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!