Training tools to make care safer
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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.

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This guide presents strategies to design and deliver transitional care to adult Medicaid patients to help reduce hospital readmissions. It provides tools and guidance on who should use them and how.
Date Published: November 2016
Setting of Care: Hospital
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This toolkit provides clinicians and researchers instruments, forms and tools for the ambulatory-based medication therapy management model, which focuses on medication reconciliation and assessment and resolution of drug-related problems in the Medicare population.
Date Published: July 2012
Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Hospital Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals
This guide presents step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing patient flow improvement strategies to ease emergency department crowding.
Date Published: September 2012
Setting of Care: Hospital
doctor making notes
This toolkit provides information and resources to help physicians' offices, clinics, and other ambulatory care facilities assess and improve the testing process in their offices. It is designed to help improve diagnostic safety.
Date Published: August 2013
Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
Lung Cancer Screening: A Clinician's Checklist
This tool can help clinicians help longtime smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 make informed decisions decide whether to get screened for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography.
Date Published: March 2016
Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care
prescription medication being dispensed into a person's palm.
The MATCH toolkit features a step-by-step guide for hospitals to improve medication reconciliation processes as patients move through the health care system.
Date Published: August 2012
Setting of Care: Hospital, Long-term Care, Outpatient Surgery
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This guide provides toolkits to help nursing homes optimize their use of antibiotics.
Date Published: October 2016
Setting of Care: Long-term Care
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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
Pediatric Toolkit for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators
This stand-alone pediatric version of the Quality Indicators Toolkit helps meet the needs of hospitals that serve children and includes a concise set of tools to facilitate efforts to improve clinical quality.
Date Published: June 2016
Setting of Care: Hospital
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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