Anticoagulation

Innovations

In-Office Education via Hand-Held Electronic Device Enhances Patient Knowledge Without Burdening Primary Care Staff 03/22/11

A primary care clinic serving many low-literacy patients who may not have computer experience offers brief educational video modules via hand-held electronic devices. As appropriate, medical...

Clinical Pharmacists Provide Outpatient Medication Management to Patients With Severe Diabetes and Those on Anticoagulants, Leading to Improved Outcomes and Lower Costs 10/23/08

Clinical pharmacists working in 13 community health centers, 1 specialty clinic, and 2 clinics within Quentin Mease and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals in the Harris Health System provide direct care...

Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients 02/26/08

San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in...

Electronic Health Record–Facilitated Care Process Redesign Enhances Access to Care, Reduces Hospitalizations and Costs for Patients With Chronic Illnesses 01/08/08

The Marshfield Clinic has long used information systems to facilitate care process redesign for patients with chronic illnesses, and the organization expanded its efforts after becoming a...

Timely Assessment Increases Targeted Preventive Treatment for Patients at Risk for Hospital-Acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis 12/28/07

To reduce hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis, a nurse-led multidisciplinary team launched a program to identify and administer preventive treatment (prophylaxis) in a timely manner to at-risk...

QualityTools

Bronson Methodist Hospital Patient Handouts 11/04/10

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
  • Burn
  • Coumadin...
Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely 09/21/09

This free booklet and video educate consumers about blood thinner medicines.

The 24-page booklet explains how blood thinners can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. It...

2005 ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment(r) for Antithrombotic Therapy in Hospitals 12/17/07

This tool is designed to help hospitals assess their medication safety practices surrounding the use of antithrombotic therapy. Many of the items included in the tool represent system improvements and safeguards that the Institute for Safe...

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