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Patient education and/or consumer health information (CHI) are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice or as a substitute for consulting a doctor.
Library Subscription Resources
The following resources, paid for by the Maguire Medical Library, are available to active FSU faculty, staff, students, residents, and researchers. These resources must be accessed either on campus or through the FSU off-campus login.
Off-campus access instructions: FAQ.
AccessMedicine: Patient Education Handouts
Summaries of basic but critical topics regarding disorders and treatment details in PDF format; in several languages including Spanish.
ClinicalKey Patient Education
Over 15,000 patient handouts with customizable contact information, special instructions, text size, and language. Many from AAFP. Search tip: Click on the arrow next to All Types; select Patient Education; type your search term(s).
An evidence-based point-of-care tool that provides overviews and recommendations for diseases and conditions. It includes calculators for decision support and integrated Micromedex drug content. Mobile friendly
. App available
Printable handouts under each drug, in English and Spanish. Also, links to free patient education materials selected by the Epocrates clinical team.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Resource for libraries, schools and hospitals comprised of some of the most respected medical, health and wellness resources, including journals, pamphlets, magazines, etc. Open to Florida residents.
Pediatric Care Online: Pediatric Patient Education
A comprehensive pediatric patient education library of handouts on numerous topics, including well child visits, vaccine information, autism, violence prevention, safety, prevention and treatment of injuries in child athletes, and many more.
Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource
Collection of disorder-specific chapter/handouts for distribution to patients and families. The chapters are taken from APA Publishing's popular consumer health title, Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5.
Evidence-based, peer reviewed clinical information. Please note:
Access is limited to College of Medicine students, residents, full-time faculty, and clerkship directors
. Mobile friendly
. App available
Free Health Information
Refer your patients to MedlinePlus.gov to find reliable health information on the computer or mobile devices. Features health topic summaries, drug briefs, videos, and interactive tools.
Health Literacy: Easy-to-Read Materials
MLA Top Health Websites
From the Medical Library Association, links to KidsHealth, familydoctor.org, healthfinder.gov, the National Cancer Institute, American Diabetes Association, and other curated, open-access patient websites.
Health Information in Other Languages
Florida Health Resources
Florida Health Finder
Florida-specific consumer health guides, health care facilities and providers locators, drug prices by county, and more.
Tobacco Free Florida
Quit smoking resources for Florida residents.