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Patient Education General Information

After taking history and physical exam of your patient, you will know your patient's pertinent health issues. With your senior clinician, choose from the following topics in the EHHAPP to focus your patient education. You can also ask the patient what s/he is interested in. During down-time in clinic (ie: while waiting for the attending), read through the information in the EHHAPP tabs, grab a pamphlet from the patient education binder, and use the following tips to organize your conversation with the patient.

If the patient speaks Spanish, do the lesson in Spanish or use the translator phone. If using a translator, allow for more time as using an interpreter takes twice as long.

General Tips for Patient Education

Note: The nature of EHHOP means that you may be interrupted during your lesson. If so, please be flexible and resume the lesson when you and the patient are both free.

Nutrition and Exercise

Nutrition

Tips for eating more healthily:

Exercise

Adults should get 30 minutes a day (total) of physical activity to stay healthy. Tips for exercising:

Be sure to mention that EHHOP has an Exercise Group that meets every Saturday during clinic. See "Exercise Group" in EHHAPP.

Available Resources

In the Patient Education Binder, you can find the following resources for your patient about Nutrition and Exercise, in both English and Spanish. Please make copies of the pamphlets in the binders and hand them to your patient. Feel free to go over the handouts with them as a part of your patient education.

Tips for Patient Education

Source: NYC Health Bulletin

Hypertension

Hypertension Basics

Hypertension Management

Tips to manage or prevent high blood pressure:

More details

Available Resources

In the Patient Education Binder, you can find the following resources for your patient about Nutrition and Exercise, in both English and Spanish. Please make copies of the pamphlets in the binders and hand them to your patient. Feel free to go over the handouts with them as a part of your patient education.

Source: CDC and American Heart Association

Diabetes

Diabetes Basics

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Management

Tips for managing your diabetes:

Diabetes Nutrition

Available Resources

Source: Cleveland Clinic, National Diabetes Education Program

Cholesterol

Cholesterol Basics

Managing Your Cholesterol Levels

Tips on keeping your cholesterol levels low:

More details

Available Resources

Source: NYU Health Bulletin