Clinician Resources: Colorectal, ADA, Carbapenem-resistant

Be sure you’re familiar with these valuable resources for you and your patients.

Colorectal cancer resources

Fight Colorectal Cancer has a comprehensive resource library for patients, including:

  • a link to “My Colon Cancer Coach,” which provides a personalized report to help guide patients in making treatment decisions
  • archives of webinars (past topics include healthy changes that may reduce recurrence, highlights from a GI cancer symposium, and making sense of acronyms)
  • a link to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for patients
  • videos on colon cancer signs and symptoms, peripheral neuropathy, and a patient answer line
  • a family history worksheet
  • a newly diagnosed information card and a screening information card that can be downloaded
  • newsletters from the organization.

ADA clinical practice guideline tools

The website for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a special section on Clinical Practice Recommendations. In addition to reading, searching, and downloading the recommendations, clinicians can access

  • a slide presentation that contains key clinical recommendations from the ADA
  • an app with the guidelines
  • a position statement on the management of hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • a position statement on nutrition therapy for the management of adults with diabetes.

For a fee, clinicians can also order pocket cards with the clinical practice recommendations.

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae control and prevention kit

Access “Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit” from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The toolkit includes how to structure a management program, best practices, how to measure the impact of interventions, and tools and resources. In the United States, most CRE cases are caused by the plasmid-borne Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) gene circulating among Enterobacteriaceae, most commonly among K. pneumoniae isolates. KPC-producing organisms have spread epidemically in the United States and around the world among hospitalized patients.

PAD patient education resource

Vascular Medicine has published “Vascular Disease Patient Information Page: Peripheral artery disease (PAD).” The question-and-answer format of the resource includes risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

DISCLAIMER: All clinical recommendations are intended to assist with determining the appropriate wound therapy for the patient. Responsibility for final decisions and actions related to care of specific patients shall remain the obligation of the institution, its staff, and the patients’ attending physicians. Nothing in this information shall be deemed to constitute the providing of medical care or the diagnosis of any medical condition. Individuals should contact their healthcare providers for medical-related information.

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