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National Center for Patient Safety 2004 Falls Toolkit 09/03/09

This toolkit is a collection of resources and tools to help patient care facility staff create and improve comprehensive falls prevention programs. The toolkit can be coordinated across disciplines and care areas to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. It can also help in creating an interdisciplinary falls team for reviewing high fall-risk patients and implement interventions to reduce their risk.

The Falls Toolkit provides information on:

  • Designing a falls...
California Fit Business Kit 08/20/09

The California Fit Business Kit is a collection of tools and resources to help employers develop and implement a workplace program to support healthy eating and physical activity among workers. The kit contains eight individual components that can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive worksite wellness program.

The kit includes:

  • Check for health
  • Wellness committee
  • Healthy meeting policies
  • Vending machine food and beverage...
Care Notebook 08/20/09

The Care Notebook is a tool for families of children with special health care needs to organize information about their child’s chronic health condition. The notebook contains sections that can be filled out as a reference about the child’s health and treatments. It is a transportable tool that can be taken and shared with doctors, other health care professionals, or school or child care personnel.

Parents can use the Care Notebook for the following:

  • ...
Cardiovascular Diseases: Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets 07/23/09

These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases.

For patients:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks (men)
  • Taking aspirin to prevent strokes (women)

For health care providers:

  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm...
What You Can Do to Avoid Medication Errors 07/01/09

This fact sheet provides tips on how to avoid medication errors in the following settings:

  • Personal/home care
  • Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care/outpatient clinic
  • Hospital inpatient care
Sustainability for Community Quality Collaboratives: An Overview of the Art & Science of Building Staying Power 06/10/09

This set of tools and resources for community leaders help to build, maintain, and refine an infrastructure that supports and advances the mission of organizations that are working together to transform health care at the local level.

Information and tools provided include:

  • Introduction
  • Life stages: Designing for the present and the future
  • Value is the core
  • Leading practices
  • Community quality collaborative business model insights
  • ...
Adolescent Health Transition Project 06/07/09

The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links for people interested in health transition issues.

Site contents include:

  • Information for:
    • Teens and young adults
      • Diabetes-specific information
    • Parents and families
      • Diabetes-specific information
      • ...
Clinical Care Guidelines: Asthma 06/07/09

This asthma guideline and the accompanying patient education and other materials can assist physicians in providing optimal care for patients in a cost-effective manner. The guideline focuses on important clinical decisions and actions in the context of overall case management. It is based on empirical evidence, other evidence-based guidelines prepared by nationally recognized groups, and expert consensus about practical considerations in providing care.

This site includes the following...
Pediatric Symptom Checklist 04/29/09

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screening tool for use by health care professionals to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children. Early detection of possible problems will aide professionals and parents in identifying appropriate interventions.

Two versions are available:
  • Parent-completed version (PSC)
  • Youth self-report (Y-PSC)
Depression After Stroke 04/29/09

This fact sheet provides information about depression for individuals who have had a stroke.

The topics addressed include:

  • What is the link between depression and stroke?
  • Treatment
  • Medication
  • Things to remember
  • Where to get help
  • More information

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