August 7, 2019

Clinical Handover and Patient Safety Literature Review Report

The Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care was established in January 2000 by the Australian Government Health Minister with the support of all Australian Health Ministers to lead national efforts to improve the safety and quality of health care, with a particular focus on minimizing the likelihood […]
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The Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care was established in January 2000 by the Australian Government Health Minister with the support of all Australian Health Ministers to lead national efforts to improve the safety and quality of health care, with a particular focus on minimizing the likelihood and effects of error. The Council reports annually to Health Ministers. This document provides a report of the Clinical Handover and Patient Safety Literature Review which was prepared by the Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations on behalf of the Council.
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https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/Clinical-Handover-Literature-Review-for-release.pdf

August 7, 2019

North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety: Medication Safety Reconciliation Toolkit

The Medication Reconciliation Toolkit helps hospitals establish and implement a standardized medication reconciliation process. The toolkit provides guidance, sample forms, and tips. The toolkit includes the following sections: Introduction Assessment The project Performance improvement model Spreading and formalizing Reference materials
The Medication Reconciliation Toolkit helps hospitals establish and implement a standardized medication reconciliation process. The toolkit provides guidance, sample forms, and tips. The toolkit includes the following sections: Introduction Assessment The project Performance improvement model Spreading and formalizing Reference materials
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http://www.safetyandquality.health.wa.gov.au/mwg-internal/de5fs23hu73ds/progress?id=qS6gRipduK

August 7, 2019

Care Management’s Challenges and Opportunities to Reduce the Rapid Rehospitalization of Frail Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Community-based frail older adults, burdened with complex medical and social needs, are at great risk for preventable rapid rehospitalizations. Although federal and state regulations are in place to address the care transitions between the hospital and nursing home, no such guidelines exist for the much larger population of community-dwelling frail […]
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Community-based frail older adults, burdened with complex medical and social needs, are at great risk for preventable rapid rehospitalizations. Although federal and state regulations are in place to address the care transitions between the hospital and nursing home, no such guidelines exist for the much larger population of community-dwelling frail older adults. Few studies have looked at interventions to prevent rehospitalizations in this large segment of the older adult population. Similarly, standardized disease management approaches that lower hospitalization rates in an independent adult population may not suffice for guiding the care of frail persons. Care management interventions currently face unique challenges in their attempt to improve the transitional care of community-dwelling older adults. However, impending national imperatives aimed at reducing potentially avoidable hospitalizations will soon demand and reward care management strategies that identify frail persons early in the discharge process and promote the sharing of critical information among patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. Opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of care-related communications must focus on the effective blending of training and technology for improving communications vital to successful care transitions.
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http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/4/451.abstract

August 7, 2019

Project BOOST: Care Transitions for Older Adults Implementation Guide

The Society of Hospital Medicine Care Transitions Implementation Guide: Project BOOST: Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions
The Society of Hospital Medicine Care Transitions Implementation Guide: Project BOOST: Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions
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https://www.hospitalmedicine.org/ResourceRoomRedesign/RR_CareTransitions/html_CC/Implementation.cfm

August 7, 2019

NTOCC: Improving on Transitions of Care—How to Implement and Evaluate a Plan

The Executive Summary outlines for you the concepts, process and how to use the guidebook titled Improving on Transitions of Care: How to Implement and Evaluate a Plan. In using the guidebook each transition point is treated as an exchange. Each exchange is where communication occurs and where evaluation may […]
The Executive Summary outlines for you the concepts, process and how to use the guidebook titled Improving on Transitions of Care: How to Implement and Evaluate a Plan. In using the guidebook each transition point is treated as an exchange. Each exchange is where communication occurs and where evaluation may occur.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/ImplementationPlan.pdf

August 7, 2019

NTOCC Transitions of Care Checklist

This list provides a detailed description of effective patient transfer between practice settings. Implementing this process developed by NTOCC can help to ensure that patients and their critical medical information are transferred safely, timely, and efficiently.
This list provides a detailed description of effective patient transfer between practice settings. Implementing this process developed by NTOCC can help to ensure that patients and their critical medical information are transferred safely, timely, and efficiently.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/TOC_Checklist.pdf

August 7, 2019

NTOCC My Medicine List (French)

(French Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your […]
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(French Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your medication ask them to update your My Medicine List. Working with your doctors to fill out the form will help you better understand what medications you should be taking.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/My_Medicine_List_French.pdf

August 7, 2019

NTOCC My Medicine List (Spanish)

(Spanish Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your […]
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(Spanish Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your medication ask them to update your My Medicine List. Working with your doctors to fill out the form will help you better understand what medications you should be taking.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/My_Medicine_List_Spanish.pdf

August 7, 2019

NTOCC My Medicine List (English)

(English Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your […]
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(English Version) This form helps you gather important information about your medications. Filling this list out prior to visiting your doctor or entering the hospital will help ensure your health care providers know what medications you are already taking. When your doctor writes you a new prescription or changes your medication ask them to update your My Medicine List. Working with your doctors to fill out the form will help you better understand what medications you should be taking.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/My_Medicine_List.pdf

August 7, 2019

NTOCC Taking Care of MY Health Care (French)

French Language Version— Taking Care of MY Health Care has been a much anticipated consumer tool. The tool was developed by the NTOCC Tools and Resources Work Group. It has been through numerous reviews with the group, by social workers, and a literacy review. The NTOCC Advisory Task Force approved […]
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French Language Version— Taking Care of MY Health Care has been a much anticipated consumer tool. The tool was developed by the NTOCC Tools and Resources Work Group. It has been through numerous reviews with the group, by social workers, and a literacy review. The NTOCC Advisory Task Force approved it on September 16, 2008 at their meeting in Washington DC. This tool was developed as a guide for patients and their caregivers to use so they can be better prepared when they see a health care professional on what kind of information and questions they need to ask. NTOCC’s goal was to keep it simple; as a guide, to open the lines of communication and at the minimum to provide them with a convenient, simple format to have an updated list of their medication and what the next step in their care would be.
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http://www.ntocc.org/Portals/0/Taking_Care_Of_My_Health_Care_French.pdf