Life Journey Through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Assessment 02/16/09

This guide provides parents with a practical understanding of the autism assessment process, equips them with the knowledge and confidence to become key participants in the process, and helps them learn to use assessment outcomes to improve services and interventions for their child.

Topics include:

  • Definition, purposes, and uses of assessment
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the assessment process
  • Types of assessments and what each tool measures
  • ...
Autism A.L.A.R.M. 02/16/09

Autism A.L.A.R.M. teaches primary caregivers and medical personnel how to spot autism in young children.

The fact sheet outlines:

  • General guidelines on developmental screening for children
  • The prevalence of autism
  • The importance of listening to parents
  • Tips about identification and intervention

The tool also contains a surveillance and screening algorithm for autism spectrum disorders.

Percent Energy From Fat Screener 01/29/09

This short assessment instrument is used to estimate an individual’s usual intake of percent energy from fat. The foods asked about in the instrument were selected because they were the most important predictors of variability in percent energy from fat among adults in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 1989-1991 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals.

Patient Care Portfolio 01/19/09

This portfolio offers nurses a reliable method for developing evidence-based workforce plans to support existing hospital services or the development of new ones.

It has two distinct but interrelated elements that should be used together:

  • Element 1—The acuity/dependency tool has been developed to help the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals measure patient acuity and dependency to inform evidence-based decision making on nursing staffing and...
Initial History and Physical Assessment Form for HIV Patients 12/09/08

This comprehensive form can be used by health care providers to collect information at the initial interview session for all new patients in an HIV program.

The form includes the following sections:

  • Demographics
  • HIV exposure risks
  • History of present illness
  • Past medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Assessment
  • Discharge planning
Free registration is required.

Pediatric Early Warning (PEW) Score System 10/01/08

The Pediatric Early Warning (PEW) score system can help nurses assess pediatric patients objectively using vital signs in the pediatric intensive care unit. The scoring system takes into account the child’s behavior, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms.

Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety 09/26/08

This user's guide provides a general overview of the issues and major decisions involved in conducting the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture and reporting the results.

  • Part One of the guide presents information about data collection and how to organize and plan a survey project.
  • Part Two includes the nursing home survey form, an overview of the survey items, and a sample page from the Microsoft PowerPoint ® Survey Feedback Template....
Community Services Locator: An Online Directory for Finding Community Services for Children and Families 09/22/08

The Community Services Locator is designed to help service providers and families find available national, State, and local resources that can address child and family needs. It includes resources on:

  • Child care/early childhood education
  • Education/special needs
  • Family support
  • Financial support
  • Health and wellness
  • Parenting
The STAndards for BipoLar Excellence (STABLE) Resource Toolkit 09/22/08

The STABLE Resource Toolkit is part of the The STAndards for BipoLar Excellence (STABLE) Project. The toolkit provides quality improvement resources to assist clinicians in the identification and management of bipolar disorder. The resources in the kit include assessment instruments, documentation templates, flow charts, and checklists.

Topics covered include:

  • How to use the toolkit
  • Depression screening
  • Bipolar disorder screening
  • ...
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 09/16/08

This Web site for the Neonatal Research Network is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments. It is not intended to be the only information that care decisions are based on, nor is it intended to be a definitive means of predicting infant outcomes. Users should keep in mind that every infant is an individual, and that factors beyond those used to formulate these standardized assessments...


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