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Developing Patient Education Pamphlets

Developing Patient Education Pamphlets Online

Approximately half of all Nova Scotians 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 about creating a new pamphlet, how to facilitate the updating process, and how to find, use and share Nova Scotia Health patient pamphlets.

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 Health pamphlets. 

NOTE If you have already registered for or attended the Patient Education Pamphlets for Administrative Professionals session, you do not need to also attend this session (content is very similar).

Related LibGuide: Content Creator Toolkit by Katie McLean

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
10:00am - 10:45am
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 is required. There are 18 seats available.


To participate in an online session, you will need:

  • 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.

To make the session more accessible, check out the following videos that include instruction on how to enable live captions and use PowerPoint Live features such as magnification and high contrast colours:

You can join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app using the URL 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': 

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

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

For more information on Teams Meetings, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The Join a Teams Meeting video on this page provides useful information for new Microsoft Teams users.

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

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