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Health Education

At the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, we strive to provide you the highest quality care - that includes helping you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health. We have gathered some helpful educational materials and links for you. Please read the Internet Medical Information Disclaimer.

Brochures and Information for Our Patients

Some links below go to web World Wide Web Page pages.
Others are documents posted in Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader or
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word format - free viewer software is available for these publications.

Primary Care
Patient Education Booklet

Patient Education Booklet


Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Before Surgery Dilating Guide
Cardiac Catherization
Cat Scan
Delirium Education
Derm Geri Clinic Cryotherapy
Derm Geri Clinic Skin Biopsy
Derm Geri Clinic Skin Prevention
Dobutamine Stress Echo Test
ENT Ear Care
ENT Nasal Irrigation
Exercise Stress Test
Eye PC Discharge Instructions
Eye Prep Procedure
GI Capsule Endoscopy
GI Capsule Endoscopy Discharge
GI Colonoscopy Instructions
GI Colonoscopy Instructions Gainesville
GI Colonoscopy Instructions Villages
GI Colonoscopy Instructions Villages (Post)
GI Colonoscopy Instructions Villages (Post without Sedation)
GI Colonoscopy Prep Jacksonville
GI Colonoscopy Prep Lake City
GI CT Colonography Instructions
GI EGD Instructions

GI EGD Instructions Villages
GI EGD Colonoscopy Villages (Post)
GI Medication Jacksonville
GI Medication Villages (Post)
GI Post Colonoscopy Jax
GI Post Double Jax
GI Post Colonoscopy WO Sedation Jax
GI Post EGD Jax
GI Post Flex Sig Jax
GI Sitz Marker Study Jax
Microwave Ablation
Myocardial Perfusion Study Inpatient
Myocardial Perfusion Study Outpatient
Pacemaker Booklet
Pet CT Scan
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiofrequency Ablation
Self Injection Made Easy
Surgery Preventing Infections
Telecare Call Center
TeleRetinal Imaging
Therapeutic Hypothermia
Tissue Clips GI Jacksonville
Tissue Clips Villages
TRUS Prostate Biopsy
Upper GI
Urology Medication Procedure
What is an MRI
XR NM Cardiac Stress Test

Radiology (X Ray)

XR Arthrogram Steroid Injection
XR Arthrogram with MR or CT
XR Barium Enema
XR CT Gainesville Coronary CTA
XR CT Gainesville Enterography
XR CT Gainesville Prep 1
XR CT Gainesville Prep 2
XR CT Gainesville Prep 3
XR CT Gainesville Prep 4
XR CT Gainesville Prep 5
XR CT Gainesville Prep 6
XR CT Villages Colonography
XR CT Villages Prep
XR CT Villages Prep CT Scan
XR CT Villages Prep IV
XR CT Villages Prep IV and Oral
XR CT Villages Prep IV and Water
XR CT Villages Prep Oral
XR CT Villages Prep Water
XR Cystogram
XR IR Chemoembolization
XR IR Generic

XR Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
XR Loopogram
XR Myelogram
XR Small Bowel
XR Sonohysterogram
XR T Tube Cholangiogram
XR US Gainesville AAA
XR US Gainesville Prep 1
XR US Gainesville Prep 2
XR US Gainesville Prep 3
XR US Gainesville Transvaginal Ultrasound
XR US Jax Prep 1
XR US Jax Prep 2
XR US Jax Prep 3
XR US Villages AAA
XR US Villages Prep 1
XR US Villages Prep 2
XR US Villages Prep 3
XR US Villages Transvaginal
XR Villages Barium Enema Prep
XR Villages Esophagram Upper GI
XR Villages Small Bowel Prep


Conscious Sedation
Conscious Sedation Villages
Ear Surgery
GYN Discharge Abdominal Surgery
GYN Discharge Instructions
GYN Discharge Laparoscopic Surgery
GYN Discharge Vaginal Repair
Infusaport Discharge Instructions

Neck Dissection
PAC Appointment 
Sinus Surgery
Surgery Prevent Infections
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy


Agent Orange
ALS Telehealth Clinic
Chronic Pain Group Marianna
Central Nervous System Disorder Clinic
Diabetes Self Management Education Class
Family Help
Geri Clinic Jax
Geriatric Evaluation & Management
GYN Telehealth Flyer
Homecare Programs
Hypertension Clinic
Low Vision Clinic
Marianna Pain Group
Medical Foster Home
Mental Health Outpatient Services
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic LC

Occupational Therapy Clinic Jax
OEF OIF OND Occupational Therapy
OEF OIF OND Patient Handout
Oncology Social Work
Palliative Care Unit
Pharmacy World Wide Web Page
Primary Care Pain Clinic
PTSD Clinic
PTSD Villages
Stress Management Program
Social Work Services Jacksonville
Social Work Services PACT
Telehealth Clinics
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vet Center Gainesville
Women's Clinic

Medical Conditions

Clostridium Difficile
Congestive Heart Failure
Derm Basal Cell
Derm Melanoma
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Heart Failure Booklet
Heart Failure Teaching Tool

Home Oxygen Information
MDRO Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms
MRSA Guide
Pressure Ulcers
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic


Disaster Planning*World Wide Web Page
Fall Safety
Meditation Class

Nutrition Practical Tips
Sleep Hygiene


Advanced Directives
Audiology Ear Care Villages
Bolus Tube Feeding 
Burial Benefits 
Compression Stockings
Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Discharge Center
GU Cysto Discharge
GU Surgery Discharge
Gravity Tube Feeding
Hearing Aid Booklet Villages
Medication Disposal
MICU Welcome Handout
Nebulizer Cleaning
Ortho Discharge

Open Heart Surgery
Ostomy Care
Outside Prescriptions
Patient Transportation
Pharmacy Refills
Plastic Surgery Discharge
Pump Tube Feeding 
Roadmap for Veterans
Shoe Care and Cleaning
Therapeutic Shoes
Vascular Surgery Discharge
VRE Contact Isolation
What to do if You Fall

Additional Health Education Links

COPD & Respiratory Health - Medline* World Wide Web Page


* Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked web sites. The link will open in a new window.

Internet Medical Information Disclaimer

Please note that the information provided is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician regarding any medical treatments or any health related questions you may have. This website provides links to other sites as a convenience to our users. Although we employ a careful review process, VA does not have control over, nor take responsibility for the content of these sites.

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Patient Education Centers

Our Patient Education Centers are staffed by experienced patient education librarians and library technicians. The centers contain a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.

The Patient Education Centers are located in the Medical Center Libraries. The Gainesville VA Medical Center Library is located on the 4th floor (E-wing), Room 421. The Lake City VA Medical Center Library is located on the first floor of the main hospital (between the Canteen and the Chapel), Room B120.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record

VA Television Network

An on-demand education video system is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system.

Our Commitment to Education

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has strong affiliations with many of the universities and colleges in our service area. With a strong commitment to providing the highest quality care to veterans, our System places a high priority on education in all its forms, including training future care providers (in partnership with our affiliates), providing a wide variety of educational opportunities for employees, and promoting healthy behavior through the provision of patient education specific to our patients' health care needs. Employees of the System are encouraged to pursue continuing education and to develop new skills through training and coursework.

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Sheila Ohara
Veterans Health Education Coordinator
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
352-376-1611 Ext. 107005