What’s New at Milner-Fenwick
Help your patients understand the risk factors, health problems, and changes they need to make if they are at risk for Metabolic Syndrome. The new video Metabolic Syndrome presents, in a humorous approach, why patients need to change their lifestyle choices. It emphasizes weight reduction, healthy eating, increased physical activity, the importance of health check-ups to screen for risk factors. It also outlines the basic steps that a person should take to treat and even prevent metabolic syndrome.
Diabetes and the AADE
Thanks to all of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Conference attendees we met in Washington, DC this summer. We’re always pleased to visit, shake hands and share new programs with you! Daily winners of our free program drawing were:
- Anne Hayes, from the Prince Georges Health Department in Tracy’s Landing, MD
- Andrea Abbasy, of REX Healthcare in Raleigh, NC (pictured on right)
- Donna Sivertsen from Genesis Medical Center in Silvis, IL
Anne Hayes, who chose our video Metabolic Syndrome and the PowerPoint unit The Diabetes Epidemic told us, “Thank you so much for the valuable teaching unit and video that I won. They’ll be of great help in my diabetes program.”
For patients at the crossroads putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, Pre-Diabetes: Your Path to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, is now released. Based on the results from the Diabetes Prevention Program, your patients will learn why they are at risk, how to have their blood glucose checked, and how to make healthy food and activity changes.
Milner-Fenwick and the AADE have developed several new programs targeted to your younger patients (age 11-18) and their families. Young people featured in Moving Forward: Type 2 Diabetes in Young People relate that type 2 diabetes is neither a death sentence nor a boring life of forbidden foods, limited activities, and over-protective parents. With the encouragement of patients in the video, your teen patients can take charge of their bodies, their health choices, and their futures.
Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Young People teaches young people and their parents the building blocks to a healthy lifestyle. It outlines what type 2 diabetes is, the five parts of a treatment plan, and takes young viewers on the road to effective self-management. Teens in the video share their healthy food choices, snack selection and exercise tips, and how they incorporate healthy changes into their busy lives.
When a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the entire family is affected. A Family Perspective: Type 2 Diabetes in Young People addresses how parents can help their newly diagnosed child by incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into everyday life for the whole family. It examines parents’ emotions and the importance of parents as effective role models.
The PowerPoint slide set, The Diabetes Epidemic, is the ideal resource for community presentations. The 64 slide set covers epidemiology, high risk ethnic groups, risk assessment, risk reduction, children and teens at risk, and available resources. A glossary of terms and a risk assessment checklist can be printed from a .PDF file, and photocopied for lecture attendees. Extensive leader's notes give you timely references and web links throughout for easy access to even more information and resources.
Take Charge: For Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer focuses on the experiences of three men with prostate cancer and their immediate families, friends and professional caregivers. Their stories provide the information, encouragement and coping skills so critical to those diagnosed with prostate cancer. (Produced by State of the Art, Inc.)
Prostate Ultrasound and Biopsy tastefully demonstrates transrectal ultrasound and needle biopsy of the prostate. It emphasizes that both procedures are quick and cause only minimal discomfort. Early detection is highlighted as the most important aspect of successful prostate cancer therapy. (Produced by Lange Productions)
Lange Productions provides us with three new programs to help support breast health education: Breast Facts: The Basics provides an excellent introduction to breast health by describing breast anatomy and physiology, breast lumps, fibrocystic “disease”, breast pain, and recent advances in breast medicine.
For patients apprehensive of obtaining a mammogram, Quality Mammography Can Save Your Life answers their most common questions regarding radiation dose, compression, additional views, and the current controversy regarding the recommended schedule for mammography.
Non-Surgical Breast Biopsy familiarizes patients with fine needle and core biopsy procedures, performed manually and with stereotactic guidance. Viewers are reassured that non-surgical biopsy is safe, accurate, and virtually painless. (For facilities using stereostatic equipment)
Produced by CRW Medical Productions, Breast Cancer Early Detection: Know the Facts. For Sure teaches women what to expect during mammograms and clinical breast examination. Patients are shown how easily self-examination is performed. Teach the three keys to early detection and help women take control of their breast health today! The Spanish version is co-hosted by former US Surgeon General, Dr. Antonio Novello and talk show personality, Christina Sargelegui.
Weight Control & Exercise
Weighing In explains how poor food choices and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle have contributed to the dramatic increase in obesity in America. It explores the link between obesity and the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and certain types of cancer. Following the experiences of two people who are maintaining weight loss after decades of failed attempts, this video identifies successful and unsuccessful weight loss approaches. (Produced by Intelecom)
Teach your patients the life-long benefits of exercise through Working it Out. It illustrates three types of exercise, including aerobic, static stretching and strength-training, for cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and psychological health. Teamwork, shared effort, and esprit de corps for children are presented as added benefits as well! (Produced by Intelecom)
Through the words of cancer victims themselves, Living with Cancer presents the psychological, social and spiritual impact of cancer on patients. This video presents the impact that cancer often has on the patient’s values and life priorities, and the importance of support from family members and support groups. Traditional forms of cancer treatment are discussed, along with newer treatments such as gene therapy and angiogenesis-inhibiting drugs.
Staff Education Videos Added to Library
While Milner-Fenwick has been a primary source for patient education programs, we’re pleased to distribute three Staff Education programs produced by Cromwell Communications:
Standard Precautions encourages healthcare employees to assume personal responsibility to periodically review the components of standard precautions in their work settings. Infection prevention and control is prioritized in Hospital Infection Control: Annual Update. This video may be used in new employee orientation, or for annual review of existing employees. HIPAA Overview for Healthcare Workers is an excellent way to meet the mandatory annual training requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Two Milner-Fenwick programs have achieved national recognition in the recent 12th annual National Health Information Awards. Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Young People received the Silver Award and Your Home Guide to Heart Surgery won a Merit Certificate, both in the “Patient Education” category. NHIA recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. Over 1,000 entries were judged by a select panel of health education experts.
“These awards are exceptionally meaningful for us,” said David Milner, CEO of Milner-Fenwick. “Being recognized by the Health Information Resource Center as a leader in patient education demonstrates that our content and educational approach is among the best in the country.”
For any of these programs, contact your sales representative at (800) 432-8433 or go to milner-fenwick.com for more information.