See links at left for pages on this website with additional resources for specific initiatives. The following links may refer to pages
or documents on external websites not maintained by Acumentra Health.
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Healthy Living with Heart Failure: A Patient's Guide (Acumentra Health, 2011)
Updated version of our popular booklet that explains what heart failure is and what patients can do to stay healthier. Several forms and documents can be downloaded individually.
Caring for Your Heart: Living Well with Heart Failure (University of North Carolina, 2007)
A low-literacy heart failure education booklet with a "daily check-up" for patients to follow at home.
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NEJM video: Videos in Clinical Medicine: Hand Hygiene (14-minute training program from New England Journal of Medicine): Longtin Y, Sax H, Allegranzi B, Schneider F, Pittet D. Hand hygiene. N Engl J Med 2011; 364:e24. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm0903599. Accessed April 6, 2011.
Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework: validated and systematic tool developed by WHO to help assess hand hygiene promotion and practices in health-care facilities.http://www.who.int/gpsc/country_work/hhsa_framework/en/index.html. Accessed April 7, 2011.
Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare Associated Infections (video training by Department of Health and Human Services, May 2011)
Oregon Surgical Safety Checklist (PDF document)
NEJM article: Haynes AB, et al. A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population. NEJM. Special Article, published electronically, 1/14/09. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMsa0810119. Accessed January 16, 2009.
IHI "Surgical Safety Checklist Sprint": Initiative to have every U.S. hospital test the checklist in one OR by April 1, 2009. Page includes links to checklist document and starter kit. http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/ImprovementMap/WHOSurgicalSafetyChecklist.htm. Accessed January 28, 2009.
Safe Surgery website: http://www.safesurg.org/materials.html.
AHRQ patient safety research articles
Exam room poster: "Secret agent for the flu" (PDF, 2009)
Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit (Acumentra Health for Oregon Department of Human Services, 2009)
Transitional Care & Pressure Ulcers Project Toolkit—Advancing Excellence & Oregon IHI Network Joint Committee
TeamSTEPPS (patient safety system for teamwork)—AHRQ
Adult immunizations—Oregon Adult Immunization Coalition and Acumentra Health
Washington State Collaborative—Washington State Department of Health
Last updated August 18, 2011