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Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates 06/23/16
The Toolkit for Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates presents several evidence-based strategies that health care provider organizations can use to increase colorectal cancer screening among their patients. This toolkit also provides a variety of resources—such as guidelines, electronic health record screenshots, processes, templates, Web links—to support implementing the improvement strategies.   
 
The toolkit covers the following topics:
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Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain 01/13/16

The Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain offers a balanced approach to pain management that includes recommendations for using opioids when appropriate. This is an updated version of the 2010 guideline. The 2015 guideline expands its focus to include opioid use in acute, subacute, and perioperative pain phases and in special populations. It also includes sections on tapering and opioid use disorder. This guideline followed a rigorous and transparent development process and...

Opioid Overdose Toolkit 01/13/16

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit provides communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. This toolkit contains resources and information for first responders, prescribers, patients, family members, and those who are recovering from opioid overdose. 

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Facts for community members
  • Five essential steps for first responders
  • ...
Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices 08/11/15

This guide provides a process and resources to help primary care practice staff plan and implement an alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) to identify and assist patients who may be drinking too much. Alcohol SBI is a clinical preventive service recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for all adult patients. The guide lays out each of the steps required to plan, implement, and continually improve this preventive service as a routine element of standard practice. It...

Preventing Skin Infections: A Guide for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents 10/31/14

The goal of this Web-based video seminar is to help protect student athletes from skin infections. The video makes extensive use of animation, special effects, graphics, and studio and on-location shooting. It is suitable for all sports with a special module devoted to the issues and procedures germane to wrestling.

Topics covered include:

  • What are skin infections?
  • How are they spread?
  • How can they be prevented?
  • How do I know if I have one?...
Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit 09/18/14

This toolkit is part of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, which is using the Surgical Safety Checklist Program to help hospitals reduce surgical infections, major complications, and related deaths. The goal is to implement the checklist in every hospital in the United States by 2015. Along with the checklist, the toolkit includes a seven-step program to guide users as they implement the checklist. The toolkit includes resources such as videos, webinars, and slides....

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools.

The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure–lowering medication...

Clinical Practice Implementation Tool for Hypertension 09/18/14

This tool is designed to help clinical practices improve their approach to hypertension care. The tool provides guidelines for evaluating current systems, making changes that support accurate blood pressure measurement, and improving hypertension screening, prevention, and management.

This tool has the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • How to use this implementation tool
  • Preparing for a quality improvement initiative
  • Hypertension change...
Go4Life Materials To Share 09/17/14

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. It is designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The Go4Life Web site provides materials that health care professionals can share with their patients.

The materials include the following:

  • Tip sheets
  • Success stories
  • Exercise guide
  • Bookmarks and posters
  • Motivational flyers
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 09/17/14

The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in three rural Oregon communities.

The toolkit includes the following materials:

  • Staff meeting discussion guide
  • Chart audit form and instructions
  • Clinical care observation guide
  • Patient waiting room survey...

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