This Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) training manual has been designed to assist with the administration and coding of the CAM, and to provide supplementary information for interested clinical investigators.
The CAM improves the identification and recognition of delirium in geriatric patients. CAM enables non-psychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium quickly and accurately in both clinical and research settings on the basis of an interview with the patient that...
This tool is designed to help clinicians implement the National Cholesterol Education Program’s clinical guidelines for cholesterol testing and management. Based on the Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel or ATP III), the Quick Desk Reference outlines cholesterol management in a sequence of easy-to-follow steps. Steps include:
- Step 1: Determine lipoprotein levels: obtain complete...
This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.
The guidebook addresses the following topics:
- Setting up your program
- Week 1:
- Eat better for health
- Orientation and enrollment
- Week 2:
- Move more for health
- Orientation to step...
This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.
This patient guide addresses the following topics:
- Questions and answers about chemotherapy
- Tips for meeting with your doctor or nurse
- Your feelings during chemotherapy
- Side effects and ways to manage them
- Foods to...
Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment.
This kit for clinicians includes a clinician’s guide and videos.
The guide, “Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand” includes the following:
- Health literacy
- National Assessment of Adult Literacy
- Population groups at risk...
This cancer treatment information summary provides an overview of the diagnosis, classification, treatment, and prognosis of childhood brain tumors. It is available in both English and Spanish.
This guide is organized into the following sections:
- General information
- Cellular classification
- Stage information
- Treatment option overview
- Childhood medulloblastoma
- Childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for rectal cancer.
This summary addresses the following topics:
- General information about rectal cancer
- Stages of rectal cancer
- Recurrent rectal cancer
- Treatment option overview
- Treatment options by stage
- Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)
- Stage I rectal cancer
- Stage II rectal cancer
- Stage III rectal cancer
- Stage IV...
This 68-page booklet covers post-cancer treatment issues such as followup medical care, physical and emotional changes, changes in social relationships, and workplace issues.
This booklet covers the following topics:
- Congratulations on finishing your cancer treatment
- Getting followup medical care
- Ways to manage physical changes
- Body changes and intimacy
- Your feelings
- Social and work relationships
This 12-page guide provides summary information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends who want to support someone with the disorder. This tool summarizes an in-depth treatment resource guide and interactive Web site.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- What is bulimia nervosa?
- Who develops bulimia nervosa?
- What causes bulimia nervosa?
- Risk factors for developing bulimia nervosa
- Can bulimia be prevented?...
This tool provides employers with simple steps to ensure access for applicants with disabilities.
This tool addresses the following topics:
- Job analysis
- Medical information
- Worksite accessibility
- Resources to assist