Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This tool is an example of a clinical pathway, detailing the relationship among the different components of pressure ulcer prevention. This tool can be used by the hospital unit team in designing a new system, as a training tool for frontline staff, and as an ongoing clinical reference tool on the units. This tool can be modified or a new one created to meet the needs of your particular setting. If you prepared a process map describing your current practices, you can compare that to desired practices outlined on the clinical pathway.

Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Toolkit

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

A variety of forces are pushing hospitals to improve their discharge processes to reduce readmissions. Researchers at the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) developed and tested the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED). Research showed that the RED was effective at reducing readmissions and posthospital emergency department (ED) visits. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with BUMC to develop this toolkit to assist hospitals, particularly those that serve diverse populations, to replicate the RED.

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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This 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.