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Eating Disorders in the Emergency Department: Critical Points for the Recognition and Medical Management of Individuals With Eating Disorders in the Acute Care Setting 11/05/13

This guide for emergency department staff and clinicians is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • Common presenting signs and symptoms of eating disorders
  • Emergency department evaluation
  • Acute malnutrition as a medical emergency
  • Emergency department management
Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits 09/10/13

These toolkits, designed for health care providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.

The following toolkits are available:

  • DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers —This toolkit provides information about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and...
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 08/26/13

This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event. Potential overdose responders are other opioid users, parents, relatives, and friends of opioid users; first responders such as police and fire departments; and staff of agencies that serve high-risk individuals. The guide provides information on...

Tools To Facilitate Diagnosis, Follow-Up, and Management of Postpartum Depression 08/12/13

This supplemental appendix for the Translating Research into Practice for Postpartum Depression (TRIPPD) effectiveness study provides a set of tools to facilitate diagnosis, follow-up, and management of postpartum depression.

The tools available in the supplemental appendix include the following:

  • Immediate action protocol
  • Nurses follow-up call form
  • Physician-to-nurse referral form
  • Medication chart
  • Sheet of medication side effects...
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans 07/29/13

This guide provides tools and resources for veterans, caregivers and families, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) providers and staff to explore long-term care options. The guide includes information about home- and community-based services, residential settings, and nursing homes.

It also provides a shared decisionmaking approach to long-term care decisions in which veterans work with their social worker, care team, and informal caregivers to make plans and decisions...

Refugee Health Screener–15 07/23/13

The Refugee Health Screener–15 (RHS-15) was developed in a community public health setting to be an efficient and effective way to sensitively detect the range of emotional distress common across refugee groups.

This tool provides the English version of the RHS-15 and is for informational purposes only. Bilingual versions of the RHS-15 have been translated by professional translations and with the participation of the community so that each question is asked correctly according...

Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 06/20/13

This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military veterans with mental health issues. Each mini-clinic focuses on a different topic and highlights key tools in areas such as assessment, training, and education. Topics covered include the following:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Serious mental illness
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Substance use
  • Suicide prevention
  • Women...
Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside 05/03/13

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical illness such as delirium, prolonged ventilation, and excessive muscular deterioration. The toolkit simplifies sharing of critical learning and implementation of new initiatives in patient care units. Most tools are available in a customizable format that...

Washington Dental Service Foundation: Kids Oral Health 04/16/13

This Web site offers an online course to train primary care providers to deliver oral health preventive services to young children during well-child checks. The course addresses:

  • Screening and assessing risk for dental disease
  • Applying fluoride varnish
  • Sharing oral health tips with families
  • Referring patients to a dentist

The site also provides a collection of related resources for providers and staff including fact sheets, guides...
Beacon Patient-Reported Outcome Quality-of-Life Tool 03/06/13

This assessment tool helps in identifying and addressing diabetes patients' biggest quality-of-life concerns. Completed just before each visit, the tool asks patients to identify their biggest concern, complete a checklist that helps define specific aspects of that concern, and rank various aspects of their perceived well-being. Based on the patient's responses, the tool generates a list of interventions that could help the patient, including treatment modifications and referrals to locally...

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