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Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for treatment, if needed.

Get Connected! Toolkit: Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources 05/27/10

The Get Connected! Toolkit was created to help aging service providers learn more about alcohol and medication misuse, and mental health problems in older adults to address these issues more effectively. It has been designed to help aging service providers undertake health promotion, advance prevention messages and education, and undertake screening and referral for mental health problems and the misuse of alcohol and medications. This toolkit helps coordinate these efforts and links...

Prediction Tools 04/28/10

These tools are a set of computerized calculators to help patients and physicians decide among the major treatment choices for several cancers. The tools can be used to predict the chance of overall survival or cancer spread or assess risk for followup treatments or cancer recurrence.

These tools are available for the following types of cancer:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric carcinoma...
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...
Diabetes Tools & Resources 02/03/10

These tools are a set of instruments to help patients create personalized action plans to lead a healthier lifestyle. The strategies given help patients keep their diabetes under control while managing it from different directions.

Tools available are:

  • Diabetes-friendly recipes
  • My diabetes health assessment
  • Diabetes quiz
  • Personal stories
  • More personal stories
  • Diabetes and other educational brochures...
National Center for Patient Safety 2004 Falls Toolkit 09/03/09

This toolkit is a collection of resources and tools to help patient care facility staff create and improve comprehensive falls prevention programs. The toolkit can be coordinated across disciplines and care areas to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. It can also help in creating an interdisciplinary falls team for reviewing high fall-risk patients and implement interventions to reduce their risk.

The Falls Toolkit provides information on:

  • Designing a falls...
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...
Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) 08/06/09

The Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) is a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care. The color-banded patient chart gives a visual cue as to when to calculate a MEWS score.

Scoring is based on:

  • Respiratory rate
  • Heart rate
  • Systolic blood pressure
  • Conscious level
  • Temperature
  • Hourly urine output (for previous 2 hours)
Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition 07/01/09

This document provides evidence-based practice guidance for the elimination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in hospital settings.

The main components of this guide are:

  • MRSA risk assessment
  • MRSA surveillance programs
  • Compliance with basic infection prevention and control strategies: hand hygiene
  • Compliance with basic infection prevention and control strategies: contact precautions
  • ...
Stroke Toolkit 05/25/09

This toolkit can guide physicians in the acute management of stroke patients. The kit includes forms and documentation to assist in critical decisionmaking. Designated forms that must accompany the patient upon transfer are identified.

The toolkit includes:

  • Stroke packet cover
  • Possible IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) (Activase) candidate (inside 3-hour window or less than 180 minutes from symptom onset)
  • IV t-PA inclusion/...

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