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Patient and Family Education

Disease Specific Patient Education

 AFIB Matters - AFIB patient education; self-select from 7 languages for disease state information, 2016
Produced by EHRA, educational website designed by healthcare professionals and patients for people suffering from Atrial Fibrillation; providing clear, reliable information and practical advice to patients; their families and caregivers.
 Afib website for patients and families "Managing Afib" , 2015
Comprehensive website with links to fact sheets, disease information and decision making tools; created by the National Stroke Association along with Mended Hearts, PCNA and Spirit Health Group, 2015
 Antiphospholipid Syndrome Resources - Stop the Clot
webpage explaining causes, symptoms, complications and treatment; from Stop the Clot, Jan 2014
 Atrial Fibrillation
Animation from the AHA
 Blood Clots in Children Resources from the NBCA
Resource page on National Blood Clot Alliance site, including info on diagnosis, treatment & 12 page March 2014 patient brochure
 DVT Blood Clots - Patient Information Spanish    NEW
American College of CHEST Physicians comprehensive patient information website; symptoms, causes, treatment, complications all written in spanish
 DVT Patient Education
Discussion of DVT & links to info on thrombophilia & pregnancy, atrial fib, stroke, peri-op management, neonates & children requiring AC
 Guide to prevention of travel related bloodclots from Stop the Clot
1 page flyer giving risk factors, prevention and general information about travel related PE or DVT; produced by the National Blood Clot Alliance; can be downloaded; 2011
 Heart Valve Replacement Patient Information - Videos from Cleveland Clinic    NEW
Patient videos from Cleveland Clinc covering all types of valve disease , FAQs and surgery as treatment
 Patient Education videos on Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis, March 2014
March 2014;4 minute videos for each drugs and indications on how, when and why to take these anticoagulants. Produced by Dr. Van Hellerslia of Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; www.abingtonhealth.org
 Patient guide to prevention, treatment & risk factors for VTE
7 minute video from University of Michigan providing patient education around VTEs
 Pediatric Blood Clot Brochure for families from NBCA; Neil A. Goldenberg, MD, PhD    NEW
Brochure outlining pediatric issues pertaining to Blood Clots; definitions, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, treatment; March 2014
 Sign Language Video about Atrial Fibrillation
Sign language video that describes atrial fibrillation, signs & symptoms, diagnosis & treatment, care & prevention; includes written text; sign-in required to view video
 Sign Language Video about Deep Vein Thrombosis
Sign language video explaining what deep vein thromosis is, diagnosis, symptoms, care and prevention; includes written text
 Sinus and Cerebral Vein Thrombosis Patient Information
9 page patient information on Sinus & Cerebral Vein Thrombosis from Clot Connect, 2011
 Stroke Risk Scorecard, National Stroke Association
Downloadable tool for providers to review with patients
 Understanding VTE Patient/Caregiver Education Video "prescription sheet" (English or Spanish)    NEW
PDF of patient hand-out to print on demand; gives URL information for VTE patient education video; directs patients/caregivers to 15-minute, interactive video about VTEs. Produced by IPMA and hosted on Emmi Solutions. June 2016
 Understanding VTE Patient/Caregiver Educational Video (English or Spanish)    NEW
FREE 15- minute on-line activity, developed by IPMA and and hosted by EMMI Solutions, designed to assist patients in understanding, managing and preventing VTEs. Companion "prescription" sheet available for patients with URL. June 2016
 VTE Patient Information in Spanish    NEW
7 minute video produced by U of Michigan outlining prevention, treatment and risk factors of VTE in Spanish

DOAC Patient Education Materials

 2014 Patient Toolkit by the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2)    NEW
42 page patient brochure explaining all aspects of anticoagulation and management for warfarin therapy and new agents; 2/2014
 European Oral Anticoagulation Patient Information Card
 Link to Clot Connect Patient Education Resources for Pradaxa
 Mayo Clinic overview of Apixaban (Eliquis)
online resource including use, precautions and side effects of Apixaban
 Mayo Clinic overview of Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Mayo clinic online overview of use, precaution and side effects for Dabigatran
 Mayo Clinic overview of Edoxaban (Savaysa)
Mayo clinic online overview including use, precautions and side effects
 Mayo Clinic overview of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
link to overview of drug including use, precautions and side effects
 Patient Education on Apixaban, Medline 2014
MedlinePlus overview of Apixaban for patient education; 6/2014
 Patient Education on Dabigatran, Medline 2014
Medline plus overview of Dabigatran, 2014
 Patient Education on Edoxaban, Medline 2015
Medline overview of this drug including use, precautions, storage, side effects; 2/2015
 Patient Education on Rivaroxaban, Medline 2014
Link to medline plus full description of Rivaroxaban, Medline 7/2014
 Patient Education videos on Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis, March 2014
March 2014;4 minute videos for each drugs and indications on how, when and why to take these anticoagulants. Produced by Dr. Van Hellerslia of Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; www.abingtonhealth.org
 Patient Information Dabigatran, 2015
Overview of the drug use, side effects, cautions and general drug facts, available to print in English, Spanish or Russian, from Memorial Sloan Kettering, 2015
 Patient Information Edoxaban, 2015
Basic overview of edoxaban, includes uses, precautions, side effects and administration from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; available to view or print in English, Spanish and Russian
 Patient Information on Rivaroxaban, 2016    NEW
Overview of the drug includes side effects, administration, purpose; from Memorial Sloan Kettering 5/2016

Heparin/Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Patient Education Materials

 Bridging Dose Instructions For Patients
Sample Coumadin (Warfarin) and Lovenox or Fragmin Instruction log for procedure prep
 Heparin Patient Education
2009 from The University of Wisconsin Hospital, 2 page summary for Heparin (Unfractionated and Low Molecular Weight)
 Injectable Medications Patient Education
5 page patient instruction;administration of injectable heparin, 2011
 Patient Instructions on How to Give a Heparin Shot    NEW
Outine on how to give a heparin shot, 2014 from MedlinePlus
 Patient Instructions on How to Give a Heparin Shot in Spanish    NEW
Patient instructions written in Spanish on how to administer Heparin injections, from Medline, 2014

Patient Education Policies and Procedures

 AHRQ Health Literacy Tool Kit, 2015
Toolkit can help practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all literacy levels. Includes vast examples and resources.
 Anticoagulation Knowledge Assessment Paper
20 page paper evaluating use of a written knowledge ssessment instrument for validation of patient learning during warfarin therapy
 Patient Education for New Anticoagulants
AC Forum Feb,2012 1 hour Lunch & Learn webinar focusing on Dabigatran & Rivaroxaban, includes administration, complications, bridging and patient education
 Patient Information Readability Tool to Assess Patient Education
 Sample of EMR documenting patient education on Cerner platform from UNMH, 2015
screen example of documentation in EMR for patient education to be used as a sample
 Sample Patient Contract
 Tools for Patient Education Literacy

Warfarin Patient Education Materials

 2014 Patient Toolkit by the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2)    NEW
42 page patient brochure explaining all aspects of anticoagulation and management for warfarin therapy and new agents; 2/2014
 AHRQ Blood Thinner Brochure
 AHRQ Blood Thinner Brochure Spanish
 AHRQ Patient Information Video
 AHRQ Patient Information Video Spanish
 Important Drug & Food Information for Coumadin Patients
 Key Elements in Warfarin Patient Education
 Links to Multi Language Patient Education (Arabic, ASL, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Somali, Spanish)
 New Patient Powerpoint (Education Class)
 Patient Self-Testing Overview, Patient Info Guide (Clot Connect 2013)
7 page document from Clot Connect, 2013 explaining merits of home testing, current devices and considerations for choosing this testing method.
 Patient Video "Living with Warfarin"
16 minute educational video from Johns Hopkins, includes patient interviews and discussion of compliance and monitoring while on warfarin including travel, diet, illness as they impact INR & dosing
 Self Testing; Home Machine Patient Education Material
10 page brochure from Brigham & Women's Hospital, explaining all aspects of home testing including patient quiz and agreement
 USDA Vitamin K Nutrient Content in Foods
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Chinese
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Haitian
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Portuguese
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Russian
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Spanish
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Vietnamese
 Warfarin Patient Guide
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Chinese
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Haitian
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Portuguese
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Russian
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Spanish
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Vietnamese
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