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IDEALL Health Project: Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language and Literacy: Automated Telephone Disease Management (ATDM) Protocol 05/15/09

This protocol from the Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language and Literacy (IDEALL) Health Project helps facilitators implement the Automated Telephone Diabetes Management (ATDM) support component. The tool is used for the two forms of support–automated telephone diabetes management and group medical visits–which were implemented for a group of patients with poor control of type 2 diabetes.

The topics covered include:

  • Overview
  • Survey details
  • Data...
Asthma Action Plan 04/29/09

Patients can use this template with their doctor to help manage their asthma on a daily basis and during an attack. It also includes a list of possible asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.

This action plan is divided into color-themed zones with which the health care provider can indicate specific instructions for when the patient is doing well (green), getting worse (yellow), or needs medical assistance (red). Each section lists the following types of information:
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Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Audit Support 04/22/09

This tool can be used in all health care settings to conduct a self-assessment of compliance with guideline recommendations for chronic asthma treatment. The objective of the audit is to assess current practice with respect to inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and in children aged 12 years and over.

The document includes audit criteria and a data collection tool that can be used or adapted by the practice or facility. Suggestions on data...

Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Patient Guide 04/22/09

This patient guide summarizes key recommendations on the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is written for patients, caregivers, and the general public.

The guide addresses the following topics:

  • What has the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said?
  • Chronic asthma
  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • What does this mean for me?
  • More information...
Quick Reference Guide: Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over 04/16/09

The quick reference guide on corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over presents recommendations for health professionals.

It includes:

  • Guidance for individuals with chronic asthma in whom treatment with an
    • Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) is appropriate
    • ICS and long-acting beta-2 agonist is considered appropriate
  • Links to implementation tools
AH! Asthma Health Program 04/13/09

The goal of the AH! (Asthma Health) Program is to improve the quality of life for people with asthma living in Maine. AH! emphasizes the importance of education and self-care, and the coordination of asthma care between people with asthma and their families; the asthma educator; and the physicians, nurses, and practitioners who provide medical care. People in the AH! Program experience fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and fewer days missed from work and school due to asthma...

Arizona CERT Medication Record 04/13/09

This tool can help patients keep track of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs that they take. It is available as an interactive online tool and as a PDF document that can be printed out and filled out by hand. The PDF document is also available in Spanish.

This record helps patients capture the following information about their medicines:

  • Name of medicine or product
  • How much do I take?
  • When and how do I take it?
  • Why do I take it?
  • ...
Lung Diseases Information 04/08/09

This Web page offers a variety of publications to download about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.

The information includes:

  • Asthma materials for schools
  • Asthma slide sets
  • Guidelines for managing asthma during pregnancy
  • Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma
  • Web sites and interactive Web applications for COPD/emphysema

The IDEALL Project: Improving Diabetes Efforts Across Language & Literacy - Group Visit Facilitators Training Manual and Protocol 03/20/09

This training guide helps facilitators implement group visits for patients with diabetes. The manual and protocol provide a philosophy and guide for group visit facilitators to follow to increase the patient’s level of personal empowerment.

The topics covered include:

  • Timeline and project overview
  • Introduction
  • Group visit theory and design
  • Guidelines for empowerment-based facilitation
  • Roles/procedures
  • Facilitator checklist
  • ...
Clinical Microsystems Tools and Resources 02/02/09

This Web site presents the principles of clinical microsystems as well as related tools and resources to help health care professionals improve their practice care and outcomes.

Clinical microsystems are the front-line units that provide most health care to most people. They are the places where patients, families, and care teams meet. Microsystems also include support staff, processes, technology, and recurring patterns of information, behavior, and results.

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