Patient self-management

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Patient- and Family-Centered Care Organizational Self-Assessment Tool 03/19/08

This self-assessment tool, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in conjunction with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), allows organizations to understand the range and breadth of elements under patient- and family-centered care and to assess where they are against the leading edge of practice.

The tool can help providers assess their ability to integrate patients and family members into the care process in ways that help them...

Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit 03/19/08

The Diabetes Prevention and Management toolkit contains tools for adults, children, and health care providers.

The available tools include:

  • Tools for adults
    • Tools to help manage diabetes
      • Personal diabetes care card
      • Manage your diabetes brochure
    • Tools to help prevent diabetes
      • You have the power to prevent diabetes/the healthy plate handout
      • Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? booklet
      • Your game...
Family History Cancer Risk Assessment: HealthLink 03/19/08

Health Link ® is an interactive tool that estimates cancer risk by reviewing patterns of cancer in a family. It is a free service designed to help individuals learn more about their cancer risk and steps they can take to focus prevention efforts.

Taking Your Eyedrop Medication 03/19/08

The How to Take Your Eye Medication fact sheet details a technique called nasolacrimal occlusion (NLO) that was designed to reduce the amount of medication that enters the body through the tear ducts, therefore reducing medication side effects. The fact sheet contains illustrations to demonstrate how to correctly use the NLO technique.

MyGenerations 03/19/08

The Center for Medical Genetics has created MyGenerations to help patients document their family cancer history and determine their own risk of developing cancer. MyGenerations also serves as a guide as to whether patients should seek genetics consultation and consider genetic testing.

MyGenerations will:

  • Build your personal family tree
  • Record your family history of cancer
  • Provide a printout of your family tree including your family’s cancer history
  • ...
MRSA Toolkit for Outpatient Clinics/Offices 03/19/08

This toolkit has been designed to help staff at outpatient clinics and medical offices prevent, diagnose, treat, and reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

This toolkit includes the following materials:

  • For clinic staff:
    • How to use the toolkit
    • Policy and procedure check list
    • Assessing clinical practice
    • Infection control manual
    • Quick reference for environmental cleaning
    • ...
Re-mission.net 03/19/08

This Web site was designed for teenagers and young adults with cancer to help them fight their disease. It includes a state-of-the-art video game called Re-Mission, which takes the player on a journey through the body of young patients with different kinds of cancer. The game is designed to be cool and fun, while helping players increase their personal knowledge about cancer and improve their confidence in their ability to manage their disease. The Web site also includes community forums,...

Spina Bifida Fact Sheets 03/19/08

These fact sheets provide information about health, educational, and developmental issues related to Spina Bifida.

The facts sheets about Spina Bifida are on the following topics:

  • Spotlight on Spina Bifida
  • Agent Orange Benefits Act
  • Depression and anxiety in individuals with Spina Bifida
  • Educational issues among children with Spina Bifida
  • Folic acid
  • Genetics and Spina Bifida
  • Hip function
  • Hydrocephalus and...
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: Symptoms of Concussion Poster 12/17/07

This poster is part of a toolkit for coaches called Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. The poster presents signs and symptoms of concussion and encourages high school athletes to report symptoms to their coach.

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