Patient Education – Tools for Patients

Use the patient education tools below to keep your patients informed about their health and disease prevention and management. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, these materials present the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the illness.

Organized by clinical topic, our patient teaching tools are designed to help you communicate with your patients and offer the best possible treatment. We’re sure these resources and teaching tools will be appreciated by your patients and their caregivers.

 
Cardiovascular Oncology
Endocrine Other
Gastrointestinal Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases Respiratory
Musculoskeletal Renal
Neurology Women's Health
 

CARDIOVASCULAR

FREE Patient Education Series: Angina 
Nursing2014, September 2014

FREE  Patient Education Series: Deep vein thrombosis
Nursing2013, June 2013

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Peripheral arterial disease 
Nursing2012, August 2012

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION: Mitral valve prolapse 
Nursing2012, April 2012

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Heart attack 
Nursing2011, December 2011

FREE Patient Education Series: Deep vein thrombosis
Nursing2011, August 2011

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION: Cholesterol levels
Nursing2010, August 2010

FREE  Patient education series:  Anemia
Nursing2010, June 2010

FREE  Patient education:  Taking warfarin safely
Nursing2010, April 2010

FREE  Patient education: Pacemakers
LPN2009, January/February 2009

FREE  Patient education: Understanding heart failure
Nursing2009, Spring 2009

FREE  Heart Insight - Healthy Living for Patients, Their Families & Caregivers
American Heart Association/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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ENDOCRINE

FREE Guide to Care for Patients: Diabetes
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2012

FREE Patient education: Diabetes
LPN2009, March/April 2009

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GASTROINTESTINAL

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION: Gallstones
Nursing2010, November 2010

FREE  Patient Education Series: Colonoscopy
Nursing2009, October 2009

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

FREE Patient Education Series: Flu vaccines
Nursing2014, January 2014

FREE Patient Education Series: Mononucleosis
Nursing2013, October 2013

FREE Herpes Zoster
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, May 2014

FREE  Patient Education Series: West Nile virus
Nursing2011, June 2011

FREE  Patient Education Series: Viral meningitis in adults
Nursing2011, April 2011

FREE  Guide to Care for patients: About vaccines
The Nurse Practitioner, October 2011

FREE  Patient Education: Seasonal influenza (the flu)
Nursing2010, September 2010

FREE  Guide to Care for patients: Hepatitis C
The Nurse Practitioner, July 2010

FREE  Patient education: Influenza
LPN2009, November/December 2008

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Treating MRSA
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, July 2008

FREE  Patient education: MRSA infections
Nursing2008, June 2008

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MUSCULOSKELETAL

FREE  Patient Education Series: Sprains and strains
Nursing2013, September 2013

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Heel pain
Nursing2012, July 2012

FREE  Patient Education: Osteoporosis
Nursing2011, January 2011

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Knee injuries
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, July 2009

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Osteoporosis
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, June 2009

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Low back pain
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, May 2009

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NEUROLOGY

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FREE Migraine 
Nursing2014, August 2014

FREE  Patient Education Series: Sciatica
Nursing2011, March 2011

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Living Well with Epilepsy
HealthyWomen, June 2010

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Women & Stroke: Knowing Saves Lives
HealthyWomen, May 2010

FREE  Patient education: Migraine headache
Nursing2008, December 2008

FREE  Patient education: Using pain relievers safely
Nursing2008, August 2008

FREE  Patient education: Seizures
Nursing2008, May 2008

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ONCOLOGY

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Nonmelanoma skin cancers
Nursing2012, June 2012

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Melanoma
Nursing2011, May 2011

FREE  Patient education: Melanoma
LPN2009, July/August 2008

  Women's Health Update:  Breast Cancer Today
HealthyWomen, April 2008

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OTHER

FREE Using over-the-counter pain relief medicines safely 
Nursing2014, October 2014

FREE Severe sunburn 
Nursing2014, July 2014

FREE  Poison Ivy
Nursing2014, June 2014

FREE Patient Education Series: Panic attacks
Nursing2013, December 2013

FREE Patient Education Series: Conjunctivitis
Nursing2013, July 2013

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Getting a grip on stress
Nursing2013, June 2013

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Medicine disposal
Nursing2013, May 2013

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Corneal abrasion 
Nursing2013, February 2013

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Exercise to improve your health 
Nursing2012, November 2012

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Nosebleeds 
Nursing2012, October 2012

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia 
Nursing2012, May 2012

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Smoking cessation 
Nursing 2012, February 2012

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Communicating with your healthcare provider 
Nursing 2012, March 2012

FREE PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Advance directives 
Nursing 2012, January2012

FREE Guide to Care for Patients: Excessive Sleepiness
The Nurse Practitioner, May 2011

FREE Patient Education Series: Pool safety
Nursing2010, July 2010

FREE  Patient Education: Piercing: Does health education make a difference?
The Nurse Practitioner, June 2010

FREE  Patient Education Series: Photosensitivity
Nursing2009, September 2009

FREE  Patient education series:  PET scans
Nursing2009, August 2009

FREE  Patient education: Head lice
Nursing2009, May 2009

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Female sexual dysfunction
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2009

FREE  Five Steps to Safer Healthcare-Patient Fact Sheet
Plastic Surgical Nursing, October/December 2008

FREE  Patient education: Ten Tips for Patients
Plastic Surgical Nursing, January/March 2008

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PEDIATRICS

FREE  Patient Education Series: Preventing choking in children
Nursing2011, October 2011

FREE Guide to Care for patients: About vaccines
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, October 2010

FREE  Family teaching toolbox: Down Syndrome
Advances in Neonatal Care, February 2009

FREE  Patient education: Treating cough in children
Nursing2009, February 2009

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RESPIRATORY

FREE Allergic Rhinitis
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, April 2014  

FREE Patient Education Series: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
Nursing2011, September 2011

FREE Patient Education Series: Chest tubes
Nursing2011, July 2011

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION: Pneumonia
Nursing2010, October 2010

FREE  Patient education: Sleep apnea
Nursing2009, June 2009

FREE  Patient education: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Nursing2009, April 2009

FREE  Patient education: How to manage your asthma
Nursing2009, January 2009

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RENAL

FREE  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Kidney stones
Nursing2012, December 2012

FREE  Patient education: Kidney transplant
Nursing2009, March 2009

FREE  Patient education: Kidney dialysis
Nursing2008, September 2008

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

FREE  Guide to Care for Patients: Vaginitis
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2011

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Painful Sex:  What You Need to Know
HealthyWomen, July 2010

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Sex & Intimacy After Menopause
HealthyWomen, March 2009

  Let's Talk About Sex! Keeping Intimacy Alive at Midlife and Beyond
HealthyWomen, March 2009

FREE  Guide to care for patients: Female sexual dysfunction
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2009

  Your Guide to Breast Health
HealthyWomen, October 2008

  Oral Contraceptives:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know...but Didn't Know to Ask
HealthyWomen, September 2008

  Women's Health Update:  No More Periods?  Managing Your Menstrual Cycle Today
HealthyWomen, September 2008

  Your Menstrual Cycle:  How it Works, How to Manage it
HealthyWomen, September 2008

  Breast Cancer Fact Sheet
HealthyWomen, April 2008

  Breast Self-Exam Shower Card
HealthyWomen, April 2008

  Mammogram Facts and Guidelines
HealthyWomen, April 2008

  Pregnancy Planner
HealthyWomen, 2008

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