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National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

Aim for a Healthy Weight--Information for Patients and the Public 12/17/07

This Web site contains guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to provide users with a new approach to the measurement of overweight and obesity and a variety of tools and materials for safe and effective weight loss.

The Web site includes the following major sections:

  • Key recommendations
  • Getting started
    • Part 1: Assessing your risk
      • Body mass index
      • Waist circumference
      • Other risk factors...
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 100 Patient Days 12/17/07

This Microsoft ® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 100 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices. The spreadsheet collects data on the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized, alcohol-based hand rubs.

This spreadsheet allows users to collect the following information:

  • Number of large cans or bottles used throughout unit
  • Grams per large can or bottle used throughout unit...
Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator 12/17/07

This program is an interactive tool to assist clinicians in determining the most appropriate care for newly diagnosed cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the point of care. It will help calculate the severity index of a pneumonia patient. The output includes mortality rates and pneumonia class types.

Features include:

  • Application downloads for the Palm and Pocket PC
  • Installation instructions
  • Feedback and help
NCQA's (National Committee for Quality Assurance's) Quality Dividend Calculator™ 2008 12/17/07

This free, online tool from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) calculates how health care quality can affect the productivity and absenteeism of employees and affords employers and health care purchasers the opportunity to see how quality care can impact their company’s bottom line.

The Quality Dividend Calculator 2008 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity, and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart...

Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) 12/17/07

This tool allows you to calculate your body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator allows you to enter your weight and height using Standard or Metric measures. Information is provided for assessing your risk for the health risks associated with overweight and obesity.

Healthy Weight Menu Planner 12/17/07

The interactive menu planner is designed to guide daily food and meal choices based on one day’s calorie allowance.

This planner may be used in advance to plan a meal, or at the end of a day to add up total calories, as well as fat and carbohydrates consumed.

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This Web page features an interactive tool, designed for use by health professionals, to estimate a woman’s 5-year and lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Patients who use the tool are encouraged to discuss the results of this assessment and their personal risk of breast cancer with their health care professional.

In addition to the tool, this Web page includes the following information:

  • About the tool
    • Explaining the questions used in the tool...
Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator 12/17/07

Health professionals can use the Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator to compute proper feeding amounts for children in the hospital.

The Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator uses set rules and algorithms to produce a feeding plan and order sheets for newborns, and issues warnings if something is incorrect about the inputs or assumptions.

This information system for nutrition ordering:

  • Checks dose ranges
  • Ensures legible orders
  • Ensures compliance with...
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) MDRD Calculator for Adults 12/17/07

Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in adults by measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This calculator is based on the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation.

The following information is entered into this tool to calculate GFR:

  • Plasma creatinine
  • Age
  • Whether patient is African American
  • Gender

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