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Patient Education Pamphlets created or updated in November 2021

by Kallen Rutledge on 2021-12-23T09:18:00-04:00 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 revised or created in November 2021:

Arabic Translations 
AR85-2244 NEW Be Antibiotic Aware (English: WC85-2059)

Cardiovascular System 
WG85-0718 Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test) (French: FF85-1120) [Now includes after care information previously included in WG85-0708]
WG85-1103 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program

Chinese (Simplified) Translations 
CH85-2242 NEW Be Antibiotic Aware (English: WC85-2059)

Digestive System 
WI85-0702 Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair (French: FF85-1899)

French Translations (en français)
FF85-1813 Déclenchement artificiel du travail (English: WP85-1768)
FF85-1903 Bienvenue aux Services communautaires de santé mentale et de traitement des dépendances - Régions d’Halifax, d’Eastern Shore et de West Hants (English: WM85-1877)
FF85-1912 Trabéculoplastie sélective au laser (TSL) pour le glaucome (English: WW85-0333)
FF85-2197 NEW Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison (English: WG85-1197)
FF85-2198 NEW Exercices après une blessure à la cheville (English: WB85-1417)
FF85-2199 NEW Passer un Fibroscan® (English: WI85-1570)
FF85-2201 NEW Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth (English: WP85-2009)
FF85-2202 NEW Interaction des contraceptifs avec le sugammadex (Bridion®) (English: WP85-2076)
FF85-2203 NEW Syndrome de sevrage néonatal (English: WP85-2144)

Geriatrics 
WT85-2221 Seniors Afternoon Out Program

Laboratory Pathology
QY85-1674 Stool Collection for H. pylori, C. difficile, or Viral Detection - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Halifax Area

Musculoskeletal System
WE85-2237 NEW Knee Replacement Surgery - Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) Halifax Infirmary (HI) (Replacing 1927)
WE85-2238 NEW Knee Replacement Surgery - Aberdeen Hospital (Replacing 1927)
WE85-2239 NEW Knee Replacement Surgery - Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) (Replacing 1927)
WE85-2240 NEW Knee Replacement Surgery - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) (Replacing 1927)

Nervous System
WL85-0058 Spinal Cord Stimulation - QEII
WL85-1033 Welcome to the Neurosurgery Unit 7.3

Nursing Units
WZ85-2243 NEW Systemic Therapy Unit: Victoria General Hospital

Nutrition & Food
LC85-0354 Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in Your Diet
LC85-0531 Nutrition Guidelines After Stomach Surgery

Ophthalmology
WW85-2241 NEW Blepharospasm (Eyelid Twitching)

Respiratory System
WF85-1633 Esophageal Surgery

Kallen Rutledge

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


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