The purpose of this page is to point the patient educator to patient education resources that may not be available to the general public. It also links to resources the patient educator might not think of as a source for patient education materials. The Consumer Health Page
links to resources for patients and their families.
- Hands on Health - South Carolina
- Covers consumer health issues of interest to South Carolinians. Mostly full text. Provided by the MUSC Library in partnership with the Duke Endowment.
- MEDLINEplus includes information on health topics: conditions, diseases, wellness plus a medical encyclopedia. Drug information about generic and brand name drugs is available. Dictionaries provide spellings and definitions of medical terms. Directories supply locations and credentials of doctors, dentists and hospitals. Other resources provide access to organizations, consumer health libraries, international sites, publications, MEDLINE and more. Current health news is featured as well as links to clinical trials.
- eMedicine Health
- Covers consumer health, emergencies, and first aid. Mostly full text. Provided by the WebMD Network.
- Heallth Information Translations
(Ohio State Medical Center)
- HIT provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations. Culturally appropriate materials. Resources that are searchable by keyword, health topic, language and multimedia resources. Information in at least 19 different languages is provided.
- MedlinePlus: Herbs and Supplements
- from MEDLINE Plus,consists of MedMaster™ from the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists and a subset of the Natural Standard Herbs and Supplements.
- USP-Verified Dietary Supplements
- The USP DSV Program is a voluntary testing and auditing program that helps dietary supplement manufacturers ensure the production of quality products for consumers. Available worldwide, the program verifies the quality, purity, and potency of dietary supplement finished products through the following processes:
a. comprehensive laboratory testing of dietary supplement products and their ingredients against dietary supplement standards found in The United States Pharmacopeia and The National Formulary (USP–NF)
b. a thorough manufacturing and quality control document review
c. an on-site manufacturing facility audit for compliance with USP standards and FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices
d. random off-the-shelf testing to confirm that USP Verified products continue to meet USP\'s strict standards
- MicroMedex: CareNotes
- Patient information documents, in English and in Spanish. Covers general information, precare, inpatient care, lab tests, continuing care, emergency discharge instructions, and drugs. Provided by the MUSC Library.
- The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV Resource
(Body Health Resources Corporation)
- A consumer health resource providing information about diagnosis, treatment, support groups and other issues.
- Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective
- The Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective is a health literacy resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This 11-part Toolkit provides a detailed and comprehensive set of tools to help you make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use.
- Senior Care Resources
- The goal of this resource is to provide consumers with free online access to quality senior care information. A dedicated site for providing reliable senior care information on the topics of home health care, assisted living, care providers, hospice, reviews, answers to questions, and the ability to ask questions via a senior blog.