Have you heard of Pedi-Ed? This pediatric patient education non-profit helps children understand medical conditions and procedures through patient education videos. The organization was founded by students from Boston University and UC Berkeley.
Pediatric Patient Education Videos Help Children Understand Medical Conditions and Procedures
It feels terribly unfair for a child to suffer from a serious medical condition. When it is necessary, keeping children well-informed empowers them to take charge of their own health. Children who better understand what is going on also feel confident and reassured as they face medical obstacles.
All too often, pediatric patients face medical terms and concepts that are difficult for non-medical personnel of any age to comprehend. Pedi-Ed simplifies these terms and concepts through short, engaging videos. So far, Pedi-Ed has created content about these topics:
- General Heart Health
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Ventricular Septal Defects
- Cardiac Catheterization
Pedi-Ed is working to create a comprehensive curricula to address a variety of conditions and issues. Their resources are free for all pediatric patients and their families. The organization partnered with It’s My Heart – New England to reach over 250 CHD (coronary heart disease) patients and families. They are looking for collaboration with doctors, hospitals, and advocacy groups to develop and distribute content.
This resource is important for healthy children as well as those struggling with serious medical conditions. The more everyone understands, the easier life is for the patient!
Take a look at Pedi-Ed’s videos and get in touch with them with to let them know what topic you would like them to cover next. Spread the word to let everyone know about this resource!
Do you know of any other great pediatric health education resources? Let me know in the comments, or on my Facebook page or by tagging me on Twitter or Instagram.
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
3 thoughts on “Pediatric Patient Education Videos for Medical Conditions and Procedures”
This is brilliant! Engaging and educational. And most of all, desperately needed.
Personally, I find creating scientific content for a young audience the most fun: It’s always fun having to look at complicated concepts from a different point of view.
Sounds like a great resource. Thanks for sharing!
What a cool idea. I can see how that could be super helpful for both kids and parents.
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