The Interdisciplinary Care Team’s Role in Pressure Injury Prevention

Prepared by IPRO NQIIC

This resource guide provides education, evidence-based practices, and guidance on how to engage the interdisciplinary team to collaborate and improve the assessment, management, and prevention of pressure injuries. It is intended for use by healthcare providers who work with patients/residents who either have pressure injuries or are at risk of developing them. It will guide healthcare teams to implement effective pressure injury prevention practices through an interdisciplinary approach (AHRQ, 2023).

Pain Management Essential Communication Elements for Transitions of Care Guide

Prepared by IPRO QIN-QIO

This resource is designed for use in any facility by staff or a healthcare provider to improve cross-setting management of pain management during transitions of care, to prevent adverse drug events and subsequently reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and readmissions.

Solar Eclipse Provider-Facing Safety Tips

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. The eclipse will travel across portions of Mexico, the central and eastern United States, and southeastern Canada. According to NASA, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun at just the right time, with the Moon creating a shadow on a portion of the Earth’s surface. If you have plans to view the solar eclipse or if you live in an area that will experience a total solar eclipse, it’s important that you plan ahead and review these safety tips. This document is intended to assist hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and all other health care providers plan for the upcoming total solar eclipse. In preparation, please take the time to review this document and share this information with your patients/ residents, facilities, and staff.

Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions

Prepared by IPRO QIN-QIO

Buprenorphine for Pain: A Transition Guide from Full Agonist Opioid Prescriptions is a tool intended to aid clinicians in switching patients off of full opioid agonists to buprenorphine, a partial mixed opioid agonist for pain management.

The information presented in this document should not be considered medical advice and is not a substitute for individualized patient or client care and treatment decisions.

AHA Series: Social Determinants of Health

Prepared by the American Hospital Association (AHA)

The AHA is working to support hospitals and health systems as they address social determinants of health, eliminate health care disparities and provide comprehensive care to every patient in every community—all of which improve community health.

This series is organized by topic, and currently includes modules for: food, housing, transportation, health behaviors, violence, and more.