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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

EFA working groups update
Patient education working group On April 13th EFA Patient Education working group held a webmeeting to discuss the plans of the year, the agenda of the physical meeting in Florence in May and the di ...

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European Patient Charter presented
In the framework of the Patient Empowerment campaign, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) has launched the European Patient Charter and a Roadmap for patient empowerment. EFA, as full Member and Board  ...

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Comic on COPD diagnosis and treatement
Material: A comic explaining how is COPD diagnosed and treated Original name: La BPCO, Broncho Pneumopathie Chronique Obstructive Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory  ...

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Allergy family support project
Activity: The Allergy family support project is a three yeart project to support families with allergic children manage their everyday lives. The project has created the Allergy Family Days  ...

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Asthma school - 8 day camp
Activity: The Asthma school is an 8 day camp to provide participants who have asthma and allergies with an opportunity for physical activity and to improve their knowledge of their illn ...

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Do you know what COPD is?
Material: Do you what COPD is? is a booklet that describes and defines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments. It explain how patients can improve their qualit ...

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Protect yourself in winter time (COPD)
Material: Protect yourself in winter time is a booklet that provides information regarding the protections that CODP patientes should take  during winter time. It explains the importanc ...

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Pneumonia
Material: Pneumonia is a booklet that explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia and its incidence in Portugal.  Original name: A pneumonia Author: Portuguese Ass ...

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Use correctly the inhalers
Material: The booklet explains the basics of inhalers, their conception, the different types and why and how they should be used to obtain the best results and efficiency. Original name ...

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Asthma videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how asthma works. It explores how to deal with the disease and accept it and gives advice on how to continue a normal life, with ...

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COPD videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how COPD works. It explores how to deal with the disease, especially in the case of exacerbations, how to exercise, or live with ...

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Lung research
Material: This series of lung research videos explain some of the elements of that are being studied now. There are videos about growth factors when repairing damaged lungs and how to get stem cells b ...

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Lung diseases explained
Material: This video series looks into lung disease, from chronic disease such as asthma or COPD, to momentaneous conditions like pneumonia, bronchitis or pleurities. Original name:Wat gebeurt er in ...

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Household chemicals and allergies
Material: This presentation inform patients about the diversity of chemicals we use in everyday life. The presentation explores those materials that are more suitable for allergic people. Origi ...

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Sports and asthma
Material: This presentation informs asthma patients about the physical activities that are recommended to them. It is important to ensure that asthma is well-controlled with medication and c ...

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Exercises for healthy lungs
Material: The video provides a set of exercises to ensure healthy lungs. There are nine exercises that can help loosen and expel secretions, stretch the thorax, strengthen muscles which relate to ...

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Chef and allergens card
Material: Chef card This chef card can help food allergy patients inform staff working in the food sector about their dietary needs. The allergic person can crop and customize the card according  ...

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Food allergy and anaphylasis action plan in case of emergency
Material: People with food allergy, especially if they are at risk of anaphylactic reaction, need to maintain a very high safety level when eating outside. A personalised food allergy and anaphylaxis  ...

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Living with food allergies
Material: A guide for school professionals on what it is like to live with food allergies and the precuations to take.  Original name: Vivere con allergia alimentare Author: Food Allergy ...

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Food allergy holidays check list
Material: Travelling with food allergies demands a well planned stay, especially if patients plan to go abroad as language barriers can be an important obstacle to be overcome. Thanks to the check lis ...

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