American Heart Association’s “Rise Above Heart Failure”

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

American Hospital Association Social Determinants of Health Resources for Hospitals

The AHA is working to support hospitals and health systems as they address social determinants of health, eliminate health care disparities and provide comprehensive care to every patient in every community—all of which improve community health. The AHA is continuously developing resources on how hospitals can address the social determinants of health in their communities. The website includes reports, case studies, webinars and videos on eight social determinants of health.

Anticoagulation Action Plan

CDC estimates that among the most common causes of hospital admissions, adverse drug events associated with anticoagulants is one of the top five reasons. Adverse events are associated with bleeding, blood clots, stroke, MI, brain hemorrhage, and other events. The Anticoagulation Action Plan provides SMART goals which may be initiated at your facility in a stepwise manner to progress toward an Anticoagulant Monitoring Program.

Antipsychotic Action Plan

The Antipsychotic Action Plan template is to be used by clinical staff in the nursing home setting to assess and review medication management. It is intended to be a template capable of being modified as needed.

The SMART goals in the plan address education, non-medication interventions, documentation and gradual dose reduction strategies and outcomes. The resource section includes links to augment education and implementation of interventions.

Appropriate Use of Immediate-Release vs. Extended Release Opioids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, 2022, when initiating opioid therapy clinicians should prescribe immediate-release (IR) opioids instead of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioids, which are slower acting medications with a longer duration of pain relieving action.

This guide provides definitions for opioid naïve and tolerant, identifies key differences between IR and ER/LA opioids, guides transitioning from IR to ER/LA, offers treatment pearls including opioid tapering algorithms, patient education and opioid disposal, provides comprehensive tables for commonly used IR and ER/LA opioids, and includes a morphine milligram equivalent conversion table.

ASPIRE – Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: The Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions

Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: The Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions is intended to help hospital-based readmission reduction teams design and deliver transitional care to address “whole-person needs” (clinical, behavioral, and social). This whole-person approach to transitional care is patient centered, data informed, evidence based, and field tested.

ASPR – Outbreak Considerations for Long Term Care Communities Toolkit

This toolkit is an informative resource for Skilled Nursing Facilities to use as reference to make sure their facilities are prepared for infectious disease outbreaks.

Nursing Home Survey Tag Specific Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Checklist to cross reference facility emergency preparedness plan with CMS survey requirements to ensure all elements are addressed in facility emergency preparedness plan. There is also a companion document that provides links to resources for emergency preparedness plan development.

Tag Specific Emergency Preparedness Resources

Companion document to Nursing Home Tag Specific Emergency Preparedness Checklist