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Primary Care Clerkship Patient Education Handouts  [195]

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The Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) was, until April of 2009, a required 8-week interdisciplinary course for all third and fourth year medical students. For several years, students had completed a course project which involved answering a clinical question generated during patient care in their primary care clinic. In addition to summarizing the research available to answer this clinical question, students also translate this medical language into a document suitable to inform an average patient on this topic – a Patient Education Tool (PET) handout. This project has been continued in the required, 4-week, Family Medicine Clerkship, that began May of 2009. Given the time and energy invested by students in creating these handouts and the overall high quality of the final product, the course directors were eager to make these products more generally available to the public through this site. The information provided does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Minnesota Medical School physicians and faculty. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are in no way intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of your personal health care provider. You use the information provided in these handouts at your own risk.

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Bridging to Warfarin - A Patient's Guide to Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin

Luger, Alex (2009-08-20)
A patient's guide to bridging to warfarin. LMWH dosed once daily is as safe and effective as LMWH dosed twice daily, and is important for preventing the increased risk of clotting that occurs when first starting warfarin.

Which NSAID Pain Relievers Should I Use If I Have Heart Disease Risk?

Bohman, J. Kyle (2009-08-20)
Common pain relievers including NSAIDs, Aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors have been shown to have varying degrees of cardiac disease risk and gastritis risk. The choice between pain relievers depends on an individual’s risk ...

Diabetes: Taking Care of Yourself

Maust, Thomas J. (2009-08-20)
General information regarding type 2 diabetes care in a primary care setting including information regarding associated triopathy, eating habits, blood sugar information, what to expect at the doctor’s visit, and when ...

Minor Head Trauma – what should I look for?

Sibley, Ted (2009-08-20)
If a patient has a minor head injury and a Glascow Coma Scale of 15, then there are certain identifiable risk factors that need to be evaluated for to determine the need for further imaging. These risk factors include: ...

A Simple Guide to Cholesterol: What you Need to Know and do to Manage your Cholesterol

Matter, Reed (2009-08-20)
An estimated half of Americans have high cholesterol making its management both prevalent and important. Many patients may be unaware they have high cholesterol or of its long-term effects on health. Cholesterol does ...

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