AHRQ's Quality & Patient Safety Programs by Setting: Long-Term Care
CAHPS® Nursing Home Survey was developed by AHRQ and designed to measure patients’ experiences of their care, including communication with doctors and nurses, responsiveness of staff, and other indicators of safe, high-quality care. The surveys are developed from the patient’s perspective on what’s important to measure.
CUSP Toolkit to Reduce CAUTI and Other HAIs In Long-Term Care Facilities includes customizable training tools that build the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices, the science of safety, and attention to safety culture. Created for clinicians by clinicians, the toolkit includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how clinical team members work together.
Falls Management Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Nursing Facilities is an interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative to assist nursing facilities in providing individualized, person-centered care and improving their fall care processes and outcomes through educational and quality improvement tools.
Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities is a training curriculum for front-line personnel in nursing home and other long-term care facilities to help them detect and communicate changes in a resident's condition and prevent and manage falls. Includes an Instructor Guide and separate student workbooks.
Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Modules are field-tested, evidence-based modules that can help nursing homes develop antibiotic stewardship programs to help them use and prescribe antibiotics appropriately. Appropriate antibiotics use can reduce antimicrobial resistance and help retain the effectiveness of treatments for infection, which are a common threat to resident safety.
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture is a staff-administered survey that helps nursing homes assess how their staff perceive various aspects of safety culture.
Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention is a team training curriculum to help nursing homes with electronic medical records reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers.
TeamSTEPPS® Long-Term Care Version is a core curriculum initially developed for use in hospitals and adapted to other settings. It is a customizable “train the trainer” program plus specialized tools to reduce risks to patient safety by training clinicians in teamwork and communication skills.
Toolkit to Educate and Engage Residents and Family Members helps nursing homes encourage an open and respectful dialogue between nurses and prescribing clinicians and residents and family members and helps residents and family members participate in their care.
Understanding Omissions of Care in Nursing Homes helps nursing home staff understand how omissions of care are defined in a way that is meaningful to stakeholders, including residents and caregivers, and actionable for research or improving quality of care.