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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.
On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing
This toolkit was developed to provide nursing homes that have an electronic medical records system with tools to effectively monitor and manage pressure ulcers. Clinical reports provide information about the number and types of pressure ulcers that residents have developed.
Date Published: April 2016 Setting of Care: Long-term Care
On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention to help nursing homes with electronic medical records reduce the occurrence of in-house pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers remain a serious problem in nursing homes despite regulatory and market approaches to encourage prevention and treatment.
Date Published: March 2013 Setting of Care: Long-term Care
Preventing Falls in Hospitals
This toolkit focuses on overcoming the challenges associated with developing, implementing, and sustaining a fall prevention program in hospitals.
Date Published: January 2013 Setting of Care: Hospital
Preventing Falls in Nursing Facilities
This toolkit assists nursing facilities in providing individualized, person-centered care and improving their fall care processes and outcomes through educational and quality improvement tools.
Date Published: February 2010 Setting of Care: Long-term Care
Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism
This updated guide, which is based on the latest scientific evidence, includes tools and resources for hospital staff to prevent hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.
Date Published: August 2016 Setting of Care: Hospital
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals
These materials assist hospital staff in implementing effective pressure ulcer prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach to care.
Date Published: September 2012 Setting of Care: Hospital
Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit
This toolkit assists hospitals, including those that serve diverse populations, improve their hospital discharge process to reduce avoidable readmissions and posthospital emergency department visits. A guide for patients and families, available in English and Spanish, was developed as part of the toolkit.
Date Published: March 2013 Setting of Care: Hospital, Long-term Care
Team Strategies and Tools To Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS)
TeamSTEPPS is a customizable program plus specialized tools to reduce risks to patient safety by training clinicians in teamwork and communication skills. Materials include a leader's guide for trainers, a pocket guide of important concepts for trainees, and a multimedia guide featuring training videos to illustrate various concepts. There are TeamSTEPPS modules for (1) hospitals (2) medical offices (3) long-term care facilities (4) rapid response teams (5) staff treating patients with limited English proficiency, and (6) dental offices.
Date Published: May 2016 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital, Long-term Care, Outpatient Surgery
The SHARE Approach
These materials contain a five-step process for clinicians to use with patients that encourages exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient.
Date Published: July 2014 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Outpatient Surgery
Toolkit To Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Hospital intensive care unit (ICU) staff can use the toolkit to apply the proven principles and methods of AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to reduce complications for mechanically ventilated patients.
Date Published: March 2017 Setting of Care: Hospital