Preventive care processes

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Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions 12/17/07

This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.

The interventions on this checklist address the following areas:

  • Making changes on the walls and countertops and in the supply closet
  • Actions for infection control professionals, patient safety managers, quality managers, nurses, and supply personnel
  • Required policies/rules/training/awareness
  • Promoting culture change
  • Agency...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards 12/17/07

These rack cards, available for home, office, or professional printing, advise mothers-to-be against drinking alcohol during their pregnancy. Rack cards are available in four styles and are available for download in color or black print.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This key points card is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

The key points card provides recommendations for diabetes screening and for preventive care measures for people with diabetes mellitus, in the following categories:

  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention
  • Tertiary prevention
  • Health preventive...
Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
    • Newer FOBTs: Nonrandomized controlled trial evidence
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Combination of FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • ...
Healthy Pregnancy: Fish Facts Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides information about eating fish to women who are or may become pregnant, or are nursing.

This tool presents the following information:

  • Fish not to eat
  • Fish to eat (up to 1 serving [6 ounces] per week)
  • Fish to eat (Up to 2 servings [12 ounces] per week)
  • Checking before eating fish caught in local waters
  • Eating a variety of small, young, non-fatty fish
Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for African Americans 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in African Americans and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • ...
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This checklist displays screening tests, preventive medicine, and other healthy life behaviors recommended for women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The screening test checklist allows patients to chart dates and test results as well as questions for the doctor.

Improving Managed Care for Children with Special Needs: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides resources for policymakers, health plans, and clinicians and addresses the gap between what can be delivered to children with special health care needs and what is actually received.

This toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Foreword: Who are children with special needs?
  • Improving quality for children with special needs
    • The challenge of serving children with special needs
    • Opportunities to enhance services for children with...
A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges 12/17/07

This 66-page report describes the new understanding of dangerous drinking behavior by college students and its consequences for both drinkers and nondrinkers. It offers a simple framework aimed at changing the culture of drinking on college campuses. It addresses three primary constituencies: (1) individuals, including at-risk or alcohol-dependent drinkers; (2) the student population as a whole; and (3) the college and its surrounding community.

The report includes the following...

On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Tool Set 12/17/07

The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.

The program contains the following tools available for download:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Case studies
  • Sample weekly monitoring reports
  • Process improvement discussion guide
  • Quick tips for clinical reports
  • Sample certified...

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