Adult (19-44 years)
The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool (QUIET) is designed to help primary care and general neurology clinics benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy. This tool can be useful for assessing the degree to which clinical care in these settings addresses the complexity of epilepsy treatment.
QUIET addresses the following aspects of care:
- Evaluation of initial seizure
- Initial diagnosis and treatment
- Chronic epilepsy care
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization Protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults. It is intended for use by acute care hospitals that serve critically ill adults in dedicated ICUs. This enhanced protocol provides a scientific foundation for...
This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). It is based on the equation published in the article, “Does information available at admission for delivery improve prediction of vaginal birth after cesarean?” The objective of this study was to construct a predictive model for VBAC that combines factors that can be ascertained only as the pregnancy progresses with those known at initiation of prenatal care.
The calculator is designed...
This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.
- Chlamydia screening recommendations
- Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
- Coding for screening and counseling
This booklet shows women who live in rural areas how simple changes in their eating habits and physical activity can make them feel better now and contribute to a healthier life.
Included in the booklet:
- Getting started
- Questions to answer: Physical activity
- Questions to answer: Healthy eating
- Talking with my health care team
- My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
- Examples of...
This Web site was designed for teenagers and young adults with cancer to help them fight their disease. It includes a state-of-the-art video game called Re-Mission, which takes the player on a journey through the body of young patients with different kinds of cancer. The game is designed to be cool and fun, while helping players increase their personal knowledge about cancer and improve their confidence in their ability to manage their disease. The Web site also includes community forums,...
This report provides practical examples of successful initiatives to increase chlamydia screenings. It includes three examples of chlamydia screening strategies of top performing health plans:
- Profile A: Multifaceted approach to increasing chlamydia screening rates
- Profile B: One-on-one OB/GYN training, “risky behavior” brochures
- Profile C: Hosted annual chlamydia screening dinner with doctors and focus groups with members
This tool lists the recommended adult immunization schedule in the United States for 2010.
This tool schedule is listed by:
- Vaccine and age group
- Vaccine and medical and other indications
This tool summarizes the key recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, which provide authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases in people 2 years and older.
This document addresses the following topics:
- Adequate nutrients within calorie needs
- Weight management
- Physical activity
- Food groups to encourage
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult brain tumors. This tool is available in English and Spanish.
This tool is organized into the following sections:
- General information
- Treatment option overview
- Brain stem gliomas
- Pineal astrocytic tumors
- Pilocytic astrocytomas