MS Essentials Tips Sheets

Disponible en français

The MS Essentials series has been developed to help people affected by MS remain active and informed. Essential Tips provide 1-page summaries of key issues and topics, so you have a quick, easily accessible source of information. All of the Tips Sheets are developed by nurses specializing in MS care to provide readers with practical information they can use in their daily lives.


Essential Tips Sheets

Available to read, print or download


Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis (NEW)

Developed by Janet Brown, RN, MSCN, MS Clinic, St. John’s, NL and Peggy Cook, RN/BN, MS Clinic, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB


Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis (NEW)

Developed by Sheryl Clarke, RN, BScN, MEd., MS Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON and Shirley MacGowan, RN, MSCN, MS Clinic, Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon, SK


Liver Health and Multiple Sclerosis (NEW)

Developed by Colleen Harris, MN, NP, MSCN, University of Calgary Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Calgary AB and Lynn McEwan, MScN, NP, MSCN, CNNc, MS Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre, London ON


Monitoring Drug Safety and Multiple Sclerosis (NEW)

Developed by Bonnie Blain, RN, MSCN, MS Clinic, Red Deer, AB and Jill Nelson, RN, BScN, MSCN, MS Clinic, Burnaby, BC


Sleep & Multiple Sclerosis (NEW)

Developed by Naomi Akazawa, BScN, MSCN, MS Clinic, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON and Josée Poirier, Clinical nurse, B.Sc., MSCN, MS Clinic, CR CHUM, Montreal, QC


Understanding Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis

Developed by Josée Poirier, MS Clinic, CR CHUM, Montreal QC; and Sheryl Clarke, MS Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario


Preparing for Your Visit to the MS Clinic

Developed by Peggy Cook, MS Clinic, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick; and Janet Brown, MS Clinic, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador


Recognizing an MS Relapse

Developed by Shirley MacGowan, MS Clinic, Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon; Saskatchewan; and Bonnie Blain, MS Clinic, MS clinic, Red Deer, Alberta


Vaccination & Multiple Sclerosis

Developed by Colleen Harris, University of Calgary MS Clinic, Calgary, Alberta; and Lynn McEwan, MS Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario


Starting a Medication for Multiple Sclerosis

Tips on what you need to do before beginning treatment


Changing Your Multiple Sclerosis Medication

Tips on what you need to do before switching from one treatment to another