Active care processes: diagnosis and treatment
Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.
This kit for clinicians includes a clinician’s guide and videos.
The guide, “Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand” includes the following:
- Health literacy
- National Assessment of Adult Literacy
- Population groups at risk...
This guide suggests ways for adults with diabetes to work with a health care team to prevent diabetes-related health problems. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining normal blood glucose levels and offers resource information.
The following topics are addressed in this guide:
- Controlling your diabetes
- Keeping track of your blood glucose
- Feelings about having diabetes
- Eye problems
- Kidney problems
- Heart and blood vessel problems...
This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care 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. It focuses on acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This module summary addresses the following topics:
- ASD and PTSD in primary care (algorithm)
- Common symptoms after exposure...
This 106-page guide from the American Cancer Society provides detailed information about breast cancer, including information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- What is cancer?
- What is breast cancer?
- Normal breast structure
- Benign breast lumps
- Breast cancer general terms
- Types of breast cancers
- What are the key statistics about breast cancer?...
This tool provides patient information about high blood cholesterol.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- What is cholesterol?
- What is high blood cholesterol?
- Other names for high blood cholesterol
- What causes high blood cholesterol?
- What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol?
- How is high blood cholesterol diagnosed?
- How is high blood cholesterol treated?
- Key points
This toolkit provides a variety of tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for being overweight.
This toolkit includes a section with parenting tips and patient education tools as well as the following sections for providers:
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Management and treatment - Office
This guide provides information to people with HIV infection about how to prevent infection from a pet. This information is also available in Spanish.
This guide addresses the following questions:
- Should I keep my pets?
- What kinds of infections could I get from an animal?
- What can I do to protect myself from infections spread by animals?
- I have a job that involves working with animals. Should I quit?
- Can someone with HIV give it to their pets...
This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) 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
- Diagnostic tests
This fact sheet addresses the prevention, spread, and treatment of the flu in schools.
This fact sheet addresses the following topics:
- Fast flu facts
- Things to keep in mind for school-age children
- Things for schools to keep in mind
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
The tool includes the following sections:
- Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
- I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
- Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
- Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
- What are some things...