Nurse-Led, Telephone-Based Collaborative Care Improves Mental and Physical Health of Depressed Patients After Cardiac Bypass Surgery
A nurse-led, telephone-based collaborative care program improves mental and physical health in patients who suffer depression after cardiac bypass surgery and reduces hospital readmissions among men.
Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients Leads to High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, and Comfort With Decisions and Treatment Preferences
Decision aids and one-on-one counseling sessions help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients evaluate their treatment options and preferences before the initial surgeon visit, leading to high levels of patient satisfaction and knowledge, less conflict about and greater comfort with decisions made, many changes in treatment preferences, and better patient–surgeon interactions.
Hospital Collaborative-Inspired Improvements in Donation and Procurement Processes Lead to Increase in Organ Donors
As part of a collaborative with other hospitals, a health system developed multiple strategies to improve the organ donation request and procurement process, leading to a high conversion rate (the percentage of potential donors who become actual donors); collaborative participants as a group experienced a marked rise in conversion rates and donors.
Use of Clinical "Bundles," Fixed Pricing, and Patient Compact Enhances Adherence With Guidelines and Improves Outcomes in Bypass Surgery, Diabetes, and Other Areas
The ProvenCare program uses guideline-based "bundles" of discrete clinical care elements to guide surgical care delivery, a fixed per-case rate for inpatient and followup care, and a "patient compact" and other educational activities to encourage patients to become more engaged in their care.
Multifaceted Hospital Program Implemented Over a Decade Leads to Lower Nurse Turnover and Length of Stay, Improved Patient Outcomes, and Enhanced Revenues
Over a 10-year period, Hackensack University Medical Center designed a set of strategies to improve nurse satisfaction, reduce length of stay, and enhance case management for selected conditions, leading to improvements including reductions in nurse turnover and length of stay.
Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer
The Roadmaps for Clinical Practice Series: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity Primer is designed to offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.
Nursing Assistant Ostomy Competency Tool
This tool is used to rate nursing assistants on their performance of critical elements of care for patients with existing ostomies.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations, Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage breast cancer.
Use of Larynx-Preservation Strategies in the Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer: Guideline Summary Slide Set
This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline on the use of larynx-preservation strategies in the treatment of laryngeal cancer.
A Guide to Lung Transplantation: Patient Education Guide
This 14-page patient guide provides information on many aspects of lung transplantation.