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Breast Cancer Follow-Up & Management in the Adjuvant Setting Slide Set and Surveillance Flow Sheet: 2006 Update 12/17/07

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an expert panel to review and update evidence-based strategies for breast cancer followup and management in asymptomatic patients following primary, curative therapy. The panel observed the 1996 outcomes criteria that justify the use of a drug or technology in the guideline development process. Therapy was recommended when compelling positive effects to survival, quality of life, and/or cost-effectiveness was demonstrated.

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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.

Participant Experience Survey (Brain Injury) 12/17/07

This survey solicits feedback from program participants with brain injury about the services and supports they receive under the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. States can use these data to calculate performance indicators for monitoring quality within their waiver programs, to guide quality improvement projects, and to use in conjunction with other quality management strategies.

This survey addresses these priority areas:

  • Program supports
  • ...
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...
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...
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...

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...
Dissemination Planning Tool from Development of a Planning Tool to Guide Dissemination of Research Results 12/17/07

This tool assists patient safety researchers in developing a plan for disseminating research findings and products to potential users in the health care system and facilitates the translation of research into practice. It was developed to help researchers evaluate their research and develop appropriate dissemination plans, if the research is determined to have “real world” impact.

The tool offers six major elements to evaluate research and develop a dissemination plan:

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