Comprehensive Monitoring Pinpoints 911 Dispatch Inefficiencies, Leading to Communication and Deployment Improvements That Increase Cardiac Arrest Survival
A collaborative effort to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry and change 911 call routing and ambulance deployment processes led to a significant improvement in the cardiac arrest survival rate in Atlanta.
Comprehensive Program to Promote “Fair and Just Principles" Improves Employee Perceptions of How a Health System Responds to Errors
A comprehensive program to promote adoption of a "fair and just" culture improves employee perceptions of how a health system responds to errors.
Encouraging Solicitation and Supporting Implementation of Employee-Generated Ideas Leads to Significant Reduction in Incidence of Common Hospital-Acquired Infection
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, set up a program in which all employees are encouraged to use their own experiences to devise and implement successful solutions for reducing hospital-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Palliative Care Nurses in Primary Care Clinics Reduce Hospital Admissions, Increase Use of Hospice and Home Care for Patients Nearing End of Life
A partnership between a hospice organization and an 11-location multispecialty group practice places palliative care nurses in primary care clinics to monitor dying patients' medical and social care needs, coordinate community services, and discuss end-of-life issues.
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Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture is designed specifically for community pharmacy staff and asks for their opinions about the culture of patient safety in their pharmacy. This tool for community pharmacy staff gathers thoughts about patient safety in pharmacies.
Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online is a searchable database that can help patients or family caregivers to better understand and talk with doctors about the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
New York State Department of Health HIV Testing Resources
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: State-based Physical Activity Program Directory
This Web site provides information about physical activity programs involving State departments of health.
FindYouthInfo Program Directory
The FindYouthInfo Program Directory provides information about program designs that successfully deal with risky behaviors in youth so they can be replicated to meet local needs.