This guide will help Level I and Level II hospital trauma centers implement an Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Program. It may also benefit disaster-related substance abuse screening efforts.
This fact sheet provides information about Reye’s Syndrome and its possible symptoms to aid health care providers in recognizing signs and symptoms of this very serious disease that is often misdiagnosed. Children and adults can develop it as they are recovering from a viral illness, such as the flu or chicken pox. Early diagnosis is crucial.
Caseworkers can use this tool to screen parents for potential substance use disorders in order to make decisions about children’s safety. It also provides guidance on developing collaborative efforts to improve outcomes for families.
The appendices contain a facilitators guide, fact sheets, examples of screening and assessment tools for substance use disorders, and examples of safety and risk assessments for use by child welfare staff.
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.
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about breast cancer screening.
Information about the following is included in this summary:
- Breast cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about breast cancer risk factors
- Breast cancer screening modalities
- Benefits and harms of breast cancer screening
- Breast cancer screening in special populations...
This 40-page guideline summary 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 comorbid conditions (e...
This Web site offers patients and health professionals a variety of educational resources related to cancer. This site provides reliable information about cancer from the National Cancer Institute, Federal agencies, and other trusted sources. The site is updated regularly.
This site presents the following information regarding cancer:
- Types of cancer
- Prevention, genetics, causes
- Screening and testing
- Coping with cancer
This Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) training manual has been designed to assist with the administration and coding of the CAM, and to provide supplementary information for interested clinical investigators.
The CAM improves the identification and recognition of delirium in geriatric patients. CAM enables non-psychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium quickly and accurately in both clinical and research settings on the basis of an interview with the patient that...
This summary provides information on cervical cancer and how often it occurs and prevention methods. It includes the following sections:
- Overview of prevention
- Purposes of this summary
- Cervical cancer prevention
- Significance of cervical cancer
- Cervical cancer prevention
- HPV infection
- Sexual history
- Reproductive history
- Use of oral contraceptives...
This 44-page toolkit provides information and tools to promote bone health to the media and to the community, as recommended in Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General .
The following topics are addressed in the outreach toolkit:
- Media outreach: Develop and implement a strategy for publicizing the Surgeon General’s report in the community
- Developing a media plan
- Media pitching 101
- How to develop media lists ...