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Simply Sayin’™ is a mobile resource to help medical professionals provide developmentally appropriate explanations of medical terminology and common procedures. This app reinforces teach back techniques that have become the standard of care.
Features of Simply Sayin’™ include:
- Alphabetized glossary of terms
- Illustrations and photographs
- Anatomical images that can be drawn on free hand to illustrate surgical procedures and medical conditions
- Sound clips
Simply Sayin’™ was developed by Certified Child Life Specialists at Phoenix Children's Hospital. PCH Child Life Specialists help patients better understand and cope with their medical experiences.
This app was jointly produced by Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Department, the Patient and family Alumni League (PALs), and Valley Leadership of Phoenix, Ariz.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with 465 licensed beds, PCH provides care across more than 65 pediatric specialties. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.
The Patient and family Alumni Leadership (PALs) group is philanthropic team of former patients (or family members of former patients) who give back to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, with the goal of enriching the environment and experience for patients and families.
About Valley Leadership
Valley Leadership is a nonprofit, leadership development organization with the mission to enhance the abilities of individuals to serve and strengthen our communities. Established in 1978, Valley Leadership has been cultivating passionate and engaged leaders in our community for 30 years. Valley Leadership: Connecting…Learning…Leading.
About MediaKube LLC
MediaKube is an award-winning developer of mobile apps and other creative digital media. For over 12 years, MediaKube has helped companies of all sizes use technology to communicate effectively with their target audience.
When a child is in the hospital, parents can be overwhelmed by nurses and doctors rushing around, speaking medical jargon. Sometimes health care professionals think they are clearly communicating, but don’t check to make sure you understand them. One way you can be sure you understand is if you are able to teach back their information in your own words. Our Journey™ in the Hospital app is designed to:
- Be used from the time of admission, to help with conversations between families and the health care team while the child is in the hospital.
- Help parents identify what they need to know before taking their child home safely.
- Give parents a safe way to admit what they don’t know or understand, and ask questions.
- Cue families on what they need to teach back or demonstrate for their nurse or doctor. This gives the health care professional a chance to confirm information and skills and correct any misunderstandings.
- Help families feel confident that they can safely care for their child at home after discharge from the hospital, know the signs of possible problems, and know how to respond.
About The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1990, the Center is named after Emily Anderson. Emily fought a rare form of leukemia for four years before losing her battle a few days before her seventh birthday. Frustrated by the lack of easy to understand information about Emily’s illness, her parents founded The Emily Center so that families of sick children would always have access to pediatric health information that is accurate, easy to understand, and free of charge to Arizona’s families. Visit us at emilycenter.org and on Twitter @emilycenter
Our Journey™ in the Hospital app has been funded by a grant from The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Patient & Family Alumni Leadership (PALs) group. As former patients and their immediate family members, PALs members are in a unique position to understand families’ needs and remain committed to raising funds that improve conditions for patients and families.
About MediaKube LLC
MediaKube develops award-winning mobile apps, motion graphics, and eLearning content for companies of all sizes. With a unique blend of technical, artistic, user experience, and instructional design skills, MediaKube crafts creative digital media that communicates, educates, and informs while having fun doing it.
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