The fever materials offer guidance to providers who wish to support health literacy with their clients. Parents are often alarmed when a child presents with pyrexia and the gamut of available resources, from well-intentioned friends or family members to a wide range or media streams, often are misguided and lack evidence-based solutions. We know that when patients understand basic health information, they are more likely to come to appropriate health decisions.
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Doctor's Office vs. Emergency Room
The Doctor's Office Vs. Emergency Room material offers guidance to providers who wish to support health literacy with their clients. The handouts (also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali and Russian) can be printed and distributed to clients as part of a conversation on when to take a child to the doctor’s office or the emergency room.
Palliative Care Leadership Centers
Fairview Health Services’ Palliative Care Program is designated as one of seven national Palliative Care Leadership Centers (PCLCs) by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). These programs host site visits, including training and technical assistance for hospitals and other institutions seeking to start or strengthen their own palliative care programs.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care
The CAPC, Center to Advance Palliative Care, site provides health care professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other community based health care settings. CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.
End of Life Palliative Education Resource Center
The EPERC, End of Life Palliative Education Resource Center, shares educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education. Its series of fact sheets provide concise, practical, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based summaries on key topics important to clinicians and trainees caring for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Fast Facts are designed to be easily accessible and clinically relevant monographs on palliative care topics.
Palliative Care Guideline Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
The Palliative Care Guideline Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) guideline assists primary and specialty care providers in identifying and caring for adult patients with a potentially life-limiting, life-threatening or chronic, progressive illness who may benefit from palliative care. It outlines key considerations for creating a plan of care to meet patient, family, and other caregivers’ needs throughout the continuum of care. A palliative care order set is also available.
Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach
In the webinar, Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach, Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH and Hub coach, Carolyn Brill, CPHIMS, CHP discussed population health management for a provider audience. This data driven approach includes case examples of depression in people with diabetes and efforts to improve their clinical outcomes. This webinar will explore:
National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition, 2013
The mission of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care is to create clinical practice guidelines that improve the quality of palliative care in the United States. Specifically, the clinical practice guidelines promote quality palliative care, foster consistent and high standards in palliative care, and encourage continuity of care across settings.
National Quality Forum
The National Quality Forum, NQF, has established a set of 38 best practices for improving palliative care programs outlined in “A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality”.
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), an American Nurses Association project, is a national education initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States.