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Diabetes Tools & Resources 02/03/10

These tools are a set of instruments to help patients create personalized action plans to lead a healthier lifestyle. The strategies given help patients keep their diabetes under control while managing it from different directions.

Tools available are:

  • Diabetes-friendly recipes
  • My diabetes health assessment
  • Diabetes quiz
  • Personal stories
  • More personal stories
  • Diabetes and other educational brochures...
Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) 08/06/09

The Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) is a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care. The color-banded patient chart gives a visual cue as to when to calculate a MEWS score.

Scoring is based on:

  • Respiratory rate
  • Heart rate
  • Systolic blood pressure
  • Conscious level
  • Temperature
  • Hourly urine output (for previous 2 hours)
healthfinder.gov 10/21/08

This gateway Web site provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. The site includes general health information as well as contact information and resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 Government and non-profit organizations. The topics covered are related to the focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

The site, also available in Spanish, provides the following information:

  • Quick guide to health living
    • Eat healthy
    • Get...
The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record 07/14/08

The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record is a tool for patient self-management and communication among care team members. It is a personal health record that lets patients organize and store vital health information and then share it with their family, physicians, and others they feel should have access to this information. As a Web-based application that employs user-centered design methodologies, this tool promotes personal responsibility and positively affects patients’ confidence and...

Inner-City Asthma Study Questionnaires 06/24/08

These questionnaires were used in the Inner City Asthma Study (ICAS) to evaluate the effectiveness of two types of interventions to reduce asthma morbidity and severity among inner-city children, ages 5-11, with moderate to severe asthma.

Questionnaires include:

  • Adult baseline clinical evaluation form–Completed at study enrollment by the adult caretaker of the child
  • Child baseline clinical evaluation form–Completed at study enrollment by the...
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.

Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment 12/17/07

This booklet educates cancer patients (and their families or other caregivers) about their diet needs during treatment and helps them cope with side effects that may affect eating.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Before treatment begins
    • Nutrition recommendations can be different for cancer patients
    • Preparing yourself for cancer treatment
  • Managing eating problems during treatment
    • Coping with side effects
  • ...
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...
Controlling Your Asthma: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 32-page booklet will help patients and their health care providers plan ways to control asthma.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is asthma?
  • Why does asthma happen?
  • Work with your health care provider
  • How to use a peak flow meter
  • Asthma diary
  • Asthma action plan
  • Asthma medicine
  • How to take asthma medicines
  • Asthma attacks can be dangerous
  • Follow your asthma action plan
Medicines In My Home 12/17/07

Medicines In My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It includes materials geared to both students and adults.

This Web site is divided into four sections:

  • Teachers’ room
    • Course description and objectives
    • Teachers’ kit
      • Classroom lesson materials
        • Medicines in my home: Information for students on using OTC medicines safely
        • Classroom lesson on safe OTC...

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