The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist reinforces accepted safety practices and fosters better communication and teamwork between clinical disciplines. The checklist is not a regulatory device or a component of official policy; it is intended as a tool for use by clinicians interested in improving the safety of their operations and reducing unnecessary surgical deaths and complications. These safety checks can be performed in any operating room. The checklist includes...
This Web site contains materials from a poster presentation about barriers to care that was presented at the Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations. Downloadable materials include:
- A poster that presents the concept of barriers to health care from the patient’s point of view, depicting the various system interface points at which patients can encounter barriers, with examples and suggestions for eliminating each barrier
This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.
Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...
On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services released its Final Rule on Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This rule establishes the criteria with which eligible pediatricians, other health providers, and hospitals must comply to qualify for the incentive payments that are available to clinicians through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The American Academy of Pediatrics developed several resources to guide pediatricians and their...
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 checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for treatment, if needed.
This checklist for clinicians provides critical steps that can help reduce central line-associated infections. It includes key steps before, during, and after the procedure and stresses the need to document any deviations from the checklist.
This patient handout can help patients, caregivers and medical staff communicate as they prepare to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other health care setting. The booklet provides many questions and prompts for patients and caregivers so they can gather information to assure a safe discharge.
Men can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older.
The checklists help answer questions about:
- What daily steps men can take for good health
- Whether they need medicines to prevent disease
- Which screening tests they need and when to get them
The PDF version in Spanish is new to the site.
Women can use the checklists in this flyer to help them stay healthy at age 50 and older. The checklists help answer questions about what daily steps women can take for good health, whether they need medicines to prevent disease, and which screening tests they need and when to get them.
The Spanish version of the tool is a new addition.