ERIC Number: ED346245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Public Cholesterol Education and Screening Programs. Draft.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.
This document provides guidelines for communities interested in developing public cholesterol education and screening programs. It contains information to use in considering a program and protocols to follow in conducting a program that meets standards established by the National Cholesterol Education Program. An introduction summarizes content. Section 2 covers five topic areas of concern: (1) the goal and objectives of public cholesterol education and screening; (2) general recommendations for program development; (3) questions to ask before becoming involved with public cholesterol education and screening, including liability, staff, medical community links, screening site, quality control, and portable analyzers; (4) portable analyzer comparison; and (5) statement on cholesterol screening of children. Section 3 details the steps involved in performing the actual procedure on the day of screening and education. Three stations at the screening site are described: registration, measurement, and education and referral. Concerns, materials, setup, and procedure are detailed for each station. Quality control procedures are outlined. Photo-ready copies of forms and additional education materials include informed consent, education message, medical care referral information, follow-up reminder letter, basic definitions, commonly asked questions, and annotated bibliography of 48 recommended materials and resources. The final section lists eight suggestions for program evaluation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Health Services, Community Programs, Diagnostic Tests, Health Education, Health Promotion, Identification, Patient Education, Physical Examinations, Preventive Medicine, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Service, Screening Tests
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.