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Opening Doors to All Candidates: Tips for Ensuring Access for Applicants with Disabilities 12/17/07

This tool provides employers with simple steps to ensure access for applicants with disabilities.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Job analysis
  • Communication
  • Medical information
  • Accommodations
  • Worksite accessibility
  • Resources to assist
Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Training Manual and Coding Guide 12/17/07

This Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) training manual has been designed to assist with the administration and coding of the CAM, and to provide supplementary information for interested clinical investigators.

The CAM improves the identification and recognition of delirium in geriatric patients. CAM enables non-psychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium quickly and accurately in both clinical and research settings on the basis of an interview with the patient that...

HCUPnet 12/17/07

This interactive tool is used for identifying, tracking, analyzing, and comparing statistics on hospital care. It is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). With HCUPnet, users have easy access to national statistics and trends and selected State statistics about hospital stays. HCUPnet generates statistics using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), and State Inpatient Databases (SID) for States that participate. HCUPnet...

Dialysis Facility Compare 12/17/07

This Web site enables users to find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any State. It also provides a wide range of other information to help patients, their families, and providers learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

The Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Patient tools
      • What to ask dialysis care providers
      • What to ask...
The Guide to Managing for Quality 12/17/07

This Web site can be used to help managers develop a practical, useful, and interactive resource that they can use to improve quality in the many different types of health and family planning programs in which they work. The following topics and concepts are addressed:

  • Problemsolving
    • Identify the problem
    • Describe the problem
    • Analyze the problem
    • Plan the solution
    • Implement the solution
    • Monitor/evaluate the solution
  • ...
Getting Started. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Culturally and Linguistically Competent Service Delivery Systems for Children With Special Health Needs and their Families, Implications for Policy Makers and Administrators 12/17/07

This four-page checklist was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence as part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on systems of care and organizations concerned with the delivery of services and supports to children with special health care needs and to their families.

This checklist addresses the following topics:

  • Creating a...
Assertive Community Treatment Implementation Resource Kit 12/17/07

This multicomponent toolkit provides materials to facilitate the implementation of assertive community treatment (ACT) by mental health consumers, families and other supporters, practitioners and clinical supervisors, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities. ACT is a team-based approach to delivering comprehensive and flexible treatment, support, and services to help people stay out of the hospital and develop skills for living in the community. ACT offers...

Health Disparities Collaboratives: Changing Practice, Changing Lives--Diabetes 12/17/07

This manual outlines all of the key elements of a system of excellent care for people with diabetes.

This tool addresses the following diabetes care topics:

  • The challenge
  • The solution
  • Care model checklist
    • Self-management
    • Decision support
    • Clinical information system
    • Delivery system design
    • Organization of health care
    • Community
  • Care model: Changes for specific populations
  • Improvement model...
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2 12/17/07

This software tool has been developed to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. It can be customized and used by district-level staff to conduct voluntary self-assessments of their school (and other) facilities and to track and manage information on environmental conditions school by school.

The following are the primary categories included in HealthySEAT:

  • Central office
    • Chemical management...
The Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results 12/17/07

Each year, Leapfrog gathers and reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care. This tool provides a search function that patients can use to obtain information about hospitals in their area and to compare hospitals. Hospitals voluntarily submit the information shown on this site.

This tool provides the following information about hospitals:

  • Computerized physician order...

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