Archive for the ‘Patient Safety’ Category

Warfarin Interactions Pocket Card

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Warfarin Interactions Pocket Card

The Kansas QIO developed a pocket card that on one side lists drugs that will potentially interact with Warfarin and on the other it describes the management of elevated INR associated with warfarin therapy.  A very useful tool.

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Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

Kansas City, Kansas

 

Pressure Ulcer Record

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Pressure Ulcer Record

Pressure Ulcer Record Excel

This tool helps nursing staff to document pressure ulcer characteristics noted on skin inspection, such as stage, site, size, drainage, and odor. It includes a place to record pressure ulcer risk factors, causes, and treatment.

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Quality Partners of Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

 

Individualized Wheelchair Seating Guides for Older Adults

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Individualized Wheelchair Seating_PartI_RaderJonesMiller

IndividualizedWheelchairSeating_PartII_JonesRaderMiller

Current seating methods are clearly not meeting the needs of elderly persons. However, few caregivers know what to do about it. What is needed is individualized seating. Individualized seating means identifying the person’s body contours, range of motion, orientation in space, and implementing a seating system that best positions and supports the person for comfort and function.

You will note that there are two Parts to the Guide – Part I is a Guide for Caregivers and Part II is a guide for Professionals. Although some of the content is the same in each of the guides, there are some significant differences in several chapters. Please refer to the Tables of Contents of each guide to determine the differences and identify your particular needs.

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J Rader, RN, MN, FAAN; D Jones, PT; L Miller, RN, PhD

Mt. Angel, Oregon

 

Help Make Pressure Ulcers a thing of the PAST

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Help Make Pressure Ulcers a thing of the PAST

Mnemonic of PAST to remind caregivers to Prevent, Assess, Stage, and Treat pressure ulcers in the hospital and nursing home setting. Additional information is provided to supplement each of those four categories to help staff provide good skin care to their patients/residents.

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Health Services Advisory Group of California, Inc.

Glendale, California

 

Has Anyone Checked Your Feet Poster

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Has Anyone Checked Your Feet Poster

This poster was developed to encourage providers to remind diabetic patients to have their feet checked.

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Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Helena, Montana

 

Communicating with Physicians About Pressure Ulcers

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Communicating with Physicians About Pressure Ulcers

A form to assist health care providers in communicating with physicians about pressure ulcers in an effective and complete way in order to faciliate treatment of pressure ulcers.

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Primaris

Columbia, Missouri

 

Clinical Fact Sheet: Quick Assessment of Leg Ulcers

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Clinical Fact Sheet: Quick Assessment of Leg Ulcers

This is a two-page document for nursing homes to use as a quick reference on the assessment of pressure ulcers versus stasis ulcers.

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Stratis Health

Bloomington, Minnesota

 

CATS Decrease Surgical Site Infections

Friday, May 6th, 2011

CATS Decrease Surgical Site Infections

CATS Decrease Surgical Site Infections (Spanish)

Poster designed to reduce surgical site infections based on the acronymn, CATS.

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Antibiotics

Temperature

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Health Services Advisory Group

Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

Beta Blocker ACE/ARB Pocket Card

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Beta Blocker ACE/ARB Pocket Card

This beta-blocker pocket card was developed by the Regional Medical Center of San Jose, CA.

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Regional Medical Center of San Jose, CA

 

BEAGLES – Surgical Site Infection Poster

Friday, May 6th, 2011

BEAGLES – Surgical Site Infection Poster

This poster was developed to assist bedside clinicians to betterunderstand and to remember the quality measures associated withdecreasing surgical site infections. The poster displays an acronymthat can help all to remember.

This was edited from a prior CATS poster submitted by HealthServices Advisory Group.

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Georgia Medical Care Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia