Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool© (CARAT) 06/10/08

This risk assessment tool rapidly provides a personal risk profile for a child with asthma. A detailed questionnaire looks at a variety of potential risks for a child and then reports on those factors affecting that child. It is designed to help clinicians, asthma counselors, and parents determine potential risks for children with asthma.

The remainder of the CARAT Web site provides details on what asthma is, what causes asthma symptoms, and what can be done to reduce exposure...

Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment 06/10/08

This self-assessment tool is designed to promote cultural competence as an essential approach for health practitioners in the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

The Culture Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CCHPA) has six subscales:

  • Values and belief systems
  • Cultural aspects of epidemiology
  • Clinical decisionmaking
  • Life cycle events
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Empowerment/...
Health Information Technology Survey Compendium 06/10/08

This compendium contains a set of publicly available surveys to assist organizations in evaluating health information technology (IT). The surveys cover a broad range of topics, including user satisfaction, usability, technology use, product functionality and the impact of health IT on safety, quality and efficiency. They have been categorized in four ways:

  • Survey type
  • Type of technology
  • Care setting
  • Respondent type
Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers 06/10/08

This guide is intended to be used by public and private purchasers of health care services who are considering sponsorship of a pay-for-performance initiative. The guide isolates and sequences 20 questions purchasers face in considering pay for performance, reviews options and any available evidence—from empirical evaluations and economic theory—that may inform future decisionmaking, and discusses potential effects and unintended consequences.

The questions are grouped into four...

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) 05/06/08

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...
Chronic Dry Eye Toolkit 05/02/08

This toolkit presents information about chronic dry eye. It includes the following:

  • Dry eye hot jobs fact sheet
  • Chronic dry eye overview
    • What is chronic dry eye?
    • What causes dry eye?
    • How do I know if I have dry eye?
    • How is chronic dry eye diagnosed?
    • How can I treat my dry eyes?
    • When should I talk to my eye doctor about my dry eyes?
  • Fast facts
    • The basics of dry eyes
    • What causes chronic dry eye...
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...
Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies 03/19/08

This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The toolkit includes:

  • Education
    • Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 1
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia - part 2
    • Sedation and delirium: monitoring and management
    • Prevention of ventilator-associated...
Clinician & Group Survey and Reporting Kit 03/19/08

This kit contains survey instruments and the information needed to administer the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Clinician & Group Survey and to analyze and report the results.

Materials in this kit include:

  • Questionnaires for adults and children who have visited a physician:
    • Adult primary care
    • Adult specialty care
    • Child primary care
  • Protocols and sample...
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Organizational Self-Assessment Tool 03/19/08

This self-assessment tool, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in conjunction with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), allows organizations to understand the range and breadth of elements under patient- and family-centered care and to assess where they are against the leading edge of practice.

The tool can help providers assess their ability to integrate patients and family members into the care process in ways that help them...


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