Living with heart failure

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0152
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This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Living with heart failure : a patient guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (28 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Abstract
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0152
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Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0158
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During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that requir…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Abdominal aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention, as well as information about follow-up visits, is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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