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Cytochrome P450 Drug-Interaction Table 12/17/07

This table is designed as a hypothesis-testing, teaching, and reference tool for physicians and researchers interested in drug interactions that are the result of competition for or effects on the human cytochrome P450 system.

This tool provides hyperlinks from drug names to specific literature references, most of which include a link to the abstract of the article in the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. Also, the PubMed link after the drug name may be clicked on to...

15+ Make Time to Listen--Take Time to Talk...About Bullying 12/17/07

This material is part of “15+ Make Time to Listen Take Time to Talk,” an initiative to promote healthy child development and prevent youth and school-based violence. The Web site provides interactive questions to encourage 15 or more minutes of undivided conversation per day between parents/caregivers and children. Schools, adults, and children can use these questions to start conversations about bullying and how to prevent it.

The Web site provides questions in the...

Nursing Home Compare 12/17/07

This Web site provides consumers with detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Other resources are available at the site to help consumers with their nursing home choices.

This Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find–Search for nursing homes by:
    • Geography
      • State
      • County
    • Proximity
      • City
      • ZIP code
    • Name
  • ...
Preventing Infections in the Hospital - What You Can Do: A Consumer Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet offers tips to help protect patients from infections in the hospital.

Tips on this fact sheet are divided into the following categories:

  • Planning ahead for surgery
  • While in the hospital following surgery
Check For Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults 12/17/07

This 15-page checklist will help consumers find and fix hazards in their homes that may result in falls. The checklist asks about hazards found in each room and tells how to fix the problem.

The checklist includes the following sections:

  • Floors in each room
  • Stairs and steps inside and outside of the home
  • Kitchen and eating areas
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Other things you can do to prevent falls
  • Other safety tips
Healthy Pregnancy: Food Don'ts Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

This guide describes foods that can cause serious illness or should be avoided while pregnant.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Three main dangers in food
    • Listeria
    • Mercury
    • Toxoplasma
  • Food facts to keep you and your baby healthy
Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes 12/17/07

Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes is a synthesis of practical examples from the real world of health care on the use of process or design features to prevent medical errors or the negative impact of errors. It contains over 150 examples of mistake-proofing that can be applied in health care–and in many cases relatively inexpensively.

In Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes, risk managers and chief medical officers will benefit from common-sense...

Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt 12/17/07

This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illness.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • After the emergency department
  • Next steps: moving ahead and coping with future thoughts of suicide
    • Create a safety plan
    • Build a support system
    • Learn to live again
    • ...
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Division of Workplace Programs 12/17/07

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Division of Workplace Programs provides centralized access to information about drug-free workplaces and related topics.

Following is a list of the topics addressed:

  • Drug testing
    • For Federal agencies and employees
    • For labs
    • For specimen collectors
    • For Medical Review Officers
    • Drug Testing Advisory Board
    • ...
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...

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