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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.
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
Questions are the Answer
Questions Are the Answer provides tools for clinicians to use to engage patients and their families as part of the health care team. Materials include a seven-minute waiting room video, notepads for prioritizing questions, brochures, and an interactive question builder.
Date Published: September 2012 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care
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
SDOH & Practice Improvement
Learn about tools to help healthcare organizations address social determinants of health and patients’ social needs.
Date Published: January 2020 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, 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
Ten Attributes of Health Literate Healthcare Organizations
Find AHRQ tools that can assist healthcare systems address health literacy and each of 10 attributes of health literate healthcare organizations.
Date Published: June 2019 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital, Long-term Care
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 for Decolonization of non-ICU Patients With Devices
This toolkit can help hospital infection prevention programs implement a decolonization protocol that was found to reduce bloodstream infections by roughly 30 percent in adult inpatients who were not in intensive care units and who had specific medical devices. It includes implementation instructions, demonstration videos, and customizable tools.
Date Published: March 2022 Setting of Care: Hospital
Toolkit for Engaging Patients To Improve Diagnostic Safety
This toolkit is designed to promote enhanced communication and information sharing within the patient-provider encounter so patients, families, and health professionals can work together as partners to improve diagnostic safety.
Date Published: August 2021 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care
Toolkit for Implementing the Chronic Care Model in an Academic Environment
This toolkit provides materials that explain the concepts, change strategies, tools, and resources to teach residents and improve care for patients with chronic illness in an academic setting. It assists academic health care environments in implementing the Chronic Care Model approach.
Date Published: January 2008 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care