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Brochures Courtesy of American College of Gastroenterology
  • Your Doctor Has Ordered a Colonoscopy. What questions Should You Ask? PDF
  • Virtual Colonoscopy. Frequently Asked Questions about CT Colonography. PDF
  • What is a Gastroenterologist? A Patient Education Pamphlet. PDF
  • Now Medicare Covers a Test that Could Save Your Life – Colon Cancer Education PDF
  • Common GI Problems Volume 1 PDF
  • Common GI Problems Volume 2 PDF
  • Understanding GERD PDF
  • Understanding GI Bleeding PDF
  • Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome PDF

Patient Support and Education

Barrett's Esophagus
www.barrettsinfo.com/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/

Directory of Digestive Diseases Organizations for Patients
digestive.niddk.nih.gov/resources/organizations.htm

GI Tract – Johns Hopkins
hopkins-gi.nts.jhu.edu/

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov/

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
digestive.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
www.niddk.nih.gov/

National Institute of Health & National Library of Medicine Clinical Drug Trials Listing
www.clinicaltrials.gov/

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

Patient Education – Jackson Laboratories
www.gicare.com/

U.S Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/

Medical Organizations and Societies

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/

American Liver Foundation
www.liverfoundation.org/

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
www.apfed.org/

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
www.askasge.org/

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
www.aasld.org/

American Gastroenterological Association
www.gastro.org/

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
www.clinnutr.org/

Celiac Disease Foundation
www.celiac.org/

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
www.ccfa.org/

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association
www.cvsaonline.org/index.html

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
www.iffgd.org/

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Association
www.ibsassociation.org/

National Pancreas Foundation
www.pancreasfoundation.org/

Pediatric Crohn's & Colitis Association
www.pcca.hypermart.net/

Pediatric / Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association
www.reflux.org/

Reach Out for Youth with Ileitis and Colitis Inc.
www.reachoutforyouth.org/

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
www.sages.org/

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
www.ssat.com/

United Ostomy Association
www.uoa.org/

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.

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