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Clinical Tools

Below you can find helpful tools and information on preventive health guidelines 

Clinical Guidelines and Tools

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends both PCV13 and PPSV23. The timing and order of the two pneumococcal vaccines are important as it can impact effectiveness.
Click here for the algorithm that shows sequential administration and recommended intervals for PCV13 and PPSV23 for adults aged >65 years.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Algorithm
Colorectal cancer screening recommendations for average, moderate, and high risk patients.
Screening Guidelines Algorithm (.pdf)

Are you up-to-date on blood pressure care?
Click here to learn about 2 free programs offered on-site at your practice.

USPSTF Recommendations
The MaineHealth Preventive Workgroup endorsed the use of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations. 
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services 

USPSTF Electronic Preventive Services Selector - ePSS
Search or browse USPSTF Recommendations on your computer or mobile device (iPhone, Blackberry, PDA) using this web based tool.
Electronic Preventive Services Selector - ePSS 

USPSTF Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
Recognizing the importance of immunizations in primary disease prevention, this tool lists the adult immunization schedule recommended by the USPSTF.
USPSTF Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

Medicare Preventive Services Chart
Use this chart which identifies what preventive services are covered, the codes to use, who is covered, frequency of service and what the beneficiary pays.
Medicare Preventive Services Chart

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