This toolkit includes information, planning tools, and promotional materials to assist in planning and executing a safety improvement program to help fulfill the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conditions for coverage for end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities.
- Planning tools:
- Patient safety improvement plan basics
- Staff activity planning guide
- ESRD patient safety annotated bibliography
- Promotional materials:
Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Designed for members of a dental team, teachers, and parents, the campaign includes free online resources that can help with oral health presentations, ideas for the classroom, and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts.
The campaign materials include:
- Planning planning guide
- Posters for...
Multidisciplinary cancer care is a collaborative approach to treatment planning and ongoing care throughout the treatment pathway. Multidisciplinary care aims to ensure that members of the treatment and care team can discuss all relevant aspects of a cancer patient’s physical and psychosocial needs along with other factors impacting upon the patient’s care.
This series of tools was developed to help implement multidisciplinary cancer care:
- Achieving Best Practice...
This brochure discusses common types of prenatal infections and provides recommendations to avoid or reduce the risk of infection.
The brochure is organized by prenatal infection type:
- Group B strep
- Fifth disease
- Chickenpox (varicella)
ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) is a user-friendly system of Implementation Guidance for routine HIV testing and Streamlined Counseling that is proven to facilitate significant improvements in HIV testing in both clinical and community-based settings. This package of materials and tools can help to familiarize providers, administrators, trainers and other clinic staff with this approach to making HIV screening a part of routine health care in a variety of clinical settings.
This poster promotes prevention of prenatal infections, including Group B streptococcus.
It includes a list of ways to avoid prenatal infections categorized in the following topics:
- Diet and food handling
- Contagious diseases
- Prenatal care
This guide serves as a resource for those wanting to undertake quality improvement initiatives to improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services and to reduce disparities in care. It is intended for health care organizations such as managed care plans, large group practices, hospitals, public health agencies, disease management organizations, community health centers, and other institutions that provide and/or arrange for care of diverse patients.
The guide is...
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) is a comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus, Hansen’s disease, or any condition that results in loss
of protective sensation in the feet.
The LEAP program consists of the following:
- The five-step LEAP program
- Annual foot screening
- Patient education
- Daily self inspection of the foot
- Appropriate footwear...
This campaign, launched by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), encourages patients and providers to discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
This Web site includes the following:
- For patients:
- Tips to talk to your health care provider
- Patient packet
- Backgrounder: The backgrounder provides information about the importance of health care providers and their patients talking...
This brochure on the grieving process for parents is a resource for learning how to deal with the loss of a baby.