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Emergency Room Utilization Intervention List
Download this one-page list of interventions you and your hospital staff can use to help to decrease emergency room visits from Medicare beneficiaries at short-term hospitals, critical access hospitals and inpatient psychiatric facilities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 12 2022 6:06PM  
Hospital Readmission Reduction Intervention List
Download this one-page list of interventions you and your hospital staff can use to help reduce 30-day hospital readmissions.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 9 2022 1:55PM  
Where for Care Plan
This one-page document the Where for Care campaign developed helps guide the reader through developing a care plan before an actual medical emergency takes place.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:02PM  
The EveryONE Project – Social Determinants of Health Guide to Social Needs Screening
The American Academy of Family Physicians created this handout to help care teams understand social determinants of health and how to develop a team-based care approach to identify specific patient needs and how to address those needs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:30PM  
Social Needs Patient Action Plan
The American Academy of Family Physicians created this two-page fillable PDF document to allow a care team member to work directly with a patient to document the social determinants that may influence their health needs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:30PM  
Upstream Risks Screening Tool and Guide
The AAMC created this five-page checklist for care team members to use to help prompt patients to provide more information about themselves, which can help identify areas of need that have historically not been addressed in the traditional clinical setting.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:29PM  
8 Tips for High-Quality Hand-Offs
Download this infographic to view what The Joint Commission considers are the eight tips for high-quality patient hand offs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:05PM  
My Emergency Plan (English)
Internists/primary care physicians and nurses: Provide this document to your patients, which includes more information to help them ascertain when to call your office for help or when to go to the emergency room for a range of conditions, including shortness of breath, heart failure, complications with diabetes and more. Patients: Use this document to help determine when to call your physician for help or when to go to the emergency department for assistance.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/03/2015    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:01PM  
My Emergency Plan (Spanish)
Internists/primary care physicians and nurses: Provide this document to your patients, which includes more information to help them ascertain when to call your office for help or when to go to the emergency room for a range of conditions, including shortness of breath, heart failure, complications with diabetes and more. Patients: Use this document to help determine when to call your physician for help or when to go to the emergency department for assistance.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/03/2015    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2022 4:02PM