Covidien expands patient/caregiver education website
MANSFIELD, Mass., Aug. 22, 2012—Covidien, a leading global provider of health-care products, has updated its web-based patient and caregiver education resource to offer valuable information in four new clinical categories. The website, www.patientcare-edu.com, provides resources for addressing common care needs in acute, non-acute and homecare settings. The expanded resources on the website include information on: infant and perinatal care; monitoring for better outcomes; protecting patients and clinicians; and procedure and operating room preparation
Interactive materials, patient care information and continuing education programs are now available for these four categories of care as well as other conditions such as traumatic wounds, health-care associated infections, pressure ulcers, malnutrition and dehydration. The site also offers information on an expanded portfolio of Covidien products for ECG monitoring, neonatal care, needle stick prevention, patient positioning, and OR and chemotherapy protection.
“Broadening the resources on our patient care site demonstrates our ongoing commitment to patients and to the delivery of exceptional care,” said James Clemmer, president of medical supplies at Covidien. “By providing caregivers with information along with our high quality products, we hope to support better outcomes and improved quality of life for patients in all care settings.”
Patientcare-edu.com is geared toward nurses, CNAs, discharge planners and home caregivers. The information and continuing education programs are free of charge and users do not need to register or provide any personal information to access materials. Covidien will continue to update the site with new educational materials and resources. Additional clinical conditions and treatment areas may be included depending on feedback received from caregiver visitors. Learn more at www.covidien.com.