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Updated Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis 3/26/2014
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Program Incorporates Strategies That Help HIV Patients Maintain Their Health, Leading to Enhanced Adherence, Better Outcomes, and Fewer Deaths 3/26/2014
A multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care delivery incorporates a variety of strategies designed to offer comprehensive care and encourage the patient–provider connection, leading to enhanced adherence, better outcomes, and fewer deaths.
Emergency Medical Technicians Use Checklist To Identify Intoxicated Individuals who Can Safely Go to Detoxification Facility Rather Than Emergency Department 3/12/2014
Trained emergency medical technicians use a checklist to identify intoxicated individuals who can safely be transported directly to a local detoxification facility, thus avoiding expensive visits to crowded, resource-constrained emergency departments.
Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs 2/12/2014
A community-based oncology practice's patient-centered medical home model features oncology-specific information technology, a standardized assessment, multidisciplinary care plan, patient navigators, telephone triage line, patient education and engagement, and ongoing performance monitoring, leading to improvements in access, quality, and costs.
Medical Outreach to HIV Patients in Unstable Housing Increases Use of Care and HIV-Related Medications and Improves Patient Perceptions of Quality 2/12/2014
The Medical Outreach Program enhanced services provided to unstably housed, minority individuals with human immunodeficiency virus by including physicians on the community outreach team who provide general medical consultation, triage, acute care, evaluation, and prescriptions for needed medications.
QualityTools
Emergency Severity Index, Version 4: Implementation Handbook, 2012 Edition 10/9/2013
The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) is a simple to use, five-level triage instrument that categorizes emergency department (ED) patients by evaluating both patient acuity and resources.
Detoxification Center Evaluation Checklist 3/13/2013
The Detoxification Center Evaluation checklist can be used to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency department or can safely be transported directly to a county detoxification facility.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary 2/20/2013
This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education 11/14/2012
This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. By clicking on the individual steps in this interactive algorithm, the user can access the more detailed information in the Module M summary and related modules.
Management of Post-traumatic Stress - Module A1: Acute Stress Reaction (2-4 Days After Trauma) Algorithm 11/14/2012
This interactive algorithm on acute stress reaction is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.