Patient Education Reference Center


Evidence-Based Patient Education for Point-of-Care

Patient Education Reference Center (PERC) provides nurses and health care professionals with evidence-based patient handouts that can be customized, printed and given to a patient at the point-of-care. PERC handouts are easy-to-read, include medical illustrations and are available in multiple languages.

PERC Handouts Educate Patients on Multiple Topics

PERC provides evidence-based medical handouts on the following:

For more information see PERC Content.

Customizing and Branding Features

PERC patient handouts offer the following options:

  • Nurses can personalize handouts with notes for individual patients
  • Handouts can be branded with a hospital’s name and logo
  • All handouts can be printed, e-mailed or saved
  • Nurses can create and share folders for frequently used handouts

Integrates with Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

Patient Education Reference Center can be integrated into a hospital’s EMR system, or intranet, allowing nurses quick access to patient handouts while viewing the patient’s medical record.

Learn more about Integration with EMRs.

Additional Options

  • Institutions that also subscribe to Nursing Reference Center can access many of PERC’s patient handouts directly from the NRC interface
  • PERC handouts are provided in English and Spanish with an optional upgrade to include handouts in 15 additional languages

Content Includes:

  • More than 4,000 diseases and conditions
  • Over 750 specific procedures and lab tests
  • More than 2,800 lifestyle and wellness topics
  • Over 1,100 unique drugs (more than 3,750 brand and generic names)
  • Discharge and home care information for more than 1,200 topics


PERC handouts are provided in English and Spanish with an optional upgrade that includes handouts in 15 additional languages including:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
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