Patient Education Pamphlets created, updated, or archived in February 2024

by Kendell Fitzgerald on 2024-03-04T08:30:00-04:00 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 February 2024. 

WR85-2384 NEW Electrical Stimulation in Wound Healing

Cardiovascular System 
WG85-0931 Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) (En français: FF85-1853)
                     (Previous title: Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD))

Digestive System 
WI85-0441 Gastrectomy

Emergency & Public Health 
WA85-1845 Your Emergency Department Visit (En français: FF85-1851; Arabic: 2323)

Endocrine System 
WK85-0222 Hydrocortisone Injection

French Translations (en français)
FF85-1109 Angiofluorographie (English: WW85-0132)
FF85-1216 Prévention et contrôle des infections (English: WC85-1441)
FF85-1218 Conseils alimentaires pour la santé du cœur (English: LC85-0524)
                   (Previous title: Conseils alimentaires favorisant la santé cardiaque)
FF85-1716 Règles de sécurité liées à l’eau (English: WC85-0057)
FF85-1791 Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet) (English: WG85-1296)
FF85-1852 Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) (English: WC85-0602)
                   (Previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile))
FF85-1908 Exercices pour les jambes à faire debout (English: WB85-0937)
FF85-2096 Utilisation des gouttes pour les yeux (English: WW85-0137)
FF85-2100 Examen du champ visuel (English: WW85-0503)

Gynecology & Reproductive Health
WP85-2387 Treatment After Early Pregnancy Loss - Eastern Zone

WH85-0100 Bone Marrow Test

Infectious Disease
WC85-1149 Sexually transmitted infections (STI) Clinic

Nervous System
WL85-2388 NEW My Action Plan - Spine Assessment Clinic (SAC) [not available online]

Nursing Units
WZ85-1022 Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) - Victoria General Site (En français: FF85-2194)
                    (Previous title: Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) - Victoria General Hospital)

Nutrition & Food
LC85-0655 High-energy, High-protein, Low-fibre Eating Guidelines
                   (Previous title: High Energy, High Protein, Low Fibre Diet Guidelines)

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
WB85-0727 Using TENS for Pain
WB85-1825 The Driver Evaluation Program: Frequently Asked Questions (En français: FF85-2187)
                    (Previous title: Driver Evaluation Program: Frequently Asked Questions)

Respiratory System
WF85-0611 Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program - Halifax Infirmary, QE II
                   (Previous title: The Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program at the QEII)

The following pamphlets were archived in February 2024:
WE85-1575 After Your Orthopaedic Surgery: What You Need to Know -- Arthroplasty, Fracture Surgery, Sports Medicine
QV85-1869 Keeping Vaccine Safe
WJ85-1572 Urology Stone Clinic - 4 Day Food Record
CB85-1164 Options for Non-Urgent Care

If a pamphlet that has been archived is still 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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