Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Practice Coaching Manual 05/25/09

This practice coaching manual can help to improve clinical quality in an ambulatory setting effectively and efficiently.

The manual includes:

  • An overview of practice coaching and how various settings have used it to improve care
  • A summary of important characteristics and skills to look for when recruiting or training a practice coach
  • A description of a time-limited practice coaching intervention that includes a series of activities, companion...
INTERMED Method 05/15/09

The INTERMED method is an action-oriented, decision support tool for clinicians, which assesses patient complexity, stimulates interdisciplinary communication, and can help patients and clinicians make decisions about treatment plans. It is a multidimensional rating scale used by health care providers to conduct a quick yet comprehensive assessment of complex medical and surgical patients.

The site includes:

  • An introductory video
  • Bedside manual (available...
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Toolkit 05/08/09

This toolkit helps primary care providers decide whether and how to implement the Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) into their practice. It was designed to be user-friendly and applicable to real-world primary care practices.

The first section, “GLAD-PC Guidelines,” contains the guideline recommendations and a flow chart, which depicts how best to manage adolescent depression in the primary care setting.

The following two sections, “...

Pediatric Symptom Checklist 04/29/09

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screening tool for use by health care professionals to help recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems in children. Early detection of possible problems will aide professionals and parents in identifying appropriate interventions.

Two versions are available:
  • Parent-completed version (PSC)
  • Youth self-report (Y-PSC)
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 04/13/09

This 10-question scale is a valuable and efficient way of identifying patients at risk for postnatal depression. It is easy to administer and has proven to be an effective screening tool.

Mothers who score above 13 are likely to be suffering from a depressive illness of varying severity. The score should not, however, override clinical judgment; a careful clinical assessment should be carried out to confirm the diagnosis. The scale indicates how the mother has felt during the...

Patient Encounter Form 04/08/09

This form can be used as a model for clinicians to establish a reminder system to improve quality measures and goals.

Patient visits can be guided by this customizable patient encounter form that is designed to incorporate a practice’s quality goals and measures. It can be printed automatically at patient arrival, manually on demand, or completed using a real-time Web interface.

In addition to documenting services due, diagnoses and problems, and actions taken, the...

Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture 03/31/09

This survey, designed to be administered to outpatient medical office providers and staff, asks for opinions about the culture of patient safety and health care quality in medical offices.

The survey was designed for medical offices with at least three providers (physicians, either MD or DO; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; or other providers licensed to diagnose medical problems, treat patients, and prescribe medications). Survey administration in solo practitioner or...

Assessing Patients in a Neurology Practice for Risk of Falls 03/04/09

This fact sheet uses evidence-based guideline recommendations to help clinicians identify neurology patients who are at greatest risk for falls. The document discusses risk factors and screening instruments and offers interventions that may prevent falls among patients with a chronic neurological disease.

Assessing Your Risk for Falls 03/04/09

This fact sheet for patients provides information about the increased risk for falls for individuals suffering from neurological and general conditions. It discusses risk factors, tests, and how to reduce the risk for falls.

Oral Health Exam 02/19/09

This educational video for health professionals demonstrates how to conduct oral health exams sensitively with survivors of torture. The video and corresponding bullet points help providers use techniques that will not re-traumatize patients by simulating their torture experience.


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