Simply Sayin' Medical Jargon 12+

Family-friendly medical terms

MediaKube, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings
    • Free



This free app includes pictures you can draw on, sounds you can listen to, and a family-friendly glossary of medical terms for easy reference.

The award-winning Simply Sayin’™ app uses pictures, sounds and a family-friendly glossary of terms to facilitate clear conversations between the healthcare provider, child, and family. Used by Child Life Specialists in hospitals around the world, parents can also use this information to promote positive health care experiences for their children before heading to see the doctor.

The medical jargon health care professionals use can be overwhelming to children, because they process information differently than adults. 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
- Ability to switch between English and Spanish for all menus and content

Simply Sayin’™ was developed by Certified Child Life Specialists at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  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, Phoenix Children’s 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
About PALs
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. MediaKube helps companies of all sizes use technology to communicate effectively with their target audience.

What’s New

Version 3.10

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Lexhux ,

The resource I have been looking for

I’m a pediatric ICU nurse and on my unit we do not have child life specialists for the night shift (very sad, I know). With that being said, I am always looking for new ways that I can explain things to the kids in a way that they will understand. I have looked for videos online for tips from child life specialists on things to say to help my patients feel more comfortable and to understand what’s going on but hadn’t found anything…until this. Wonderful wonderful wonderful app. I can’t wait to go into my next shift and utilize this. The fact that it’s in Spanish too…I am so happy I found this.


Such an amazing app!

If you work with children in the healthcare setting this is a must have app!

Finkelsteindoc ,

Fantastic app

So happy to of found this app! I use it daily in my peds practice to explain things to children and their parents. I love the illustrations they help by providing a visual for parents and kids to better understand what is being told to them. I have also recommended parents download the app to help with explaining procedures to their children before they have them. Kudos to the group who created this app!

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