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GetWellNetwork and KidsHealth(R) Launch New Interactive Patient Education Content for Pediatric Patients and Their Families
Date:3/24/2009

Specialized Videos Engage and Educate Pediatric Patients on What to Expect From Medical Procedures

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NACHRI Creating Connections Conference, Booths #11 & 12 -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, and KidsHealth, the largest provider of online pediatric health information, today introduced two new content suites to their pediatric patient education library, specifically designed for parents, kids and teens.

Pediatric patients and their families can access these specialized videos, available in English and Spanish, at the bedside exclusively through the GetWellNetwork(R) PatientLife System(R). Content delivered through the PatientLife System can be followed by a set of accompanying comprehension questions to ensure that the patient understands the educational concepts.

The new content includes:

  • Medical Testing ("What to Expect") Suite - Developed to reduce anxiety and help children better understand what to expect during common medical tests, this library features 10 videos that speak directly to children and teens. The videos cover Breathing Test (Spirometry), CAT Scan, EKG, IV, MRI, Strep Test, Upper GI, Urine Test, X-Ray and Blood Test.
  • Post-Procedural Care Suite - Created to help parents understand the basics of various medical procedures, including the home care required after being discharged from the hospital, these packages cover G-Tube, NG-Tube, Tracheostomy, PICC Line and CV Line. The first two titles, G-Tube and NG-Tube, are slated to launch this spring, with the entire library available by the end of 2009.

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