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Flexible Bronchoscopy: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This brochure is intended for adults undergoing bronchoscopy and parents of children who will have the procedure.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have a bronchoscopy?
  • How do I prepare for a bronchoscopy?
  • How is a bronchoscopy performed?
  • What happens after a bronchoscopy?
Understanding Endometrial Cancer: A Woman's Guide 12/17/07

This guide will take patients recently diagnosed with endometrial cancer through the basics of what they need to know about their treatment.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Endometrial cancer: An overview
    • Staging
  • Working with your treatment team
    • Talking with your treatment team
  • Treatment
    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone therapy
  • Living with cancer...
Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs: Guiding Principles and Recommendations 12/17/07

The purpose of this guide is to assist States and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent disaster mental health services for survivors of natural and human-caused disasters of all scales.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Culture and disaster
    • Understanding culture
    • Diversity among and within racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Cultural competence: Scope and terminology
    • The cultural competence continuum...
Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician's Guide, 2005 Edition 12/17/07

This 40-page guide, written for primary care and mental health clinicians, provides information for incorporating alcohol screening and intervention into clinical practice. The guide addresses two methods for screening: a single question (about heavy drinking days) to be used during a clinical interview and a written self-report instrument.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • What’s the same, what’s new in the 2005 update
  • Before you begin...
Hepatitis C Education Class 12/17/07

The Hepatitis C Education Class toolkit is intended to provide clinicians with a how-to guide and various resources for conducting a patient education class on hepatitis C.

This toolkit contains a course guide, slide set and script, and slideshow with audio.

The slide set and script are designed for health providers to use with their patients who have hepatitis C infection or who tested positive for hepatitis C at some time in the past. The class runs about an hour and...

The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.

This fact sheet provides answers to the following questions on Pap tests and pelvic exams:

  • What is a Pap test?
  • What is a pelvic exam?
  • Why are a Pap test and pelvic exam important?
  • Who performs a Pap test?
  • How is a Pap test done?
  • How often should a woman have a Pap test?
  • When should the Pap test be done?
  • How are the results of a Pap test reported?...
Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Concepts, Policies and Practices 12/17/07

The purpose of this report is to synthesize findings regarding the concepts, policies, and teaching practices with respect to culturally competent health care. The information prescribed provides family physicians with a context and rationale for cultural competence; information specifically relating to the three main culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) themes—culturally competent care, language access services, and organizational supports—and information related to...

Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) 12/17/07

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a hands-on tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.

The ePSS can be accessed on the Web or on a PDA or mobile device. It is based on current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk...

Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer: Questions and Answers 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to questions on human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and cancer.

Questions include:

  • What are HPVs and how are they transmitted?
  • What are genital warts?
  • What is the association between HPV infection and cancer?
  • Are there specific types of HPVs that are associated with cancer?
  • What are the risk factors for HPV infection and cervical cancer?
  • How are HPV infections detected?
  • How are cervical cell...
Five Steps to Safer Dental Care 12/17/07

This brochure offers suggestions to help patients improve the quality of their dental care.

This brochure presents the following five steps:

  1. Be an active member of your dental care team
  2. Tell your dentist about medical problems, medications, allergies, or bad reactions you have had in the past
  3. Talk openly with your dentist and the dental team about your care and treatment choices
  4. Make sure that when you need dental care, you and the dentist agree on...

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