Patient Education Pamphlets created, updated, or archived in August 2023

by Kendell Fitzgerald on 2023-09-05T08:30:00-03:00 in Health literacy, Patient Education, Patient Pamphlet | 0 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 pamphlets catalogue, or view the complete listing of active titles in our Print Code Index.

The following pamphlets were updated or created in August 2023. 

Arabic Translations
AR85-2349 NEW Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else (English: WX85-2327)

Cardiovascular System 
WG85-0595 Electrophysiology Studies (EPS) - Halifax Infirmary
WG85-2088 Inherited Heart Disease Clinic - Halifax Infirmary

Chinese (Simplified) Translations
CH85-2350 NEW Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else (English: WX85-2327)

Emergency & Public Health 
WA85-2351 NEW Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

French Translations (en français)
FF85-1790 Écrire à la famille de votre donneur ou donneuse (English: X85-1212)
FF85-1860 Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires (English: WC85-1822)
FF85-1863 La Pochette verte de la Nouvelle-Écosse : Information pour les patients, familles et mandataires (English: WD85-1833)
FF85-1891 Choix d’accouchement après une césarienne (English: WP85-1847)
FF85-2359 NEW Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS) (English: WX85-2327; Arabic: AR85-2349; Chinese: CH85-2350)

Gynecology & Reproductive Health
WP85-2076 Birth Control Medication Interaction with Sugammadex (Bridion®) (En français: FF85-2202)

WX85-2056 Ethics Tool - Help with Ethical Issues (En français: FF85-2142; Arabic: AR85-2153; Chinese: CH85-2168)
WX85-2084 Ethics Tool (rack card) (En français: FF85-2143; Arabic: AR85-2154; Chinese: CH85-2169)
WX85-2173 Preparing for Home: From Admission to Discharge (En français: FF85-2290)
WX85-2348 NEW What is Patch Testing?

QV85-0071 Aspirin®
QV85-0249 Clopidogrel

Musculoskeletal System
WE85-2352 NEW Hemosiderin Staining
WE85-2353 NEW Calluses
WE85-2354 NEW Corns
WE85-2355 NEW Plantar Warts
WE85-2356 NEW Thick Nails

WQ85-1220 In-Centre Hemodialysis
WQ85-1468 Rocaltrol® (Calcitriol) and Hemodialysis
WQ85-1470 One-Alpha® (Alfacalcidol) and Hemodialysis
WQ85-2357 NEW Using Medications Safely When You Have Kidney Disease

WW85-0582 Eye Removal (En français: FF85-1897)

WO85-2358 NEW Caring for Your Sutures (Stitches) After a Minor Procedure - Victoria General (VG)

The following pamphlets were archived in August 2023:
WO85-1689 Taking Care of Your Stitches
FF85-1798   Prendre soin de votre suture
QY85-1724  Scents in Blood Collection Clinics
FF85-1737   Le parfum dans les cliniques de prélèvement sanguin
AR85-1736   Scents in Blood Collection Clinics
WD85-1767  Welcome to the Palliative Care Unit at Aberdeen Hospital: Valuing Every Moment
QV85-0278   Nitroglycerin Sublingual Spray
FF85-1782    Vaporisateur sublingual de nitroglycérine (nitro)

If an archived pamphlet is needed, please let us know as soon as possible and we will work with you to make it available again.

Kendell Fitzgerald

Librarian Educator
Central Zone


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