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Senior and General Healthcare Checklists
- The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande, MD, analyzes the positive impact of checklists used in many fields, including health care, to handle "the volume and complexity of what we know."
The Checklist Manifesto, begins on familiar ground, with his experiences as a surgeon. But before long it becomes clear that he is really interested in a problem that afflicts virtually every aspect of the modern world–and that is how professionals deal with the increasing complexity of their responsibilities....
Gawande begins by making a distinction between errors of ignorance (mistakes we make because we don't know enough), and errors of ineptitude (mistakes we made because we don't make proper use of what we know). Failure in the modern world, he writes, is really about the second of these errors, and he walks us through a series of examples from medicine showing how the routine tasks of surgeons have now become so incredibly complicated that mistakes of one kind or another are virtually inevitable:....
- Patient safety checklists World Health Organization
WHO Patient Safety is currently putting together a framework for identifying a range of clinical care processes where checklists would save patient lives and reduce serious harm. WHO Patient Safety, with help from other collaborating departments within WHO, is already developing additional patient care checklists over a range of disciplines, including labor & delivery, neonatal and trauma care.
- Checklists to Improve Patient Safety
Why a Checklist? To improve patient safety and quality outcomes, health care professionals are using multiple methods to reduce patient harm and eliminate medical errors. One method being implemented more and more is the checklist.....
- SNAP for Senior Lists of Lists [plhealth.org/longtermcare.html]
- Healthcare Checklists: Doctors, Hospital, Medications, etc/)
Checklists for Doctor Visits:
Checklists for Hospital Admissions and Care:
- The Patient's Checklist [10 Checklists that could save your life]
From a trip to the emergency room to open heart surgery, all patients can experience not just perplexing and impersonal care but serious communication failures among care providers and basic safety issues that can put them at risk. That's why The Patient's Checklist is so important. These checklists can play a big role in helping patient and family both guard against human error and improve communication and compassion in hospital care.
1.Before You Go
2.What to Bring
3.During Your Stay
4.Master Medication List
5.Daily Medication Log
10.Family & Friends Contacts List
Checklist for Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs [pdf, CDC]
The following checklist is a companion to Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. This checklist should be used to systematically assess key elements and actions to ensure optimal antibiotic prescribing and limit overuse and misuse of antibiotics in hospitals. CDC recommends that all hospitals implement an Antibiotic Stewardship Program.
Facilities using this checklist should involve one or more knowledgeable staff to determine if the following principles and actions to improve antibiotic use are in place. The elements in this checklist have been shown in previous studies to be helpful in improving antibiotic use though not all of the elements might be feasible in all hospitals.
Patient, protect thyself [EIGHT WAYS TO HELP YOU, THE PATIENT] USA Today, Feb 2007
Patient Checklist for Your Hospital Stay: Advice on how to prepare and be a proactive patient
by Elizabeth Bailey, AARP, March 1, 2012
"A patient checklist can be a simple and efficient tool to help you better understand and manage the realities of complex, often confusing care in a busy hospital setting. An informed and involved patient is a safer patient because care today is often fragmented and rushed. Ask questions. Speak up. Trust your instincts — you know yourself best. Bring a friend or family member with you if you can to advocate for you...."
Checklists for Hospital Discharge (to Home):
- Discharge Planning Checklist [pdf, Medicare]
For patients and their caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other care setting
Transition Survival Skills [Care Transitions Program; Denver, Colorado © 2009 Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH ]
To make your transition or care "handover" from hospital to home go smoothly and to help you stay out of the hospital, there are some simple things you can do to manage your health conditions. Improving these transitions is a team sport and you and your family caregiver are key members of the team.
[also includes: Personal Health Record; Discharge Preparation Checklist (below); Medications; Follow-up Visit with your Primary Care Doctor or Specialist; Understanding your Health Conditions; Reaching your Health Goals]
Discharge Preparation Checklist: Before I leave the care facility, the following tasks should be completed
[pdf, Dr.Eric Coleman, UCHSC, HCPR]
DISCHARGE PREPARATION CHECKLIST
Review this list often during your stay and mark each item off when done. This will help you prepare for a safe discharge.
Comprehensive Discharge Planning - Tools and Resources
[RARE: Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively]
Infection Prevention & Control Checklists
Checklists (etc.) for Inter-Facility Transfer, incl. Transfer from Hospital to Rehab/SNF Clinic
"Inter-facility Infection Control Transfer Form," [CDC, pdf]
Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transition Project: KC4TP WARM HANDOVER GUIDE [KC4TP]
KC4TP WARM HANDOVER GUIDE
Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transitions Project (KC4TP).
Healthcare organizations throughout Kitsap County have joined together to better serve the needs of patients in our community. The Kitsap County Cross Continuum Care Transitions Project, or KC4TP, is a collaboration of Harrison Medical Center, skilled nursing facilities, hospice and palliative care, specialty and primary care clinics, and other community healthcare support agencies..... (incl. video
[Health Complications in Post-Hospital Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care
- Checklist of Post-Operative Complications at Rehab / SNF
- Infection Prevention Tools for
nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities [CDC, pdf]
Checklists etc. for Nursing Homes and Adult Family Homes:
Checklists for Caregiver Stress and Other Concerns
And now: The Providers' Perspective: