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Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) Sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms 09/03/08

The Newborn Screening ACTion (ACT) sheets and Confirmatory Algorithms are educational resources for physicians. The ACT sheet describes the short-term actions a health professional should follow in communicating with the family and determining the appropriate steps in the followup of the infant who has screened positive. The algorithms present an overview of the basic steps involved in determining the final diagnosis in the infant.

ACT sheets and algorithms include the following...

Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit 03/19/08

The Diabetes Prevention and Management toolkit contains tools for adults, children, and health care providers.

The available tools include:

  • Tools for adults
    • Tools to help manage diabetes
      • Personal diabetes care card
      • Manage your diabetes brochure
    • Tools to help prevent diabetes
      • You have the power to prevent diabetes/the healthy plate handout
      • Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? booklet
      • Your game...
Diabetes Care: Tools and Resources on Clinical Guidelines, Comprehensive Visits, and Periodic Examinations 03/19/08

This toolkit contains information about comprehensive diabetes exams focused on symptoms and complications of diabetes. The toolkit explains how to differentiate a comprehensive diabetes exam from an annual physical. By providing a specialized diabetes exam, providers are able to dedicate attention to disease management and test results.

Diabetic patients may be interested in these materials so that they can advocate for a comprehensive diabetes examination with their physician.

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Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit 03/19/08

Door to Doc is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.

The method for implementing the Door-to-Doc process flow in diverse emergency departments was based on a change model that recognizes the need for robust technical solutions along with acceptance of the change by those affected. It involved two...

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...
Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Inpatient Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide on inpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD conditions...

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia: Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide provides a flowchart of the three aspects of lipid-related care described in the clinical practice guideline on the management of dyslipidemia: screening, initiation of therapy, and followup treatment.

Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults Algorithms 12/17/07

These algorithms are derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-major depressive disorder conditions deserving...

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Treatment Algorithm for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Advanced Cancer: 2007 Update 12/17/07

This treatment algorithm for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive advanced cancer is derived from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer.

This one-page tool provides recommendations in the following areas:

  • Discuss treatment options and early vs. late androgen ablation with patients
    • Bilateral orchiectomy
    • Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists...

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