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Primary Care Nurses Systematically Assess Fall Risk, Provide Real-Time, Easy-to-Use Alerts to Physicians to Facilitate Appropriate Interventions for Those at Risk 3/26/2014
Primary care clinic nurses routinely assess the risk of falls in each patient, with real-time, easy-to-use clinical reminders sent to physicians for those at risk, thus allowing the initiation of risk-reduction interventions during the visit.
Care Coordinators Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Veterans via Messaging Device, Leading to Lower Inpatient Utilization and Costs 3/12/2014
Care coordinators remotely monitor veterans with chronic medical conditions via home telehealth devices, leading to reductions in hospital admissions, bed days, and care costs and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients 2/26/2014
Individual and group support enhances the skills and knowledge of those caring for patients with dementia, leading to less caregiver burden and depression and fewer problem behaviors among patients.
Placing Mental Health Specialists in Primary Care Settings Enhances Patient Engagement, Produces Favorable Results Relative to Evidence-Based Care 12/18/2013
An integrated care program places mental and behavioral health specialists in more than 50 primary care locations to treat patients ages 65 years and older with depression or anxiety and those who engage in risky alcohol use.
Remote Screening, Diagnosis, and Guidance Improves the Ability of Primary Care Practices to Detect and Arrange Treatment for Mental Health Problems 12/4/2013
A mental health clinical assessment service provides remote (telephone-based) screening, diagnosis, and clinical guidance for patients seen in primary care practices who have or are suspected of having mental health or substance abuse problems.
QualityTools
Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions 3/12/2014
This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 100 Patient Days 3/12/2014
This spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 100 patient days by combining the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized alcohol-based hand rubs.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 1000 Patient Days 3/12/2014
This Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 1000 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Inpatient Care Key Points Card 1/15/2014
This key points card on inpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD).
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: Key Points Card 5/15/2013
This key points card is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It provides recommendations for diabetes screening and for preventive care measures for people with diabetes mellitus.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.