This Web site is designed for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. The resources available assist organizations to compare their performance against that of peer organizations, against a range of benchmarks, and over time. The site provides tools like case studies, publications, and methodology.
This toolkit is designed to help health care providers in long-term care facilities implement the 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Long-Term Care Residents, a set of recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of its Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings.
The toolkit follows the CDC 12-step framework and is divided into 12 sections, one for each step in the CDC Campaign. Strategies on...
This guide, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital, provides information on hand hygiene for health care workers, patients, and visitors. It includes a quiz and is organized into the following sections:
- Hand hygiene: General information
- Hand hygiene: The three basic components
- When should hand hygiene be done?
- Cal Stat: What is it? How is it used?
- Handwashing: When and how?
- Skin health and problems
- Why is hand hygiene required...
POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. It is intended to help give seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care.
The POLST form and its related resources, including a brochure and videos, are available in multiple languages.
These resources, developed by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, are intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child. They include resources for physicians as well as informational handouts for them to share with their patients’ families.
The resources for physicians include:
- Primary care pocket guide to pediatric obesity management
- Child and adolescent healthy weight and nutrition tips
This training guide helps experienced parents teach other parents of asthmatic children what they know about the disease and how to manage it. It includes sample presentation slides and a manual (also available in Spanish) that provides information on how to reduce asthma symptoms and attacks and improve the quality of life for both parents and children.
Topics covered include:
- Why asthma is such an important issue for American children
This educational video for consumers provides information regarding the benefits of creating a personal medical record and offers tips for how to create one. It features experts, including Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, discussing how to create a personal medical record, including what information should be included, who should have access to it, and new technologies that may help patients create and store their information.
These decision aids for patients provide facts, options, and evidence to help them talk with their doctor when making a treatment decision. These tools are meant to serve as a complement to counseling from a health practitioner rather than as a replacement for it.
The Web site includes a searchable A to Z inventory of decision aids on particular health topics, as well as a general decision guide that can be used for any health or social decision. It also includes guides for...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.
These toolkits for clinicians help establish a health support center for assisting patients in making health care decisions. Each set provides guidelines and examples to be used in either primary or specialty care settings for the best decision support a patient would need.
- Starting a shared decision making center
- Decision support toolkit for primary care
- Decision support toolkit for specialty care
- Breast cancer
- Hip and...