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Listing of patient education materials in Tigrinya language.

Abdominal Ultrasound Information - Tigrinya/English
A 1 page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound.
Audio Sick Days and Diabetes - Tigrinya
Tigrinya 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 - Tigrinya
2 page PDF Information about biopsy procedures.
Biopsy - Tigrinya video slideshow
4 minutes 46 seconds Flash video slideshow about biopsy procedures.
Breast Biopsy - Tigrinya
2-page PDF; Description of breast biopsy; Tigrinya.
Breast Cancer Glossary and Technical Terms - Tigrinya
Technical terms and definitions related to breast cancer. 4-pages PDF, Tigrinya
Breast Cancer Surgery - Tigrinya
Description of mastectomy, lumpectomy and potential side effects following these surgeries.
Breast Cancer: Hormones - Tigrinya
Definition of hormones, hormone receptors and therapy in relation to breast cancer.
Cancer Chemotherapy - Tigrinya
1 page PDF Information about chemotherapy treatment and side effects.
Cancer Chemotherapy - Tigrinya video slideshow
2 minutes 41 seconds Flash narrated video slideshow. Information about chemotherapy treatment and side effects.
Chemotherapy Side Effects - Tigrinya
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. 5-pages PDF - Tigrinya.
Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer - Amharic
Explanation of chemotherapy for breast cancer, including description of treatment cycles, and what to expect after treatment. 2-page PDF, Amharic.
Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer - Tigrinya
Explanation of chemotherapy for breast cancer, including description of treatment cycles, and what to expect after treatment. 2-page PDF, Tigrinya.
CT Scan Instructions - Tigrinya/English
Instruction sheet in Tigrinya/English on preparing for CT scan
Daily Foot Check - Tigrinya/English
Tips for people with diabetes about checking their feet on a daily basis. 1 page PDF Tigrinya and English
Diabetes Foot Care - Tigrinya/English
Tips for people with diabetes about how to care for their feet. 1 page PDF Tigrinya and English
Diabetes Meal Plan Basics - Tigrinya/English
A visual portrayal of planning a healthy meal for people with diabetes, including recommended foods and portions. Tigrinya and English, 2 pages, PDF.
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 - Tigrinya/English
Information for patients scheduled for Excretory Urogram (I.V.P.)
Exercise and Diabetes - Tigrinya/English
Tigrinya and English language patient education handout about exercises for diabetics. 2-page PDF
General Overview: Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Tigrinya
2 page introductory explanation of screening and diagnostic tests for breast cancer, as well as basic information about common treatments. Tigrinya language.
Heart Failure - Tigrinya/English
Basic information about heart failure: what it means, what causes it, how does it feel, how can I help myself, when should I call my doctor?
Lymph Nodes and Breast Cancer - Tigrinya
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.
Mammogram Instructions - Tigrinya/English
Information for patients scheduled for a mammogram
Margins - Tigrinya
Explanation of margins or resection, including definition of positive, negative and close margins.
Medication for the Treatment of TB - Tigrinya
A 3 page public health pamphlet (scanned) about the medications for TB.
Nurse-to-Patient Communication - Tigrinya
PDF document, 3 pages, including Tigrinya language and English. Developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.
Pelvic Ultrasound Instructions - Tigrinya/English
Information for patients scheduled for obstetrical or pelvic ultrasound
Portions to Eat to Control Your Diabetes - Tigrinya/English
Tips about estimating healthy food portions. (2 pages, PDF Document, Tigrinya/English)
Preventing Rickets in Breastfed Babies - Tigrinya
Information about preventing Rickets in breastfed babies, including signs of the condition and suggestions for getting sufficient Vitamin D.
Prostate Cancer - Tigrinya
1 page PDF introduction to prostate cancer and its symptoms.
Prostate Cancer - Tigrinya video slideshow
2 minutes 10 seconds Flash video slideshow introduction to prostate cancer and its symptoms.
Radiation Therapy - Tigrinya
Explanation of radiation therapy, how it works, why it is necessary, what to expect during the treatment and information about side effects.
Sick Days and Diabetes - Tigrinya/English
Tigrinya and English language patient education handout about steps to control blood sugar on days you are feeling sick. 2-page PDF
Stool Sample Collection - Tigrinya/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 - Tigrinya
1 page PDF handout describing lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures.
Surgeries for Breast Cancer - Tigrinya video slideshow
3 minutes 24 seconds Flash video slideshow describing lumpectomy, mastectomy and breast reconstruction procedures.
Survivor Statement - Tigrinya/English
1 page PDF, Tigrinya/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 - Tigrinya
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.
Upper Gastrointestinal (U.G.I.) Instructions - Tigrinya/English
Information for patients scheduled for UGI procedure
USCRI - Healthy Living Toolkits
The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities.
What is Asthma? Tigrinya
Tigrinya language patient education about Asthma, including information about irritants, symptoms and treatment. PDF - 6 pages
What is Cancer? - Tigrinya
Basic explanation about cancer, its causes and warning signs. 3-pages PDF
What is Mental Illness? - Tigrinya
Overview of what mental illness is, possible causes and some of the most common forms of mental illness. 5 page, PDF
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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