This handout provides a journal for patients to record their daily food intake and exercise when they are on a 1,000 calorie diet. It includes a serving exchange guide.
If this is an emergency call 911.
This one-page flyer provides spaces to fill in "actual meals and snacks for 1 day" and compare them to "my new 1,000 calorie meal plan."
This handout provides sample menus that provide a total of 1,000 calories a day.
This handout provides a journal for patients to record their daily food intake and exercise when they are on a 1,200 calorie diet. It includes a serving exchange guide.
This one-page flyer provides spaces to fill in "actual meals and snacks for 1 day" and compare them to "my new 1,200 calorie meal plan."
This handout for pregnant patients explains how to collect urine and how to store it when doing a 12-hour urine collection.
This handout gives tips and information about following a low-sodium meal plan. It explains how sodium is listed on nutrition labels and gives definitions for different claims, such as "sodium free," "low sodium," and "no salt added." It also gives tips for eating out and includes a table showing which foods are OK to eat, and which ones to avoid. This information is especially helpful for patients with heart conditions or heart failure.
This handout explains what to expect when having a 24-hour pH study of the esophagus at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives instructions to follow before the study.
This handout gives instructions for patients to use in collecting urine over a 24-hour period at home. It lists tips for careful collections, equipment needed, how to do the collection, how to finish, and where to return the collection jug. It also provides phone numbers to call with questions.
This handout explains 24-hour urine collection, which tests for urine calcium as part of diagnosing osteoporosis or other bone diseases. Included are step-by-step directions for collecting the urine, as well as other instructions to follow.
This handout is for parents having their baby at UWMC - Northwest. It explains the 3 medicines that newborns will receive right after birth.
This handout describes the 3-hour glucose tolerance test, which is a follow-up test that is done after an abnormal glucola screening test for diabetes.
This handout explains the 3 P's of saving energy: planning, pacing, and pursed lip breathing. It includes why each step is needed, when to take it, and how.
This handout for new parents describes a baby's 6 sleep and awake states.
This one-page flyer gives patients a place to record their fluid intake and urine output by date, time, and quantity.
This handout discusses 7 important and helpful steps to follow for people with hearing loss and for their loved ones. It emphasizes that when someone has a hearing loss, everyone must work harder to communicate.
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.
This handout explains what to expect and how to prepare for abdominal perineal resection, surgery to remove the rectum and anus. This surgery is usually done to treat cancer.
This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when admitted to Harborview Medical Center for abdominal sarcoma surgery. It includes how to prepare for the surgery, what happens during the hospital stay, and basic instructions to follow at home after discharge.
This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for abdominal surgery at Harborview Medical Center. It covers how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect during the hospital stay, and what to do at home after discharge.
This handout explains how to prepare for and what to expect after having abdominal vascular surgery.
This handout describes the different kinds of diabetes that can occur in people with cystic fibrosis. It also explains blood glucose, impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance, and diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.
This handout explains the patient safety and special care issues related to the use of behavioral restraints. It also outlines UWMC's philosophy of restraint use.
This brochure explains what a bunion is, how it forms, why they cause pain and treatment for bunions, from conservative treatment to surgery.
This brochure explains common foot conditions where custom arches, also called orthotics, are used. It also covers how casts of the feet are taken, breaking in custom arches, the first check-up, care of arches, and costs.