Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE)

National Association of Community Health Centers

Set of national core measures as well as a set of optional measures for community priorities. It was informed by research, the experience of existing social risk assessments, and stakeholder engagement. It aligns with national initiatives prioritizing social determinants (e.g., Healthy People 2020), measures proposed under the next stage of Meaningful Use, clinical coding under ICD-10, and health centers’ Uniform Data System (UDS).

2023 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN); Patient Safety Component Manual

CDC, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

The Patient Safety Component includes five modules that focus on events associated with medical devices, surgical procedures, antimicrobial agents used during healthcare, multidrug resistant organisms, and Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Patient Safety & Behavioral Health: Antipsychotic Medication Adverse Drug Events (ADE’s)

This material was prepared by Alliant Quality, and adapted by the IPRO QIN-QIO, a collaboration of Healthcentric Advisors, Qlarant and IPRO, serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization.

This resource discusses the common effects of antipsychotic ADE’s, and provides links to other resources and interventions that support the prevention of adverse events. Adverse drug events cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. About 350,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment after emergency visits for adverse drug events. People typically take more medicines as they age, and the risk of adverse events may increase as more people take more medicines.

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (Updated Addendum added April 12, 2022 )

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Toolkit addresses proper storage, handling, transport,
and emergency handling of COVID-19 vaccines.

The addendum has been updated to clarify COVID-19 vaccination provider requirements, include language related to FDA
authorization and approval of COVID-19 vaccine products, and storage and handling information on Pfzer-BioNTech Vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

module 1 iconCOVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers (Updated October 27. 2021)
Janssen Module IconJanssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson):What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know (Updated March 8. 2022)
module 3  iconModerna COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know (Updated November 3. 2022)
module 1 iconPfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know (Updated November 3. 2022)
module 3  iconNovavax COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know (Updated December 5. 2022)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator (Updated 12/16/22)

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Burn Rate Calculator is a spreadsheet-based model that will help healthcare facilities plan and optimize the use of PPE.

Use this Excel spreadsheet to calculate your PPE burn rate. The PPE Burn Rate Calculator (Version 1) may be preferrable for smaller companies.

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator (Version 2) [XLS – 2 MB] has more options for users to enter and view PPE data. Version 2 has more capability to meet the needs of large companies and facilities with complex inventory needs.

Pre-recorded Learning Modules on Person and Family Engagement

Prepared by AIR for IPRO HQIC

What is Person and Family Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

PFE, and explains what partnership might look like in the hospital setting. The presentation outlines the benefits of PFE to improve care and shows how hospital staff can invite patients and families to become partners with them in direct care or in general hospital improvement. A list of resources is shared at the end of the presentation. A transcript is available to accompany the recorded presentation in the IPRO HQIC Resource Library.

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How Can Person and Family Engagement Practices Help Reduce All-Cause Harms in Hospitals?

This 14-minute presentation expands on engaging patients and families to be partners and focuses on using PFE as a quality improvement strategy that can assist in reducing all-cause harms (e.g., falls, pressure injuries, infections) in the hospital. The presentation introduces the
five PFE Best Practices required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for hospitals enrolled in the Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC). It explains how these best practices can be implemented and applied to improve patient safety at the hospital. A list of
resources is shared at the end of the presentation. A transcript is available to accompany the recorded presentation in the IPRO HQIC Resource
Library.

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Diagnostic Safety and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Diagnostic errors occur in all settings of care, contribute to about 10 percent of patient deaths, and are the primary reason for medical liability claims.  AHRQ is the lead Federal agency investing in research to improve diagnostic safety and reduce diagnostic error.

  • Issue Briefs
  • Papers
  • Tools to Improve Diagnostic Safety
  • Blogs
  • Patient and Family Engagement

Joint HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy – November 8, 2022 LAN Event

Prepared by IPRO HQIC

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary use and combat antibiotic resistance. This event features national antibiotic use and duration of therapy (DOT) trending data, strategies to address AS challenges, examples of best practice to improve antibiotic discharge prescribing, and a hospital’s success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to improve DOT and outcomes.

Identifying and Supporting Patient Representatives on a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Committee

Prepared by AIR for IPRO HQIC

The September PFE Learning and Action Event explores how patient and family representatives can contribute to QI or patient safety initiatives. The one-hour session explains the roles and responsibilities of patient and family representatives and teaches hospitals how to recruit and prepare patients and family members to participate in meaningful ways on committees, including helpful onboarding resources. Patient and family representatives also share their experiences serving on committees and provide practical guidance on how to better support representatives.