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Rectal Cancer Followup Sheet 12/17/07

This chart assists providers in estimating target dates for the followup of patients with rectal cancer. It is derived from recommendations in the 2005 Update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Guidelines.

This tool enables health care providers to document target and completed dates for 3 months to 5 years post-diagnosis for the following activities:

  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing (date/value)
  • Counseling visit...
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?
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...
A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Runny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus) 12/17/07

This one-page fact sheet is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It provides parents with information about colds and runny noses. This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What causes a runny nose during a cold?
  • What should I do?
  • Are antibiotics ever needed for a runny nose?
  • Why not try antibiotics now?
American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder 12/17/07

This interactive tool will send an e-mail message each year reminding you or someone you know to “Please schedule your mammogram today.” You can choose the month for delivery of the reminder.

Facility-Assessment: Checklists for Delirium 12/17/07

Nursing home staff can use this self-assessment checklists to use assess processes related to delirium in the facility, in order to identify areas that need improvement.

This tool includes checklists on the following delirium-related topics:

  • Delirium assessment
  • Delirium care plans
  • Delirium screening
  • Assessing staff education and training
The National Women's Health Information Center--"womenshealth.gov" 12/17/07

The National Women’s Heath Information Center (NWHIC) provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women’s health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other Federal agencies, and private sector organizations.

The Web site includes the following major sections:

  • About womenshealth.gov
  • ...
Safe Food and Water: A Guide for People with HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide will help people with HIV infection prevent illness by preparing food and drinks properly. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I be careful about food and water?
  • What illnesses caused by germs in food and water do people with HIV commonly get?
  • Do only people with HIV get these illnesses?
  • Are these illnesses the same in people with HIV as in other people?
  • If I have HIV, can...
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack 12/17/07

This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.

Patients may calculate their 10-year risk of having a heart attack by entering the following information into the tool:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Total cholesterol
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • Smoking...
2006 Update of ASCO Practice Guideline Recommendations for the Use of White Blood Cell Growth Factors: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This six-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of white blood cell growth factors.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Primary prophylactic colony-stimulating factor (CSF) administration
  • Secondary prophylactic CSF administration
  • Therapeutic use of CSF
  • Use of CSF to increase chemotherapy dose intensity and dose density
  • Use of CSF as adjuncts...

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