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Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) 03/25/11

The Staying Healthy Through Education and Prevention (STEP) implementation guide is a tool for continuing care retirement community staff to implement the STEP program. The STEP program is an evidence-based exercise program focusing on walking and strength training for seniors. This guide provides the information, tools, curricular material, and other resources needed to successfully implement the STEP program in continuing care retirement communities.

Long-Term Care Toolkit 09/14/10

This toolkit is designed to help health care providers in long-term care facilities implement the 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Long-Term Care Residents, a set of recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of its Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings.

The toolkit follows the CDC 12-step framework and is divided into 12 sections, one for each step in the CDC Campaign. Strategies on...

Performance Improvement (PI) Plan and Template 06/09/10

This guide is a planning template for health care professionals working with long-term care patients to improve and sustain performance improvement strategies. The template can be customized through forms and analytical tools to apply in settings such as nursing and skilled nursing facilities, subacute care facilities, assisted living facilities and programs, residential care settings, and adult medical day health care services. The exhibits, forms, and tools include:

  • Design...
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources 02/18/10

Information & Quality Healthcare works with nursing homes to reduce the number of patients with pressure ulcers. This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.

The tools available for download include:

  • Pressure ulcer data tracking resources
  • Other pressure ulcer resources
    • Quick assessment of leg ulcers
    • Skin check form
    • Communication form
    • Skin care plan form...
Developing and Implementing Self-Direction Programs and Policies: A Handbook 09/25/09

This handbook, from the national Cash & Counseling program, provides information for State staff, policymakers, service providers, program participants, and other stakeholders about self-direction programs and policies. It can be used to explain how States can increase program participants’ choice of and control over their services and supports. It also can help expand self-direction options in programs already providing home and community services and supports and develop new self-...

Person-Directed Care Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff move from an institutional care model to a more individualized care model. It includes educational materials, change ideas, and much more to facilitate this culture change journey.

Restraint Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute has developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff limit the use of physical restraints.

Some of the resources included are:

  • Restraint-free days tool
  • Side rail utilization assessment
  • Fall prevention: Avoid these drugs in the elderly
  • Restraint evaluation worksheet/data collection tool
  • Progress toward restraint reduction worksheet and instructions
  • Quality improvement workbook
  • Making...
Pressure Ulcer Reduction Toolkit 09/03/09

TMF Health Quality Institute developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff better prevent, treat, and heal pressure ulcers.

Some of the topics included in the toolkit are:

  • Facility-acquired pressure ulcer investigation tool
  • Protein-energy malnutrition definition
  • Team progress assessment
  • Facility-acquired pressure ulcer-free days calendar tool
  • Facility-level assessment
  • Resident-level assessment
  • Quality improvement...
Immunizations Toolkit 08/20/09

The Immunizations Toolkit offers specific information and education for nursing home providers, staff, beneficiaries, and families on the benefits of immunization. These benefits include decreased resident hospitalization and vulnerability to pneumonia, as well as decreased staff illness. The kit also offers nursing home providers comprehensive and timely information related to immunization, in addition to sample guidelines and tools needed to run an effective and sustainable resident and...

Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool 08/10/09

The Artifacts of Culture Change Tool is a nursing home self-evaluation questionnaire containing 79 items to evaluate progress in changing culture to improve care processes in areas such as:

  • Care practice
  • Environment
  • Family and community
  • Leadership
  • Workplace practices
  • Outcomes

The tool is accompanied by a detailed report, Development of the Artifacts of Culture Change Tool, that describes the questionnaire...

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