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Somali Refugee Women: Learn about your Health! - online videos
This new 4-part video series, developed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, highlights Somali refugee women’s health issues. These videos are available in Somali with English subtitles (to view subtitles, turn on closed captions).
"Fever and Acetaminophen" (Tylenol ©) - Somali
Information for parents about a child's fever and how to treat it. 2 page PDF. Page 2 has space for a provider or pharmacist to indicate instructions and doses for treating a fever with Acetaminophen.
Abdominal Ultrasound Information - Somali
A 1 page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound.
Audio Exercise and Diabetes - Somali
Somali narration of patient education handout about about exercises for diabetics.
Audio Sick Days and Diabetes - Somali
Somali narration of a patient education handout about steps to control blood sugar on days you are feeling sick.
Basics of Child Restraint Use in Six Languages
Three Power Point presentations with audio narration and animated images, in six languages - English, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, Russian, and Somali. Developed by the Washington State Safety Restraint Coalition to provide education when a child restraint was being provided to a family at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Biopsy - Somali
2 page PDF Information about biopsy procedures.
Biopsy - Somali video slideshow
6 minutes 10 seconds Flash video slideshow about biopsy procedures.
Breast Biopsy - Somali
2-page PDF; Description of breast biopsy; Somali.
Breast Cancer Glossary and Technical Terms - Somali
Technical terms and definitions related to breast cancer. 4-pages PDF, Somali.
Breast Cancer Surgery - Somali
Description of mastectomy, lumpectomy and potential side effects following these surgeries. 4 pages PDF; Somali.
Breast Cancer: Hormones - Somali
Definition of hormones, hormone receptors and therapy in relation to breast cancer. 1 page PDF; Somali.
Cancer Chemotherapy - Somali
1 page PDF Information about chemotherapy treatment and side effects.
Cancer Chemotherapy - Somali video slideshow
2 minutes 43 seconds Flash narrated video slideshow. Information about chemotherapy treatment and side effects.
Chemotherapy Side Effects - Somali
Description of potential side effects caused by chemotherapy treatment, including hair loss, fatigue, nausea, and changes in taste/smell. Includes eating tips to reduce nausea and vomiting. 6-pages PDF - Somali.
Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer - Somali
Explanation of chemotherapy for breast cancer, including description of treatment cycles, and what to expect after treatment. PDF 2 pages; Somali
Cholesterol - Somali/English
Somali/English description of cholesterol, including how excessive carbohydrates can lead to high levels, what low and high cholesterol levels indicate about someone's diet and the function of "good" vs. "bad" cholesterols.
Creatinine - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation of what creatinine is, mentioning conditions that may cause low and elevated levels of creatinine in the blood.
CT Scan Instructions - Somali
Instruction sheet in Somali on preparing for CT scan
Daily Foot Check - Somali/English
Tips for people with diabetes about checking their feet on a daily basis. 1page PDF Somali and English
Diabetes Foot Care - Somali/English
Tips for people with diabetes about how to care for their feet. 1 page PDF Somali and English
Diabetes Meal Plan Basics - Somali/English
A visual portrayal of planning a healthy meal for people with diabetes, including recommended foods and portions. Somali and English, 2 pages, PDF.
Diaper Rash Information - Somali
This is a 1 page sheet describing what diaper rash is, how to reduce baby's risk of it, and what typically causes it. Provides space for a provider to indicate to a parent whether diaper rash is caused by skin irritation from the diaper, or by yeast or fungus.
Emergency and Earthquake Planning videos
Seattle Channel presents videos about what every citizen should know and how to equip and safeguard your home for an Emergency. The Personal and Family Preparedness video has been created to help Seattle residents prepare for disasters, available in the following languages: Amharic, Cambodian (Khmer), Cantonese, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.
Excretory Urogram (I.V.P.) Instructions - Somali
Information for patients scheduled for Excretory Urogram (I.V.P.)
Exercise and Diabetes - Somali/English
Somali and English language patient education handout about exercises for diabetics. 2-page PDF
Fever and Acetaminophen (Tylenol ©) - Somali
Information for parents about a child's fever and how to treat it. 2 page PDF. Page 2 has space for a provider or pharmacist to indicate instructions and doses for treating a fever with Acetaminophen (Tylenol ©)
General Overview: Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Somali
2 page introductory explanation of screening and diagnostic tests for breast cancer, as well as basic information about common treatments. Somali language.
Glucose - Somali/English
Somali/English definition of glucose, including a statement about the glucose test's beneficial role in early prediction of diabetes risk.
Hemoglobin - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation of what hemoglobin does in blood and what low levels may indicate.
How is Blood Drawn? - Somali/English
Somali/English information about how blood is drawn and what care is taken at the site of the draw.
How Much Blood Is Taken? - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation about how much blood is typically drawn for tests, reassuring a patient that there is plenty of blood in the body.
How to Treat Child's Vomiting and Diarrhea at Home - Somali
A 5 page pamphlet with instructions geared to treating children
How to Treat Child's Vomiting and Diarrhea at Home - Somali
A 4-page pamphlet about treating the common conditions of vomiting and diarrhea in children.
How to Treat Your Child's Cough or Cold at Home - Somali
5-page PDF; information about colds and home treatment of symptoms including medicines that are safe for children and some non-medication treatment suggestions
How to Treat Your Child's Cough or Cold at Home - Somali
3-page PDF; information about colds and home treatment of symptoms including medicines that are safe for children and some non-medication treatment suggestions
How to use the Health Care System in Colorado - Somali
This 34 minute video was produced by the Refugee Preventive Health Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, (contractor, Mind's Eye Productions). This program teaches newcomer refugees how to properly access medical care, get immunizations, use medications, and live a healthy lifestyle. Although some of the information provided is specific to Colorado, much of the material can be of value to immigrants and refugees nationwide. This video is available in 9 languages (English, French, Karen, Burmese, Nepali, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, and Kirundi); 4 of the languages are posted here now. To request a copy of the DVD, please contact Leslie Douglass at the Refugee Health Education Center: leslie.douglass@dhha.org or (720) 956-2171.
Iron - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation of iron's important role in blood cell production and body function.
Lipid Profile - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation of lipid profile and what is measured by it; includes descriptions of triglycerides.
Lymph Nodes and Breast Cancer - Somali
Explanation of what lymph nodes are, including what is meant by "node-positive" and "node-negative", lymph node biopsy and sentinel lymph node surgery. 2-pages PDF. Somali.
Mammogram Instructions - Somali
Information for patients scheduled for a mammogram
Margins - Somali
Explanation of margins of resection, including definition of positive, negative and close margins. 1 page PDF; Somali.
Medication Safety Video - Somali
3 minutes 44 seconds video in Somali language about safe use of medications. Taken from a longer video created for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, this segment illustrates five important points patients need to know about safe medication use: 1) Do not share medications; 2) use one pharmacy; 3) keep medications in their original containers; 4) tell primary care provider what medications are and are not taken; and 5) tell about traditional or herbal medications that are being used.
Nurse-to-Patient Communication - Somali
PDF document, 3 pages, including Somali and English. Developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.
Pelvic Ultrasound Instructions - Somali
Information in Somali for patients scheduled for obstetrical or pelvic ultrasound
Pills to Prevent TB - Somali/English
3 page information sheet with Somali/English text about taking medications for TB.
Portions to Eat to Control Your Diabetes - Somali/English
Tips about estimating healthy food portions. (2 pages, PDF Document, Somali/English)
Preventing Rickets in Breastfed Babies - Somali
Information about preventing Rickets in breastfed babies, including signs of the condition and suggestions for getting sufficient Vitamin D.
Prostate Cancer - Somali
1 page PDF introduction to prostate cancer and its symptoms.
Prostate Cancer - Somali video slideshow
2 minutes 49 seconds Flash video slideshow introduction to prostate cancer and its symptoms.
Prostate Cancer - Spanish
1 page PDF introduction to prostate cancer and its symptoms.
Radiation Therapy - Somali
Explanation of radiation therapy, how it works, why it is necessary, what to expect during the treatment and information about side effects. 7-pages PDF; Somali.
Seattle-King County Disaster preparedness fact sheets and flyers
Key fact sheets with tips to help you prepare for and manage a disaster such as floods, power outages, hypothermia, and more. Languages: Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Sick Days and Diabetes - Somali/English
Somali and English language patient education handout about steps to control blood sugar on days you are feeling sick. 2-page PDF
Sodium - Somali/English
Somali/English brief description of sodium, with mention of conditions that are some causes of low levels of sodium in the blood.
Somali TB Audio Recording Script - Somali
The Somali text of the script used in the Somali TB Audio Recording
Somali TB Audio
mp3 file; This is a 17 minute audio recording in Somali. The file format is .mp3 and will take some time to download depending on your internet connection. You will also need audio/sound software and speakers on your computer to be able to hear this recording. You can download a free multimedia player from Quick Time
Stool Sample Collection - Somali/English
Instructions for collecting a stool sample. Includes a note explaining that there are many different kinds of medical tests requiring different kinds of preparation, encouraging patients to talk to their doctors about the test preparation that is right for them.
Surgeries for Breast Cancer - Somali
2 page PDF handout describing lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures.
Surgeries for Breast Cancer - Somali video slideshow
4 minutes 10 seconds Flash video slideshow describing lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures.
Survivor Statement - Somali/English
1 page PDF, Somali/English, brief message supported by a grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation stating that it is possible to survive cancer, especially if caught early.
Swine Flu clinic video - Somali
Harborview Medical Center has created videos narrated by medical interpreters, explaining what swine flu is, how to prevent spreading the virus, and what to do if you or a family member becomes ill and needs to see the doctor. These videos are approximately 5-7 minutes in length, and could be used in a clinic waiting room or public setting. To download the video file, click on the View Documentation link, or play the video below.
TB Medications - Somali/English
A 2 page brochure with information from Public Health, with Somali/English text.
Tuberculosis: Get the Facts! Somali/English
A 2 page brochure with information about TB symptoms, testing, and medication among other facts
Upper Gastrointestinal (U.G.I.) Instructions - Somali
Information for patients scheduled for UGI procedure
What is a Mammogram? - Somali/English
7 pages, PDF brochure, in English and Somali languages, about mammograms - what they are, what test results mean, information about biopsies and treatment options for breast cancer.
What is Blood? - Somali/English
Somali and English languages patient education describing what blood is, inlcuding what it is made of and what it does in the body.
What is Cancer? - Somali
Basic explanation of cancer, its causes and warning signs.
Where Does Blood Go After It Is Drawn? - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation about what happens to a person's blood sample after it is drawn, including testing and disposal.
White Blood Cells - Somali/English
Somali/English brief explanation of what a white blood count means, in terms of measuring the body's response to infection.
Why does my doctor need to take my blood? - Somali/English
Somali/English explanation about why a doctor may need to draw patient's blood.
Why HIV Testing is Important for You - 11 languages
A 2 page PDF fact sheet “Why HIV Testing is Important for You” available in Amharic, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, English, French, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrigna, and Vietnamese from Public Health Seattle King County.
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