Surgery

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Fistula First Change Package 12/17/07

Fistula First provides clinical and organizational changes for increasing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use and improving hemodialysis patient outcomes.

This package describes 11 steps to improve hemodialysis:

  1. Routine continuous quality improvement (CQI) review of vascular access
  2. Timely referral to nephrologists
  3. Early referral to surgeon for “AVF only” evaluation and timely placement...
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer 11/29/07

The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting. The primer includes 10 booklets plus clinical tools and patient handouts.

The primer offers practical advice on:

  • Evaluating patients for current and potential health risks related to weight—beginning with a measure of the body mass index (BMI)
  • ...

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