Time to Talk Campaign 04/16/08

This campaign, launched by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), encourages patients and providers to discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

This Web site includes the following:

  • For patients:
    • Tips to talk to your health care provider
    • Patient packet
      • Backgrounder: The backgrounder provides information about the importance of health care providers and their patients talking...
Making Strides in Safety 03/19/08

The Making Strides in Safety program encourages physician leadership and involvement in improving patient care. The Making Strides in Safety Web site includes downloadable tools to engage and support physicians in national safety and quality initiatives and campaigns in the settings in which they provide care. They include toolkits on participation, implementation, and health delivery systems improvement as well as a tip sheet on communication effectiveness.

MRSA Toolkit for Middle and High Schools 03/19/08

This toolkit was created to help prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in middle and high schools. MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) infection on the skin that is resistant to treatment with antibiotics. Doctors are seeing more patients with MRSA who have not stayed in hospitals or nursing homes, indicating the infection is being transmitted in community settings, such as schools.

The materials in the MRSA...

Better Diabetes Care Toolbox 03/19/08

The Better Diabetes Care Toolbox is a Web-based list of useful tools to help diabetes health care providers and planners locate, select, and effectively implement them into practice.

MRSA Toolkit for Childcare Programs 03/19/08

This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections at childcare centers.

This toolkit includes the following materials:

  • For childcare workers
    • How to use the toolkit
    • Assessment of policies and procedures
    • PowerPoint presentation
    • Cleaning and sanitizing list
    • MRSA poster
    • The rule of ones poster
    • How to wash hands poster...
Girl Power! Community Education Kit 03/19/08

The Girl Power! Community Education Kit highlights many types of messages and materials to help individuals and organizations develop comprehensive, skill-building programs to serve the needs of 9- to 14-year-old girls in their community.

The kit contains the following 11 components:

  • Welcome to Girl Power!
    • This booklet provides an overview of the Girl Power! program and includes information on the issues and challenges facing 9- to 14-year-old girls...
Family Health History Toolkit 03/19/08

Health problems that run in families increase the chance of developing the problem. The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.

The Family Health History Toolkit includes:

  • 10 questions to ask your family
  • Questions and answers
  • Genealogy resources
  • When to see a genetic counselor
  • Fun ideas to get your family talking...
The Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety (CORDS™) 03/19/08

The CORDS (Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety) toolkit was designed to use military and aviation style simulation experiences to prepare labor and delivery staff for an obstetrical emergency. The toolkit also includes information about the importance of communication and teamwork.

Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies 03/19/08

This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The toolkit includes:

  • Education
    • Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 1
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 2
    • Sedation and delirium: monitoring and management
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated...
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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