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Patient Education Pamphlets updated or created in June 2022

by Vinson Li on 2022-07-14T08:30:00-03:00 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 June 2022. 

Diagnostic Imaging 
WN85-1370 Getting Ready for a Computed Tomography (CT) Virtual Colonoscopy : QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dartmouth General Hospital, Cobequid Community Health Centre
WN85-1171 Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA): Halifax Infirmary

French Translations (en français)
FF85-2109 Après votre intervention (English: WP85-1509)
FF85-1894 Après une chirurgie du glaucome (English: WW85-0141)
FF85-1858 SARM (Staphylococcus aureus résistant à la méthicilline) (English: WC85-1764)
FF85-1879 Brosse à dents et fil dentaire (English: WU85-1865)

Hospitals
WX85-0603 Welcome to the QEII (French: 1126, Arabic: 2209)

Infectious Disease
WC85-0057 Water Rules (French: 1716)
WC85-0602 Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) [previous title: Clostridium difficile (C. diff)] (French: 1852)
WC85-1036 Hand Hygiene [previous title: Hand Hygiene for Patients, Residents & Clients] (French: 1781)
WC85-1441 Infection Prevention and Control (French: 1216)
WC85-1551 Respiratory (Breathing) Infections [previous title: Cold & Flu Season: Taking Care While You’re in the Hospital] (French: 1552)
WC85-1382 Viral Gastroenteritis: Diarrhea and Vomiting (French: 1855)

Medications
QV85-1207 Adalimumab Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [previous title: Adalimumab (Humira®) Therapy]
QV85-1140 Infliximab Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [previous title: Infliximab (Remicade) Therapy]
QV85-1641 Golimumab (Simponi®) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [previous title: Golimumab (Simponi®) Therapy]
QV85-1483 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [previous title: 5-Aminosalicylate (5-ASA)]

Mental Health & Addictions
WM85-2276 East Coast Forensic Hospital: Forensic Assessment Corrections Treatment (FACT) Unit [previous title: East Coast Forensic Hospital: Forensic Assessment Corrections Treatment (FACT) Unit Program]
WM85-0662 Dynamic (attachment-focused) Relational Therapy  (DaRT) Program: Virtual Program
WM85-2294 NEW Early Psychosis

WM85-2295 NEW Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Outpatients: Colchester East Hants Health Center

Nutrition & Food
LC85-1655 Nocturnal Dialysis Nutrition Guidelines

Ophthalmology
WW85-0090 Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) (French: 1717)

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
WB85-1650 Getting a Wheelchair or Scooter - Outpatient Occupational Therapy Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

Respiratory System
WF85-1942 Advance Care Planning - Making Your Personal and Medical Wishes Known (French: 2180)

Vinson Li

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


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