Oregon Heart Failure GAP Toolkit 12/17/07

The Oregon Heart Failure GAP (Guidelines Applied in Practice) Toolkit contains a variety of tools, some for clinicians treating patients suffering from heart failure, and others for heart failure patients themselves.

  • Clinician tools:
    • Clinician guide to heart failure treatment - For primary care clinicians
    • Tips for increasing effectiveness of interactions with patients
    • Sample heart failure visit template
  • Patient tools:
    • How to care...
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers 12/17/07

This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout.

This manual addresses the following topics:

  • CPS theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Responsibilities of CPS...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, What if My Child Seems Overweight? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the assessment of overweight in children and provides recommendations for getting help.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Overweight or not?
  • Getting help losing weight
  • What to expect at the doctor’s office
  • Body mass index (BMI)-for-age example
  • What to do when a child is overweight
  • Spotting eating disorders
  • Treating eating disorders
  • Warning signs
  • Moving toward a healthy...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Tumor Markers for Gastrointestinal Cancers 12/17/07

This guide provides patients with information about the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2006 Update of Recommendations for the Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal Cancer. This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • Tumors
  • Recommendations
  • What This Means for Patients
  • Questions to Ask the Doctor
  • Helpful Links and Resources
The Cool Spot 12/17/07

The Cool Spot is a Web site aimed at teenagers. It provides them with facts about underage drinking. The Web site provides the following features:

  • Reality check: How much drinking is going on?
  • Facts about alcohol
  • Too much, too soon, too risky
  • Meet your expectations
  • Peer pressure
  • The right to resist
  • Real life
  • Teach and volunteer corner
Home Health Compare 12/17/07

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.

What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.

Moving into Action: Promoting Heart-Healthy and Stroke-Free Communities 12/17/07

Moving into Action is a series of policy action items designed to help governors, State legislators, local officials, employers, and health care leaders promote heart-healthy and stroke-free communities. Each action suggests ways to encourage general interest and awareness of these health issues and specific policies that promote healthy behaviors and reduce risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

The policy actions revolve around five central themes:

  • Demonstrating...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web 12/17/07

This Web site is an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality.

The tool includes the following features:

  • Expert analysis of medical error reports submitted anonymously by Web site users, in the following clinical areas and specialties:
    • Clinical ethics
    • Critical care
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Emergency medicine
    • Family medicine
    • Hospital medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, The Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Does It All Mean? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses overweight in children and provides recommendations on its prevention.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Is this generation of youth really more overweight than previous generations?
  • How does being overweight affect a child’s health?
  • 10 serious health threats for overweight youth
  • How do you determine if a child is overweight?
  • Should an overweight child go on a diet?
  • Why are more children today...


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