For Clinicians

Successful treatmentWe believe that patients are at the heart of health care. Treating patients with respect, hearing and valuing their concerns, and involving them in decisions about their care is the foundation of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) and the “triple aim” of improving care, health, and cost of care.
While patient-centered care is about the actions of the physician and other health care providers, patient engagement is about the action of patients regarding their own care.
The patient must be at the center of clinical care. CME Outfitters actively inserts the patient voice into our education by accessing a large social community of patients and health activists to cater to the specific needs of the patient. That is why we have created this page of patient resources, so that you, the clinician, can share these resources, or this webpage with your patients to help them be active in their care.
In alignment with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), this resource page is here to provide patients information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes.

For Patients

CMEO wants to help you, the patient, easily locate resources such as info graphics, patient stories, clinical guides, frequently asked questions, etc. that pertain specifically to your health concerns. We understand the value of having access to free, credible health resources with the click of the button, and we hope you can find what you’re looking for here.

On this page you will find a variety of electronic resources, from a variety of different sources that exist to help improve your life! If there are specific resources you are looking for that are not listed here, please feel free to contact us for help by emailing questions@cmeoutfitters.com.

*CMEO is not responsible for the content of linked resources.

Patient Resources – Multiple Sclerosis

CME Outfitters has designed these videos, resources, and tools to address frequently asked questions and to help patients increase their knowledge about their MS. It is our goal that the education will contribute to improved and informed discussions between patients and health care providers in the management of MS.

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Patient Resources – Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease

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Patient Resources – Remain Calm, Stay Safe, Be Prepared: Developing and Implementing a Seizure Action Plan

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A report from the Institute of Medicine – Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding:

www.iom.edu/Reports/2012/Epilepsy-Across-the-Spectrum.aspx

Komaragiri A, Detyniecki K, Hirsch LJ. Seizure clusters: A common, understudied and

undertreated phenomenon in refractory epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2016;59:83-86. PMID: 27116535.

ORGANIZATIONS

American Epilepsy Society: www.aesnet.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Epilepsy: www.cdc.gov/epilepsy

• Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy: www.cureepilepsy.org/home.asp

• Epilepsy Foundation: www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Sample Seizure Action Plans

• My Seizure Plan: www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/myseizureplan.pdf

Seizure Action Plan for School-aged Children from the Epilepsy Foundation:

epilepsy.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/seizure-action-plan-pdf_0.pdf

Seizure Diary

• My Epilepsy Diary:

www.epilepsy.com/release/2014/3/epilepsycom-launches-new-iphone-app-help-people-epilepsy-manage-seizures-symptoms-and

A new Seizure Diary will launch in late 2015, with the ability to track not only routine medications, but also rescue medications

• International League Against Epilepsy: www.ilae-epilepsy.org

• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm

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Hepatitis B Infection

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Hepatitis B Foundation
Living with Hepatitis B, An Interactive Learning Guide for Acute and Chronic Infection
http://www.hepb.org/learnguide/
ProPatient
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ProPatient is a free, online educational program about hepatitis B virus infection (Hep B) focused on patients and caregivers. Clinicians may recommend that their patients with hepatitis B, families, or caregivers view this program.
http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/propatient

Mental Health

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Mental Health Topics and Resources for Families – University of California Dept of Psychiatry
http://psych.ucsf.edu/topics

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org/

Neurology

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Alzheimer’s Patient Message Board
https://www.alzconnected.org/

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American Academy of Neurology – Website for patients and caregivers
https://patients.aan.com/

Psoriasis

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National Psoriasis Foundation
Flu Season Tips for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
https://www.psoriasis.org/advance/flu-season-tips-for-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis

Psoriasis or gout? Learn how to tell the difference
https://www.psoriasis.org/advance/psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-increase-your-odds-for-gout

Insomnia

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Insomnia: What it is, how it affects you, and how to help you
http://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/home

General Resources

General information about how to be an involved patient, information about antibiotics, patient awareness links, toolkits, and patient stories

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How To Use Antibiotics Wisely
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/getsmart/

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Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. Blog
http://apahealthyminds.blogspot.com/

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Shots – Health News from NPR
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/

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Medline Plus – Trusted Healthcare Information for Patients
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

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Daily Med – US National Library of Medicine
http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/index.cfm