Category: Patient Education

Healthy weight loss and healthy eating tips

 

Check out our recommended links at Nutrition-Diets-Weight Loss to help you reach your goals!  Topics include – weight loss, weight management, healthy nutrition and recipes.

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From the Library to the Bedside

 

Trained hospital volunteers ask patients on 5200 if they would like to receive educational materials from the library.  The librarian fills the requests using reliable resources including MedlinePlus, ExitCare and Lexicomp.

After receiving patient education materials from the library, most patients rate themselves as “well-informed” about their requested topic.

When these patients completed the HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey, this library service was linked to a better patient experience. The program has recently expanded to 5100.

Read more about the Health Information Ambassador Program at Rochester General Hospital on page 6 of: January2017ConsumerConnections  published by the Consumer Health section of the Medical Library Association.

 

Need help with your weight loss or nutrition New Year’s resolutions?

If you made a resolution to lose weight or improve your diet in 2017 – check out our recommended links at Nutrition-Diets-Weight Loss to help you reach your goals.

Need a few simple ideas that you could do today to improve your health? Try these from FamilyDoctor.org 

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

From the Library to the Bedside

After receiving patient education materials from the library, most patients rate themselves as “well-informed” about their requested topic.

Trained volunteers ask patients on 5200 if they would like to receive educational materials from the library.  The librarian fills the requests using reliable resources including MedlinePlus, ExitCare and Lexicomp.

Read more about the Health Information Ambassador Program at Rochester General Hospital at:

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

Learn more about how to eat right – resources for you and your patients:

Choose my plate – before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Also in Spanish and Other Foreign Languages from USDA.

EatRight.org – food, nutrition, and cooking information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

MedlinePlus – how to eat healthy. Also in Spanish and Multiple Languages.

Super Tracker – get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, and track your progress.

Werner Medical Library – links to nutrition, diet and weight loss resources.

Have specific patient education questions?  Need patient education resources?

Teach-Back and Health Literacy

Teach-Back and Health Literacy: Who, What, When & Where

 Presenters:

Bonnie Anton, MN, RN, Project Manager, eRecord/Patient Educator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)—St. Margaret Hospital

Michelle Burda, MLS  NN/LM MAR  Network & Advocacy Coordinator

Description:

Want to know what Teach-back is and its use in health literacy?

Who should use this technique?

When & where it is appropriate to use?

You will want to attend this informative session with Bonnie Anton, MN, RN, Project manager,

eRecord/patient educator. Bonnie has presented and published nationally and internationally on health literacy, social media, and implementing electronic order sets to decrease length of stay and consumer informatics.

Michelle Burda, MLS will conclude the session with Teach-back resources for continuing your education on this topic.

Date / Time: July 14th /Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/   (LIVE Link)       No Registration Required

Taped presentation will air in the library at a later date.  Watch email for dates/times

 

 

Looking for Patient Education Handouts in Foreign Languages?

Check out the foreign language patient education resources on our library website and listed by language – Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Spanish, etc.

Contact us in the Werner Medical Library with your requests for specific patient education topics.

We will mail or email the information to you or your patients.

Need Patient Education Resources?

Check out the Patient Education resources on our library website

Contact us with your requests for specific patient education topics.  We will send you or your patients information by mail or email.  Contact Werner Medical Library:

Mary Ann Howie, MLS, Wellness Librarian

How to Find “Healthy” Information

How to Find “Healthy” Information
Dr. Google’s waiting room is very crowded.  More adults than ever searched for health information online and most people begin with a search engine like Google, found a recent Pew Research Center report.

How “healthy” is that information?
Librarians at Werner Medical Library offer some tips to finding reliable sources:

  • Avoid using Google or search engines to start your search
  • Instead, use a health website to start your search, go to MedlinePlus

Need help finding info?
Ask us to send you “healthy” reliable health information by mail or email.  Contact Werner Medical Library:

How can I tell if a website is trustworthy?

  • Check the source of information.  Who wrote the material?
  • Who sponsors the website?
  • Learn how to evaluate websites.