Preventive care processes
This tool will help children and parents choose the right snacks in order to prevent tooth decay.
This tool is organized into the following sections:
- What’s wrong with sugary snacks, anyway?
- How do sugars attack your teeth?
- How can I “snack smart” to protect myself from tooth decay?
- Snack Smart food list
- Note to parents
This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Pap tests.
This fact sheet addresses the following questions about Pap tests:
- What is a Pap test?
- Why do I need a Pap test?
- Do all women need Pap tests?
- How often do I need to get a Pap test?
- Who does not need regular Pap tests?
- I had a hysterectomy. Do I still need Pap tests?
- How can I reduce my chances of getting cervical cancer?
- What should I...
This brochure offers people with AIDS tips on how to avoid foodborne illnesses.
This brochure addresses the following topics:
- Bacteria and food poisoning
- Shopping for food
- At home
- Eating out
- Traveling abroad
This interactive algorithm on acute stress reaction (ASR) is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
This algorithm addresses the following topics:
- Trauma exposure
- Screen for ASR
- Dangerousness to self or others
- Obtain assessment of medical and functional status based on general appearance and screening...
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.
Web site topics/features include:
- Beyond the shock - A step by step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer
- Library - Tools and resources to learn about breast cancer
- Signs and symptoms
This guide, based on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, was developed to assist clinicians with providing clinical preventive care to their patients.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- Preventive services recommended by the USPSTF
- Recommendations for adults
- Heart and vascular diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Injury and violence
- Mental health conditions...
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
- Evidence of benefit
- Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
- Newer FOBTs: Nonrandomized controlled trial evidence
- Combination of FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy ...
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
This tool provides recommendations to persons living and working in community shelters regarding basic infection control information that will help to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious agents. It provides recommendations on the following topics:
- General infection prevention techniques
- Hand hygiene
- Cleaning the living environment and personal items
- Staff management of sheltered persons with infectious diseases
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...