Devices

Innovations

Methadone Treatment Centers Provide Counseling, Onsite Testing and Vaccinations, and Case Management, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis Assessment and Treatment 10/31/14

As part of a clinical trial, methadone maintenance treatment centers in New York and San Francisco provided drug users with education and counseling based on principles of motivational...

Statewide Managed Care Plan for Foster Care Children Features Care Coordination and a Central Database, Leading to Improved Access and Mental Health Treatment 10/31/14

The Texas STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health Program is a statewide managed care plan for children and young adults in foster care and young adults who have aged out of the foster care...

Engaging Room Design and Distraction Techniques Comfort Pediatric Radiology Patients, Leading to Less Need for Sedation, Shorter Wait Times, Higher Satisfaction 09/28/12

To reduce the need to sedate young patients and improve the patient/family care experience, the radiology department at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC introduced the Adventure Series...

Computerized Alerts Do Not Influence Physician Ordering Habits or Improve Clinical Outcomes for Elderly, Hospitalized Patients With Cognitive Impairment 09/14/12

In a randomized trial, Wishard Memorial Hospital provided electronic alerts through a clinical decision support system to physicians treating elderly patients with cognitive impairment, with the...

Safe Zone in Doorway Improves Hospital Clinician Productivity and the Frequency and Quality of Interactions With Isolated Patients 11/03/11

A hospital creates a 3-foot square area, marked by red duct tape, at the entrance to the rooms of patients placed on contact precautions due to risk of spreading an infection. The area serves as a...

QualityTools

Preventing Skin Infections: A Guide for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents 10/31/14

The goal of this Web-based video seminar is to help protect student athletes from skin infections. The video makes extensive use of animation, special effects, graphics, and studio and on-location shooting. It is suitable for all sports with a...

Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside 05/03/13

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical...

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...
Hearing Aid Online Guide 11/23/09

This online guide for consumers presents general information on hearing aids and types of hearing loss, as well as how to get a hearing evaluation, how to choose a device, and how to have it properly adjusted.

The guide includes the...

Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies 03/19/08

This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The toolkit includes:

  • Education
    • Prevention of catheter-related...

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