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Family-Activated Pediatric Rapid Response Team Increases Calls From Both Families and Staff, Supports Improvements in Outcomes 11/6/2013
A children's hospital empowers families to directly activate its pediatric rapid response team in case of a suspected emergency situation, leading to a significant increase in calls to the team by family and staff.
Patient- and Family-Activated Response Team Averts Potential Problems and Generates High Levels of Patient, Family, and Staff Satisfaction 10/9/2013
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside implemented a Condition Help program that patients or their family members can activate via a telephone call when the patient’s condition is deteriorating; the call immediately brings in a rapid response team to assess and manage the situation and provide treatment as needed.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices 7/17/2013
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
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Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 4/9/2014
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
Nurse Manager Inventory Tool 4/9/2014
The Nurse Manager Inventory Tool allows the nurse manager to perform a self-evaluation that can be paired with the nurse manager’s supervisor’s assessment to create an individualized professional development plan.
Standardized Color-Coded Patient Wristbands 4/9/2014
These resources can help hospitals and health systems in voluntarily adopting standardized color-coded patient wristbands.
Worker Safety in Hospitals 4/9/2014
This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 3/26/2014
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.