Plain Language Patient Education Resources

Highlighted Resources and Training

TitleContentTopicsAudience
Antibiotics for People with Catheters – When They’re Overused – and When They’re NeededWebpage for Consumers,
Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Older People…When you need them – and when you don’t. 2-Page Infographic for Consumers on Need for Antibiotics with UTI,
Batz Before Interactive Patient Care Log2 Guides for Patients Anticipating Hospitalization – Very detailed
C.diff Patient Safety Sheet1 Page Infographic on cause and prevention
Cancer Caregivers – A Chemo Side Effect You Should Know About: NeutropeniaInfographic on Neutropenia and Cancer
Cancer, Infection and Sepsis Fact Sheet2-page Infographic Designed for Consumers and Could be Used to support Patient Education
Cancer, Infection and Sepsis Fact SheetNice 2-page Infographic Designed for Consumers and Could be Used to support Patient Education, ,
Cancer, Infection and Sepsis Fact Sheet 
CDC Clean Hands  Hand Hygiene Video
CDC Injection Safety  Webpage on Safe Injection Practices,
CDC One and Only CampaignPublic Health Campaign to eliminate unsafe injections,
CDC: An Antibiotic is the Wrong Tool to Treat a VirusOne-Page Infographic on appropriate use of antibiotics and inappropriate for viruses., ,
CDC: Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer: Be Antibiotics AwareTri-fold brochure on appropriate use of antibiotics
CDC: Are Antibiotics Needed for My Child’s Runny Nose? Q&A for ParentsOne-Page Infographic
CDC: Be An Antibiotics WhizOn-line Quiz with simple examples regarding appropriate use of antibiotics
CDC: Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best CareTri-fold brochure on appropriate use of antibiotics
CDC: Can I Feel Better Without Antibiotics?Super simple one-page infographic
CDC: Do Antibiotics Have Side-Effects?One-Page Infographic citing 1 in 5 ER visits are due to antibiotic reactions (11X17)
CDC: Do I Really Need Antibiotics?One-Page Infographic highlighting antibiotics are for bacteria, not virus-related illness.
CDC: Do You Need Antibiotics From Your Dentist?: Be Antibiotics AwareTri-fold brochure on use of antibiotics in dental procedures; potential side-effects
CDC: Do You Need Antibiotics? 8 Ways to be Antibiotics Aware11X17 Waiting Room Poster – Simple, Clear
CDC: Do You Need Antibiotics? Information about antibiotics for nursing home residents and their familiesTri-fold brochure, information on when antibiotics are indicated and possible side effects
CDC: Improving Antibiotic Use2-Page Infographic
CDC: Preventing and Treating Bronchitis2 Page Infographic on antibiotic use to treat bronchitis
CDC: Preventing and Treating Ear Infections1 Page – What is it, causes, symptoms, when to seek medical care
CDC: Virus or Bacteria? What’s Got You Sick? Common Infections in Nursing HomesQuick 1 Page Checklist to determine if antibiotics might be needed.,
CDC: Viruses or Bacteria: What’s Got You Sick?Checklist to determine viral or bacterial source of illness
CDC: What are Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?A One Page CDC Fact Sheet on Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria.
COVID and TB    Plain language information from Washington State DOH  ,
Empowered Patient Hospital Guide for Patients and FamiliesIn-depth discussion of patient care and safety while in the hospital
Get Ahead of Sepsis. Know the Risks. Spot the Signs. Act Fast1 Page Infographic
Get Ahead of Sepsis. Know the Risks. Spot the Signs. Act Fast1 Page Infographic,
Handwashing Patient Safety SheetInfographic
I’ve Survived Sepsis: Now What2-Page Fact Sheet/Infographic,
Infection Prevention and Cancer – set of printed materials for patients and caregiversEducational Materials for Patients and Providers of Cancer Patients
Infection Prevention and YouStories and Infographics for Infection Prevention,
It’s Time to Talk About SepsisWebpage Regarding Sepsis – Detailed with Good Links to Related Information
It’s Time to Talk About SepsisWebpage Regarding Sepsis – Detailed with Good Links to Related Information,
Maine CDC Resources for COVID-19List of updates and information collated by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, , ,
MRSA Patient Safety Sheet1 Page Infographic on Cause and Prevention of MRSA
Myths and Facts About COVID 19 VaccinesInfographic for General Public,
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – Hand Hygiene posters  Hand Hygiene Posters for posting in public areas and restrooms
Neutropenia and Risk for Infection: What You Need to KnowInfographic on Neutropenia and Chemo, ,
Norovirus Patient Safety SheetInfographic on Norovirus,
Overuse of Antibiotics – Consumers FAQWebpage for Consumers
Pneumonia Fact SheetGood 3-Page Information Sheet
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis24-Page Booklet; available from this link in Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Pashto and Dari (2021)
Safety Tips for Patients: PneumoniaLink actually brings you to a page with multiple patient safety sheets on a number of topics,
Tests & Treatments for UTIs in Older People…When you need them – and when you don’t    2-page Infographic for Consumers
The Progression of a C.Diff Infection  Infographic for General Public
Tuberculosis Fact Sheets10 Different TB Fact Sheets; Page last reviewed 2016 – Do we want all 10?
Tuberculosos (TB) Facts: You Can Prevent TBThis has been updated to the front page of a TB prevention and treatment website, which has a number of …
Urinary Tract Infection and Antibiotic Use  Infographic produced by the Muskie School of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine Print ready to insert …,
UTI – What You Need to Know to Avoid Your Risks  Infection Prevention and You Infographic (2 pages),
What To Do If You Are at Higher Risk of Severe Illness from COVID1 Page Infographic – available in Spanish on CDC Website as well
What To Do If You Have or Suspect You Have COVID2-Page Infographic for General Public – Easy to understand
 Keeping Patients on Dialysis Safe2-Page Infographic for Consumers on Dialysis during COVID,