From the Society of Hospital Medicine, this screening tool helps to identify a patient's risk for adverse events after discharge and screens for (1) problems with medications, (2) psychological issues, (3) principal diagnosis, (4) physical limitations, (5) poor health literacy, (6) patient support, (7) prior hospitalizations, and (8) palliative care.
Consumermedsafety.org, a website developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, offers tools and resources about high-alert medications and medication safety.
The purpose of this training toolkit "Always Use Teach-Back," found at www.teachbacktraining.org, is to help healthcare providers learn to use teach-back to support patients and families throughout the care continuum, especially during transitions between healthcare settings. The toolkit combines health literacy principles of plain language and using teach-back to confirm understanding, with behavior change principles of coaching to new habits and adapting systems to promote consistent use of key practices.
Tools and Guides
ADRCs have been working to assist individuals in “critical pathways,” defined as the times or places when people make important decisions about long-term care.
A National initiative led by the Society of Hospital Medicine to improve the care of patients as they transition from hospital to home.