Patient Education Reference Center

This resource provides nurses and healthcare professionals with patient information handouts that can be customized, printed and given to a patient at the point of care. Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) handouts are easy to read, include medical illustrations and are available in multiple languages.

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At a Glance

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Subject Area: Nursing & Allied Health
Ideal For: GovernmentHealthcare

Coverage Includes

  • More than 1,100 diseases and conditions
  • Over 660 specific procedures and lab tests
  • Nearly 2,000 lifestyle and wellness topics
  • More than 1,300 unique drugs (more than 3,700 brand and generic names)
  • Discharge and home care information for more than 1,600 topics


Patient Education Reference Center handouts are available in English and Spanish with an optional upgrade that includes handouts in 15 additional languages including:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Patient Education Reference Center is certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria

  • Certified as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Module for Meaningful Use Stage 2
  • Supports Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

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Patient Education Handouts Educate Patients on Multiple Topics Including:

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Procedures and lab tests
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Patient-friendly drug information
  • Discharge instructions

Customizing and Branding Features

  • Nurses can personalize handouts with notes for individual patients
  • Handouts can be branded with a hospital’s name and logo
  • All handouts can be printed, emailed or saved
  • Nurses can create and share folders for frequently used handouts

Integrates with Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

Patient Education Reference Center can be integrated into a hospital’s EMR system or intranet, allowing nurses quick access to patient handouts while viewing the patient’s medical record.

Additional Options

Institutions that also subscribe to Nursing Reference Center can access many of PERC’s patient handouts directly from the Nursing Reference Center interface.

Patient Education Reference Center handouts are provided in English and Spanish with an optional upgrade to include handouts in 15 additional languages.