Navigation Links
AHRQ Releases Toolkits to Help Providers and Patients Implement Safer Health Care Practices
Date:12/5/2007

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An array of toolkits designed to help doctors, nurses, hospital managers, patients and others reduce medical errors was released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The 17 toolkits, developed by AHRQ-funded experts who specialize in patient safety research, are free, publicly available, and can be adapted to most health care settings. The toolkits range from checklists to help reconcile medications when patients are discharged from the hospital to processes to enhance effective communication among caregivers and with patients to toolkits to help patients taking medications.

"These toolkits build on AHRQ's investment in patient safety research over the past 6 years and support our commitment to research that can be put to use in everyday settings," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "These toolkits are a major advance toward putting knowledge into practice and saving lives."

The toolkits were developed through AHRQ's Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS) program. Researchers who developed the toolkits examined best practices in a variety of health care settings, including small rural facilities, large urban hospitals, health clinics, and hospital emergency departments. They also studied patient safety interventions among diverse populations, including children and older patients.

While some of the toolkits focus on identifying high-risk practices, others are designed to help health professionals reduce medication errors or other patient harms. Examples of the kinds of interventions that the toolkits promote include:

-- The Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge "Project RED" toolkit standardizes the hospital discharge process through a set of manuals and software designed to improve communication between patients and clinicians.

-- The Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs "MATCH" toolkit focuses on identifying patient risk factors frequently responsible for inaccurate medication reconciliation, including limited English proficiency and low health literacy, complex medication histories, or impaired mental status.

-- The Preventing Venous Thromboembolisms in the Hospital and the Interactive Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit for Providers and Patients toolkits focus on multidisciplinary approaches to the elimination of preventable hospital-acquired blood clots.

-- The ED Pharmacist as a Safety Measure in Emergency Medicine toolkit focuses on improving medication safety and reconciliation through the implementation of a program that places pharmacists in hospital emergency departments.

In addition, the 17 PIPS toolkits correlate with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, which promote system wide improvements in patient safety. For more information and a complete listing of the 17 toolkits, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/pips.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cleveland Clinic Press Releases Journal-Writing Book Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Journal Writing by Sheppard B. Kominars, Ph.D.
2. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
3. JHA Releases 2007 U.S. Group Disability Mid-Year Market Survey Results
4. Verdict One Releases Directory of Board Certified Attorneys for Consumers
5. Academy releases emergency preparedness tools to enable millions more people to shelter in place
6. Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. releases summary results of phase 1 metastatic melanoma study
7. MITEM Releases Blue Iris eLaborate 8.6
8. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
9. Patient Safety Authority Releases Advisory Focusing on Common Causes of Medication Errors
10. URAC Releases Issue Briefs Examining Stakeholders Views of Care Coordination Along the Healthcare Continuum
11. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... ... HYPERAMS, LLC announced it will perform the inventory liquidation of ... The sale began this week and the inventory is expected to sell quickly. ... medical accessories, including blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, CPR masks, as well as blank polos, ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... Hate visiting the dentist? You should go ... need to take care of your teeth at home. Here are some dental tips to ... meals. Keep a small toothbrush in your work desk or a locker at school for ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... The ... to review more than eighty-nine grant submissions all vying for nearly $1,000,000 in ... the Parkinson’s field.     , The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is focused on ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... A new analysis of community health data reveals that four out of the ... the average cost of healthcare rising and the U.S. senior population expected to double ... of where they live. An annual 2017 report looked at a variety of community ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor ... publication this week that is focusing on the Peace Agreements being discussed by President ... East sprint in a race to try to speed up peace talks in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/12/2017)... , May 12, 2017  The China and Canada ... technology that consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features a ... product LaughingU, a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s ... ... LaughingU, is compact, and does not require an external water inlet. ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading healthcare data analytics ... 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped Hospitals in Latin America ... GHI,s hospitals database for Latin America , which is ... database covers 86% of the hospitals in Latin ... each institution in key areas such as beds, medical specialties, ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... GLEN BURNIE, Md. , May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and retention solutions for the clinical research industry, is ... website, www.CSSiEnroll.com . The new website features both ... better overall user experience and enhances the company,s already ... in the industry. "After many months ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: