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Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool 06/26/14

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
  • ...
Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol 11/05/13

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...

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator 10/25/11

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...

Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers 07/28/11

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.

    Contents include:

    • Chlamydia screening recommendations
    • Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
    • Coding for screening and counseling
    • ...
    My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Adult Women 04/14/11

    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...
    Re-mission.net 03/19/08

    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,...

    Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans 03/19/08

    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
    A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges 12/17/07

    This 66-page report describes the new understanding of dangerous drinking behavior by college students and its consequences for both drinkers and nondrinkers. It offers a simple framework aimed at changing the culture of drinking on college campuses. It addresses three primary constituencies: (1) individuals, including at-risk or alcohol-dependent drinkers; (2) the student population as a whole; and (3) the college and its surrounding community.

    The report includes the following...

    Healthy Weight: Resources for Families, Resources for Parents 12/17/07

    This fact sheet presents several resources for eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active, for the whole family and for children and adolescents.

    This fact sheet includes the following sections:

    • Healthy eating
      • The best nutrition Web sites
      • Understanding portion sizes
      • Healthy restaurant choices
      • Menu planning for home-cooked meals and snacks
      • Free or low-cost...
    Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 12/17/07

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the classification and treatment of adult Hodgkin lymphoma.

    This tool is organized into the following sections:

    • General information about adult Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Cellular classification of adult Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Stage information for adult Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Treatment option overview
      • Radiation...

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