Nurse-Led, Telephone-Based Collaborative Care Improves Mental and Physical Health of Depressed Patients After Cardiac Bypass Surgery
A nurse-led, telephone-based collaborative care program improves mental and physical health in patients who suffer depression after cardiac bypass surgery and reduces hospital readmissions among men.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Initiative is Associated With High Patient Satisfaction and Positive Outcomes For Total Joint Replacement Patients
The Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implemented the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Methodology and Practice, a low-technology, systems-based approach to inpatient care that focuses on providing care from the patient and family’s perspective; the program is associated with high rates of patient satisfaction, functional status, and adherence to evidence-based care protocols, along with low infection rates and length of stay.
Time Management Program Helps Substance Abuse Facility Residents With Co-Occurring Disorders Improve Skills Required for Community Reentry
A residential treatment facility included an occupational therapist as part of the treatment team to help residents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse improve their organization and time management skills.
Cooperative Network Improves Patient Transitions Between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Reducing Readmissions and Length of Hospital Stays
Summa Health System's Care Coordination Network strives to ensure smooth transitions between the hospitals and 40 local skilled nursing facilities, leading to fewer readmissions and lower length of stay in the hospital.
Identification and Support of Refugees With Disabilities Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Rehabilitation and Social Services
The Community Connections for Refugees with Disabilities program proactively identifies newly arriving refugees with disabilities, and then supports them in accessing culturally competent rehabilitation and community-based social services.
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Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: A Treatment Improvement Protocol
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders. This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.
Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the ICU
This tool provides patients with information about mechanical ventilation in settings outside the intensive care unit.
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt
This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department.
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment
This booklet educates cancer patients (and their families or other caregivers) about their diet needs during treatment and helps them cope with side effects that may affect eating.
National Rehabilitation Information Center's (NARIC) Information for the Public: Publications
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) Publications tool provides many publications produced by staff members or by other National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grantees and is intended for use by the public.