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About restraints: Information for patients and families   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how and why restraints are used to maintain patient safety. UWMC philosophy about restraint use is discussed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2003
After donating bone marrow for the NMDP: Self-care instructions   English
Abstract: This handout explains self-care instructions after donating bone marrow for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2011
After donating bone marrow for your family member: Self-care instructions   English
Abstract: This handout explains self-care instructions after donating bone marrow for a family member.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2011
After sedation: Self-care and what to expect   English
Abstract: This flyer explains what to expect and guidelines to follow after receiving sedation for a procedure. It also includes basic instructions to follow when taking opioid pain medicines.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 6/2017
After your implanted port is placed: Self-care at home   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after you have had an implanted port placed. It includes activity restrictions, guidelines about eating and medicines, and when to call your doctor or nurse.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
After your tunneled catheter is placed: Self-care at home   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after you have had a tunneled catheter placed. It includes activity restrictions, guidelines about eating and medicines, and when to call your doctor or nurse.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Ask for a Cover Your Cough Kit if you have any of these symptoms   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This half-page flyer covers how to deal with symptoms of cold and flu while in the hospital, to ensure that others do not also become infected. Included are instructions on when to wear a mask, when to clean hands, and what to do with used tissues and masks.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 1/2008
Benefits and risks of treatment with opioids   English
Abstract: This handout explains the benefits and risks of using opioid pain medicines. It explains possible side effects and safety warnings.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Bioenergy Treatments: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from having bioenergy treatments from the Bioenergy Treatment Service at UWMC. The free treatments include Reiki and Therapeutic Touch. Risks, benefits, and alternatives to this treatment are listed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2017
Blood glucose log   English
Abstract: This handout supplies a table for recording blood glucose readings at various times of the day, and the insulin type and number of units given. Included are spaces for the clinician to personalize the handout with the patients target blood glucose range and dates for follow-up appointments.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 8/2011
Caring for your central venous catheter: For adult patients   English
Abstract: This handout was written by staff at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). It is available on Health Online as a courtesy to patients and staff at UWMC and SCCA. Included are step-by-step instructions on flushing the catheter, protecting the central line when bathing, and changing the dressing.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Revised Date: 12/2011
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections   English
Abstract: This handout explains what catheter-associated urinary tract infections are, how they are treated, and care that will help prevent them.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 3/2011
Children visiting at the medical center: Keeping the medical center safe and welcoming for all   English
Abstract: This handout give important safety guidelines about bringing children who are not patients to University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2011
Continuous nerve block: For pain control   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a continuous nerve block catheter works. It tells what to expect when it is placed, self-care, side effects, how to remove the catheter, and when to call the clinic.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Harborview Medical Center
Revised Date: 1/2017
Death with Dignity Act: In Washington state   English
Abstract: This handout explains Washington state's Death with Dignity Act, which was passed by voters of Washington state in November 2008. The act allows adults with a terminal illness to request lethal doses of medicine from medical or osteopathic doctors. People who receive this medicine must give it to themselves by ingesting pills, taking it through a feeding tube, or other means.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 3/2009
Diabetes mellitus: Basic facts   English Korean Spanish Japanese
Abstract: This handout offers basic facts about diabetes mellitus, including what controls blood glucose level, what causes blood sugar to rise out of control, the main types (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, secondary diabetes and gestational diabetes), who is at risk, how to lower the risk, and what can happen if diabetes is not controlled.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2016
Family and visitor behavior guidelines: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This handout has information for UWMC staff to give to any visitor who acts in ways that are not in keeping with the medical center's Workplace Violence Policy. UWMC staff have a right to provide patient care in a safe environment. It is also UWMC's responsibility to ensure a safe setting for our patients and their visitors.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 3/2016
Getting your medical records: How to find Health Information Management (HIM)   English
Abstract: This handout for UW Medicine patients explains how they can get copies of their medical records from Health Information Management (HIM). It includes directions from University of Washington Medical Center to Harborview Medical Center, and a map of how to find the Pat Steel Building, where HIM is located.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 1/2015
H1N1 flu: A new kind of flu   English Korean Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes symptoms of H1N1 flu, commonly called "swine flu." Included are how the flu is spread, vaccine availability, who is at risk, and what to do if you or someone you are caring for has symptoms or is diagnosed with the H1N1 flu.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2009
Helping us care for your loved one: When confusion is present and close supervision is needed   English
Abstract: This brochure explains why a loved one may be confused during a hospital stay. It offers guidelines for helping to care for and keep a loved one safe.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2005
High blood glucose: While you are in the hospital   English
Abstract: This handout answers common questions about high blood glucose that may occur while a patient is in the hospital. Causes, treatments, and follow-up after discharge are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
High blood sugar emergencies: What you need to know   English
Abstract: This handout tells what to do to prevent a high blood sugar emergency, which can result in diabetic coma (going unconscious). It explains the 2 conditions that can cause these emergencies: diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS).
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 8/2015
How to manage your diabetes before and after surgery   English
Abstract: This handout provides important information to help patients manage their diabetes before and after surgery. Included are instructions on when to check blood glucose, what to take and not take before surgery, what to do if using an insulin pump, when to restart diabetes medicines after surgery, and a table to track diabetes medicines taken at home.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 10/2007
Hypoglycemia: Basic facts   English
Abstract: This handout provides basic facts about hypoglycemia: common signs and symptoms, causes, and what to do and not do for someone with hypoglycemia. Also included are the steps to follow to treat low blood glucose (the "Rule of 15"), and a short list of food sources containing at least 15 grams of carbohydrate.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 1/2008
Hypoglycemia: Blood glucose less than 70mg/dL   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains hypoglycemia, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Included is the "Rule of 15," and a list of quick sources of 15 grams of carbohydrate. This information is specific for patients with diabetes, and includes directions to follow when blood glucose levels are at various levels.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2016
Insulin instructions: Knowing how much insulin to take   English Korean Spanish Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This worksheet is for patients who have diabetes. It provides customized entries to list insulin requirements based on blood sugar readings at times throughout the day.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 10/2015
Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG): Flebogamma, Gammagard, Gamunex, and others   English
Abstract: This handout explains treatment with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG). It includes how it is given, common and rare side effects, safety concerns, and other cautions.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Pharmacy Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Keeping you safe: Our plan to prevent falls   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This booklet explains how staff helps prevent falls at UWMC, by a daily evaluation for risk of falling and by taking measures to help the patient who needs to get out of bed. The patient is encouraged to use their call light when needing to use the bathroom.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2013
Keeping your patient's skin healthy: A guide for caregivers   English
Abstract: This handout for caregivers explains how to help prevent skin breakdown in the patient they are caring for. It gives a list of signs to watch for, and how to check for skin breakdown and pressure ulcers (bedsores).
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2013
Lifting you safely: Using equipment to lift or reposition you   English
Abstract: This handout describes the different types of equipment staff use to help lift or reposition a patient. It includes answers to common questions, such as: How does it work? Is it scary? Is it safe?
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2015
Managing pain: After your thoracic surgery   English
Abstract: This handout explains common causes of pain after thoracic surgery. It also describes the different treatments that may be prescribed to manage the pain. Possible side effects are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 12/2011
Opioid safety in the hospital: For patients taking opioid pain medicines   English
Abstract: This handout gives important information about taking opioid pain medicines while you are in the hospital.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 12/2014
Ostomy care map   Chinese English Russian Spanish
Abstract: This care map provides day-by-day instructions for a patient with an ostomy. Included are categories for physical activity, diet, health education, and discharge planning. This care map covers care before and the first 5 days after surgery.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2012
Pain assessment scales   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam
Abstract: This one-page flyer gives three different pain scales for the patient to use to indicate their level of pain: a number scale, a word scale, and a face scale.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
Pain management (full-page): A guide for patients   English
Abstract: This handout contains the same information as the booklet by the same title, but in a full-page format for ease in printing. Information is provided about controlling pain and communicating with health care providers to find methods that work. It includes the "Tell Us About Your Pain" pain scales and facts about opioid pain medicines. Translations in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are available in the booklet format.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2011
Pain management: A guide for patients   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This booklet provides information about controlling pain and communicating with health care providers to find methods that work. Includes the "Tell Us About Your Pain" and "Facts About Opioid Pain Medications" insert. Three examples of pain scales are provided.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2010
Parking passes for patients with extended length of stay: At UW Medical Center   English
Abstract: University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) provides 1 parking pass per day to patients who have a hospital stay of 15 days or longer. This one-page handout answers questions about these parking passes, who can use the pass, and how to get them.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 6/2014
Patient behavior guidelines: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This handout has information for UWMC staff to give to any patient who acts in ways that are not in keeping with the medical center's Workplace Violence Policy. UWMC staff have a right to provide patient care in a safe environment. It is also UWMC's responsibility to ensure a safe setting for our patients and their visitors.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 3/2016
PCA: Patient-controlled analgesia - You are in charge   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains how to use a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for patient-controlled pain relief.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2010
Picking up a patient at UWMC: Directions from the Triangle Garage   English
Abstract: This 1-page flyer gives directions for driving from the Triangle Garage to the front entrance of UWMC when picking up a patient who is being discharged. A map with arrows showing the route is included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 1/2010
Places to wait: On the 3rd floor of the hospital   English
Abstract: This handout for caregivers, family, and friends suggests 3 places to wait in the hospital while a loved one is having surgery or a procedure.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2016
Planning for your hospital stay: Thinking it through   English Korean Spanish
Abstract: This brochure covers the basics of planning a hospital stay, including what to bring and how to best prepare for discharge. A place is provided to write down questions and comments. Key phone numbers are listed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2004
Prevent falls at home: A home checklist and helpful hints   English Spanish
Abstract: Discusses who is at risk to fall and provides checklist of hazards and ways to prevent falls throughout the home. Includes emergency contact numbers.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 3/2012
Preventing blood clots: While you are in the hospital   English
Abstract: This handout explains what your healthcare providers at University of Washington Medical Center will do to keep you from getting a blood clot while you are in the hospital. It describes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and explains blood-thinning medicines (anticoagulants), sequential compression devices (SCDs), and the importance of walking and exercise.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2015
Preventing bloodstream infections from central line catheters   English
Abstract: This handout explains central line catheters, and how to reduce the risk of infection. Included are signs, prevention, and treatment of infections.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 12/2009
Preventing falls at UMWC: We want you to be safe   English
Abstract: This handout explains who is at risk to fall and why people fall while ill or in the hospital. Tips are provided for preventing falls and what to do if you do fall.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 6/2005
Preventing pressure ulcers: What you and your family can do   English Korean
Abstract: This handout offers tips to help prevent pressure injuries, also called "bed sores" or pressure ulcers, from forming while in the hospital and at home. This condition of the skin occurs when muscles and the soft tissues of the body are squeezed against an outside surface, such as a chair or bed.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 2/2017
Reading a prescription label and ordering refills   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to read a prescription label and order refills. Included is a copy of a label showing where to find your UWMC patient ID number, the number of refills allowed, the date of your original prescription, the prescription (Rx) number, and the date that the drug expires and must be discarded.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Revised Date: 7/2011
Scopolamine patch: What it is and how to use it   Chinese English
Abstract: This handout explains how to use a scopolamine patch. This patch is used to help prevent nausea and vomiting after having general anesthesia. Important precautions and side effects are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 10/2010
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS): For pain control   English
Abstract: This handout tells how to use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to help relieve pain.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 4/2016
Trial of labor after having a cesarean delivery: Risks, benefits, and other options   English
Abstract: This handout explains the risks and benefits of "trial by labor" -- trying to have a child by labor after having had another child by cesarean delivery. The handout also gives a general overview of what to expect when planning a trial by labor.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2014
Understanding health care in America: An introduction for immigrant patients   English Russian Spanish Japanese
Abstract: This 12-page handout provides basic information to help immigrants to the United States understand the health care system in the U.S. and at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Included are sections about the health care team, making decisions about health care, legal issues, privacy, who pays for care, questions about medical bills, emergency care, hospital and clinic visits, tests, lab visits, medicines, and more.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 6/2011
Using insulin: Basic facts about insulin and self-injection   English
Abstract: This handout gives basic facts about insulin: how it affects the body, different kinds of insulin, how to store insulin, and descriptions of types of syringes and needles. Included are step-by-step instructions for patients with diabetes, showing how to give an insulin injection, and tips to reduce injection pain.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2016
Using your insulin pump: During your hospital stay   English
Abstract: This handout explains how a patient with diabetes might use their own insulin pump during a stay in the hospital, and lists guidelines to follow. It also describes the need to work closely with the health care team to make sure the insulin level is adjusted as needed, and reasons why the patient may need to receive insulin by injection or IV while they are in the hospital.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 9/2014
Wheelchair safety: Getting around University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This handout is about getting around the hospital and clinics at University of Washington Medical Center in a wheelchair.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2014
When you leave the hospital: Pain control and safety for patients   English
Abstract: This handout explains pain control methods and supplies for UW Medicine patients. It includes sections on opioid medicines, tapering, refills, and safety.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 1/2017
When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout explains what antibiotics are, why they are used, and possible side effects.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2017
While your loved one is having surgery: Information for visitors in pre-op, surgical, and post-op areas   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes what visitors and family members can expect while their loved one is having surgery, including what UWMC resources may be helpful. A map showing the location of the surgery waiting rooms is included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 7/2012
Wireless (Wi-Fi) connection for patients and visitors: At UW Medicine facilities   English
Abstract: This brochure explains the free wireless (Wi-Fi) access provided to patients and visitors at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. Instructions are included for finding the Patients and Visitors network for accessing the Internet.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2010
 
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