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Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools 06/16/14

This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care. Users can navigate these free resources by type or topic or by the registry of tools and resources, which includes all resources and tools hosted on the Web site and those hyperlinked within documents on the site.

Resource types include the following:

  • PCMH assessment
  • Change concept resources:...
Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue 06/05/14

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.

Alarm fatigue materials include the following:

  • Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses practice alert: Alarm...
IMPaCT™ Model Tool Kit 06/04/14

The IMPaCT ™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker (CHW) recruitment, training, and care. In the IMPaCT model, CHWs provide tailored support to help high-risk patients achieve individualized health goals. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model.

The toolkit includes the following resources:

  • Director manual
  • Participatory action research manual
  • Manager manual
  • IMPaCT...
Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer's Treatment in Long-Term Care 03/17/14

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement projects to enhance the quality of care for elderly residents with Alzheimer’s disease.

The toolkit includes the following components:

  • Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
  • Sample data collection form and quality measures/calculation instructions
  • PowerPoint slides used during Stage B clinical inservice meetings
  • ...
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools: The Registry of Methods and Tools 03/17/14

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) in Ontario, Canada, provides products and services to facilitate knowledge translation and evidence-informed decisionmaking for public health practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

This Web site from NCCMT includes the Registry of Methods and Tools, a searchable, online collection of methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health. The Registry’s goals are to help public health practitioners do the...

Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 03/12/14

This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and health care professionals in the outpatient setting and to improve the quality and continuity of follow-up care for premature infants. The toolkit is a compilation of practical tools and references for the management of premature infants upon...

How To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician's Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide 03/06/14

This guide outlines efficient ways for medical practices to get eligible patients the colorectal cancer screening tests they need. It contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates, and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance.

The guide includes the following tools:

  • Phone scripts, reminder letters, postcards
  • Preventive services schedules
  • Audit and tracking sheets
  • Brochures, pamphlets, posters

Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.

Predictive Modeling: A Guide for State Medicaid Purchasers 01/16/14

This guide for care managers and State Medicaid agencies provides information on how to use predictive modeling tools to identify patients who are good candidates for care management. A list of key considerations can help States prioritize and effectively target populations for care management, and help guide decisionmaking for patient care. The guide helps agencies do the following:

  • Understand which features of a predictive model are critical as well as how to enhance...
Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) 01/14/14

This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. It includes brief lectures, written content, quick reference guides for clinicians and providers, and information for families or patients on the risks and benefits of antipsychotics for people with dementia. Continuing education credit is also offered for prescribers, nurses, and...

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