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Developing Patient Education Pamphlets

Developing Patient Education Pamphlets Online

Approximately half of all Canadians experience some challenges understanding the health information and teaching provided to them. This session will highlight how easy-to-read and up-to-date patient education materials can support both patient care and safety. You’ll learn tips on getting started, how to facilitate the updating process, and how to find, use, and share Nova Scotia Health patient pamphlets effectively. 

Learning objectives:

  • Identify how patient education materials can support you, your team, and your patients
  • Describe the pamphlet creation process (developing, editing, and updating patient education materials)
  • Find and share Nova Scotia Health Patient Pamphlets

Recommended for: Nova Scotia Health staff new to developing or updating patient pamphlets, or those in need of a refresher.

Please note: This session does not apply to Public Health, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program or IWK pamphlets.

Related LibGuide: Content Creator Toolkit by Katie McLean

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11:00am - 11:45am
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
All Zones
  Library Services     Patient Pamphlets  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.


This session will use Microsoft Teams. You can join the meeting on your computer or mobile app using the link you will receive in the Confirmation and Reminder emails. 

You can join a Teams meeting whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a 'Guest': 

  • Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
  • On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
  • Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
  • Click Join now

For more information on joining as a 'Guest', please go to: Joining a Teams Meeting without a Teams account*. 

For further information on joining a Teams Meeting, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The video, Join a Teams Meeting, found on this page provides useful information if you have not used Microsoft Teams before.

To participate in an online session, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have an audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
  • If you do not have an audio input device (webcam or microphone), you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.

*Internal link, you must be on the Nova Scotia Health network and use Microsoft Edge to access

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