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Keeping Patient/Family Pamphlet Print Materials Updated in Clinical Areas To provide patient/client safety, it is essential that all nursing units and other clinical areas have the most recent update of each pamphlet available. Commencing in 2007, the development date of each pamphlet was placed on the front cover to assist in identifying outdated materials. The Print Shop always provides the latest version. Prior masters are destroyed when a pamphlet is updated.

Follow these steps to ensure materials are current: 1. The clinical area is to delegate one staff person who is responsible to maintain the pamphlet rack. 2. The Nursing Unit Manager/Manager will receive the notice of updates quarterly. He/ she is responsible to provide the delegate with the updated list from the Patient Education Coordinator. 3. When the delegate receives the quarterly list of pamphlet updates prepared by the Patient Education Coordinator he/she will: • order new or revised pamphlets from the Print Shop. • discard all pamphlets that have been revised or deleted. The Print Shop will charge to replace these pamphlets. 4. If packets are made up in advance, they must be checked for outdated pamphlets with the quarterly update list provided by the Patient Education Coordinator. 5. Once a year, the delegate will use the pamphlet catalogue (which provides a development date) to check all pamphlets to ensure that only the most recent versions are available. 6. To reduce waste, it is recommended that pamphlets be ordered in small numbers. Print Shop will provide orders as small as 15. 7. Do not keep a large numbers of pamphlets in storage areas. 8. When a pamphlet is being updated, the Patient Education Coordinator is to notify the Print Shop. Staff in the Print Shop will provide smaller orders until the new master is available.

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