Northeastern PA Health Care Quality Unit

Serving Bradford, Sullivan, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Tioga and Wayne Counties

Links

Listing of Pennsylvania HCQUs Contact Information

Acne

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Acne/default.asp
www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/index.html

Acute Confusion and Memory Loss

http://www.caregivercollege.org/scoa/?Delirium(AcuteConfusion).html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/161358-what-are-the-causes-of-acute-confusion/
http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/confusion-memory-loss-and-altered-alertness-topic-overview

Aids

www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/hivaids/Pages/Default.aspx
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/hiv-and-aids.html

Allergies

my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Allergy_Overview/hic_
Allergies_Questions_and_Answers

www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/whatisallergicreaction.stm
familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/allergic-rhinitis.html

Alzheimer's Disease

www.alzheimers.org/careguide.htm
www.uhc.com/source4women/health_topics/alzheimers_disease/alzheimers_disease_behaviors.htm
http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-disease-diagnosis-tests

Anatomy of a Behavior Plan

http://greg.quuxuum.org/journal/mcferren.html

Aspiration Pneumonia

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000121.htm

Attention-Deficit Disorder

http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/adhd
http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/default.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/

Autism

www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/autismshortdoc.htm
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/6987.php www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/autism.htm

Bacteria and Food Born Illnesses

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/bacteria/
http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/default.htm

Bedsores

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bedsores/basics/definition/con-20030848?id=ds00570&_ga=1.107510658.1873295534.1415629087
http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sci/daily-living/managing-personal-health/secondary-medical-conditions/pressure-ulcers-a-skinwww.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21486

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understanding-prostate-changes
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/medtestprostate/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/basics/definition/CON-20030812

Bereavement Death and Dying

www.growthhouse.org/death.html
www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/somedie.html
www.dying.about.com

Bipolar Disorder

www.dbsalliance.org
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027544?_ga=1.71427987.1603208970.1415649334
http://bipolar.about.com/od/diagnosissymptoms/a/topicsub_flags.htm
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html

Body Mechanics

www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article895.html
www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1296.html
http://www.spineuniverse.com/wellness/ergonomics/ergonomics-human-body-injury-prevention

Choking

http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-choking/basics/art-20056637?id=fa00025&_ga=1.49245472.706891542.1415649470
www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/firstaid/choking.shtml
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/choking/page6_em.htm

CPR

http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600?id=fa00061&_ga=1.49245472.706891542.1415649470
http://firstaid.about.com/od/cpr/ht/06_cpr.htm

Cuts, Scrapes, Burns, Itches

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/first-aid-burns.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/ART-20056711
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/itch-relief-11/cuts-scrapes?page=2

Dementia

http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/dementia.html
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=103
http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/help-information/learning-disability-a-z/d/dementia/

Depression in the Adult With Developmental Disabilities

http://www.depressioncenter.net/education/default.aspx?cat=HCPA&page=HCPA-1
http://www.intellectualdisability.info/mental-health/depression-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities

Depression in the Older Adult

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020915/1001.html
http://www.columbiapsych.com/depression_older.html
http://www.healthinaging.org/resources/resource:recognizing-depression-in-older-adults-not-just-an-inevitable-sign-of-old-age/

Diabetes

www.Keepingwellwithdiabetes.com
http://www.lillydiabetes.com/Pages/about-diabetes.aspx

Dysphagia

http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/swallowingTrouble.cfm
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000121.htm
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/difficulty_swallowing_dysphagia-health/article_em.htm

Ear Infections

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/otitis_media.html
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/ear-infections.html
http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Ear-Tubes.cfm

Eating Disorder

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eating-disorders/basics/definition/con-20033575?id=ds00294&_ga=1.40429220.706891542.1415649470
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-pica

Effects of Tobacco

http://www.maxillofacialcenter.com/TobaccoEffects.html
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/

Fainting

http://www.hrsonline.org/content/search?SearchText=fainting#axzz3IhZa1OUw
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/fainting.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-fainting/basics/art-20056606?id=fa00052&_ga=1.242199940.706891542.1415649470

Family Medical History

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/medical-history/art-20044961?id=hq01707&_ga=1.242199940.706891542.1415649470
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/genetics-molecular-medicine/family-history.page

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/report/HTML/D7_Fluid.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fluidandelectrolytebalance.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ("GERD")

http://gicare.com/diseases/gerd/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001311/
http://www.ddna.org/vol2_issue1_article02

Head Lice

http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/common/lice.html
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/
http://dermatology.about.com/cs/headlice/a/fda_lindane.htm

Hepatitis

http://hepatitis-central.com/
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis
http://www.medicinenet.com/hepatitis_b/article.htm

High Cholesterol

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbc/HBC_WhatIs.html
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/high-cholesterol.html

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/intermittent-explosive-disorder/DS00730
http://www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

Kidney Stones

http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/stonesadults/index.htm
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones.html

Medication Errors

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/MedicationErrors/default.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/in-depth/medication-errors/art-20048035
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55234

Mood Disorders

http://www.intellectualdisability.info/mental-health/depression-in-people-with-intellectual-disabilities
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec15/ch200/ch200a.html
http://www.nationalyouth.com/mooddisorders.html
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mood-disorders
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/mood-disorders

Multiple Sclerosis

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/FAQs-about-MS/index.aspx

Nutrition

www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fats.html
http://nutrlinks.cas.psu.edu/index.cfm

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

www.ocfoundation.org
www.ocdonline.com
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/obsessive-compulsive-disorder.shtml

Oral Hygiene

http://www.healthopedia.com/mouth-teeth.html
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/DevelopmentalDisabilities/
http://optimushealthcare.org/dental/oral-care-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/

Parenting

www.parentednet.org
http://www.webmd.com/parenting/default.htm
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/parenting-challenges/parenting-a-special-needs-child/parenting-a-special-needs-child
http://parentingspecialneeds.org/

Parkinson's Disease

http://www.parkinsons.org/
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/parkinsons_disease.htm

Planning for Physician Appointments

http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/questions-for-your-doctor-403-142.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/healthyliving.html
http://www.planforyourhealth.com/living-healthy/at-the-doctor/article/show/prepare-for-your-visit-to-the-doctor-a-checklist/

Pneumonia

http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/pneumonia/
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/infection/pneumonia.html
http://www.webmd.com/vaccines/pneumococcal-vaccine-schedule
http://www.healthline.com/health/aspiration-pneumonia#Overview1

Psychotropic Medications

http://endoflifecare.tripod.com/huntdiseasefaqs/id44.html
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/public/currentProjects/icwtp/mentalhealth/Brief_Overview_
of_Common_Psychotropic_Medications.pdf

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/index.shtml
http://alzheimers.about.com/od/medications/a/What-Are-Psychotropic-Medications.htm

Safety

http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home.aspx
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/
http://www.foodsafety.gov/
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/people.html

Seizure Disorder

www.aesnet.org
www.epilepsyfoundation.org
www.CUREepilepsy.org
www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/epilepsy.htm

Scoliosis

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Scoliosis/default.asp
http://www.medicinenet.com/scoliosis/article.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001241.htm
http://cpfamilynetwork.org/blogs/scoliosis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy

Skin Care

http://www.medbroadcast.com/health_features_details.asp?health_feature_id=157&article_id=490
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/optimumhealthessentials/a/5_Tips_Skin.htm
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.mtKZKgMWKwG/b.4453427/k.F231/Skin_Care.htm

Tetanus

http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/tetanus.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/downloads/PL-dis-tetanus-color-office.pdf

Tuberculosis

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tuberculosis-basics
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/tuberculosis/

Universal Precautions for Caregivers

http://firstaid.about.com/od/ppe/qt/06_universal.htm
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/EPR_AM2_E7.pdf

Urinary Tract Infection

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/definition/con-20037892?id=ds00286&_ga=1.234433246.1703086659.1415815046
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview