Crisis Resource Management is a 7-hour course for labor and delivery practitioners that uses various strategies of crew resource management, a safety program developed by the aviation industry, to create realistic simulations designed to facilitate improvement of teamwork and communication skills in a real labor and delivery crisis.
In an approach to improving nursing home care known as the “Wellspring Program,” nursing homes join an alliance that allows participants to exchange performance experience and conduct interdepartmental group training for both frontline staff and leadership on quality improvement and culture change processes.
Intensive care unit clinicians developed a standardized communication process based on a daily goals form that prompts clinicians to evaluate and document the patient's current status, design a care plan, and outline daily tasks, thereby increasing clinician understanding of daily care goals.
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
An interdisciplinary team of geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers provide primary health care via house calls to homebound frail elders.
The Decision Services unit in the Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco provides a personal assistant to patients, leading to improved patient–provider communication and patient decisionmaking.