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Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Supplemental Slides 12/17/07

This slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Supplemental” may be used in conjunction with the slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Core” and can be customized by inserting hospital-specific data.

This slide set addresses the reasons for health care workers to practice good hand hygiene and includes question and answer slides to be used in an interactive presentation.

National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 12/17/07

This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children’s Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings. The interactive data query can be used to search and compare survey results for a State, the Nation, or subgroups of children.

The interactive data query allows users to search on the following topics:

  • Child health measures—More than 60 measures of child health and well-being derived from the survey, in...
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters 12/17/07

This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as a means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings. These posters are intended for both clinical and general audiences. Two of the posters are also available in Spanish.

Partnering With Your Transplant Team: The Patient's Guide to Transplantation 12/17/07

This guide will help transplant patients learn how to navigate the transplantation process. It can also serve as a journal during visits with the transplant team.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • The transplant experience
    • The transplant team
    • What are transplant centers?
    • What are organ procurement organizations?
    • Support groups and other contacts
    • The national waiting list
    • Waiting for a transplant...
Health Disparities Collaboratives: Changing Practice, Changing Lives--Diabetes 12/17/07

This manual outlines all of the key elements of a system of excellent care for people with diabetes.

This tool addresses the following diabetes care topics:

  • The challenge
  • The solution
  • Care model checklist
    • Self-management
    • Decision support
    • Clinical information system
    • Delivery system design
    • Organization of health care
    • Community
  • Care model: Changes for specific populations
  • Improvement model...
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 3--Hypertension Care 12/17/07

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for hypertension care, to bring data to bear on QI opportunities. This report aims to help readers assess whether a QI strategy might work in their practice or patient population.

This report includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Background
    • The quality gap
    • Evidence-based guidelines and quality of care...
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 12/17/07

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

The NIMH Web site contains the following features:

  • Health and outreach
  • Research funding
  • Science news
  • Announcements
  • Research conducted at NIMH

The Health Information section of...

Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
    • Prognostic factors
    • Risk factors
    • Followup
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • TNM definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    ...
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 1000 Patient Days 12/17/07

This Microsoft ® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 1000 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices. The spreadsheet collects data on the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized, alcohol-based hand rubs.

This spreadsheet allows users to collect the following information:

  • Number of large cans or bottles used throughout unit
  • Grams per large can or bottle used throughout unit...
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: 2005 Update, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2005 Guideline Update Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) guidelines for the surveillance of patients following treatment for stage II or III colorectal cancer.

This slideshow presents information in the following categories:

  • Background
  • Benefits from the resection of metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Guideline methodology
  • 2005 categories of recommendations for colorectal cancer surveillance
    • History and physical and risk...

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