Special Resources » Handouts: Patients


Medical treatment and pharmaceutical handouts for patients. Consumer health brochures. Medicare booklets. Patient education materials.

The following is the collection of special resources throughout the library. Click on main category / sub-category for that section of the library OR Click on resource title for immediate access to the resource.
Ergonomics » Medical Ergonomics
Clinical practice guidelines, patient handouts on low back pain, CTS, etc.

A Patient's Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [12107] ?

A patient education fact sheet

A Patient's Guide to Low Back Pain [14166] ?

A patient education fact sheet

Patient Education Materials: Artificial Joint Replacement [12255] ?

Patient guides on joint replacement

Patient Education Materials: Foot Problems [12253] ?

Patient guides on common foot disorders

Patient Education Materials: Knee Problems [12254] ?

Patient guides on common knee disorders

Patient Education Materials: Shoulder Problems [12252] ?

Patient guides on common shoulder disorders

Health Care Safety » Hospital Safety
Sample worker safety programs & guidance on pollution elimination in hospitals

Handbook for Patients and Families [pdf] [6091] ?

Full text of a patient handbook in use by a hospital

Health Care Safety » Medication Safety
Medication error reduction, drug safety handling procedures

Drug and Medical Device Safety [16968] ?

Reference materials related to drug and medical device safety

How to Avoid Drug Interactions in the Elderly [11488] ?

Adverse drug interactions represent one of the most important challenges facing medical professionals

OTC Medication Safety [583] ?

Consumer information on the proper use of nonprescription & prescription medicines

Health Care Safety » Nursing Home Safety
Ergonomics, patient handling and other nursing home safety hazards

Medicare Providers: Medical Equipment Suppliers [7795] ?

Contact information for suppliers that provide services or products under the Medicare program

Occupational Medicine » Cancer Treatment
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of cancer

Screening and Testing to Detect Cancer [2726] ?

Overview of Cancer Screening and Testing

Occupational Medicine » Clinical Guidelines
Full text of clinical practice guidelines for numerous specialties in medicine

Chest: Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines [8898] ?

American College of Chest Physicians clinical practice guidelines

Occupational Medicine » Dermatology
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of dermatology disorders

Dermatology Public Resource Center [5032] ?

Definitions of dermatology terms, explanation of common dermatologic conditions and procedures

Occupational Medicine » Diabetes
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of diabetes

CDC's Diabetes and Public Health Resource [3402] ?

Comprehensive guides for medical practitioners and patient handouts on diabetes

Diabetes - Patient Information [3410] ?

Information on diabetes topics for those with diabetes

Diabetes Basics [3416] ?

Understanding the disease

Occupational Medicine » First Aid
Full text of first aid manuals and handouts

Eye Care First Aid [952] ?

First aid guidelines for various eye injuries and conditions

First Aid Kit [16969] ?

Lists contents that should be included in a first aid kit

Occupational Medicine » Medicare
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services - directories, fees, contracts

Medicare Drug Coverage [7798] ?

Find medicare prescription drug plans in your state that match your required needs

Medicare Providers: Home Health Care [7792] ?

Detailed information about every Medicare-certified home health agency in the country

Occupational Medicine » Mental Health
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of mental health disorders

Mental Health Disorders [3672] ?

Resources for consumers

Occupational Medicine » Orthopedics
Clinical resources on orthopedics

Patient Education Materials [402] ?

Series of orthopedic and ergonomic medicine guides designed for patients that provide explanations & illustrations

Occupational Medicine » Patient Handouts
Full text of handouts applicable for patients

Cardiovascular Disease Conditions [548] ?

Subject matter from the American Heart Association

Consumer Versions of Clinical Practice Guidelines [16136] ?

Consumer guidelines for back problems, agina, incontinence, depression, cancer pain & more

Dental Patient Education [21704] ?

Series of dental patient handouts

Diseases & Conditions [2575] ?

Reference information on diseases and conditions

Eye Health Information for Patients [3422] ?

On various topics relating to the eye

Health Topics [16965] ?

Symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 950 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues

Information for Clinical Center Patients [3874] ?

Information for patients participating in clinical research protocols for the NIH

Information for Wheelchair Users [27964] ?

Wheelchair safety, maintenance, proper seating, etc.

National Institute of Mental Health Patient Education Materials [11695] ?

Information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health

Orthopedics Patient Education Brochures [3615] ?

Large number of patient handouts related to orthopedic conditions and prevention

Prevention and Health [2909] ?

The latest evidence-based information for improving your health

Occupational Medicine » Pharmaceuticals
Clinical resources on pharmacology

FDA Drug-Specific Information [16970] ?

Database of information for patients and consumers

US Pharmacopeia [9099] ?

Home page for USP

Occupational Medicine » Pulmonary
Clinical resources on the medical treatment of pulmonary disease

Living with Lung Disease [12625] ?

Advice for patients with lung disease

Occupational Medicine » Radiology
Clinical resources for radiology

Radiology Info [18008] ?

Patient information about radiology

Occupational Medicine » Surgery
Clinical resources on surgery

Nora Institute for Surgical Patient Safety [15188] ?

Educates patients and surgeons about the practice and principles of surgical patient safety

Wellness Programs » Consumer Health
Health and medical resources and libraries for the general public

Consumer Publications - Health & Medical [1099] ?

Federal consumer brochures on health, drug & health aids, medical problems, mental health

Cosmetics [1128] ?

Series of documents on cosmetic safety, FDA requirements, cosmetic labeling, etc.

Doctor-Patient Communication Tips [2569] ?

Guidance on how the patient can enhance communications with their physicians

Health Topics [12053] ?

General health news

InteliHealth [283] ?

Health library with consumer health information

US Government Consumer Information Center [1097] ?

Links to federal consumer publications from the US government

Wellness Programs » Eldercare
Resources on nursing homes, eldercare, etc.

Eldercare [2889] ?

A guide for families and unions on caring for elderly family members

Wellness Programs » Fitness
Guidelines on physical activity and health

Fitness Center - On Your Way to Fitness [573] ?

Fitness guide provides facts and advice on how to become physically fit

Wellness Programs » Health Promotion
Materials for employers to promote workplace health and wellness

Worksite Health Promotion [3917] ?

Guidance for companies to control the costs associated with unhealthy workers by promoting health

Wellness Programs » Oral Health
Large number of reference materials for the dentistry profession

American Academy of Implant Dentistry [7833] ?

Credentialing, news, information

HIVdent [7810] ?

HIV/AIDS Oral Healthcare Resource

Mouth Healthy [2016] ?

Fact sheets and articles for dental patients

Oral Health - Patient Education Fact Sheets [1809] ?

Dental health facts and topics

Oral Hygiene [7839] ?

Dental care basics information for consumers

Pediatric Dentistry [7822] ?

Online pediatric dentistry topics and parental brochures

Proper Flossing [pdf] [7866] ?

Provides guidance on flossing teeth

Resources for Dental Professionals [4053] ?

White papers and professional education materials

Wellness Programs » Weight Control
Dietary guidelines for healthy diet and weight control

Adult Nutrition & Food Safety [938] ?

Food nutrition & health informatio

Dietary Guidelines - AHA Diet [549] ?

American Heart Association dietary guidelines for healthy adults

Food & Nutrition - Consumer Information [1098] ?

Federal consumer brochures on food and nutrition

Food and Nutrition Center [2570] ?

Reference articles and materials on the subject of diet and nutrition

Nutrition and Athletic Peformance [16971] ?

Reference information for athletes



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