Instructions and information about health conditions and procedures, lab tests, and medications are available from the following sources.
Patient Education Repository - a clearinghouse for UVA-developed instructions and handouts, staff favorites for online videos and other material from non-UVA developers. You can also access this resource from Epic > Resources tab.\
See the Guidelines for developing UVA materials for patients and families.
See also: "Resources Card" with list of UVA contacts to address patient/family needs (online link under construction)
Clinical Key - patient education material in English and Spanish.
Lexi-Comp - easy-to-read drug handouts and other topic handouts for adults and children, in over 19 languages. You can also access this resource from Epic > Resources tab, or from the intranet Clinician Portal > Lab & Pharmacy section > RX Reference link. Note: the medication handouts in Up-To-Date(r) come from Lexi-Comp.
Health Clips videos - short videos on a full range of topics. English and Spanish versions both available.
MedlinePlus.gov - the best place to start a web search, with multiple topics in English and Spanish, plus selected other languages, with easy-to-read options and videos.
Health Information Translations - multiple topics, languages and links to other sources.
Ethnomed - multiple topics, languages and links to other sources and cultural profiles.
Global Health Media - videos on a range of topics in multiple languages.
Does your patient speak American Sign Language (ASL) only?
http://deafdoc.org/ - educational videos and dictionary in American Sign Language.
Contact Language Assistance Services to request an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter just as for other language interpreters.
Click here to learn how to find medical images that can be used for patient education.
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