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Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement

AHRQ offers several curriculum tools that health care professionals can use to make care safer and improve their communication and teamwork skills. Information on these tools is provided here.

Tools and lessons from the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative are provided here for adaptation in teaching medical residents and improving care for patients with chronic illnesses.

Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curricular Modules for Faculty is a set of modules to help pharmacy faculty integrate health literacy and health literacy quality improvement into courses, experiential education, and projects for PharmD students and pharmacy residents. The curricular modules can be used for lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, and experiential education. The modules consist of 17 activity guides with 4 accompanying PowerPoint® presentations. Each activity guide includes a list of further resources.

TeamSTEPPS® is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. It includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into any health care system.

Tools and lessons from the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative are provided here for adaptation in teaching medical residents and improving care for patients with chronic illnesses.

These tools will help your unit implement evidence-based practices and eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). When used with the CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program) Toolkit, these tools dramatically reduced CLABSI rates in more than 1,000 hospitals across the country.

The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) toolkit includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how your physicians, nurses, and other clinical team members work together. It builds the capacity to address safety issues by combining clinical best practices and the science of safety.

A five-step process for shared decisionmaking that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient.

Step 1:Seek your patients participation.

Step 2:Help your patient explore and compare treatment options.

Step 3:Assess your patients values and preferences.

Step 4:Reach a decision with your patient.

Step 5:Evaluate your patients decision.

This book comprises 23 chapters focused on what we know and what is still to be learned about the effects of various behavioral and social factors on longevity, disability and illness, and quality of life, primarily at the population level. Factors such as access to health care, educational attainment, nutrition, physical activity, use of tobacco products, and non-communicable diseases are considered, along with many other determinants of health and longevity. Several chapters focus on improving methods for behavioral and social science research. In addition, many of the authors examine the state of Americans health and well-being and our return on investment in health care expenditures in comparison with other developed and developing countries.

Page originally created January 2013

Internet Citation: Curriculum Tools. Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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