Patient Education Pamphlets updated or created in August 2022

by Vinson Li on 2022-09-12T08:30:00-03:00 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 August 2022. 

Diagnostic Imaging 
WN85-1922 Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Liver Biopsy - Valley Regional Hospital
WN85-1923 Transjugular Liver Biopsy - Valley Regional Hospital
WN85-1924 Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy - Valley Regional Hospital

Endocrine System 
WK85-2299 NEW Screening for Diabetes During Pregnancy

WK85-2300 NEW Screening for Diabetes After Pregnancy

WK85-2301 NEW I Have Diabetes and I Can Have a Healthy Baby! Pregnancy Information for Individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

Gynecology & Reproductive Health
WP85-2305 NEW Pregnancy Testing Before Your Surgery

WX85-2173 Preparing for Home: From Admission to Discharge (En français: 2290)
WX85-1850 Need a primary health care provider?

Infectious Disease
WC85-2170 COVID-19 Toolkit - Family/Essential Care Partner(s) and Family Caregivers (En français: 2171)*

QV85-2263 Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder
QV85-2268 Acamprosate for Alcohol Use Disorder

Mental Health & Addictions
WM85-2304 NEW Eating Disorder Inpatient Program

WM85-2306 NEW Does my child or adolescent have an eating disorder?

WQ85-1510 Polyoma Virus and BK Virus
WQ85-2303 NEW High Phosphorus Foods to Eat After Your Kidney Transplant

WQ85-2307 NEW Velphoro® (Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Nervous System
WL85-2302 NEW Sexual Health After Spinal Cord Injury

Nutrition & Food
LC85-0554 Nutrition Guidelines for Ileostomy
LC85-0555 Nutrition Guidelines for Ileoanal Pouch

WW85-0134 Getting Ready for Eye Surgery (En français: 2014)
WW85-0137 Using Eye Drops (En français: 2096)
WW85-0503 Visual Field Testing (En français: 2100)
WW85-1989 Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery (En français: 2112)
WW85-1998 Making the Most of Your Remaining Vision (En français: 2078)

Pain Management
PM85-1350 Cannabinoids for Managing Pain (En français: 1792)
PM85-1559 After a Nerve Block for Chronic Pain
PM85-1654 Halifax Pain Self-Management Program

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
WB85-1649 Fall Prevention Checklist (En français: 1657)

Respiratory System
WF85-2309 NEW Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

WO85-2308 NEW Care After Your Melanoma Surgery

WO85-2310 NEW Guidelines After a Minor Procedure: Dermatology Clinic

*This item is available for order from Dalhousie Printing Services and online via the COVID-19 HUB

Vinson Li

Librarian Educator, Patient Education Pamphlets Lead
Nova Scotia Hospital, Central Zone

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