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A guide to 4-Southeast: For families and visitors  
Abstract: This booklet provides important information for families and visitors to help them become familiar with the 4-Southeast/Transplant Surgery unit. Included are visiting guidelines, descriptions of care team members. Common medical equipment used on the unit, how to contact the patient, and places of interest at the medical center.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 6/2011
About Rehab and Beyond  
Abstract: This introductory chapter for the manual "Rehab and Beyond" explains what is covered in the manual, how it is set up, and how it can be used.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
About restraints: information for patients and families  
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
Revised Date: 9/2003
About the Hand Center  
Abstract: This handout reviews care guidelines for patients visiting the Hand Center at UWMC. Included are instructions to follow: after diagnostic tests, when scheduling elective surgery or occupational/physical therapy, when needing pain medicine, and when returning to work after surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 6/2008
About the Medicine Consult Service: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout for patients a University of Washington Medical Center explains the services provided by the Medicine Consult Service. It includes a list of what patients should bring to their consult visit, and what to expect during the visit.
Author: Pre-Anesthesia Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
About the Rehab Unit: Section 2 of Rehab and Beyond  
Abstract: This document is part of the manual "Rehab and Beyond." It covers the layout of the Rehab Unit, and includes information about the rooms, meals and food, visitors, smoking, and the Rehabilitation Services Library.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
About the Transition Care Program: Moving from pediatric to adult healthcare  
Abstract: This handout explains the Transition Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes a timeline that tracks the usual transition process from age 17 to age 24.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
About the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center at UWMC  
Abstract: This handout details the history of the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center at UWMC and the two research organizations designed to compliment the Center. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
About your health care bills  
Abstract: This handout explains the types of bills a patient may receive for medical care provided at the Regional Heart Center. It includes contact information for patients who have billing questions or who need to change their insurance information.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2016
About your surgery experience: Getting ready for your surgery at University of Washington Medical Center   Arabic
Abstract: This booklet explains what to expect when having surgery at UWMC. It includes pre-surgery clinic visit, medicine restrictions before surgery, anesthesia, what happens the day and morning before surgery, arriving at the hospital, what happens in the pre-operating area and recovery room, and home care instructions. Helpful phone numbers and maps are also included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 5/2016
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic  
Abstract: This brochure explains the inpatient and outpatient services provided by the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes what to expect at clinic visits and gives clinic hours and billing information.
Author: Medical Specialties Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2015
Advance directive forms   Japanese
Abstract: This document contains two advance care directive forms for the state of Washington: the Health-Care Directive and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2017
After a death: A practical guide for the days and weeks ahead  
Abstract: This helpful handout is a checklist of tasks that need to be done after a death. These tasks include getting copies of a death certificate, finding out if there is a will, locating important papers, notifying Social Security, and canceling the many services that the person may have been using. It includes space for recording what company was called, the name of the contact person, when the call was made, and notes. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2015
Anonymous donor sperm checklist: Tasks and timeline  
Abstract: This handout is for women who are planning to have insemination with sperm from an anonymous donor. It lists the tasks that need to be done before the insemination and when they should be done.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ask for a Cover Your Cough Kit if you have any of these symptoms  
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
Revised Date: 1/2008
Autopsy: An important study after a death  
Abstract: This handout explains what an autopsy is and why it is important. It covers what is examined, how long it takes, and the options for obtaining and learning more about the results. Last, it explains why forms need to be filled out, and who pays, if there are any charges. (Grief, Death, Autopsy)
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 9/2007
Autopsy: An important study after an infant's death  
Abstract: This handout explains what an infant autopsy is and why it is important. It covers what is examined, how long it takes, and the options for obtaining and learning more about the results. Last, it explains why forms need to be filled out, and who pays, if there are any charges.
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 9/2007
Your fall risk: When you are in the hospital to have your baby  
Abstract: This handout explains the fall risk for pregnant women who are in the hospital to give birth. This handout is one of the appendices in the book, "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 11/2016
Bariatric diary: For weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery is for patients to keep track of their success and their questions before and after surgery. Space for writing is provided for before surgery, day of surgery, and for each follow-up visit.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG): Using cloths or soap  
Abstract: This handout explains bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) for patients at University of Washington Medical Center. Bathing may be done using cloths or soap, and helps protect the patient against infection. CHG is most often used to prepare a patient's skin for surgery, to clean the skin when central line dressings are changed, and in daily showers and baths for infection control.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 10/2013
Becoming a candidate: For liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients explains how transplant recipients are chosen, the MELD score, and making the most of your time while waiting for liver transplant surgery. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Becoming an advocate for your baby: A guide for parents  
Abstract: This handout explains how parents of NICU babies can become strong advocates for their hospitalized child.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Bioenergy Treatment Service Treatments: At University of Washington Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 3/2015
Birth and labor photos, videos and audio recordings  
Abstract: This handout gives an overview of UW Medicine guidelines and restrictions for recording the labor/birth process using photography, videotaping, and audio recordings. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2017
Breastfeeding support  
Abstract: This handout explains the support and help for breastfeeding mothers that is available at UW Medicine. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2017
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic: At the Center on Human Development and Disability  
Abstract: This brochure describes the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic and how the clinic can help children with congenital heart disease. The clinic is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2016
Care after discharge: Rehab and Beyond section 8  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers preparing for discharge, including a discharge checklist, and advertising for and screening attendant applicants. Samples are provided of an advertisement, attendant application, and telephone screening tool.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Care after leaving the hospital: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients outlines the main issues related to leaving the hospital after transplantation. Issues covered include follow-up and clinic visits, self-monitoring, and general health guidelines. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Care for the caregiver: Resources for family and friends of patients having cancer treatment  
Abstract: This handout for caregivers gives information about the people and resources that can help support them as they support a loved one during and after their cancer treatment.
Author: Patient and Family Centered Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2014
Caring for your baby: Developmental care  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) explains developmental care, a way to help premature infants feel as calm and comfortable as possible.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Caring for yourself and your new baby  
Abstract: This document is the entire contents of the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." The book covers postpartum issues such as constipation, jaundice, breastfeeding, baby blues, and more.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2016
Childbirth education classes  
Abstract: This handout provides information on classes for expectant families offered at UWMC. Included are Childbirth Preparation Series, Labor and Birth Mini-Series, Expecting Multiples, Better Birth Refresher, Working with Labor Pain, Preventing Preterm Birth, Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Care and Life with Baby, Newborn Care for Adoptive Families, Conscious Fathering, Babysafe with Infant CPR, and Sibling Preparation classes. These classes are offered in collaboration with Parent Trust for Washington State Children.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2016
Children visiting at the medical center: Keeping the medical center safe and welcoming for all  
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
Revised Date: 2/2011
Circumcisions at UW Neighborhood Clinics  
Abstract: This handout explains the benefits and risks of circumcision, and how to plan for a circumcision at UW Medicine clinics. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 4/2017
Clean and safe NICU  
Abstract: This handout introduces parents to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Washington Medical Center. It describes the NICU's Code of Conduct, the NICU Family Lounge, services and support that are available to NICU families, and also explains about daily health screenings for visitors and other visitor guidelines.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2016
Clinical center team members and services  
Abstract: This handout lists the team members at the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center at UWMC. It also details the broad range of related services available to patients. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 8/2004
Comfort measures during labor  
Abstract: This handout lists ways to help relieve pain and discomfort during labor. Suggestions include patterned breathing, massage, hot or cold packs, different body positions, staying active mentally, and help from the birth partner. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2017
Comprehensive dental care using general anesthesia  
Abstract: This handout provides information to help the patient make an informed choice about dental care using general anesthesia. It also describes the process for having this done at UWMC.
Author: Dental Clinic (Hospital)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Congratulations on your pregnancy with multiples  
Abstract: This handout explains early growth and development of pre-born infants, higher risks of multiple pregnancy and concerns about preterm birth. It offers advice about choosing a care provider and hospital and describes UWMC's Prematurity Prevention Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 4/2010
Contact information for the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center at UWMC  
Abstract: This handout lists contact information for the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center at UWMC and other key services for multiple sclerosis patients such as the Refill Authorization Center, After Hours Help, The MS Research Center at UWMC, UW Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Financial Counseling, Patient Financial Services, and UW Physicians. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
Coping with cancer: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer  
Abstract: This section of Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, for patients dealing with a diagnosis of cancer of the larynx and considering a laryngectomy, offers tips on feeling in control, managing information, dealing with anxiety and stress, using support groups and classes, and taking care of yourself. Coping tips are also included for family and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
CT scan doses: Your risks of exposure to radiation  
Abstract: This handout explains the small risk from radiation during computed tomography (CT) scans at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2015
Day of surgery: For patients having weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains what to expect on the day of your surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Death with Dignity Act: In Washington state  
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
Revised Date: 3/2009
Known donor sperm checklist: Tasks and timeline  
Abstract: This handout is for women who are planning to have insemination with sperm from a donor they know. It lists the tasks that need to be done before the insemination and when they should be done.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Directions and parking: For the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic and Labor & Delivery at UWMC  
Abstract: This handout gives driving directions to University of Washington Medical Center, parking information, and directions to the Maternity and Infant Care Clinic.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 2/2011
Directions to the Western Multiple Sclerosis Center  
Abstract: This handout details directions to UWMC, provides maps, directions to clinics, and lists a few options for places to stay during a visit to Seattle. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
Leaving Hematology/Oncology: Self-care and important phone numbers   Arabic
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are being discharged from the Hematology/Oncology unit at University of Washington Medical Center. It has important numbers to call for questions, appointments, and urgent needs. It includes a short list of self-care items for keeping healthy at home.
Author: 7NE/8SA Hematology/Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2016
Driving directions and parking: For UWMC, Surgery Pavilion, UWMC Roosevelt Clinics, and CHDD   Japanese Arabic
Abstract: This handout gives driving directions, area maps, and parking information for University of Washington Medical Center, UWMC Surgery Pavilion, and UWMC Roosevelt Clinics.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2013
Eating to heal: Your nutritional needs  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers nutritional needs after an illness or injury. Sections include "A Balanced, Healthy Diet," "If Your Appetite Is Low," "Plan Ahead," "Foods for Specific Health Issues," and "Food Safety."
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Entry to UWMC: Rehab and Beyond section 1  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It offers information about admission and insurance, as well as a planning worksheet. It also suggests questions to ask and some people who may be helpful during the entry process.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Visitor behavior guidelines: Ensuring a safe environment at University of Washington Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 3/2016
Family guide to ECLS: Extracorporeal life support  
Abstract: This handout for families or patients at University of Washington Medical Center explains extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a short-term form of life support treatment. It gives indepth descriptions of how ECLS works and includes illustrations. Sections cover risks, how the therapy is started, other bedside care given, visiting guidelines, and more.
Author: 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 1/2016
Financial issues: Rehab and Beyond section 7  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It discusses how to pay for care and offers information about UWMC Financial Services, medications, Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicaid, Basic Health Plan, Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP), Disability Income Insurance, and other options.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Financial planning: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout provides information about planning income and insurance finances required for short-term and long-term decisions related to liver transplantation. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Finding your emotional balance: Adjusting to the NICU rollercoaster  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a baby in the NICU gives tips and reassurance for dealing with the emotional ups and downs of having a premature or ill infant.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Follow-up: After weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains clinic visits, blood tests, wound care, and other physical and emotional concerns in the weeks after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Follow-up: After you leave the hospital: Rehab and Beyond section 13  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers outpatient rehabilitation and health care, the outpatient care team, choosing a primary care provider, preventive screenings and tests, prescription refills, and follow-up visits with the Rehab Clinic at UWMC.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Gamma knife CareMap  
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having gamma knife treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
Getting ready to give birth  
Abstract: This guide helps you think through what you may need before, during, and after your labor. Also see the handout "Packing for the Hospital." This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
Getting started: for candidates for weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains the referral process, medical and insurance criteria, expected costs, and what will happen at your first and second clinic visits at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Getting updates and information: When your loved one is in intensive care (booklet)  
Abstract: This booklet contains the same content as the full-page version by the same title. It explains some ways that staff in UWMC's Intensive Care Unit will give you information about your loved one's care and condition. It also includes ways you can give us information.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 6/2011
Getting updates and information: When your loved one is in intensive care (full-page)  
Abstract: This full-page handout explains some ways that staff in UWMC's Intensive Care Unit will give you information about your loved one's care and condition. It also includes ways you can give us information.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 6/2011
Getting your medical records: How to find Health Information Management (HIM)  
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
Revised Date: 1/2015
Going home: After weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains what to expect when you leave the hospital. It includes sections on eating, pain, constipation, fatigue, activity, showering, and special reminders about medicines, vitamins, and diabetes care.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/1905
Guide to your head and neck cancer treatment: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This document contains the cover, table of contents, and welcome section of the manual, Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, designed for patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and considering a laryngectomy. Other sections of the guide include "Cancer of the Larynx," "Coping with Cancer," Tips for Talking with Your Health Care Team," "Your Care After Surgery," "Your Hospital Stay," "Your Pre-Surgery Treatment," and "Internet Resources, Articles, and More Information."
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Guide to your weight loss surgery at University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This manual guides patients through the bariatric surgery process, from being referred to long-term care after surgery. It includes criteria for being accepted for weight loss surgery and descriptions of the 3 types of surgery offered at UWMC: divided proximal roux-y gastric bypass or RYGB, adjustable gastric banding ("lap-band surgery"), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. It also describes pre-surgery tests, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Sections also offer recipes and websites to access for more information about weight loss surgery. (Each individual section may also be found as an separate entry on Health Online.)
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2013
Hand hygiene: Clean hands save lives  
Abstract: This handout describes why hand hygiene is important in the hospital setting, to help reduce the risk of spreading disease to patients, visitors, and health care providers. Patients are encouraged to ask their health care providers and visitors if they have washed their hands, either with antiseptic hand rubs or soap and water.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2008
Helping prevent falls: For patients and families of 8-North Rehabilitation  
Abstract: This handout is for patients of UWMC's 8-North Rehabiliitation unit and their families. It explains why hospital patients have a greater risk of falling, and tells how staff work with patients to help keep them safe.
Author: 8N (Rehabilitation/8N)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
High blood glucose: While you are in the hospital  
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
Revised Date: 9/2010
High-grade neuro-oncology (neuro-onc) CareMap  
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having high-grade neuro-oncology treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
How to check in for your infusion appointments  
Abstract: This handout is for patients having infusion therapy in the 8-Southeast Infusion Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains how to check in for the therapy appointment and what you need to bring with you.
Author: 8SE (Cancer Center/Infusion Services)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 8/2013
How to find Cardiac Procedures: Starting from Admitting on the 3rd floor  
Abstract: This handout provides maps to guide patients and their families from Admitting on the 3rd floor of University of Washington Medical Center to the Cardiac Procedures department on the 2nd floor. It also includes instructions for family and friends about what to do while waiting for a procedure to be completed.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2017
How to find UWMC-Roosevelt  
Abstract: This brochure provides a map and directions to UWMC-Roosevelt. Services offered are listed.
Author: Dental Clinic (Hospital)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 6/2005
How to obtain medicine refills  
Abstract: This handout explains how patients can obtain refills for their medicines. It shows where to find the information on the prescription label needed to order a refill, and gives step-by-step instructions when ordering online or by phone.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 2/2008
How to read a prescription label and order refills  
Abstract: This handout is section 6 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. Helpful for all UWMC patients, it tells how to read prescription labels and what to do when a refill is needed, whether using the UWMC pharmacy or an outside pharmacy. An illustration of a prescription label is included with call-outs explaining the information shown.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
ICU patient care standards poster  
Abstract: This poster for the intensive care units at University of Washington Medical Center lists what patients can expect from their care providers during their hospital stay. Included on the list: "We will introduce ourselves to you and explain our roles"; "We will listen and respond to your needs and questions"; "We will let you know what to expect before you receive any treatments"; and more.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
If you have a high-risk pregnancy: We're here to help  
Abstract: This brochure is for women with high-risk pregnancies. It explains helpful services and service providers at 2 UW Medicine clinics in the Seattle area: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UW Medical Center and Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Valley Medical Center. It includes information about what a high-risk pregnancy is and what to expect at a clinic visit.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 3/2017
Ileal pouch anal reconstruction  
Abstract: This handout explains three types of ileal surgery, J pouch, S pouch and W pouch. It covers ileostomy, colostomy, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, colitis, familial polyposos (adenomatous polyposis coli). Explains surgical process and surgical options, preoperative preparation, recovery, and possible complications. A glossary of medical terms is included.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 9/2009
Infant Development Follow-up Clinic  
Abstract: This brochure describes the Infant Development Follow-up Clinic and how the clinic can help children who are at risk for developmental problems. The clinic is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Information about your healthcare   Arabic
Abstract: This booklet provides information about rights and responsibilities of patients, families, and close companions. Documents related to health care choices, such as durable power of attorney and advance directives, are described.
Author: Marketing
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 8/2016
Information channel at University of Washington Medical Center   Japanese
Abstract: This document is the slideshow on the Information Channel (channel 2) in patient rooms at University of Washington Medical Center. The show explains many aspects of care at the medical center, describes the facilities, and provides resources for more information.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 2/2014
It's time! When your labor begins  
Abstract: This handout answers many questions about when to call and come to the hospital, and what to expect during your stay at UW Medicine. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
Keeping you safe: Our plan to prevent falls  
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
Revised Date: 5/2013
Keeping your baby safe: Tips to ensure the safety of your infant  
Abstract: This handout offers guidelines to help keep your baby safe while at UWMC and after you leave the hospital. It includes sections on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), falls, shaken baby syndrome, hospital security, car safety, and other injuries that can occur in the home. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 9/2016
Lifestyle and diet changes: Self-care for weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery describes self-care, coping with lifestyle changes, and specific diet instructions before and after surgery. Topics include Meeting Your Nutritional Needs, How to Avoid Problems with Eating, Dumping Syndrome, About Calories, Think Before You Drink, Dining Out, Mindful Eating, and more.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Surgery: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients explains what happens just prior to and during surgery for transplantation. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Low-grade neuro-oncology (neuro-onc) CareMap  
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having low-grade neuro-oncology treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
Lung Function Testing: How to find us  
Abstract: This handout explains how to find Lung Function Testing at UW Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. It includes driving and parking directions.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 10/2016
Making the most of your clinic visit: Tips for patients from patients  
Abstract: This brochure, authored by the Outpatient Advisory Council at UWMC, provides tips for patients on how to get the most out of a clinic visit. Included are a checklist of what to take to the visit, questions to ask the care provider, and a section to write down the results of the visit and what to do next.
Author: Patient and Family Centered Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2012
Managing caregivers and attendants: Rehab and Beyond section 9  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers many aspects of hiring and working with paid attendants. Included are sections on personal boundaries and caregivers, caring for your caregivers, and thoughts about attendants as shared by a registered nurse whose husband has quadriplegia.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) ventricular assist device (VAD) CareMap  
Abstract: This 2-page CareMap gives timelines for the steps patients most often follow when having surgery to have a VAD implanted. It starts with "Activities Before Surgery" and finishes on day 10 after surgery, when most patients are ready to leave the hospital. It includes activity guidelines and dietary restrictions, and well as teaching sessions and other important steps in recovery. (VAD, LVAD)
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 2/2014
Medical equipment in the NICU: What you will see  
Abstract: This handout explains many of the pieces of medical equipment used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Photos of many devices are included.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Medical terms in the NICU: For parents of NICU infants  
Abstract: This handout defines many of the terms parents will hear while their baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Medications: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients gives instructions for getting started with medications - from organization to making arrangements for refills. It covers medication issues while at the hospital and after discharge. Guidelines are given for taking medications. The handout also offers an entry for almost all transplant-related medications that covers purpose, dosage, forms, usual maintenance dose, potential side effects, and cost. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Men's Health Center: Driving directions and parking  
Abstract: This handout provides driving directions and parking information for UWMC's Men's Health Center in Seattle. It includes directions from Interstate 5 and Interstate 405.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
Meniere's disease  
Abstract: This handout explains Meniere's disease (MD), its symptoms, evaluation tests, medical management and prognosis, and surgical treatments such as endolymphatic sac surgery, vestibular nerve section, and labyrinthectomy. It provides contact telephone numbers at UWMC and support group information.
Author: Audiology Clinic/Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington, 1996
Revised Date: 5/2012
Metastatic whole brain CareMap  
Abstract: This CareMap provides a timeline for patients having metastatic whole brain treatments. Sections include Before Treatment, Treatment Day 1, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Home Care, 1 Month After, and Every 2 to 3 Months.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
Money matters: Managing your health care bills from University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)   Japanese
Abstract: This manual provides information and tips from patients and families on how to understand, organize, and manage bills for health care services. Sections include common questions, tips for working with customer service, where to find help, and terms used in health care billing.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 5/2009
MRSA in health care settings: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  
Abstract: This colorful poster answers questions about MRSA: what it is, how it is spread, its symptoms, who is most likely to get it, and how UWMC patients and visitors are protected. Also included is information encouraging patients to ask all health care workers and visitors if they have washed their hands.
Author: 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 2/2009
Multiple sclerosis resource manual: Third edition  
Abstract: This document is the cover page and table of contents for the Multiple Sclerosis Manual Fourth Edition, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
My birth plan: For mother and baby  
Abstract: This handout provides spaces for expectant parents to describe their concerns, fears, wishes, and how they want to manage the stages of labor and birth. The information can then be easily shared with the healthcare team. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
NICU family resources: Websites and books  
Abstract: This handout provides a list of helpful online and written resources for families with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 9/2014
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: Causes, symptoms, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and the steps involved in receiving treatment at UW Medicine. NPH occurs when the flow of fluid in the brain and spinal cord is blocked in some way. Common symptoms are problems with walking, thinking clearly, and bladder control.
Author: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 1/2013
Nutrition: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients gives guidelines for healthy eating before and after transplantation. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Online resources: For patients having weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery lists websites that provide more information about weight loss surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Our fall prevention plan: Keeping you safe on 6-Southeast  
Abstract: This handout explains the plan to prevent falls on the 6-Southeast unit at UWMC.
Author: Orthopedics/6SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 8/2008
Packing for the hospital  
Abstract: This handout offers tips on what to pack for your stay in the hospital to make your childbirth more comfortable. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
Pain management (full-page): A guide for patients  
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
Revised Date: 11/2011
Palliative care: For patients and families in the NICU  
Abstract: This brochure answers questions about the role of palliative care for patients and families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Parent Support Network: Emotional support for parents with a baby in the NICU  
Abstract: This brochure explains the Parent Support Network in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. This program pairs parents of former NICU babies with those who currently have an infant in the NICU.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Patient family housing: parking and transportation  
Abstract: Provides information on parking and transportation including: transportation overview, parking at UWMC, airport shuttle services, taxi services, car rental, and metro (bus). Contact Social Work and Care Coordination or visit the Health Information Resource Center on the 3rd floor for an updated copy of this handout.
Author: Cancer Center/Infusion Services 8SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 1/2007
Parking passes for patients with extended length of stay: At UW Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 6/2014
Partners in care: You and your healthcare team  
Abstract: This handout explains how patients can partner with their healthcare team to make their best choices about their health. Sections cover talking with healthcare providers, what friends and family can do to help, how to prevent the spread of infection, what to know about medicines, why medical records are needed, how to report concerns, and questions to ask about diagnosis, treatments, and procedures. Also included are important phone numbers for University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2016
Patient admit packet: For your hospital stay  
Abstract: This packet contains important information for patients, families, and visitors at University of Washington Medical Center. Sections include: My Discharge Checklist, Keeping You Safe in the Hospital, Helping Manage or Lessen Your Pain, For Your Visitors, Your Care Team, Legal Forms and Brochures, Palliative Care, and Medical Terms You May Hear.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 9/2015
Patient and family guide: Units 7-Northeast, 7-Southeast, and 8-Northeast  
Abstract: This guide describes the services and facilities that University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients and families may use while at UWMC. Topics such as "Your Health Care Team," "About the Cancer Care Units" and "Patient, Family and Visitor Facilities" are covered.
Author: 7SE (Gyn-Oncology, Heme Oncology, Radiation Oncology)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2009
Patient behavior guidelines: Ensuring a safe environment at University of Washington Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 3/2016
Patient to-do list/Helpful tips for a successful experience at the Center for Pain Relief  
Abstract: This handout includes a "to-do" list for patients who visit the Center for Pain Relief and information about how to make the best use of appointments at the center. (The document may be printed back-to-back and cut lengthwise to create a two-sided, half-page handout.)
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 2/2011
Phone numbers and resources: Making it work: Rehab and Beyond section 12  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers UWMC phone numbers, independent and supported living options, transportation, state and federal requirements for becoming an employer, online guides for hiring and managing assistants, background checks, financial support through COPES, recreation and entertainment, clothing, and adaptive products.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Physical and occupational therapy exercises: For weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains exercises that are recommended after weight loss surgery. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 7 exercises are included.
Author: Surgery Center Recovery Room/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Picking up a patient at UWMC: Directions from the Triangle Garage  
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
Revised Date: 1/2010
Places to wait: On the 3rd floor of the hospital  
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
Revised Date: 11/2016
Planning for your hospital stay: When you deliver your baby  
Abstract: This brochure for women planning to give birth at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) gives basic information on when to come to the hospital, where to go, what to bring, and when to expect to go home.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2007
Planning today's visit: At Women's Health Care Center  
Abstract: This handout is a form for patients at the UW Medicine Women's Health Care Center in Seattle, Washington. The form tells care providers the goals you have for your clinic visit.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 1/2017
Pregnancy and giving birth  
Abstract: This document is the cover page, table of contents, and welcome letter for the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" that provides information for expectant parents. The book covers pregnancy, caring for yourself, the baby's growth, the stages of labor and birth, and more.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
Prenatal Diagnosis Program  
Abstract: This brochure describes services provided by the Prenatal Diagnosis Program at UWMC. Those services include genetic counseling, prenatal screening, and diagnostic testing. Included are possible reasons for referral to the clinic, as well as a map and contact information.
Author: University of Washington Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 4/2013
Preparing for surgery: For weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains self-care, coping with lifestyle changes, and diet instructions before and after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Preventing blood clots: While you are in the hospital  
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
Revised Date: 7/2015
Prevent falls in the hospital: hospital hazards and helpful hints  
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
Revised Date: 6/2005
Preventing pressure ulcers (bedsores) in the ICU: Protecting your loved one  
Abstract: This handout explains what the healthcare providers in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Washington Medical Center will do to keep patients in their unit from getting pressure injuries, also called pressure ulcers or bedsores.
Author: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 2/2017
Preventing pressure injuries: What you and your family can do  
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
Revised Date: 2/2017
Probiotics: for our most premature babies  
Abstract: This handout explains probiotics, and why they are given to the most premature infants in the Neonatal Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Prostate cancer and erectile function: Answers to your questions  
Abstract: This handout answers questions about erectile function after treatment for prostate cancer.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Protecting yourself from airborne infections: Wearing an N-95 respirator mask  
Abstract: This handout tells patients and visitors when they may need to wear an N-95 respirator/mask to protect their health. Step-by-step instructions are included for putting a mask on and taking it off, including how to dispose of the mask properly.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2009
Quiet ICU: Helping patients heal  
Abstract: This handout explains why University of Washington Medical Center is lowering noise levels throughout the hospital, and how the Intensive Care Units are keeping sounds at a minimum to help patients heal. Included are ways families and visitors can help, and what to expect during "Quiet Times," which are set up from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to help ICU patients get better rest and sleep.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 10/2014
Radiation Treatment Care Team: Information about your radiation treatment and your care team  
Abstract: This handout details what patients need to know when receiving treatment at UWMC Cancer Center. It covers information about the Care Team and whom to call with questions and concerns.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 5/2000
Radiation Treatment in Children  
Abstract: This brochure explains details about radiation treatment in children, from what will happen to who will provide care.
Author: Cancer Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2009
Rapid response team: Information for patients and family members  
Abstract: This brochure explains what a Rapid Response Team is, what the team does, when the team is called, warning signs to watch for that may show a patient is getting much sicker, who may call the team, and tips to help create a safe care experience.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2012
Recipes and diet suggestions: For weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This lengthy section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery contains recipes that may be helpful after surgery. Included are Protein Products, Blended Recipes, Flavoring Ideas, Soft Recipes, and Desserts.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Regional Heart Center: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout is section 1 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It contains brief information on what to expect from care at UWMC, dealing with insurance questions, parking, and local housing. It includes a listing of the health care providers who are part of UWMC's Adult Congenital Heart Program, as well as important phone numbers.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Rehab and beyond: Resources to maximize your potential  
Abstract: The "Rehab and Beyond" manual was written by patients and staff who are serving as Advisors on the Rehabilitation Services Patient and Family Advisory Council at UWMC. This document includes the cover page, introduction, and table of contents for the manual.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Clinic: what to expect from the clinic  
Abstract: This handout describes the Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Clinic at UWMC with a list of services and specialty clinics, including Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Musculoskeletal, Post-Polio, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Spasticity and Dystonia, and Spinal Cord Injury.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 1/2007
Reminder about your telemedicine visit  
Abstract: This handout is for women who are participating in the Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program at UW Medicine. It reminds them what to bring to their clinic visit, and provides phone numbers to call with questions.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Resources to help pay for healthcare: For families with babies in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout gives ideas and resources to help families pay for their baby's stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Resources: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients lists resources that may be helpful to the patients, their families, support persons, or living donors. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Safe sleep: Protecting your baby during sleep  
Abstract: This handout explains the best ways to help your baby sleep safely. It includes the "ABCs" of safe sleep: Alone, on the Back, and in a Crib.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Safety issues: Rehab and Beyond section 11  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It discusses home safety, fire safety, personal safety, Personal Medical Alert Systems (PSMAs), and Internet resources.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Seeing a behavioral health provider: Why you were referred and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains the reasons for meeting with a behavioral health provider at the Center for Pain Relief. It covers what to expect at your visit and how Center providers can help you manage your pain.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2011
Self-care: Rehab and Beyond section 10  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers good habits, how to plan the day, managing fatigue, getting supplies, and staying current with research and technological developments.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Services for patients and families: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This booklet describes many of the resources offered by University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). It identifies many services and facilities that patients and families may use while at the medical center. It also lists and defines some common terms used in the hospital setting.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2016
Social Work and Care Coordination Services: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout explains services provided by Social Work and Care Coordination at University of Washington Medical Center. It also gives contact information and hours of availability.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 11/2015
Social work services: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout provides information about social work services available to liver transplant patients. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
The stages of labor and birth  
Abstract: This handout gives an overview of the stages of labor and vaginal birth. It describes the stages of birth and shows dilation sizes. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2017
Strong and Steady Program: About the program  
Abstract: This handout explains the Strong and Steady Program at University of Washington Medical Center. A brief description of services and tools used in the program are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Support from others: Rehab and Beyond section 6  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It describes the kinds of support needed during the rehabilitation process, including patient advocates and their roles, legal advocates, long-term care advocates, and caregivers/attendants.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Taking care of yourself: Caregiver, spokesperson, advocate: Helping understand the ICU, section 6  
Abstract: This document is section 6 of the manual Helping You Understand the ICU. It explains why self-care is important for the caregiver, spokesperson, and advocate for someone in the ICU. Tips and ideas for self-care are included.
Author: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2009
Telemedicine program: For UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine patients  
Abstract: This handout explains a program at UW Medicine called the Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program. This program allows patients to have follow-up visits with doctors and specialists by computer.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Tips for talking with your health care team, family, and friends: For cancer treatment  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment manual offers tips to help the patient communicate effectively about their symptoms, treatment, and other care concerns with doctors, other health care providers, family, and friends.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Transition Care Program at UW Medical Center: Moving from pediatric to adult care  
Abstract: This brochure explains the Transition Care Program (TCP) at University of Washington Medical Center. It answers questions about moving from pediatric to adult-centered care and describes the services offered by TCP.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
Transplant Mentor Program: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Transplant Mentor Program at UWMC. Mentors volunteer their time to meet with, talk with, and support patients and their families who are currently going through the transplant process.
Author: 7SA Transplant/Medical-Surgical
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 4/2016
Trial of labor after having a cesarean delivery: Risks, benefits, and other options  
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
Revised Date: 5/2014
Understanding health care in America: An introduction for immigrant patients   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
Revised Date: 6/2011
Ointment dressing instructions  
Abstract: This handout explains the use of ointments to help wound healing. It gives tips on wound dressing, steps to apply dressing, types of ointments used (Bacitracin, Polysporin, and Silvadine), and how often to change dressing.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2012
UW-Medicine-Phone-Numbers-Websites  
Abstract: This handout for women receiving their prenatal care at UW Medicine facilities provides phone numbers that may be helpful during pregnancy and after the baby is born. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2017
Pediatric Care Center: Our services  
Abstract: This handout reviews the services offered at UW Medicine's Pediatric Care Center (PCC) in Seattle, Washington. Included is information about the various health care providers who provide care at PCC, same-day appointments, and well-child care. Steps to setting up "Meet & Greet" visits with a health care provider are highlighted, and sample questions to ask are included.
Author: Pediatric Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2013
UW Physicians financial and billing offices: For persons with multiple sclerosis  
Abstract: This handout details the contact information for financial and patient relations departments within UW Physicians. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
UW telemedicine patient satisfaction survey  
Abstract: This handout is a survey for women who are part of the UW Medicine Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
UWMC Facilities and Services: Rehab and Beyond section 3  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers food, maps and way finding, transporation, shuttles, parking, and other services and resources available for patients and families at UWMC.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
UWMC floor maps  
Abstract: UWMC floor maps are updated 2 times a year.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
UWMC Tours of Labor & Delivery  
Abstract: This handout lists days and times of free tours of the UWMC Labor & Delivery unit. The tours are available in various languages, and require pre-registration. Check each listing for more details.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 12/2015
Visiting the 5-SE ICU: Information about the Family Conference Room, Social Work Services  
Abstract: This flyer provides information about the Family Conference Room, Social Work Services and visiting hours policies for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at UWMC.
Author: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 6/2000
Visiting the Intensive Care Units  
Abstract: This booklet gives guidelines for visitors to follow when visiting the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at University of Washington Medical Center. Included are sections on visiting times, rounds, children as visitors, staying overnight, choosing a family spokesperson, family conferences, and more.
Author: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/5E, 5SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 2/2015
Voice mail in your room  
Abstract: This flyer describes the voice mail feature on telephones in patient rooms at UWMC. Instructions are included for listening to and deleting messages.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2016
Weight loss surgery: RYGB, LAGB, and LSG  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery explains the types of weight loss surgery that are done at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle: divided proximal roux-y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). It includes the benefits and risks of each type of surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Pulmonary Rehabiliation: Welcome to Pulmonary Rehab  
Abstract: This handout provides an overview of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Welcome to the Headache Center  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines for how to best use the Headache Center resources during and between clinic visits. Included are information to have handy when calling, how to get medicine refills and handle medicine changes, what to do for pain flares, how to fill out disability forms, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Headache Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2010
Welcome to the Mother Baby Unit: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what a new mother can expect during her stay in the Mother Baby Unit at University of Washington Medical Center. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2016
Welcome to the Progressive Care Nursery  
Abstract: This booklet is for families of babies admitted to the Progressive Care Nursery (PCN). It answers common questions and concerns about the PCN and caring for babies in the PCN.
Author: Progressive Care Nursery/MIC
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 10/2008
Welcome  
Abstract: This handout for kidney/pancreas transplant patients provides a brief welcome to University of Washington Medical Center, and an overview for using the Guide to Your Kidney/Pancreas Transplant. This document is also a chapter in "Your Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Guide," which is available from Materials Management #171915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 12/2016
Wheelchair safety: Getting around University of Washington Medical Center  
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
Revised Date: 7/2014
When a loved one dies in the hospital: Answers to common questions  
Abstract: This handout answers common questions that family members and others have when a loved one dies in the hospital. It provides information on autopsies, when an autopsy is requested, organ donation, talking to the doctor about cause of death, obtaining a death certificate, and what happens to the body when it leaves the patient room. Also included are phone numbers and website addresses for resources that may be needed. This handout is included in the hospital's Bereavement Packet.
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 9/2015
When can my baby come home? Planning for discharge  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) explains the criteria that must be met before a baby is ready to leave the NICU. These criteria include the baby's health, the completion of certain tests and treatments, and parent readiness to care for the infant at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
When you have a high-risk pregnancy: We're here to help  
Abstract: This brochure for women with high-risk pregnancies explains helpful services and service providers at the UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinics in Arlington and Yakima, Washington. It provides information about what a high-risk pregnancy is and what to expect at a clinic visit. It also includes maps, directions, and contact information for both clinics.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
While you are here: For our patients and families  
Abstract: This poster, for ICU patients and their families, gives a list of amenities patients and families may use during the hospital stay. Some of the items listed include sleep chair and linens for in-room use, a free parking pass for 1 vehicle after a 14-day stay, DVD player and DVDs, iPad, spiritual caregivers, interpreters, and more.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 3/2014
While your loved one is having surgery: Information for visitors in the pre-op, surgical, and post-op areas  
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
Revised Date: 7/2012
Wireless (Wi-Fi) connection for patients and visitors: At UW Medicine facilities  
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
Revised Date: 11/2010
You can help prevent falls: For patients and families of 6-Southeast  
Abstract: This handout is for patients of UWMC's 6-Southeast unit and their families. It explains why hospital patients have a greater risk of falling, and tells how staff work with patients to help keep them safe.
Author: 6SE (Orthopedics, Oral Surg, Ophthalmology)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 12/2014
Your appointment at the Digestive Disease Center: For colorectal screening  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who have an appointment at the Digestive Disease Center at University of Washington Medical Center. It also explains what to expect during and after the procedure. The handout includes areas for the clinician to write in the appointment day and time, to indicate what procedure is being done, and to write in any special instructions.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2013
Your appointments for Essure placement: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout gives information about the pre-op, placement, and follow-up appointments for an Essure placement for permanent birth control. Spaces are provided to enter the day, date, and time for each appointment.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Your baby's care team: For parents of NICU infants  
Abstract: This handout explains the many members of the healthcare team caring for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 2/2016
Your baby's comfort: For families of babies in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout explains how pain affects a baby, how the care team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats or manages pain, and what comfort measures can help a baby feel more comfortable.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Your baby's unique needs: How NICU staff care for your preterm baby  
Abstract: This handout explains the care needs a premature infant has, and how staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provide for those needs.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Your care team: Rehab and Beyond section 4  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It defines the different members of the care team, including the patient, medical and nursing staffs, allied health professionals, support staff, peer mentors, caregivers, and advocates.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Your clinic visit  
Abstract: Gives tips for immigrant women and others on visiting the clinic, including obtaining directions to the clinic, getting ready for the visit, what happens at the clinic, how to respond to health care providers, how to get instructions from the provider, and making sure to have the right phone numbers.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 1/2001
Your discharge plan: Answers to common questions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the discharge planning process at University of Washington Medical Center and the patient's role in the process.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2013
Preparing for medical evaluation, labs and tests: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients provides an explanation of the evaluation process, including a list of basic labs, tests, and procedures for pre-transplant evaluation. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Your health care team: For patients having weight loss surgery  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery contains information about the health care providers who will be caring for you before, during, and after your surgery at UWMC.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your health care team  
Abstract: This handout lists the members of the healthcare team who work in maternity and infant care at UW Medicine. It explains each team member's role during a woman's pregnancy, labor and birth, Cesarean birth, after birth, and when at home. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 4/2017
Your hospital stay: For patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment explains what will happen in the hospital after surgery, including information about the intensive care unit (ICU) and 4-Northeast, and descriptions of the various care providers, such as the surgeon, nurse practitioner, social worker, speech pathologist, respiratory therapist, dietitian, and physical and occupational therapists. Photos of previous patients are included, showing a tracheo-esophageal puncture (TEP) and an Electrolarynx in use for speech.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2007
Your hospital stay: For weight loss surgery patients  
Abstract: This section of the Guide to Your Weight Loss Surgery describes what to expect during your stay in the hospital. It includes separate instructions for gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric band patients.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2013
Your neuro-oncology team  
Abstract: This handout provides contact information for the Radiation Oncology Clinic, the Neuro-Oncology Clinic, and the Neurosurgery Clinic at UWMC. Spaces are provided for filling in the names of the patient's personal neuro-oncology team.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 9/2007
Your plan of care and setting goals: Rehab and Beyond section 5  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers the steps involved in a plan of care, tips on setting goals, being a partner in planning, and changes as part of life.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Your prenatal care  
Abstract: This handout explains why prenatal care is important and how often to see the doctor while pregnant. It includes what to expect during a visit, and how the clinic staff can help. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2017
Your Transition Care Program team: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout introduces the healthcare team at the Transition Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center. The care team includes an attending doctor, a nurse care coordinator, a social worker, and others. This program focuses on helping young patients with complex medical conditions during their transition period from pediatric care to adult care.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2017
The transplant team: For a liver transplant  
Abstract: This handout for liver transplant patients provides a description of the Transplant Team, which is made up of the transplant recipient, family and friends, and a group of highly dedicated professionals. This document is also a chapter in "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center," which is available from Materials Management #UH1915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015

 
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