Patient Education Pamphlets – Print Codes

Pamphlet Archiving Project

How to Use the Print Code Index

To browse the Print Code Index, select a topic/service area from the blue boxes on the left side of this page. Titles are organized by topic, then unique 4 digit print code. 

If you have a printed copy of a pamphlet, you'll find the print code on the back cover, in the lower left corner, with two letters and six numbers: XX85-####. The four digit number at the end of the print code is unique to that pamphlet title.

Ordering Pamphlets

Staff may order copies of any NSHA pamphlet by completing and submitting a Dal Print Shop Ordering Form (requisition form) to

  • The Print Shop can ship print copies anywhere in Nova Scotia. Please note, there may be a shipping fee depending on your location.
  • You will need to provide the unique alpha-numeric print code (XX85-####) and your cost center. 
  • If you wish to see a quote before submitting your print order, please email

Please keep in mind, patient pamphlets are frequently updated. For this reason, it is not recommended to order copies in large quantities.

Creating Pamphlets

Nova Scotia Health

The Patient Education Team is available to support staff and physicians across the province in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read materials. 


IWK Health Centre

The Family Library Coordinator assists staff with the development of handouts for patients and families.

  • Contact the Coordinator at 902-470-8982.
  • Find more information on Pulse