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Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

  • Epidemiology and...
Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Posters 12/17/07

These posters are designed to generate interest about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and to encourage women and significant others to seek additional information. Posters may be ordered or downloaded in PDF format. A customizable “drop-in” poster allows different groups and tribal organizations to customize the text and photo for their own use.

Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about chemotherapy
  • Tips for meeting with your doctor or nurse
  • Your feelings during chemotherapy
  • Side effects and ways to manage them
  • Foods to...
Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This tool answers questions about avian influenza (bird flu) and avian influenza A (H5N1).

Questions and answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness
  • Avian influenza infection in animals
To Be or Not to Be--On Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Workbook to Help You Explore Your Options 12/17/07

This workbook provides information and guidance to women that can help them make a decision about whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would be a good choice for them.

The workbook should prepare patients to discuss HRT with their health care provider. Topics presented include:

  • Personal health quizzes
  • Menopause
  • HRT
  • Osteoporosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Putting it all together
  • A guide to talking with...
Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Topics addressed include:

  • Why is screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women important?
  • Who is at risk for osteoporosis?
  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What screening tests are available?
  • What treatments are available?
  • How do the current recommendations differ from those...
Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions 12/17/07

This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.

The interventions on this checklist address the following areas:

  • Making changes on the walls and countertops and in the supply closet
  • Actions for infection control professionals, patient safety managers, quality managers, nurses, and supply personnel
  • Required policies/rules/training/awareness
  • Promoting culture change
  • Agency...
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...

Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan 12/17/07

This 51-page action plan, developed in response to escalating concerns about falls and fall-related injuries among the aging population, highlights strategies and preliminary action steps developed by participants in the Falls Free Summit. Thirty-six strategies are proposed, based on input from Summit participants, and organized under five goal areas.

This action plan is organized as follows:

  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Overview of the Falls Free Summit...

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