PATIENT EDUCATION MATERIALS

Patient education is an integral part of our job as nurses and nurse practitioners. That’s why we’ve compiled both Tools for Clinicians to help you ensure you are using the correct patient education techniques, and Tools for Patients to provide you with reliable materials for educating your patients about disorders and their treatments. All of our patient education materials are FREE of charge! More...

 

Tools for Clinicians

  CLINICAL QUERIES: Teaching patients with an intellectual disability
Nursing2013, June 2013

  How is patient education linked to patient satisfaction?
Nursing2013, June 2013

  Patient Education Corner: Seeking Health Information: What Sources Do Your Patients Use?
Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June 2010

  Patient Education in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review of Interventions and Outcomes
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, January/March 2008

  Readability and Patient Education Materials Used for Low-Income Populations
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, January/February 2009

  Ask an expert: Patient Teaching in Five Easy Steps
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2009

  The Practice of Patient Education: The Theoretical Perspective
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2008

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Tools for Patients

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

CARDIOVASCULAR

  Patient Education Series: Deep vein thrombosis
Nursing2013, June 2013

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Mitral valve prolapse 
Nursing2012, April 2012

  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Heart attack 
Nursing2011, December 2011

 Patient Education Series: Deep vein thrombosis
Nursing2011, August 2011

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Cholesterol levels
Nursing2010, August 2010

  Patient education series:  Anemia
Nursing2010, June 2010

  Patient education:  Taking warfarin safely
Nursing2010, April 2010

  Patient education: Pacemakers
LPN2009, January/February 2009

  Patient education: Understanding heart failure
Nursing2009, Spring 2009

  Guide to care for patients: Warfarin Therapy
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, March 2009

  Guide to care for patients: Atherosclerosis
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, February 2009

  Women's Health Update:  Women's Heart Health News 
HealthyWomen, February 2009

  Heart-to-Heart:  High Blood Pressure:  Talk about it 
HealthyWomen, January 2009

  Women's Health Tips:  High Blood Pressure:  Talk about it
HealthyWomen, January 2009

  Patient education: Stroke
LPN2009, May/June 2008

  Patient education: Heart failure
LPN2009, March/April 2008

  Patient education: Heart-healthy living
Nursing2008, April 2008

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

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ENDOCRINE

 Guide to Care for Patients: Diabetes

The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2012

 Patient education: Diabetes
LPN2009, March/April 2009

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Diabetes & Your Health
HealthyWomen, November 2006
Spanish

 Fast Facts for Your Health:  Thyroid Disease & Women
HealthyWomen, October 2006
Spanish 

  Women's Health Update:  Metabolic Syndrom & Your Health
HealthyWomen, October 2006

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GASTROINTESTINAL

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Gallstones
Nursing2010, November 2010

  Patient Education Series: Colonoscopy
Nursing2009, October 2009

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  Patient Education Series: West Nile virus
Nursing2011, June 2011

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

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

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

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


  Patient education: Influenza
LPN2009, November/December 2008

 Patient education: Influenza A(H1N1) (Swine Flu)
NursingCenter H1N1 Special Report

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

  Patient education: MRSA infections
Nursing2008, June 2008

  Flu-Free and a Mom-to-Be:  Poster
HealthyWomen, October 2009

  Flu-Free and a Mom-to-Be:  Tip Card
HealthyWomen, October 2009
Spanish

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MUSCULOSKELETAL

  Patient Education Series: Sprains and strains
Nursing2013, September 2013

  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Heel pain
Nursing2012, July 2012

  Patient Education: Osteoporosis
Nursing2011, January 2011

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

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

  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

  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

  Patient education: Migraine headache
Nursing2008, December 2008

  Patient education: Using pain relievers safely
Nursing2008, August 2008

  Patient education: Seizures
Nursing2008, May 2008

  Fast Facts:  Alzheimer's Disease & Your Health
HealthyWomen, October 2005

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ONCOLOGY

  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Nonmelanoma skin cancers
Nursing2012, June 2012

  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Melanoma
Nursing2011, May 2011

  Patient education: Melanoma
LPN2009, July/August 2008

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

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know
HealthyWomen, May 2006

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OTHER

Patient Education Series: Conjunctivitis
Nursing2013, July 2013

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

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Medicine disposal
Nursing2013, May 2013

 PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Corneal abrasion 
Nursing2013, February 2013

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

 PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Nosebleeds 
Nursing2012, October 2012

 PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia 
Nursing2012, May 2012

 PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Smoking cessation 
Nursing 2012, February 2012

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

 PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Advance directives 
Nursing 2012, January2012

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

 Patient Education Series: Pool safety
Nursing2010, July 2010

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

  Patient Education Series: Photosensitivity
Nursing2009, September 2009

  Patient education series:  PET scans
Nursing2009, August 2009

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Advance directives
LPN2009, July/August 2009

  Guide to care for patients: Smoking Cessation
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, November 2008

  Patient education: Head lice
Nursing2009, May 2009

  Patient education: Poison ivy
Nursing2008, July 2008

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

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

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Advance directives
LPN2009, July/August 2009

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


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PEDIATRICS

Nursing2011, October 2011

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

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

  Patient education: Treating cough in children
Nursing2009, February 2009

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PULMONARY

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

 Patient Education Series: Chest tubes
Nursing2011, July 2011

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Pneumonia
Nursing2010, October 2010

  Patient education: Sleep apnea
Nursing2009, June 2009

  Patient education: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Nursing2009, April 2009

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

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RENAL

  PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES: Kidney stones
Nursing2012, December 2012

  Patient education: Kidney transplant
Nursing2009, March 2009

  Patient education: Kidney dialysis
Nursing2008, September 2008

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

  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

  Women's Health Updates:  Hormone Therapy Options: Bioidentical Hormones
HealthyWomen, May 2009

  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

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Understanding Vulvodynia
HealthyWomen, October 2007

  Your Guide To Cervical Health
HealthyWomen, April 2007

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  HIV and AIDS in Women
HealthyWomen, September 2006
Spanish

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
HealthyWomen, February 2006
Spanish

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Pelvic Adhesions
HealthyWomen, April 2007

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Severe Menstrual Pain
HealthyWomen, February 2006
Spanish
 

  Fast Facts for Your Health:  Uterine Fibroids
HealthyWomen, February 2006
Spanish 

  Women's Health Update:  Premature and Surgical Menopause
HealthyWomen, February 2006

  Women's Health Updates:  Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
HealthyWomen, November 2005

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