Nursing

Innovations

Home Telemonitoring Does Not Improve Blood Pressure or Glycemic Control in Diabetes Patients 11/06/14

Six family medicine and internal medicine clinics affiliated with the University of Missouri provided diabetes patients who had uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose, or both...

Daily Text Messages and Nurse Followup Improve Self-Management Behaviors in Patients with Diabetes, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Lower Costs 04/28/14

University of Chicago Medicine (a large academic medical center) developed and implemented a program called CareSmarts in which patients with diabetes received several text messages each day...

Multifaceted Initiative To Reduce "Alarm Fatigue" on Cardiac Unit Reduces Alarms and Increases Nurse and Patient Satisfaction 04/07/14

Boston Medical Center implemented a series of interventions on its cardiac unit to reduce clinically insignificant alarms and make it easier for nurses to respond to genuinely problematic ones....

Community-Based Health Coaches and Care Coordinators Reduce Readmissions Using Information Technology To Identify and Support At-Risk Medicare Patients After Discharge 03/23/14

Supported by mobile technology, trained health coaches at Elder Services of Merrimack Valley (an Area Agency on Aging in Northeastern Massachusetts) visit recently discharged Medicare patients in...

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

QualityTools

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue 06/05/14

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue is a clinical toolkit that provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices, and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and...

Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) 01/14/14

This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. It includes brief lectures,...

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...

Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program Toolkit 10/23/12

The Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit provides training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety...

Severe Sepsis Practice Alert and Tools 07/13/12

This Practice Alert from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides brief, vital instructions to improve management and prevent mortality in patients with severe sepsis. AACN Practice Alerts TM are short...

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