‘Patient, Family, and Care Partner Advisor PFCA’ toolkit outlines best practices within healthcare ecosystems. This toolkit can serve as a guide for individuals and organizations looking to incorporate patient-centered approaches into their decision-making processes and for PFCA’s direct involvement.
The Resources Inventory is a catalog of diabetes prevention resources tailored to various audiences, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ communities, people with disabilities, and people with limited English proficiency.
IPRO QIN-QIO offers a number of data reports, dashboards and assessment tools to assist providers with identifying areas of opportunity and compare their facilities with community or state level data. This guide provides a comprehensive list and explains how to access the individual reports and dashboards.
This resource has information and best practices for screening patients for transportation barriers, including a two-question assessment that can be used at point-of-care to screen patients. It also includes several resources for patients who screen positive for transportation barriers.
This resource has information and best practices for screening patients for food insecurity, including a validated two-question assessment that can be used at point-of-care to screen patients. It also includes several resources for patients who screen positive for food insecurity.
This resource has information and best practices for screening patients for social isolation and loneliness including a validated assessments that can be used at point-of-care to screen patients. It also includes several resources for patients who screen positive.
This document describes the Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) Screening Tool for the CMS Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model and promising practices for universal screening.
This is a video taking the audience through one quality measure, in this case High Risk Pressure Ulcers, and tying the guidance from the RAI Manual to the specific quality measure specifications to accurately code and honestly reflect the nursing home population.
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) toolkit provides an introductory overview of addiction medicine for clinicians and provides strategies that can be implemented in your practice.
Advance care planning (ACP) is a process that starts with having a conversation and choosing a healthcare proxy or agent, completing a personal directive, or living will, and then sharing those wishes with the appropriate healthcare providers. ACP conversations are most effective when started before a crisis and re-visited periodically, since personal care preferences may change as circumstances change over time. This guide provides a curated list of tools and resources to support patients and providers through the ACP process, and serious illness or end-of-life care conversations.
The AC Forum, in partnership with FDA, identified seven Core Elements for improving systemic management of anticoagulants. The Playbook, developed with input from more than 30 experts, offers detailed strategies for each Core Element and is designed to be used by organizations establishing or considering Anticoagulation Stewardship programs, as well as those with existing programs in place. While all seven elements are important for implementation of a stewardship initiative, the first Core Element—securing the commitment of administrative leadership—is a foundational priority to ensure success and sustainability.
This is suitable for Nursing Homes, and could be used for other settings. It is intended to educate staff on adverse drug events (ADEs) including definition, identification, common ADEs, causes of ADEs, and generalized facts about ADEs.
Link to American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria.
Note: This is a link to an external website and may require Society membership to access this content.
Dealing with a heart or stroke condition can be complex, and recovery can be more manageable with the right kind of emotional support. A community of survivors and caregivers who’ve had similar experiences help patients and caregivers find their footing on the path to better health.
American Heart Association Go-To-Guide, an easy-to-use, interactive tool designed to empower doctors and nurses to engage heart failure patients.
Resources for Patients
- Self-Check Plan (PDF) — Our printable sheet makes it easy for your patients to track their symptoms. Also available in Spanish.
- Answers By Heart — These downloadable patient information sheets can help your patients understand their condition and needed lifestyle changes.
- HF & Your Ejection Fraction Explained (PDF) — Educate your patients about ejection fraction with this worksheet. Also available in Spanish (PDF).
- Support Network — Connect your patients with peer-to-peer support by recommending our online Support Network.
- Heart Failure Patient Resource Center
- Professional Education