FINPEDMED Picture Cards have been designed to be used by investigators to help pediatric trial participants understand the content of patient information.
Picture Cards can also be used in normal clinical practice and therapy situations. Illustrative material is used to aid the understanding when the content of the written patient information is difficult to understand due to low developmental level or medical disorders. Furthermore, the cards may be beneficial also with guardians who have difficulties with language skills or due to lack of experience.
A group of experts designed the Picture Cards in 2009. The picture cards, sized A6, have been printed on cardboard and come in a labelled plastic folder sized A5. Cards have pictures of different drug formulations, administration methods, basic medical examination situations, different additional examinations and procedures, and pictures depicting time, visits to the hospital, the hospital environment and trial documents. Additionally, the folder contains a red, transparent “X” (“NO” card) which can be placed on any card to indicate that the procedure or examination is NOT performed.
The folder is especially designed for the picture cards and it includes 31 picture cards in their individual pockets, abstracts in Finnish, Swedish and English, and a removable transparent No-card (to be placed over a picture). The picture cards are under copyright law ©, IP owned by HUS, Department of Children and Adolescents / FINPEDMED.
Separate Picture Cards can be licensed by Licencing Agreement by contacting the FINPEDMED Office. Pictrure Card folders can be ordered via Contact form. The price of a folder is 50.00 Eur plus possible Value Added Tax and postage. Please inform at least the following details:
- number of folders
- street address
- postal address
- phone number