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Hospital Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist 11/29/07

This checklist helps hospitals assess and improve their preparedness for responding to pandemic influenza.

The checklist is divided into the following sections:

  • Structure for planning and decisionmaking
  • Development of a written pandemic influenza plan
  • Elements of an influenza pandemic plan
Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist 11/29/07

Long-term care and other residential facilities can use this tool to self-assess the strengths and weaknesses of their pandemic influenza planning efforts.

This checklist is divided into the following sections:

  • Structure for planning and decisionmaking
  • Development of a written pandemic influenza plan
  • Elements of an influenza pandemic plan
Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model. In 2006, Arizona hospitals began a Statewide initiative to use color-coded wristbands to help hospital workers identify at-risk patients, including those who have do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, allergies, or who are at risk for falls. Since many health care workers practice at more than one hospital, standardized wristband colors help them avoid confusion and possible medical error...

Toxic Substances Portal 11/29/07

The Toxic Substances Portal gives access to the best science, the latest research, and the most important information about toxic substances and how they affect health including:

  • Characteristics
  • Exposure risks
  • Associated health effects
  • Related Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry health studies and assessments
Food Safety for Moms-to-Be Toolkit 11/29/07

This educational kit is intended for nurses, midwives, and other educators who make presentations on food safety for pregnant women. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

The tool kit contains the following materials:

  • Educator’s resource guide
    • Pregnancy and foodborne illness: Frequently asked questions
    • Four simple steps to food safety
    • Foodborne risks for moms-to-be
    • Special precautions for moms-to-be
    • ...
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) 11/29/07

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

  • Using NREPP
    • History of NREPP and recent changes
    • Types of interventions included in NREPP
      • Mental health promotion
      • Mental health treatment
      • Substance abuse prevention
      • Substance abuse treatment
      • Co-occurring disorders
    • What is...
Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 11/29/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

The summary includes the following information:

  • Incidence and risk factors
  • Cellular classification
  • Prognostic variables
  • Treatment options
  • Treatment considerations for certain ALL childhood subgroups
Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them 11/29/07

This tool for patients provides information about the psychological and social aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Cancer will change your life
  • Your feelings: Learning you have cancer
  • Family matters
  • Sharing your feelings about cancer
  • Learning about your cancer and feeling more in control
  • People helping people
  • Dealing with a new self-image
  • Living each day
  • ...
VERB. It's What You Do. 11/29/07

The VERB Web site offers many interactive features that will help “tweens” get active. It offers fun games, interesting facts, photo journals, and blogs.

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 11/29/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about ALL
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
    • Standard treatment options for remission induction therapy
    • ...

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