Patient Resources


As a healthcare consumer, you have the right to expect high quality healthcare. One way you can make sure you get good quality healthcare is to be an active member of your healthcare team. Patients who talk with their doctors tend to be happier with their care and have better medical results.

Be an involved consumer. Ask questions at your next medical appointment. Take the time to learn what kind of screening tests a person your age needs. Learn about your condition if you or a loved one has received a diagnosis, and make sure you ask questions about treatment options.

Patient Education Brochures

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Catheter Care & Infection Control Staying Safe While Using an Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Staying Safe While Using an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
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It's your Healthcare:

Be Involved!
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Working Together to Eliminate Healthcare-Acquired Infections

These precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of infection between patients in hospitals/healthcare facilities.
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Heart Failure

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Partnering to Prevent Falls in the Hospital

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Fall Prevention at Home

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Newborn Screening:

Protecting Your Baby's Health
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Let Nature Take its Course


Talk to your doctor, nurse or midwife about the risks of choosing to have your baby early
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Help Us Protect Your Skin

Informing you and your family about pressure ulcers and how you can assist your healthcare providers in preventing them.
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Other Resources

  • Speak Up Posters: English  |  Spanish

  • Be Heart Healthy
    The Web site offers a wealth of up-to-date information, advice, resources and links. Through this user-friendly Web site, patients can enroll in a heart failure clinic located by county so they can receive comprehensive follow-up care, search a list of pharmacies that deliver medications and find educational programs and exercise classes.

  • Thinking About Inducing Labor: A Guide for Pregnant Women
    This guide covers what research can and can't tell us about elective induction. It is based on a government-funded review of research reports about elective induction of labor.

  • Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients
    Patients get better care when they talk with their doctor. This short, easy-to-read brochure gives tips that will help you be prepared before, during and after medical appointments.

  • Question Builder
    Be prepared for your next medical appointment. The Question Builder makes it easy to create a list of questions to take to appointments.

  • Healthy Men
    The preventive tests every man should have.

  • Protect Yourself against Shingles: Get Vaccinated
    Almost one out of three people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease. For more information about shingles, click here.

  • Simple Steps Can Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
    This resource, available as a podcast or an article transcript, offers simple steps you can take to lower the risk of getting a healthcare-associated infection.