Patient Education Pamphlets – Print Codes

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. 

Note: Pamphlets translated into French are now available under each topic/service area. 

Ordering Pamphlets

To order print copies of any Nova Scotia Health Patient Education Pamphlet: 

1. Find the pamphlet print code.

Every pamphlet has a unique alpha-numeric print code assigned to it. You can find this code online, when you search Nova Scotia Health Library Services' catalogue. 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. 

2. To order bulk copies, complete and submit a Dal Printing & Digital Copying Services Requisition Form. Complete this form based on your zone, using the links below.  

If you wish to get a quote before submitting your print order, please contact The Print Shop can ship print copies anywhere in Nova Scotia. Please note, there may be a shipping fee depending on your location.

*Please keep in mind, content is frequently updated and therefore 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

Printing Pamphlets

To print a Nova Scotia Health Pamphlet: 

We know that sometimes you may need to print a few copies using your office printer. Although this is not the recommended way to print bulk copies, here's a few things to remember when printing pamphlets this way:

  1.  Always make sure you print using the online link.
    • Search for the item on the Print Code Index, or Pamphlet Listing, then print the PDF within your browser. 
    • Why? Our links never change. When you access a pamphlet online, you know you are viewing the most recent version of the pamphlet. When you print a pamphlet saved off your desktop, unless you downloaded it moments before, you may not be printing the most recent version of the item.
  2. Tri-fold pamphlets (formatted to be folded in thirds) always have two links to view the pamphlet (1 for easy reading, 1 for easy printing).
    • Find the "Printer-friendly" link found on the Pamphlet Listing.
    • In the Print window, select, 'Flip on short edge'.

Remember: If your unit, clinic, or department often use print copies of pamphlets with your clients, you are encouraged to order copies from Dalhousie Printing Services using your cost center, following the instructions outlined above under, "Ordering Pamphlets".