Patient Education Resources

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    Looking for educational materials for your Asian language-speaking patients? Check out SPIRAL (Select Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages):

    http://spiral.tufts.edu/

    Health information is available in the following languages: Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, English, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. Medications and medication safety are two of the topics covered. All materials are free to copy, distribute, and display for nonprofit purposes.

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    here is a website i found recently that has patient teaching materials on it. the link is to an index page.

    http://www.patients.uptodate.com/ - an index that links you into up to date patient education materials on a large variety of medical topics that is a joint project of a group of medical professional organizations. you can also get some professional level information here as well.

    of course, remember to always check to see what medline plus has on it as it is a great source of patient information.
    http://www.medlineplus.gov/

    this link is to a patient education document that explains what goes on in the intensive care units in laymans language.

    http://www-test.thoracic.org/assembl...ainframe2.html - a primer on critical care for patients and their families from the american thoracic society. there is a wealth of information here the includes discussions of the purpose of the intensive care unit, common illnesses of patients in the intensive care units, icu devices and procedures (foleys, stomach tubes, arterial catheters, central venous catheters, right heart catheterization, mechanical ventilation, weaning from the ventilator, tracheostomy, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, thoracentesis, chest tubes, bronchoscopy and hemodialysis), making decisions about the end of life, living wills, medical futility, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments, commonly asked questions, a guideline to advanced directives
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    great patient teaching resources from healthology:

    http://www.healthology.com/categories.asp

    for instance, this healthology link is complete with videos and discussion of multiple diabetes-related conditions in layman terms:

    http://www.healthology.com/focus_ind...&b=healthology

    and two other wonderful resources (compliments of gauge14iv):

    www.drpen.com

    http://www.medem.com/medlb/medlib_entry.cfm
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    children's hospital medical center of cincinnati

    children's hospital medical center of cincinnati web site provides information on patient education programs, which includes diseases, conditions and surgeries, diagnostic tests, health information, procedures for home care, medications, and others. information on seat belts and airbags, bike helmet program, and library resources are listed.

    pediatric health library from the university of utah

    variety of topics. the site is primarily written for patient information.
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    diabetes educational literature - in both english and spanish. multiple topics pertaining to diabetes. excellent quality and free!

    bd diabetes > learning center > managing diabetes with insulin > educational literature
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    low-literacy pamphlets in spanish/ english

    ideally, patient teaching materials should be written on a 5th-grade reading level with lots of pictures. otherwise, many patients will simply not grasp the content.

    quick information for your health - from the food and drug administration: a rich variety of patient teaching topics.
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 26, '06
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    hundreds of subjects! a goldmine of information from vanderbilt medical center:

    patient teaching and home care instruction sheets

    patient/family education at vumc

    another goldmine from upmc:

    upmc patient education materials

    patients and others who visit upmc facilities can learn about health-related topics by reading
    printed information prepared by upmc. this page gives you online access to the same patient education materials that those who visit upmc receive. each printed piece is presented here
    in pdf format which means each page will appear on your screen as it appears in the printed sheet or brochure.

    upmc patient education materials, upmc | university of pittsburgh medical center, pittsburgh, pa, usa
    Last edit by VickyRN on Jan 1, '07
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    selected patient education resources

    agency for health research and quality (ahrq) publications
    clearinghouse
    2101 e. jefferson st., suite 501
    rockville, md 20852
    (301) 594-1364
    www.ahrq.gov

    alcoholics anonymous world services
    p.o. box 459
    grand central station
    new york, n.y. 10163
    www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

    alzheimer's association
    919 n. michigan ave., suite 1100
    chicago, il 60611
    (800) 272-3900
    www.alz.org

    american academy of ophthalmology
    eye net
    p.o. box 7424
    san francisco, ca 94120-7424
    www.eyenet.org

    american brain tumor association
    2720 river road
    des plaines, il 60018
    (847) 827-9918
    (800) 886-2282
    www.abta.org

    american cancer society
    1599 clifton road, ne
    atlanta, ga 30329
    (404) 320-3333
    (800) acs-2345
    www.cancer.org

    american diabetes association
    1701 n. beauregard st.
    alexandria, va 22311
    (800) 372-2383
    www.diabetes.org

    american heart association
    7272 greenville ave.
    dallas, tx 75231
    (800) aha-usa1
    www.americanheart.org

    american liver foundation
    1425 pompton ave.
    cedar grove, nj 07009
    (800) go-liver (465-4837)
    www.liverfoundation.org

    american lung association
    1790 broadway
    new york, ny 10019-4374
    (212) 315-8700
    (800) lung-usa
    www.lungusa.org
    www.lalung.org

    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) association
    27001 agoura road, suite 150
    calabasas hills, ca 91301-5104
    (818) 880-9007
    www.alsa.org

    arthritis foundation
    1330 w. peachtree st.
    atlanta, ga 30309
    (404) 872-7100
    (800) 283-7800 (patient information)
    www.arthritis.org

    brain injury association
    105 n. alfred st.
    alexandria, va 22314
    (800) 444-6443
    www.biausa.org

    crohn's and colitis foundation of america inc.
    386 park ave. south, 17th floor
    new york, ny 10016-8804
    (800) 932-2423
    www.ccfa.org

    cystic fibrosis foundation
    6931 arlington road, suite 200
    bethesda, md 20814
    (301) 951-4422
    (800) fight cf (344-4823)
    www.cff.org

    epilepsy foundation of america
    4351 garden city drive
    landover, md 20785
    (800) 332-1000
    www.efa.org

    glaucoma foundation
    116 john st., suite 1605
    new york, ny 10038
    (800) glaucoma(452-8266)
    www.glaucoma-foundation.org/info

    leukemia and lymphoma society
    1311 mamaroneck ave.
    white plains, ny 10605
    (914) 949-5213
    (800) 955-4572
    www.leukemia.org

    lupus foundation of america inc.
    1300 piccard drive, suite 200
    rockville, md 20850-4303
    (301) 670-9292
    www.lupus.org

    multiple sclerosis association of america
    706 haddonfield road
    cherry hill, nj 08002
    (800) 532-7667
    www.msaa.com

    muscular dystrophy association
    3300 e. sunrise dr.
    tucson, az 85718-3208
    (800) 532-7667
    www.mdausa.org

    myasthenia gravis foundation of america
    5841 cedar lake rd., suite 204
    minneapolis, mn 55416
    (800) 541-5454
    www.myasthenia.org

    national association of people with aids
    1413 k st. nw, 7th floor
    washington, dc 20005
    (202) 898-0414
    www.napwa.org

    national cancer institute
    nci public inquiries office
    suite 3036a
    6166 executive blvd. msc 8322
    bethesda, md 20892-8322
    (800) 4-cancer
    www.nci.nih.gov

    national council on alcoholism and drug dependency
    20 exchange place, suite 2902
    new york, ny 20005
    www.ncadd.org

    national hemophilia foundation
    116 w. 32nd st., 11th floor
    new york, ny 10001
    (212) 328-3700
    (800) 42-handi (spanish available)
    www.hemophilia.org

    national institute of allergy and infectious diseases
    building 31, room 7a50
    31 central drive, msc 2520
    bethesda, md 20892-2520
    www.niaid.nih.gov

    national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases information
    national institutes of health
    1 ams circle
    bethesda, ma 20892-3675
    (301) 496-4484
    www.niams.nih.gov/

    national institute of neurological disorders and stroke
    nih neurological institute
    p.o. box 5801
    bethesda, md 20824
    (301) 496-5751
    (800) 352-9424
    www.ninds.nih.gov

    national kidney foundation
    30e. 33rd st., suite 1100
    new york, ny 10016
    (212) 889-2210
    (800) 622-9010
    www.kidney.org

    national multiple sclerosis society
    733 third ave.
    new york, ny 10017
    (212) 986-3240
    (800) fight-ms (344-4867)
    www.nmss.org

    national osteoporosis foundation
    1232 22nd st. nw
    washington, dc 20037-1292
    (202) 233-2226
    www.nof.org

    national parkinson foundation inc.
    1501 n.w. 9th ave.
    miami, fl 33136
    (800) 327-4545
    www.parkinson.org

    national stroke association
    9707 e. easter lane
    englewood, co 80112
    (303) 649-9299
    (800) strokes
    www.stroke.org

    osteoporosis and related bone diseases national resource center
    national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
    1233 22nd st. nw
    washington, dc 20037-1292
    (202) 233-0344
    (800) 624-bone
    www.osteo.org

    paralyzed veterans of america
    801 18th st. nw
    washington, d.c., 20006-3517
    (800) 424-8200
    www.pva.org

    parkinson disease foundation
    710 w. 168th st.
    new york, ny 10032-9982
    (800) 457-6676
    www.pdf.org

    united ostomy association inc.
    19772 mac arthur blvd., suite 200
    irvine, ca 92612-2405
    (949) 660-8624
    (800) 826-0826
    www.uoa.org

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