Slide 38. Using the ePSS in a clinical setting-an example:

Presentation describes the methods used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to develop recommendations.

Using the ePSS in a clinical setting—an example:

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  • Patients are typically screened by a member of the health care team in initial portion of an encounter
    • A nurse typically takes vital signs and measures the patient's height and weight prior to seeing the provider.
    • This provides an opportunity to complete a brief preventive medicine/wellness questionnaire.
    • Print for inclusion in the health record or electronic review by the healthcare provider.
  • Reviewed by the health care provider
    • Concurs or changes recommendations.
    • Brief discussion with the patient for those answers or findings that require treatment or need to be addressed with a comment that a member of the clinic staff will address some concerns in more detail.

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Current as of October 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 38. Using the ePSS in a clinical setting-an example:. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/ppip/ppipslides/ppiplongsl38.html