Patient- and Family-Activated Response Team Averts Potential Problems and Generates High Levels of Patient, Family, and Staff Satisfaction
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
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.
Family-Activated Pediatric Rapid Response Team Increases Calls From Both Families and Staff, Supports Improvements in Outcomes
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.
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics)
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Give Kids a Smile Toolbox
The ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.
Alarm Safety Resource Site
The Alarm Safety Resource Site provides guidance and tools to help health care facilities improve their alarm safety.
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
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
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.