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Improving Cultural Competency in Children's Health Care: Expanding Perspectives 12/17/07

This tool addresses disparities in children’s health care in an attempt to advance the ability of organizations to provide culturally competent care.

The Cultural Competency Change Package presented in this report proposes strategies for change in each of the following six components in order to achieve culturally competent care:

  • Community resources
  • Health systems
  • Family and self-management support
  • Delivery system design
  • Decision support
  • ...
Talking About Transplantation: What Every Patient Needs to Know 12/17/07

This booklet has been created to help patients and their families through the process of organ transplantation and to provide the information needed to make knowledgeable health care decisions.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for your transplant
  • The transplant process
  • Living donation
  • Developing a financial strategy
  • Life after transplant
  • Promoting organ and tissue donation
Diagnostic Assessment of the Child With Status Epilepticus: American Academy of Neurology Summary of Evidence-Based Guideline for Clinicians 11/29/07

This is a summary of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and Child Neurology Society’s (CNS) evidence-based guideline reviewing all available evidence on the assessment of the child with status epilepticus.

The guideline summary includes recommendations for determining the cause of status epilepticus in children including:

  • Assessment of laboratory studies
  • Assessment of metabolic and genetic testing
  • Assessment of electroencephalography
  • Assessment...
Predicting Casualty Severity and Hospital Capacity 11/29/07

This planning tool helps hospitals predict the pattern of casualty severity and their capacity to provide care after a mass casualty event.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Predicting triage severity
  • Predicting hospital capacity to care for critical casualties
  • Predicting hospital capacity to care for noncritical casualties
Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 11/29/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about AML
  • Classification
    • AML with characteristic genetic abnormalities
    • AML with an FLT3 mutation
    • AML with multilineage dysplasia
    • Therapy-related AMLs and...
SBAR Technique for Communication: A Situational Briefing Model 11/29/07

The SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique and tools provide a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient’s condition. SBAR is an easy-to-remember, concrete mechanism for framing any conversation requiring a clinician’s immediate attention and action. Free registration and login are required to download the tool.

This tool includes two components:

  • SBAR report to physician about a critical situation:...
A Pocket Guide for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention 11/29/07

This pocket guide is condensed from Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide, a 30-page guide prepared by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) . It is organized into the following sections, using flowchart or tabular format:

  • How to screen for heavy drinking
  • How to assess for alcohol use disorders
  • How to conduct a brief intervention (for at-risk drinking and for alcohol use disorders)
  • What’s a...
Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist 11/29/07

The Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist identifies important, targeted activities health insurers can do now to prepare for a pandemic. This checklist is organized according to business-related, employee-related, and communications-related activities.

The checklist is divided into the following sections:

  • Plan for the impact of an influenza pandemic on your business.
  • Plan for the impact of an influenza pandemic on your employees and establish...
Asthma Action Plan 11/29/07

The Asthma Action Plan is a one-page form that the doctor and patient can complete together. It provides information and instructions for patients’ self-management of asthma and includes space for the doctor to fill in directions for medication, peak flow numbers, asthma triggers, and what to do in case of an asthma attack or an emergency.

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 11/29/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

The summary includes the following information:

  • Incidence and risk factors
  • Cellular classification
  • Prognostic variables
  • Treatment options
  • Treatment considerations for certain ALL childhood subgroups

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