The Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy is a tool that patients can use to organize their health care information, including telephone numbers, information about medications, and test results to bring to appointments. The guide is intended to make procedures or hospital stays as safe as possible by encouraging patients to ask questions during appointments and keep notes regarding their health concerns and treatment plans.
The guide is divided into the following sections:
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...
These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.
Topics covered are:
- Brain and nerves
- Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
- Fall prevention
- Hip replacement
- Intravenous access
- Safety issues
- Self catheterization
The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Surgical Checklist Initiative was created by a coalition of major health care stakeholders in Washington State. Through this initiative, they developed the SCOAP Surgical Checklist and the SCOAP Ambulatory Checklist. These checklists are an active way of controlling the variability that exists in surgical care, thus creating a system that delivers safer surgery.
In March 2002, the Joint Commission, together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a national campaign to urge patients to take a role in preventing health care errors by becoming active, involved, and informed participants on their health care team.
The campaign features brochures, posters, and buttons on the following patient safety topics:
- Help prevent errors in your care
- Help avoid mistakes in your surgery
This toolkit includes information to aid health care facilities in preventing wrong-site surgeries.
The toolkit includes the following information:
- Prevention program tools
- Educational tools
- Advisory articles
- Companion online information source
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about colorectal cancer prevention.
This summary addresses the following topics:
- Summary of evidence
- Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Postmenopausal hormone use
- Diet modification
- Polyp removal
- Incidence and mortality
- Definition of...
This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of breast cancer and pregnancy.
The summary addresses the following topics:
- Stage information
- Treatment option overview
- Other considerations for pregnancy and breast cancer
- Fetal consequences of maternal breast cancer
- Consequences of pregnancy in patients with a history...
This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of intraocular (eye) melanoma.
Information about the following is included in this summary:
- Prognostic factors
- Cellular classification
- Treatment options by cancer stage
This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.
This patient guide addresses the following topics:
- Cancer treatment and fertility
- Options for preserving fertility before cancer treatment
- For women
- For men
- What this means for patients
- Questions to ask the doctor