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Patient Education Pamphlets updated or created in December 2021

by Kallen Rutledge on 2022-01-10T08:30:00-04:00 in Health literacy, Patient Pamphlet, Patient Education | Comments

Writing in plain language matters. In Canada, it’s reported that nine million people have limited literacy skills, with over half of Canadians reading below a high school level. This is just one of the reasons why it is important to offer additional support to patients and families with easy-to-read, straightforward patient pamphlets. For more information about creating or updating patient pamphlets, please visit the Content Creator Toolkit. Please contact pamphlets@nshealth.ca with any questions. You can search for pamphlets by title, keyword, or four-digit pamphlet number in the library catalogue, or view the complete listing of active titles in our Print Code Index.

The following pamphlets were updated or created in December 2021:

Breast 
WS85-2246 NEW Breast Lumpectomy

Digestive System 
WI85-1422 Ulcerative Proctitis

French Translations (en français)
FF85-1548 Politique de réduction du tabagisme de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse (English: WX85-1547)
FF85-1656 Prévention des chutes et des blessures pendant votre hospitalisation (English: WX85-1643)
FF85-1817 Maturation cervicale au moyen du gel vaginal de dinoprostone (ProstinMD) (English: WP85-1772)
FF85-1900 Programme d’exercices en position assise (English: WB85-1563)
FF85-1919 Ophtalmopathie thyroïdienne (English: WW85-1840)
FF85-1947 Capsulotomie au laser YAG (English: WW85-0464)
FF85-2171 Trousse d'information sur la COVID-19 – Famille, partenaires de soins essentiels et proches aidants (English: WC85-2170)*
FF85-2247 NEW Aide médicale à mourir (AMM) (English: WD85-2229)

Infectious Disease
WC85-2170 COVID-19 Toolkit – Family/Essential Care Partner(s) and Family Caregivers (en français: FF85-2171)*
WC85-2249 NEW Welcome to the COVID-19 Inpatient Unit (Unit 8.3)

Laboratory Pathology
QY85-1635 Standing Orders

Musculoskeletal System
WE85-2245 NEW Hip Fracture Recovery Guide - Aberdeen Regional Hospital
WE85-2248 NEW Hip Protectors

Nursing Units
WZ85-2113 Welcome to the Stroke Unit: 4C - Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Pain Management
PM85-1909 Yarmouth Pain Self-Management Program

*These items are available for order from Dalhousie Printing Services and online via the COVID-19 HUB

Kallen Rutledge

Librarian Educator, Patient Education & LMS 
Nova Scotia Hospital, Central Zone


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