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Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care Subject Guide: Patient Education

A collection of excellent resources available to UCI anesthesiologists and students.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/anesthesiology

American Society of Anesthesiology

ASA Patient Education

U.S. National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus 

  • Is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.  Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it provides consumers with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language that laypeople can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
  • Has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 1000 diseases and conditions that health professionals and consumers alike can depend on. 
  • There are directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily. There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.
  • MedlinePlus Anesthesia 
  • MedlinePlus Non-Drug Pain Management 

 

For Spanish speakers 

Patient Information from Key Resources

AccessMedicine Patient Education Handouts

  • Physicians and Healthcare providers can sign in to MyAccess profile to add a logo and/or personal message to the Patient Handout.

BMJ Best Practice Patient leaflets* 

  • "BMJ Best Practice patient leaflets have been awarded The Information Standard for another year. The Information Standard is a way of telling that health and care information produced by an organization for the public is clear, accurate and up to date."

Micromedex CareNotes*

  • Provides evidence-based patient education materials.
  • Concise, customized materials written at a 4th to 7th-grade reading level cover conditions, treatment, laboratory tests, follow-up care, psychosocial conditions, continuing health and wellness and the most frequently administered drugs.
  • Available in 15 languages, CareNotes comprises more than 13,500 end-user documents that cover over 2,600 care condition topics, 2,500 medication topics – and clinical evidence for 485 lab tests.

 

UpToDate Patient Education* offers two levels of content for patients:

  • The Basics are short overviews. They are written in accordance with plain language principles and answer the four or five most important questions a person might have about a medical problem.
  • Beyond the Basics are longer, more detailed reviews. They are best for readers who want detailed information and are comfortable with some medical terminology. Contents are available in both English and Spanish. 

Other useful Resources

Cleveland Clinic | Anesthesiology & Pain Management: Patient Education

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