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Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Smokefree.gov 12/17/07

Smokefree.gov provides information and professional assistance to support those who want to quit smoking.

The Web site allows users to choose the help that best fits their needs. Available assistance includes:

  • An online step-by-step cessation guide
  • Local and State telephone quitlines
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI’s) national telephone quitline
  • NCI’s instant messaging service
  • Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered
  • ...
Nursing Home Compare 12/17/07

This Web site provides consumers with detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Other resources are available at the site to help consumers with their nursing home choices.

This Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find–Search for nursing homes by:
    • Geography
      • State
      • County
    • Proximity
      • City
      • ZIP code
    • Name
  • ...
What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking 12/17/07

This guide for parents contains highlights from the report A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can help parents choose a college for their son or daughter, better understand campus culture, and get help for a student with an alcohol-related problem.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking consequences
  • Parents: A primary influence
    • Parents of a high school...
Tips for Talking to Children in Trauma: Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents 12/17/07

This tool suggests activities to help children, following exposure to a disaster or traumatic event, share recovery feelings and experiences at home.

This tool presents at-home interventions for parents to engage in with their children. Interventions are provided for children in the following age groups:

  • Preschoolers
  • Elementary age children
  • Preadolescents and adolescents
Ambulatory Patient Safety Toolkit 12/17/07

These 11 assessment tools and project summaries were developed to help medical providers evaluate their offices’ practices in identified structural and process measures that relate to patient safety. The 40-page toolkit provides brief narratives describing how participants in a mini-collaborative of seven regional sites used the tools to improve patient safety. This tool was developed by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center for the Safety Collaborative for the OutPatient Environment (SCOPE), a...

Safe Food and Water: A Guide for People with HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide will help people with HIV infection prevent illness by preparing food and drinks properly. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I be careful about food and water?
  • What illnesses caused by germs in food and water do people with HIV commonly get?
  • Do only people with HIV get these illnesses?
  • Are these illnesses the same in people with HIV as in other people?
  • If I have HIV, can...
Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm R: Kidney Function 12/17/07

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus, such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and co-morbid conditions (e.g....
Ten Commandments for a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This tool, part of The Heart Truth Campaign, presents 10 recommendations for women’s heart health.

Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • Symptoms of breast problems
  • Symptoms of lung problems
  • Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems
  • Symptoms of bladder problems
  • Symptoms of skin problems
  • Symptoms of muscle or joint problems
  • Symptoms of...

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