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Emergency Department–Based Clinical Pharmacist Improves Quality of Care 7/16/2014
The University of Rochester Medical Center placed a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department to serve as an integral member of the health care team, leading to an increase in quality care.
Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families 7/16/2014
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System 7/16/2014
The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.
Skin Assessments Conducted as Part of Patient Intake Improve Documentation of Pressure Ulcers on Admission, Reduce Incidence During Stay 7/16/2014
Nurses perform a baseline skin assessment on every newly admitted patient, leading to improvements in the identification and documentation of pressure ulcers on admission and to lower incidence of pressure ulcers.
Policy State Legislation Requires Inclusion of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Continuing Medical Education, Increasing Acceptance of Their Importance by Educational Programs and Clinicians 7/16/2014
State legislation requires continuing medical education courses to include curricula related to cultural and linguistic competence in medical practice, leading to a deeper understanding of the importance of these competencies by those offering such courses and the clinicians they serve.
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QualityTools
Family Health History Toolkit 7/16/2014
The Family Health History Toolkit will help patients talk about their family health history, write down what they learn, and then share it with their doctor and family members.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Control and Prevention Toolkit 7/2/2014
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE. 
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 7/2/2014
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Rural Assistance Center: Tools for Success 7/2/2014
The Rural Assistance Center provides access to resources that support grant writing, demonstrate program effectiveness, and show innovative program techniques being developed in other rural communities.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Resources and Tools 7/2/2014
This library of publicly available resources and tools can help safety net providers understand and implement the patient-centered medical home model of care.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.