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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Alzheimer's Disease 12/17/07

This tool, developed by the American Academy of Neurology, provides guidelines that summarize the best research on recognizing, diagnosing, and providing treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How can you recognize Alzheimer’s disease?
  • How does a doctor diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the treatment and care options available today?
  • Where can you find more resources?...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary 12/17/07

This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care 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 acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This module summary addresses the following topics:

  • ASD and PTSD in primary care (algorithm)
  • Common symptoms after exposure...
If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life
  • Consider these odds
  • Take control
  • Do I need a flu shot every year?
  • Can a flu shot give me the flu?
  • Does my family need flu shots too?
  • Pneumonia: Another killer
  • Where do I get a flu shot?
  • ...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Management of Dyslipidemia: Algorithms 12/17/07

Derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Dyslipidemia, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, these algorithms will assist clinicians in screening, treating, and providing followup care for patients with dyslipidemia.

These algorithms include the following steps:

  • Module A: Screening
  • Module B: Initiation of therapy
  • Module C: Followup treatment
Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home 12/17/07

This guide provides information for people caring for someone with AIDS at home. It is also for people with AIDS and HIV infection who are sick and need care.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • How to get ready to take care of someone at home
  • What you need to know about HIV and AIDS
    • How HIV is spread
    • How HIV is NOT spread
  • Giving care
    • Bedsores
    • Exercises
    • Breathing
    • ...
Colon Cancer Followup Sheet 12/17/07

This one-page flow sheet assists providers in scheduling followup care for patients with colon cancer. It enables providers to record the following information:

  • Date of diagnosis
  • Dates and values of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing
  • Target dates for counseling visits, computed tomography (CT) scans, and colonoscopy
Self-Management Support: Patient Planning Worksheet 12/17/07

This form may be used by patients either at home or during their office visit to plan their self-management goals for managing their chronic illness.

Free registration is required.

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action 12/17/07

This workbook is a learning tool for all State officials who want to improve the quality of health care. In conjunction with the Resource Guide, which uses State-level data on diabetes care from the 2003 National Healthcare Quality Report, this workbook is designed to help States assess the quality of care in their States and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This workbook takes users through a series of written exercises that will help them begin to...

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary For Parents and Caregivers: Testing For the Cause of Global Developmental Delay 12/17/07

This tool was developed to give parents and caregivers information about testing for global developmental delay in children.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • How will the doctor notice any developmental delays?
  • What causes global developmental delay?
  • How will the doctor diagnose the cause of global developmental delay?
    • Genetic, molecular, and metabolic tests
    • Screening for other disorders
    • Standard genetic testing (chromosome...
Controlling Your Asthma: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 32-page booklet will help patients and their health care providers plan ways to control asthma.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is asthma?
  • Why does asthma happen?
  • Work with your health care provider
  • How to use a peak flow meter
  • Asthma diary
  • Asthma action plan
  • Asthma medicine
  • How to take asthma medicines
  • Asthma attacks can be dangerous
  • Follow your asthma action plan

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