Team Strategy and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS ®) is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills. This multimedia resource kit helps organizations plan, conduct, and evaluate its team training program. It includes ready-to-use materials and training curricula necessary to integrate teamwork principles into all areas of a health care system.
This kit includes the...
The National Quality Strategy (NQS) was first published in March 2011 and is led by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established as part of the Affordable Care Act, the NQS serves as a catalyst and compass for a nationwide focus on quality improvement efforts and an approach to measuring quality.
The NQS Tools page includes the following resources:
- National Quality Strategy 5-Year...
This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement a performance improvement project. The goal of this project is to help clinicians accurately and appropriately manage residents with neuropathic or persistent pain.
The toolkit includes the following components:
- Algorithm and instructions for toolkit implementation
- Sample data collection form and performance measures/...
This nationwide program aims to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient–pharmacist engagement. The videos and resources on this page can help patients, pharmacists, and health care providers better understand high blood pressure and the steps they can take to prevent or treat it.
Resources include the following:
- Blood pressure journal
- Medication tracker wallet card
- Pocket discussion tool
- Drug Adherence Work-up (DRAW ©) tool...
This online collection for clinicians provides tools and resources for use in various departments of migrant and community health centers.
The Toolbox contains sample documents, forms, policies, tools, and protocols that can be adapted to meet the clinic’s needs to help provide quality health care to the underserved.
The Resource Database includes downloadable resources as well as links on a wide variety of primary care issues. It contains links to other organizations...
The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit provides training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.
The CUSP toolkit is modular and modifiable to meet individual unit needs. Each module includes teaching tools and resources to support change at the unit level.
This toolbox for patients and consumers provides information on how consumers can make health care decisions that improve the quality of care that they receive. These presentations, fact sheets, guidelines, and surveys can assist consumers by helping them get high quality care.
The toolkit includes:
- Consumer principles on measurement and public reporting
- Patient experience survey
- Transparency: shedding light on health care quality
This audio toolbox for cancer patients provides scenarios for topics and issues facing patients/survivors during the cancer journey. Through conversations in the self-learning program, patients can develop skills and knowledge to communicate better with doctors, family, and loved ones, and meet the challenges of their illness.
The audio toolbox is divided into three areas:
- Basic skills
- Special topics
- Cancer-specific programs
The Community Health Workers Toolkit is designed to help rural communities evaluate opportunities for developing a community health worker program, and to provide resources and best practices developed by successful community health worker programs. Through eight modules, the toolkit offers tools and resources to develop and implement programs for using community health workers in local programs.
- Introduction to community health workers
ER Is for Emergencies is a campaign in Washington State to help reduce preventable emergency room visits and redirect care to the most appropriate setting. The campaign Web site includes the following materials:
- One-page document outlining the Seven Best Practices
- Patient brochure to help redirect care to the most appropriate setting (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
- Educational videos and archived webinars