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Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist 03/19/08

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist details what information should be included in the patient's discharge summary, patient discharge instructions, and the communication with the patient's followup physician on the day of discharge.

The checklist includes the following information:

  • Presenting problem
  • Key findings and test results
  • Brief hospital course
  • Condition at discharge
  • Discharge medications and...
CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit 03/19/08

The CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) In-Center Hemodialysis Survey and Reporting Kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer this survey to patients and to analyze and report the results.

The kit includes the following information:

  • The CAHPS In-Center Hemodialysis Survey in English and Spanish
  • Survey administration guidelines
  • Sample notification letters in English and Spanish
  • Sample...
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement 03/19/08

This comprehensive clinician's guide helps hospitals and health care providers implement processes to prevent dangerous blood clots. The 60-page guide details how to start, implement, evaluate, and sustain a quality improvement strategy through chapters that match the logical steps of a quality improvement project:

  1. Take essential first steps
  2. Lay out the evidence and identify best practices
  3. Analyze care delivery
  4. Track performance with metrics
  5. ...
CalQualityCare.org 03/19/08

CalQualityCare.org features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.

Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why a quick guide?...
Get With The Guidelines℠ Toolbox 03/19/08

Get With The Guidelines SM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It helps to ensure that the care hospitals provide to coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.

The GWTG Toolbox is designed to help hospitals implement the guidelines so that they can improve the quality of care provided to patients and save more lives.

This toolkit includes the following...

Surviving the Death of a Baby: A Brochure on the Grieving Process for Parents 03/19/08

This brochure on the grieving process for parents is a resource for learning how to deal with the loss of a baby.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Trauma Patients 03/19/08

This guide will help Level I and Level II hospital trauma centers implement an Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Program. It may also benefit disaster-related substance abuse screening efforts.

Mental Health Services Locator 12/17/07

The Mental Health Services Locator is a searchable database of mental health services and resources around the country.

You can access the following features in the database by selecting a State or U.S. territory from a map or drop-down menu:

  • Mental health facilities locator
  • Mental health services directory
  • Hispanic youth violence prevention services
  • State resource guide
  • State suicide prevention programs
  • Substance abuse treatment...
Childhood Brain Tumors Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer treatment information summary provides an overview of the diagnosis, classification, treatment, and prognosis of childhood brain tumors. It is available in both English and Spanish.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
  • Treatment option overview
  • Childhood medulloblastoma
  • Childhood cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Childhood...

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