Multidisciplinary Care Toolkit 08/08/08

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...
Coming Together to Care: A Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Texas Communities 07/24/08

This suicide prevention toolkit serves as a practical resource for community leaders to use in their efforts to prevent suicide deaths in Texas.

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • If you need help now
  • What you need to know
    • An overview of suicide in Texas
    • Understanding suicide: The basics
    • An introduction to taking action
  • What you need to do
    • Taking steps to organize your community
    • ...
Medication Safety Reconciliation Toolkit 07/10/08

The Medication Reconciliation Toolkit helps hospitals establish and implement a standardized medication reconciliation process. The toolkit provides guidance, sample forms, and tips.

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Assessment
  • The project
  • Performance improvement model
  • Spreading and formalizing
  • Reference materials

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 06/25/08

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals. The following toolkits are available:

  • Hospital-acquired infection prevention
  • Improving initial lung function: Surfactant and other means
  • Antenatal corticosteroid therapy
  • Postnatal steroid administration
  • Nutritional support of the very...
Multicultural Health Care: A Quality Improvement Guide 06/02/08

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...

Health Literacy Improvement 05/30/08

This Web site provides health literacy tools, Government resources, research, and reports to help improve materials so individuals can better obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.

Tools include:

  • Sample action plan to improve health literacy
  • Quick guide to health literacy
  • Quick guide to health literacy and older adults
  • Toolkit for trainers: Teaching older adults how to...
Best Practice Intervention Tools for Fall Prevention 05/26/08

Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIP) were designed for use by any home health agency to support efforts to reduce avoidable acute care hospitalizations. Any home care clinician can use the free educational materials. The topic of this package is falls prevention. It includes the following:

  • Intervention package
    • Leadership track
    • Nurse track
    • Therapist track
    • Medical social worker track
    • Home health aide
    • Examples of excellence
    • ...
Toolkit for Implementing the Chronic Care Model in an Academic Environment 05/13/08

This toolkit provides materials that explain the concepts, change strategies, tools, and resources to teach medical residents and improve care for patients with chronic illness in an academic setting. It can assist academic health care environments in implementing the Chronic Care Model.

Depending on one's knowledge of the Chronic Care Model, the site can be easily navigated to advance an organization's progress. The lessons learned by the organizations involved in the Academic...

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...
Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers 04/16/08

These training materials can be used to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date, online health information on their own. Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • Introductory video
  • Lesson plans
    • For beginning students with little computer experience:
      • Module 1: Internet basics
    • For beginning students with some Internet experience:
      • ...


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