Toolkit

QualityTools

Time to Talk Campaign 04/16/08

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...
American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Resource Kit 03/19/08

 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (also called “Native communities”) understand and prevent FASD....

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...
COPD Learn More Breathe Better Resource Kit 03/19/08

The COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Learn More Breathe Better Resource Kit is designed to increase awareness of COPD as a serious lung disease. This tool kit contains materials an organization can use to spread the word about the Learn More, Breathe Better campaign in their communities.

This tool kit contains the following materials:

  • Campaign backgrounder
  • Fact sheets
  • Speaker’s guide/presentation materials
  • Radio public service...
Reconciling Medications Toolkit 03/19/08

The Reconciling Medications Toolkit is designed to aid providers in the three-step process of medication reconciliation. Reconciling medication occurs by making sure the patient’s home medication list is complete, having doctors use the home medication list to write orders, and verifying that doctor’s orders correspond to the home medication list. This three-step process can prevent medication errors and the adverse drug effects that can occur as a result.

This toolkit contains the...

Communicating Critical Test Results Toolkit 03/19/08

This toolkit is designed to facilitate the communication of critical test results from the lab or nurse to the physician. Critical test results are defined as any test result that may result in serious outcomes for patients. Improving communication of critical test results can reduce the rate of adverse events, because the physician has time to intervene.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • A sample worksheet for recording the reporting of critical values
  • Sources of...
Diabetes Prevention and Management Toolkit 03/19/08

The Diabetes Prevention and Management toolkit contains tools for adults, children, and health care providers.

The available tools include:

  • Tools for adults
    • Tools to help manage diabetes
      • Personal diabetes care card
      • Manage your diabetes brochure
    • Tools to help prevent diabetes
      • You have the power to prevent diabetes/the healthy plate handout
      • Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? booklet
      • Your game...
The Informed Decisions Toolbox 03/19/08

The Informed Decision Toolbox contains information about evidence-based management strategies. Evidence-based management is the use of managerial styles that have been proven effective through management research, similar to the practice of evidence-based medicine.

This tool box contains the following sections:

  • Overview of evidence-based management
  • The six steps to consider when making a “well-informed” decision
  • Answers to 14 frequently asked questions
  • ...
The Emergency Pharmacist Research Center: A Safety Measure in Emergency Medicine 03/19/08

These slide presentations and other related tools can assist hospitals, pharmacists, and emergency departments in their efforts to describe, justify, and implement new emergency pharmacist programs.

The slide presentations, which are accompanied by associated tools, include the following sections:

  • Justification
    • Provides a review of the literature that helps justify the need for an emergency pharmacist program
  • Role of the emergency pharmacist
      ...
Get With The Guidelines℠ Toolbox 03/19/08

Get With The Guidelines SM (GWTG) is an evidence-based program for in-hospital quality improvement. It helps to ensure that the care hospitals provide to coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.

The GWTG Toolbox is designed to help hospitals implement the guidelines so that they can improve the quality of care provided to patients and save more lives.

This toolkit includes the following...

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