Patient Education Pamphlets updated or created in March 2022

by Kallen Rutledge on 2022-04-11T08:30:00-03:00 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 library catalogue, or view the complete listing of active titles in our Print Code Index.

The following pamphlets were updated or created in March 2022:

Arabic Translations 
AR85-2257 NEW COVID-19 Discharge Checklist (Arabic) (English: WC85-2220)
AR85-2279 NEW Heart Healthy Eating Guide (Arabic) (English: LC85-1887)

Cardiovascular System 
WG85-0331 Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
WG85-0393 Before and After Your Cardioversion - Halifax Infirmary
WG85-0974 Cardiac Event Recorder (Loop Recorder)
WG85-1296 Angioplasty of the Legs (Balloon Procedure)

Digestive System 
WI85-0577 After Rectal Surgery
WI85-0601 Waiting for your Liver Transplant 

French Translations (en français)
FF85-1657 Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle (English: WB85-1649)

WX85-1634 prideHealth (rack card)

Infectious Disease
WC85-1822 Preventing the Spread of Germs and Infections: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions 

QV85-1627 Aripiprazole (Abilify®, Abilify Maintena®)
QV85-1639 Risperidone (Risperdal®, Risperdal Consta®)
QV85-1669 Olanzapine (Zyprexa®, Zyprexa® Zydis®)
QV85-2267 NEW Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
QV85-2268 NEW Acamprosate for Alcohol Dependence
QV85-2269 NEW Disulfiram for Alcohol Dependence

Mental Health & Addictions
WM85-1626 East Coast Forensic Hospital - Transition Bungalow Program
WM85-2266 NEW Patient Care Needs Assessment - East Coast Forensic Hospital
WM85-2274 NEW East Coast Forensic Hospital - Community Client Program
WM85-2275 NEW East Coast Forensic Hospital - Rehabilitation Program
WM85-2276 NEW East Coast Forensic Hospital - Forensic Assessment Corrections Treatment (FACT) Unit Program
WM85-2277 NEW East Coast Forensic Hospital - Family and Friends
WM85-2278 NEW Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital
WM85-2280 NEW Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) - Valley Regional Hospital

WQ85-2271 NEW Finding a Living Kidney Donor
WQ85-2272 NEW Writing to Your Anonymous Living Kidney Donor
WQ85-2273 NEW Writing to Your Anonymous Kidney Transplant Recipient

WV85-0439 Total Laryngectomy

Pain Management
PM85-2265 NEW After Your Epidural

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
WB85-2270 NEW Home Safety - Preventing Falls at Home


Kallen Rutledge

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

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