Patient information microchapter

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

What is the Educational Level of the Audience?

Content on the patient information page should be pitched at the 5th or 6th grade educational level.

How Should the Page be Structured?

In order to promote consistency, there is a standard structure to the patient pages. We will use the pericarditis page as an example how to structure pages throughout this tutorial.

The template at the top of the page

At the top of each patient page there is what is known as a "template". This template is essentially a computer program. It allows navigation to and from selected physician pages. The template is surrounded by brackets and looks like this:

{{Pericarditis}}

Directing the Interested Reader to the Physician Page

The next line of code indicates that the physician page of WikiDoc can be found "here". Again using the pericaridits page as an example, the code would look like this:

'''For the WikiDoc page for this topic, click [[Pericarditis|here]]'''

Sections of the Patient Information Page

In order to promote consistency, the following topics are generally covered on each patient information page. Again we use the example from pericarditis to show the coding that you would use to create these traditional sections:

==What is pericarditis?== ==What are the symptoms of pericarditis?== ==What causes Pericarditis?== ==Who is at highest risk?== ==When to seek urgent medical care== ==Treatment options== ==Where to find medical care for Pericarditis== [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q={{urlencode:{{#if:{{{1|}}}|{{{1}}}|Pericarditis}}}}&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=65.008093,112.148438&ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=91.690419,149.414063&z=2&source=embed Directions to Hospitals Treating Pericarditis] that the specter. ==What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)== ==Possible complications== ==Sources==


Resources to help you create your patient page

You can find valuable copyleft content where the patient pages at National Library of Medicine' Medline Plus and other government sites such as the CDC to assure that the patient page is complete.



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