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Hepatitis C Education Class 12/17/07

The Hepatitis C Education Class toolkit is intended to provide clinicians with a how-to guide and various resources for conducting a patient education class on hepatitis C.

This toolkit contains a course guide, slide set and script, and slideshow with audio.

The slide set and script are designed for health providers to use with their patients who have hepatitis C infection or who tested positive for hepatitis C at some time in the past. The class runs about an hour and...

Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about chemotherapy
  • Tips for meeting with your doctor or nurse
  • Your feelings during chemotherapy
  • Side effects and ways to manage them
  • Foods to...
Hospital Performance Report 2006: 31 Common Medical Procedures and Treatments 12/17/07

This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western, Central/Northeastern, and Southeastern). This tool can assist consumers and purchasers in making more informed health decisions and can also aid providers in highlighting additional opportunities for quality improvement and cost containment.

The...

You Can Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV): A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is CMV?
  • How is CMV spread?
  • How can I protect myself from CMV?
  • How do I know if I have CMV?
  • How is CMV different for someone with HIV?
  • How can I prevent CMV disease?
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Preventing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cancer Treatment 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

The patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions...
Heads Up: Brain Injury in Your Practice, A Tool Kit for Physicians 12/17/07

This tool kit includes information and tools to help physicians diagnose and manage concussion.

This tool kit includes:

  • A booklet with information on diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI)
  • A patient assessment tool (Acute Concussion Evaluation or ACE)
  • A care plan to help guide patient’s recovery
  • Fact sheets in English and Spanish on preventing concussion
  • A palm card for the on-field management of sports-related...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) Module - Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on the evaluation and triage of post-traumatic acute stress reaction (ASR).

This pocket guide addresses the following topics:

  • Initial evaluation and triage (algorithm)
  • ASR assessment
  • ASR immediate needs
  • ASR acute interventions...
FluAid 2.0 Software 12/17/07

FluAid 2.0 is a test version of software designed to assist State and local planners in preparing for the next influenza pandemic by providing estimates of potential impact specific to their locality. FluAid provides a range of estimates of impact in terms of deaths, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits due to pandemic influenza.

Users can download the software from this Web page and view the following information:

  • National estimates of economic impact
  • ...
Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
    • Prognostic factors
    • Risk factors
    • Followup
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • TNM definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    ...
You Can Prevent Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto): A Guide for People with HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of cryptosporidiosis (crypto). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is crypto?
  • What are the symptoms of crypto?
  • How does crypto affect someone with AIDS or HIV?
  • How is crypto spread?
  • Can crypto be treated?
  • How can I protect myself from crypto?

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