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Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine Program Toolkit 07/14/16

This toolkit can help emergency medical services (EMS) agencies develop and operate Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs. The toolkit contains samples of forms, documents, and questionnaires that EMS agencies are currently using to run their MIH-CP programs.

MIH-CP is the provision of health care using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. It may include, but is not limited to, services such as:

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Quality Field Notes: Reducing Inappropriate Emergency Department Use 07/29/15

This toolkit provides resources and recommendations for reducing inappropriate emergency department (ED) use. It includes key lessons to begin the process of reducing ED use, information on how data can help to identify avoidable ED use, and initiatives currently in place to engage stakeholders. A downloadable resource guide provides additional materials for EDs to use when undertaking this initiative, and a video explains the appropriate use of ED care.

Conversation Starter Kit 10/31/14

The Conversation Starter Kit can help consumers organize their thoughts and wishes, and then have conversations about end-of-life care with their friends, family, and doctor. The kit gives suggestions on steps to take while making these decisions. There is also a form where individuals can put their end-of-life decisions onto paper. 

Advance Care Planning Goals of Care 10/30/14

Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about talk about and document wishes for health care. A Goals of Care Designation is a medical order used to describe and communicate the general aim or focus of care including the preferred location of that care. Although Advance Care Planning conversations don’t always result in determining a Goals of Care Designation they are useful building blocks to conversations.

Included in the Advance Care Planning:

  • An E-learning...
Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit 09/18/14

This toolkit is part of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, which is using the Surgical Safety Checklist Program to help hospitals reduce surgical infections, major complications, and related deaths. The goal is to implement the checklist in every hospital in the United States by 2015. Along with the checklist, the toolkit includes a seven-step program to guide users as they implement the checklist. The toolkit includes resources such as videos, webinars, and slides....

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator 09/18/14

The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools.

The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure–lowering medication...

Clinical Practice Implementation Tool for Hypertension 09/18/14

This tool is designed to help clinical practices improve their approach to hypertension care. The tool provides guidelines for evaluating current systems, making changes that support accurate blood pressure measurement, and improving hypertension screening, prevention, and management.

This tool has the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • How to use this implementation tool
  • Preparing for a quality improvement initiative
  • Hypertension change...
POWER Program Curriculum 09/17/14

The POWER Program is an innovative project designed to help participating veterans manage high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. This Web site provides training materials for the peer health leaders who are the centerpiece of the program. 

The POWER Curriculum contains everything the POWER team used to plan, conduct, and evaluate a community-level training program that taught a group of volunteers to effectively lead health education sessions and activities at their...

Self-Management Support Resource Library 09/17/14

The Self-Management Support Resource Library was developed to help primary care team members learn about self-management support and develop their self-management support skills in working with chronically ill patients. The Resource Library contains multimedia and action-oriented educational materials from various sources.

The resources include the following:

  • Articles
  • Guides
  • Materials for patients
  • Reports
  • Tools
  • Training ...
Go4Life Materials To Share 09/17/14

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging. It is designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. The Go4Life Web site provides materials that health care professionals can share with their patients.

The materials include the following:

  • Tip sheets
  • Success stories
  • Exercise guide
  • Bookmarks and posters
  • Motivational flyers

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