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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.
The 2014 guide covers USPSTF new and updated recommendations from 2004 through May 2014, topics in development, background about the USPSTF, and...
Smiles for Life is a comprehensive oral health curriculum for primary care clinicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, students, and educators. The set of courses, available online or for download, is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
The modules include the following:
- The relationship of oral to...
Team Strategy and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS ®) is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills. This multimedia resource kit helps organizations plan, conduct, and evaluate its team training program. It includes ready-to-use materials and training curricula necessary to integrate teamwork principles into all areas of a health care system.
This kit includes the...
This Web site provides hospitals and health systems tools and resources to improve their systems of care when responding to a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Resources such as checklists, algorithms, protocols, strategies, requirements, fact sheets, and more are available under the following areas:
- Emergency medical services
- Referral center
- Receiving center
This referral form for emergency physicians or other specialists, helps assess a patient who recently experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a minor stroke. The form is a first step for assessing patients to determine the best stroke prevention strategies, care, and prevention based on individual test results and health needs.
The Detoxification Center Evaluation checklist can be used to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency department or can safely be transported directly to a county detoxification facility.
The checklist is provided in the report linked below and also includes a followup form.
This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement a performance improvement project. The goal of this project is to help clinicians accurately and appropriately manage residents with neuropathic or persistent pain.
The toolkit includes the following components:
- Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
- Sample data collection form and performance measures/...
The American Dental Association launched the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.
The GKAS Program Planning Toolbox is a resource for dentists and other team members interested in implementing the program in their community. The guide includes a step-by-step timetable on how to plan an educational, screening, or treatment event; how to promote the event...
The Primary Care–Specialty Care Compact was developed by the Systems of Care/Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, which seeks to improve systems of care by supporting physicians in becoming medical homes and working with specialists to uplink medical homes into integrated medical neighborhoods. The purpose of the compact is to improve care and build and sustain trusted medical neighborhoods through a defined communication protocol. It specifies key areas of a mutual care management...
This toolkit, for physicians and clinical staff, provides evidence-based action steps and tools to improve cancer screening rates in their practice. By increasing cancer screening rates, practices can improve quality performance measures.
The toolkit has three main components:
- The four essentials and related tools to improve cancer screening rates
- Clinic self-assessment using the four essentials
- Guidance and tips for effective office training...