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Migrant Clinicians Network Toolbox and Resources 10/23/12

This online collection for clinicians provides tools and resources for use in various departments of migrant and community health centers.

The Toolbox contains sample documents, forms, policies, tools, and protocols that can be adapted to meet the clinic’s needs to help provide quality health care to the underserved.

The Resource Database includes downloadable resources as well as links on a wide variety of primary care issues. It contains links to other organizations...

Opioid Dosing Guideline for Chronic Noncancer Pain 09/19/12

This guideline for primary care providers is a resource for treating adult patients for chronic noncancer pain. It provides information on the scope of the challenge, recommendations for prudent prescribing and monitoring, advice on how to get consultative assistance, and resources for educating patients. Also included are an opioid dose calculator and patient assessment tools.

Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care 05/21/12

This summary guide for health care personnel discusses recommendations for lowering the frequency of and preventing infection in outpatient (ambulatory care) settings. The guide distills existing infection prevention guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

This summary guide:

  1. Provides basic infection prevention recommendations for outpatient settings
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Pediatric Asthma Initiative: Environmental History Form 04/26/12

This form, for health care practitioners, gathers initial information on triggers commonly overlooked with children already diagnosed with asthma. It can help physicians and families make possible connections between behavior, conditions in the home and school, and pediatric asthma. The questions on the form related to the child's home also apply to other indoor environments where the child spends time, including school, daycare, car, school bus, work, and recreational facilities.
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National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Chronic Disease Clinic Followup Form 06/07/11

This form can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is used to follow a patient with a single or multiple chronic diseases. The sheet documents the chronic disease(s) for which the patient is being followed, as well as medications, symptoms, immunizations, test results, and more.

Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians 08/11/10

This guide for clinicians is based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. The guide provides action-oriented recommendations to assist providers in helping smokers quit, and presents a brief summary of the five A's:

  • Ask about tobacco use at every visit
  • Advise all tobacco users to quit
  • Assess readiness to quit
  • Assist tobacco users with a quit plan
  • Arrange follow up...
Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention 07/05/10

This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). It provides information for health care professionals on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is available in multiple languages.

This pocket guide addresses the following:

  • What is...
Pediatric Documentation Templates 04/28/10

These templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers when documenting a visit in an electronic health record by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. The templates are based on national guidelines and may be modified to suit a particular clinical practice’s needs.

Template examples available for download:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and...
Pediatric Rules and Reminders 04/27/10

These tools for physicians and clinicians provide information needed to improve adherence to clinical guidelines in electronic health record systems. This type of clinical decision support can improve health care quality and safety.

The rules and reminders are based on guidelines at both the national and State level, as well as local expert consensus.

Reminders available for download are:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdue for followup
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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.

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