Nurse BEDI (Breast Educational Decision Aid Instrument) was designed by the Education Committee of the ASBrS, in conjunction with Penn State Hershey Health, to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand their specific biopsy results and treatment choices. This tool personalizes patient education, both visually and aurally (English and Spanish), by incorporating surgeon-provided details of the diagnosis with the preferences of the patient.
Although Nurse BEDI is not meant to replace surgical consultation, this tools enhances shared decision making between the patient and the surgical team, and it helps surgeons assess the patient’s knowledge and values. We advocate that all patient decisions should be made after a direct discussion with their surgical team. Nurse BEDI was developed to be primarily used prior to definitive decision making and surgical consent with the provider; however, one can adapt its use based on clinic, provider, and patient needs.
Nurse BEDI currently does NOT permanently store any patient information. All patient-specific information entered into Nurse BEDI is erased once the viewer finishes/clicks past her summary screen.
Important: When you are using Nurse BEDI, please use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under your control and appropriately limit access to it.
- Nurse BEDI works best with Chrome or Firefox browsers. Internet Explorer is not recommended.
- If using a phone or tablet, you may need to first click the 'Pause' button then 'Play' in order to hear the tool.
Nurse Bedi Tips
- Getting started:
- Please be sure your volume is turned on and high enough for the patient to hear.
- If the patient will be using Nurse BEDI unsupervised, please be sure you have proper security in place on your computer or device to avoid patient web searches and/or access to any email, files, medical records, or other secured information.