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Women and Heart Disease: What They Need You to Tell Them—A Physician's Guide

Date: September 1st, 2006

This guide gives tips on starting a heart healthy conversation with patients and helps bridge the awareness gap about women and heart disease.

You can also share this quiz with your patients to help them learn more about their heart health.  That print quiz is also available on-line.



Fact Sheet

Practical Facts for Health Care Providers: Assessing and Treating Persistent Pain in Older Patients

Date: December 1st, 2009

Persistent pain is a common problem in older adults, yet many are reluctant to discuss it with their health care provider. They may see pain as an inevitable part of aging, or believe it’s not possible to relieve their symptoms.

Many times it is left up to the health care provider to ask questions of their elderly patients and figure out if pain is a problem. This fact sheet is a summary of the 2009 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) guidelines on the management of persistent pain in older persons. It highlights the AGS panel's main recommendations on assessing and treating persistent pain.

You may also want to share our patient brochure that provides important pain management information.




Health Care Professional Resources

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A pocket guide to current guidelines and recommendations

Date: June 9th, 2014

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects around 5% of patients age 65 and older and 10% of patients age 80 or older.  AFib is associated with a 5-fold risk of stroke so patients with AFib are often treated with anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy, both of which increase the risk of bleeding.  Examining individual patient risk factors can help providers manage bleeding risk while reducing risk of stroke in patients with AFib.  This pocket guide outlines the similarities and differences in current AFib guidelines, as well as efforts from major medical organizations to guide decision-making for stroke prevention in AFib (SPAF).



Pocket Film

Sepsis in Older Americans: Saving Lives through Early Recognition

Date: July 31st, 2013

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition caused by an infection.  Anyone can get sepsis, but older adults face an increased risk.  The key to fighting sepsis is recognizing it early and treating it quickly.  This short film offers an informative, engaging overview of how to recognize the signs of sepsis and how you can take action.



Health Care Professional Resources

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke: Tips for you to simply talk with your atrial fibrillation patients about stroke prevention

Date: September 12th, 2016

The risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation (AFib) is real, and can quickly change a patient's life. As you know, the scientific evidence confirms that oral anticoagulation is highly effective at reducing stroke risk. Yet, elderly patients are too often under-anticoagulted, owing in part to their lack of understanding about stroke risk and the value of anticoagulation. This tip sheet offers talking points to help health care professionals help their patients to better understand why anticoagulation is critical and how adherence will allow them to celebate more years without a stroke.

 



Document

Malnutrition: Healthcare Professional Tip Sheet

Date: June 1st, 2016

Many cases of malnutrition go undetected because the signs are subtle, those at risk are often difficult to recognize, and the symptoms may look like a normal part of aging.  This tip sheet helps healthcare professionals identify at-risk patients, screen for malnutrition, and personalize a treatment plan if necessary.  The tear-off section is for patients and includes additoinal resources and information.

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