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Vaccine Information Statements 11/13/08

Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets that public and private providers give to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives to explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that Vaccine Information Statements be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.

Downloadable Vaccine Information Statements include:

  • Multiple vaccines
  • Anthrax
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
  • ...
Mental Health Screening: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians 11/11/08

This reference card helps primary care clinicians conduct mental health screening assessments of HIV-infected patients. It includes sections on:

  • Mental health screening
  • Triggers that may exacerbate mental distress for people with HIV
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Screening and managing suicidal or violent patients
  • When to refer to a mental health professional
  • Prescribing considerations
  • Resource
Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations - Summaries for Patients 09/16/08

This summary for patients provides information on clinical recommendations for screening for type 2 diabetes.

It addresses the following questions:

  • What is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)?
  • What is the problem and what is known about it so far?
  • How did the USPSTF develop these recommendations?
  • What did the USPSTF find?
  • What does the USPSTF suggest that patients do?
  • What are the cautions related to these...
Putting Clinical Practice Guidelines to Work in VHA 09/03/08

This electronic guide helps clinical members and staff of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers achieve evidence-based practice through promotion and implementation of successful clinical practice guidelines.

The guide includes the following sections:

  • Leadership responsibilities
  • Implementation overview
  • Effective teamwork
  • Planning for action
  • Making change happen
  • Measuring effects
Screening Tools for Completing Mental Health Assessments in HIV Primary Care Settings 03/19/08

This site provides a list of screening tools for completing mental health assessments in HIV primary care settings as well as links to several of these tools.

This site provides the following information on the screening tools:

  • Abbreviation and full name
  • Condition screened for
  • Who administers the tool
  • Number of items and length of time to complete
  • Notes
Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy 03/19/08

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy and postpartum?
  • What is the recommended treatment for...
Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why a quick guide?...
Get With The Guidelines℠ Toolbox 03/19/08

Get With The Guidelines SM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It helps to ensure that the care hospitals provide to coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.

The GWTG Toolbox is designed to help hospitals implement the guidelines so that they can improve the quality of care provided to patients and save more lives.

This toolkit includes the following...

Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Patient's Guide 03/19/08

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules during pregnancy?
  • What is the recommended treatment...
Quick Guide For Administrators Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This quick guide was developed to accompany Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy administrator for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why...

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