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.
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
Improving Your Laboratory Testing Process: A Step-by-Step Guide for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
The Improving Your Office Lab Testing Process Ambulatory Toolkit increases the reliability of the lab testing process within a medical office with step-by-step guidance. Includes checklists and materials to help communicate with patients
Date Published: January 2018 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
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
This guide provides toolkits to help nursing homes optimize their use of antibiotics.
Date Published: October 2016 Setting of Care: Long-term Care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created On-Time Preventable Hospital and Emergency Department Visits to help nursing homes with electronic medical records identify residents at risk for events that could lead to a hospital visit.
Date Published: November 2017 Setting of Care: Long-term Care
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
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
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
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
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