Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool

This tool was developed for use by surveyors and is a valuable resource for organizations that are focusing on preventing ADEs.

It was designed to help surveyors identify:

1. The extent to which facilities have identified resident-specific risk factors for adverse drug events

2. The extent to which facilities developed and implemented systems and processes to minimize risks associated with medications that are known to be high-risk and problem-prone

3. When a preventable adverse event has occurred, evaluate if the nursing home identified the issue and responded appropriately to mitigate harm to the individual and prevent recurrence.

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)

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.

Best Practices from the Field: Using Social Determinants of Health Resource and Referral Data to Increase Equitable Access and Connection Rates to Essential Resources

Prior to COVID-19, health care investments in SDOH programs to support connecting patients to community resources were on the rise, supported by a proliferation of technology solutions like Aunt Bertha, Unite Us, NowPow and others. These resource databases serve as critical tools for tracking the local services landscape and connecting people to the essential resources they need to be healthy (Cartier et al. 2019). However, when adopting these technology solutions to support SDOH programs, it is important to recognize that more resource information does not always result in people being connected to resources. There are best practices for managing resource information, and using and interpreting the data to effectively and equitably connect people to resources. Here, we aim to provide examples to demonstrate the ways in which data usage and interpretation can impact equitable access to essential resources and improve connection rates.

Bridge Model

Evidence-based Care Transitions Model in which Social Workers (MSW) engage the patient and develop a relationship that identifies their strengths and preferences. The MSW assists the patient in identifying care needs and linking them to post-acute care providers; addresses social determinants of health.