For Crisis Help 24/7, call 1-800-715-4225

Patient Resources

Here are some community links to assist our families. They include food, clothing, shelter, employment/job search, aftercare, education, health care and additional community resources. Please click on the links below for more information.


Informational Links

Here are some informational links that may be helpful if you feel like you are experiencing any of these disorders


Depression

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)

Anxiety

Attachment Disorder

Autism

Links to our community partners:


Department of Human Resources

Department of Family and Children Services

Department of Juvenile Justice

Clinical Resources:
 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy

Behavioral Therapies Development Program - Effective Drug Abuse Treatment Approaches

Motivational Interviewing

Creative Therapy Store

Psych Education

Dialectical Behavior Therapy



Additional Associations:

Play Therapy

International Play Therapy

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

Child Advocacy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

Center for Victims of Torture

New Tactics in Human Rights

National Trafficking Resource Center

The Future of the Children

Darkness to light (child sexual abuse prevention program)

Cultural Orientation Resource Center

Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP)

Celebrating/Strengthening Families

Drug Watch.Com

Swifteens.org

Georgia Department of Education Video on Parent Rights--English and Spanish

Committee For Children


This listing of resources is being provided as a service and does not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs. Progressive Counseling is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites.  URL addresses were current as of September 1, 2010.  The first set of links are from the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual.  The remaining links are listed under the related MDS 3.0 section when possible.

 
 

CARE AREA GENERAL RESOURCES

Excerpt from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’

Long Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument

User’s Manual, Version 3.0, June 2010

 
 

Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Resources

http://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/star_index.aspx?controls=nhTechAssist

 

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/

 

Alzheimer’s Association Resources

http://www.alz.org/professionals_and_researchers_14899.asp#professional

 

American Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guidelines and Tools

http://www.americangeriatrics.org

 

American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) Clinical Practice Guidelines and Tools

http://www.amda.com/tools

 

American Pain Society

http://www.ampainsoc.org/pub/cp_guidelines.htm

 

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Practice Resources

http://www.ascp.com/resources

 

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Practice Resources

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Practice

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities Guidelines http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_longterm_care.html

 

CMS Pub. 100-07 State Operations Manual Appendix PP – Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities (federal regulations noted throughout; resources provided in endnotes)

http://cms.gov/manuals/Downloads/som107ap_pp_guidelines_ltcf.pdf

 

Emerging Solutions in Pain Tools

http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.com/

 

GeriatricWeb Resources and Practice Guidelines

http://geriatricweb.sc.edu/

 

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Protocols and Assessment Series

http://www.hartfordign.org/resources

 

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Clinical Nursing Resources

http://consultgerirn.org/resources

 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

http://www.ismp.org/

 

Medicare Quality Improvement Community (MedQIC)

http://www.qualitynet.org/dcs/ContentServer?c=MQParents&pagename=Medqic%2FContent%2FParentShellTemplateandcid=1089815966986andparentName=Setting

 

Quality Improvement Organizations

www.medqic.org

 

Research in Gerontological Nursing

http://www.geronurseresearch.com/

 

University of Missouri’s Geriatric Examination Tool Kit

http://web.missouri.edu/~proste/tool/

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse

http://www.guideline.gov/

 

LINKS SORTED BY MDS 3.0 SECTIONS

 
 

SECTION B.   HEARING, SPEECH, AND VISION

 

HEARING:              Try This:  Hearing Screening in Older Adults—A Brief Hearing Loss Screener

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_12.pdf

SPEECH:                 Communication—Best Ways to Interact With the Person With Dementia

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_communication.pdf

VISION:                  Lives Improve With Visual Supports

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMar2008.pdf

 

 

SECTION C.   COGNITIVE PATTERNS

 

                                Memory Loss Not Linked to Surgery

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/NewsJan2010Memory.pdf

Promoting Memory Retention

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-07-2005.pdf

Conducting Mental Assessments

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-06-2003.pdf

SLUMS Assessment Tool

http://medschool.slu.edu/agingsuccessfully/pdfsurveys/slumsexam_05.pdf

ALZHEIMERS:        Alzheimer’s Disease – 10 Warning Signs

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_10warnsigns.pdf

Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_alzdisease.pdf

Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_stages.pdf

FDA-Approved Treatments for Alzheimer’s

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_treatments.pdf

Barbara Broyles Alzheimer and Dementia Training Program for Nursing Assistants

http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/Broyles%20Alzheimer%20Curriculum.doc

Alzheimer’s—A Thief in the Night

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/cover-10-2007.pdf

Alzheimer’s Patients Respond to Cognitive Techniques

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-12-2005.pdf

Guideline for Alzheimer’s Disease Management

http://www.alz.org/californiasouthland/documents/professional_GuidelineFullReport.pdf

DEMENTIA:            Comparison of the Clinical Features of Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

http://www.interiorhealth.ca/uploadedFiles/Health_Services/Senior_and_Adult_Care/Dementia_Care/Professional_Resources/DepressionDementiaDeliriumTable_3ds.pdf

                                The Family Approach to Dementia Care

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-10-2005.pdf

                                A Guide to Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment

http://dementia.americangeriatrics.org/

DELIRIUM:             Try This:  Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults With Dementia

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_d8.pdf

Common Risk Factors and Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Delirium

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Delirium/del_risk_factors.pdf

Signs and Symptoms of Delirium Distinguished from Depression and Dementia

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Delirium/del_signs_symptoms.pdf

Delirium:  Acute Intervention Checklist

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Delirium/del_interv_checklist.pdf

Common Risk Factors and Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Delirium

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Delirium/del_risk_factors.pdf

Delirium Risk Factors Intervention Guide

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Delirium/del_risk_factors.pdf

 

 

SECTION D.   MOOD

 

Stress Scale for Adults

http://www.google.com/search?q=stress+scale+for+adults&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=

Try This:  The Impact of Event Scale – Revised  (IES-R)

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_19.pdf

DEPRESSION:   Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form)

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/depression/geriatric_depression_scale.pdf

Geriatric Depression Mood Scale Score Worksheet

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/depression/AFMC_Mood_Scale_MDS_Worksheet_MAR07.pdf

Cornell Scale Guidelines

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/depression/CornellScaleGuidelines.pdf

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/depression/CornellScale.pdf

Geriatric Depression Management Decision Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/depression/DepressionManagementGuide.pdf

Zung Self Rated Depression Scale

http://healthnet.umassmed.edu/mhealth/ZungSelfRatedDepressionScale.pdf

Clinical Process Guideline:  Depression

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-173460--,00.html

The Facts About Men and Depression

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/real-men-real-depression-easy-to-read/real-men-real-depression.pdf

Putting a New Face on Depression Treatment

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverFeb2009.pdf

Managing Depression

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingSep2008.pdf

Depression:  Fast Facts

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Depression/depression_fast%20facts%20depression%20final.pdf

 

 

SECTION E.   BEHAVIOR

 

Keeping Violent Behavior in Check

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-09-2004.pdf

DEMENTIA:            How to Respond When Dementia Causes Unpredictable Behaviors

                                http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_behaviors.pdf

MEDICATION:       Clinical Process Guideline:  Behavior Management and Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174610--,00.html

WANDERING:       Wandering Behavior—Preparing for and Preventing It

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_wandering.pdf

Caring for Residents Who Wander

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving10-2006.pdf

 

 

SECTION F.   PREFERENCES FOR CUSTOMARY ROUTINE AND ACTIVITIES

 

Activities Tip Sheet

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nursinghome/arkaccord/ArkAccord_Activities_Tip_Sheet_0107.pdf

Quality of Life Assessment

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Quality-of-life_assessment/default.htm

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Quality-of-life_assessment/docs/qolmod.pdf

Nurturing Resident’s Spirits

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverMay2009.pdf

Creative Tasks Spark Imagination

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingOct2008.pdf

The Healing Light of Art

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-12-2004.pdf

 

 

SECTION G.   FUNCTIONAL STATUS

 

Improve your Balance in 10 Minutes a Day

http://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/documents/ImproveYourBalance_ABS_BGS_06.pdf

Mobility Decline Prevention

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Mobility_decline_prevention/default.htm

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Mobility_decline_prevention/mdmod.pdf

Stepping Up Ambulation

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJul2008.pdf

BATHING:              Change Ideas for Bathing

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Bathing%20Improvement%20&%20Stabilization/Th-3_Change_Ideas_BATHING.pdf

Bathing Tip Sheet

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nursinghome/arkaccord/ArkAccord_Bathing_Tip_Sheet_0107.pdf

 

 

SECTION H.   BLADDER AND BOWEL

 

Preventing Urinary Tract Infections Tip Sheet

http://patientsafetyauthority.org/EducationalTools/PatientSafetyTools/cauti/Documents/tips.pdf

Clinical Process Guideline:  Urinary Incontinence

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174780--,00.html

Incontinence Management

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Incontinence_management/default.htm

A New Look at Incontinence

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJune2010.pdf

Reducing Urinary Incontinence

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJun2009.pdf

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5110a1.htm

Guidelines for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 2009

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/CAUTI_Guideline2009final.pdf

Try This:  Transient Urinary Incontinence In Older Adults

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_11_1.pdf

Try This:  Persistent Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_11_2.pdf

PROGRAMS:          Prompted Voiding Yields Results

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMar2009.pdf

 

 

SECTION I.   ACTIVE DIAGNOSES

 

HEART:                   Clinical Process Guideline:  Heart Failure

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-178033--,00.html

PARKINSONS:       Parkinson’s:  A Caregiver’s Challenge

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJan2008.pdf

OSTEOPOROSIS:   Osteoporosis:  A Bare Bones Look

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-09-2007.pdf

HYPERTENSION:   Keeping Hypertension in Check

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-10-2004.pdf

Caring for People With Pneumonia

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-04-2003.pdf

DIABETES:              AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Person With Diabetes Mellitus

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/JAGSfinal05.pdf

Keeping Diabetes at Bay

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-09-2005.pdf

 

 

SECTION J.   HEALTH CONDITIONS

 

PAIN:                      Clinical Process Guideline:  Pain Management

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174194--,00.html

Improving Pain Management

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-10-2007.pdf

Collaborating to Manage Pain

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-12-2004.pdf

AGS Clinical Practice Guideline:  Pharmacological Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2009/

American Pain Society

http://www.ampainsoc.org/pub/cp_guidelines.htm

Emerging Solutions in Pain Tools

http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.com/

Management of Pain in the Long Term Care Setting

http://nursinghomes.tmf.org/Portals/16/Documents/NH/Toolkits/Pain/PainMgt.pdf

Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) Scale

http://web.missouri.edu/~proste/tool/cog/painad.pdf

Try This:  Pain Assessment for Older Adults

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_7.pdf

Try This:  Assessing Pain in Older Adults With Dementia

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_d2.pdf

Pain Treatment Algorithm

http://resources.lanit.com/moaha/pdf/ADVANCINGEXCELLENCE/PAIN%20Mild%20Pain%20Treatment%20Algorithm.pdf

Comprehensive Assessment of Pain Flowchart

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_comprehensive%20assessment%20final.pdf

Pain:  Essential Systems for Quality Care

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_essential%20systems%20final.pdf

Pain:  Terminology and Types

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_terminology%20and%20types%20final.pdf

Pain Overview

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_overview%20final.pdf

Systems Investigative Audit:  Pain

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/systems%20investigative%20audit%20pain.pdf

DYSPNEA:              Dyspnea Pocket Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/dyspnea/Dyspbrochure.pdf

Dyspnea Assessment Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/dyspnea/DYSPAssessPocketGuide.pdf

FALLS:                    Clinical Process Guideline: Evaluation of Falls/Risks

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174663--,00.html

Falls Prevention and Alzheimer’s

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-11-2006.pdf

Promoting Safety, Reducing Falls

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-05-2004.pdf

AGS Clinical Practice Guideline:  Prevention of Falls in Older Persons

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2010/

Falls Among Older Adults

http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html

Don’t Fall For It (Falls Prevention)

www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/Toolkit/K.../FallPrevention.ppt

Try This:  Fall Risk Assessment for Older Adults:  The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_8.pdf

Falls:  Chair Exercises

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Restraints%20and%20Falls/falls_chair%20exercises%20final.pdf

QA:  Post Falls Investigation Report

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Restraints%20and%20Falls/qa_post%20fall%20investigation%20report_2008.pdf

 

 

SECTION K.   SWALLOWING/NUTRITIONAL STATUS

 

SWALLOWING:    Tough to Swallow Process Indicator

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/Download/general/units/oltc/training/swallow2.pdf

Swallowing Difficulty

www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/Toolkit/N.../SwallowingDifficulty.ppt

WEIGHT:                Weight Loss Prevention

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Weight_loss_prevention/default.htm

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Weight_loss_prevention/wlmod.pdf

Addressing Loss of Weight Issues

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2006_january.pdf#nameddest=Caregiving

NUTRITION:           Nutrition Under a Microscope

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMay2009.pdf

Feeding Difficult-to-Feed Patients

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-09-2006.pdf

Mary W.—A Nutrition Case Study

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-02-2007.pdf

Elder Nutrition and Food Safety, University of Florida

http://enafs.ifas.ufl.edu/modules.html

Elder Nutrition

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/fy/fy62800.pdf

Clinical Process Guideline:  Altered Nutritional Status

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-173711--,00.html

Try This:  Assessing Nutrition in Older Adults

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_9.pdf

Try This:  Eating and Feeding Issues in Older Adults With Dementia, Part I

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_d11_1.pdf

Try This:  Eating and Feeding Issues in Older Adults With Dementia, Part II

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_d11_2.pdf

Clinical Process Guideline:  Maintaining Hydration and Electrolyte Balance

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174699--,00.html

 

 

SECTION L.   ORAL/DENTAL STATUS

 

The Importance of Oral Health

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-01-2005.pdf

Oral Hygiene

www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/Toolkit/D_OralHygiene/OralHygiene.ppt

Try This:  The Kayser-Jones Brief Oral Health Status Examination (BOHSE)

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_18.pdf

 

 

SECTION M.   SKIN CONDITIONS

 

Pressure Ulcer Plan is Working

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMay2008.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Success Story

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingDec2007.pdf

A New Look at Pressure Ulcers

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-04-2007.pdf

Getting a Jump on Wound Care

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-01-2007.pdf

Wound Care From the Top Down

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-08-2005.pdf

RISK:                       Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/braden%20scale_2010.pdf

Try This:  Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_5.pdf

MANAGEMENT:   Clinical Process Guideline:  Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers

                                http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174762--,00.html

                                Pressure Ulcer Prevention

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/modules/Pressure_ulcer_prevention/default.htm

Preventing Pressure Ulcers

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingAug2008.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/pu_pres.ppt

Quick Reference Guide:  Pressure Ulcer Prevention

http://npuap.org/Final_Quick_Prevention_for_web_2010.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Points

http://www.npuap.org/PU_Prev_Points.pdf

                                Pressure Ulcer Management Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/pressure_ulcer/PUManagementGuide.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Positioning Pocket Guide

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/pressure_ulcer/PUPressurePointsCard.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Project Tool Kit

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/pressure_ulcer/PUbooklet.pdf

SBAR:  Skin Care Instructions

http://www.qualitynet.org/dcs/ContentServer?c=MQTools&pagename=Medqic%2FMQTools%2FToolTemplate&cid=1228733778377&parentName=Category

Comprehensive Admission Skin Assessment

http://louisianaqio.eqhs.org/PDF/Patient%20Safety/Comprehensive%20Skin%20Assessment.pdf

Pressure Ulcers:  Facility Assessment Checklists

http://www.qide.org/shared/content/pa_documents/Patient%20Safety%209SOW/Facility%20Assessment%20ChecklistPrU.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers

www.amda.com/tools/clinical/pressureulcers/PU%20CPG%20slides.ppt

Skin Tears:  The Clinical Challenge

http://patientsafetyauthority.org/ADVISORIES/AdvisoryLibrary/2006/Sep3(3)/documents/01b.pdf

Systems Investigative Audit:  Pressure Ulcer Prevention/Treatment

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/systems%20investigative%20audit_2008.pdf

Tissue Tolerance and Individualized Turning Schedule

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/tissue%20tolerance%20and%20turning%20schedule_2008.pdf

Clinical Fact Sheet:  Quick Assessment of Leg Ulcers

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/pressure%20ulcer_clinical%20fact%20sheet%20leg%20ulcer%20assmnt%20final.pdf

TOOLS:                   Save Our Skin Tools

http://www.lhcrmedicare.org/sosnh.htm

Pressure Ulcer Tracking and Trending Tools

http://www.iqh.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=232:pressure-ulcer-tracking-and-trending-tool&catid=35:tools&Itemid=225

http://www.internetifmc.com/provider/documents/qmqi_pressure_ulcer_tracking_tool_sample.pdf

PUSH Tool

http://npuap.org/tools.htm

STAGING:               Pressure Ulcer Category Staging Illustrations

http://www.npuap.org/resources.htm

Pressure Ulcer Staging Pocket Guide

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/pressure_ulcer/PUStagingGuideCard.pdf

Pressure Ulcer Definition and Stages

http://www.npuap.org/documents/PU_Definition_Stages.pdf

Payne-Martin Method of Skin Tear Classification

http://patientsafetyauthority.org/ADVISORIES/AdvisoryLibrary/2006/Sep3(3)/PublishingImages/01-Fig3.JPG

INCONTINENCE:   What the Experts Say in Incontinence Care and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guidelines

http://www.sageproducts.com/documents/pdf/education/guidlines/skin/20476_What_the_experts_say_in_incontinence_care_and_pressure_ulcer_prevention_guidelines.pdf

What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us, Incontinence and Related Perineal Skin Injury

http://www.sageproducts.com/documents/pdf/education/symposia/iad/20706_What_We_Dont_Know_Can_Hurt_Us.pdf

NUTRITION:           The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

http://npuap.org/Nutrition%20White%20Paper%20Website%20Version.pdf

CNAs:                     Pressure Ulcers:  CNA Knowledge and Attitude Survey

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/CNA%20knowledge%20and%20attitude%20survey_2008.pdf

Skin Monitoring:  Comprehensive CNA Shower Review

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/CNA%20shower%20assessment_2008.pdf

 

 

SECTION N.   MEDICATIONS

 

Heart Medications Pocket Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/ami/AMI_HF_Contraindications_Pocket_Card.pdf

Asthma Management Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/asthma/AsthmaGuidelineProvidBro.pdf

Benzodiazepine Facts

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/benzo/BenzoProviderTipSheet.pdf

Warfarin and NSAIDs:   Drug-Drug- Interaction

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/nursing_home/drugsafety/ProviderDDIflyer.pdf

Propoxyphene – Potentially Inappropriate Medication

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/nursing_home/drugsafety/ProviderPIMflyer.pdf

Vitamin D  the Super Drug

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/NewsJune2010VitaminD.pdf

Pain Meds in the Spotlight

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/NewsFeb2010PainMeds.pdf

ANTIBIOTICS:        Judicious Antibiotic Use – Cough/Bronchitis

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/aresistance/academic_detailing/CoughIllnessBrochitis.pdf

Judicious Antibiotic Use – Pharyngitis

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/aresistance/academic_detailing/Pharyngitis.pdf

Judicious Antibiotic Use – Rhinitis versus Sinusitis

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/aresistance/academic_detailing/RhinitisvsSinusitis.pdf

Antibiotic Safety Brochure

http://www.preventinfection.org/AM/AMTemplate.cfm?template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8686

INSULIN:                Insulin Measures Worksheet

http://patientsafetyauthority.org/EducationalTools/PatientSafetyTools/insulin/Documents/worksheet.pdf

Insulin Storage and Stability

http://www.pswi.org/professional/pharmaco/insulin%20page.pdf

IN THE ELDERLY:   Prescribing Principles for the Elderly

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/nursing_home/drugsafety/ProviderPrescribingPrincipleflyer.pdf

Try This:  Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, Part I

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_16_1.pdf

Try This:  Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, Part II

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_16_2.pdf

Medicines and You:  A Guide for Older Adults

http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/fact_sheets/pdfs/Your_Medicines_and_You.pdf

MANAGEMENT:   Clinical Process Guideline:  Medication Management and Reduction of Adverse Drug Reactions

                                http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174738--,00.html

Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool

http://www.ihi.org/ihi/uploads/AdverseDrugEventTriggerTool.pdf

Fast Facts:  Antidepressant Medication Side Effects

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Depression/fast%20facts%20side%20effects%20newbw.pdf

Medication Discrepancy Tool

http://www.caretransitions.org/documents/MDT.v3.pdf

Pill Disposal—A Growing Concern

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverSep2009.pdf

Managing a Complex Drug Regimen

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-12-2005.pdf

Tip Sheet for Prescribing Controlled Substances in Long Term Care

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/tip_sheet_fly.pdf

The Five Rights:  Not the Gold Standard for Safe Medication Practices

http://patientsafetyauthority.org/ADVISORIES/AdvisoryLibrary/2005/jun2(2)/documents/09.pdf

Daily Dose Thresholds for Antipsychotic Medications Used to Manage Behavioral Symptoms Related to Dementing Illnesses

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/nhlcs/pdf/phar_dosagetables.pdf

Medication Management Process Indicator

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/medicationmgmt/MedicationManagement.pdf

Medication Reconciliation:  Three Way Match Back Process

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/medicationmgmt/MedReconPrintableFlyer.pdf

Medication Watch Card

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/qi_tools/med_management/MedicationWatchListHORZ4UP.pdf

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Practice Resources

http://www.ascp.com/resources

 

 

SECTION O.   SPECIAL TREATMENTS, PROCEDURES, AND PROGRAMS

 

IMMUNIZATION:  Overcoming Immunization Barriers

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-11-2005.pdf

Pocket Guide to Common Immunizations for the Older Adult

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/AGS_PocketGuide.pdf

Try This:  Immunizations for Older Adults

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_21.pdf

RESTORATIVE:       Some Hints on Restorative Dining

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-03-2005.pdf

Rehab and Restorative Nursing

www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/...RehabRestorative/RehabRestorative.ppt

 

 

SECTION P.   RESTRAINTS

 

Making the Right Choice

http://www.afmc.org/documents/quality_improve/nh_restraints/restraintbrochure.pdf

Restraint Management Guide

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nh_restraints/RestraintManagementGuide.pdf

Providing Restraint-Free Care

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-12-2006.pdf

Try This:  Avoiding Restraints in Older Adults With Dementia

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_d1.pdf

 

 

SECTION Q.   PARTICIPATION IN ASSESSMENT AND GOAL SETTING

 

Going Home, A New Reality

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverJuly2010.pdf

 

 

 

 

LINKS SORTED BY SUBJECT

CARE PLANNING

 

Care Planning Made Easier

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingOct2009.pdf

ADLs:  Plan of Care

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/ADL/adl_planof_care.pdf

Development of a Plan of Care for a Person With Pain

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_plan%20of%20care%20flow%20final.pdf

Pain:  Key Care Plan Approaches

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pain/pain_key%20care%20final.pdf

Development of a Plan of Care for a Resident at High Risk of Developing A Pressure Ulcer

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/pu_high_risk.pdf

Development of a Plan of Care for a Resident With a Pressure Ulcer

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Pressure%20Ulcers/pu_care_plan.pdf

Walking Improvement:  Overview for Developing Care Plans

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Walking/walk_overview_flow.pdf

Fall Prevention Intervention Care Plan

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Restraints%20and%20Falls/falls_prevention%20intervention%20care%20plan%20final.pdf

 

 

CULTURE CHANGE

 

Individualized Care

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nursinghome/arkaccord/IndCareOrganizationalSelf-Asses.pdf

Principles of Person-Centered Care

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Person-Centered%20Care/PrinciplesofPCC.pdf

Watch Your Language

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Person-Centered%20Care/Watch_Your_Language.pdf

Artifacts of Culture Change

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nursinghome/arkaccord/Artifacts_of_Culture_Change.pdf

Culture Change Goes Mainstream

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverMay2010.pdf

Providers Collaborate on Quality Initiatives

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverDec2009.pdf

Nurses Mull Culture Change Role

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/NewsDec2009NursesMull.pdf

Investing in Culture Change—LTC Leaders Look at Why it Works

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverAug2008.pdf

CONSISTENT          A Case for Consistent Assignment

  ASSIGNMENT:     http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-06-2006.pdf

Change Ideas for Consistent Assignment

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Person-Centered%20Care/3ChangeIdeas_CONSISTENT_ASSIGNMENT.pdf

Consistent Assignment Tip Sheet

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/quality_improve/nursinghome/arkaccord/ArkAccord_Consistent_Assignment_Tip_Sheet_0906.pdf

Consistent Assignment Q and A

http://www.afmc.org/HTML/programs/quality_improve/nursing_home/arkansasaccord/pdc_answers.aspx#ca

 

 

END OF LIFE CARE

 

Clinical Process Guideline:  End of Life Care

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-174155--,00.html

Dying With Dignity

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-02-2005.pdf

End of Life Decisions Made Easier

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-03-2006.pdf

Managing Patients at End of Life

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-05-2007.pdf

Comfort, Compassion, Dignity Mark End of Life Care

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-12-2003.pdf

Change Ideas for Death and Dying

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Person-Centered%20Care/ChangeIdeasDEATH%20_DYING.pdf

 

 

CAREGIVING

 

Unique Partnerships That Work

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJuly2010.pdf

Loving Touch Makes a Difference

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMay2010.pdf

The Healing Power of Touch

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingApr2010.pdf

Handle With Care

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJan2010.pdf

Culture Competence Counts

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingDec2009.pdf

Providing Care as a Team

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverJun2009.pdf

Putting Patient Safety First

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingApr2009.pdf

Safe Smoking

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingApr2008.pdf

Preserving Patient Dignity When Surrogates Step In

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-07-2004.pdf

Caring for the Bariatric Patient

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-04-2005.pdf

Resident’s Rights and Dignity

www.afmc.org/...Residents%20RightsDignity/ResidentsRightsDignity.ppt

Try This:  The Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_14.pdf

Clinical Process Guideline:  Acute Change in Condition

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223_35790-108902--,00.html

Teamwork Achieves Lower Pressure Ulcer, Pain Levels

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-06-2005.pdf

WHEELCHAIR:       Reinventing the Wheelchair

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJun2008.pdf

Individualized Wheelchair Seating for Older Adults

http://www.cfmc.org/files/nh/wheelchair%20positioning.pdf

SLEEP:                    Try This:  The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_6_1.pdf

Try This:  The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

http://consultgerirn.org/uploads/File/trythis/try_this_6_2.pdf

Change Ideas for Sleeping and Waking

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Person-Centered%20Care/3ChangeIdeas_SLEEPINGANDWAKING.pdf

RE-HOSPITALI-      Many ER Visits Preventable

  ZATION:               http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/NewsJuly2010ManyER.pdf

Avoiding Hospitalizations

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingFeb2009.pdf

Keeping Hospitalizations in Check

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/2007/caregiving-03-2007.pdf

 

 

INFECTION CONTROL

 

Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Multi_Drug_Resistance_Organisms&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&section=Guidelines&ContentID=1150

Guideline for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Topics1&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=1146

Infection Control Grows More Challenging

http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1526-4114/PIIS1526411408600542.pdf

Preventing Infections in Non-Hospital Settings:  Long Term Care

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no2/nicolle.htm

Infection Control in Long Term Care Facilities

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_longterm_care.html

Definition of Infections for Surveillance in Long Term Care Facilities

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Definitions_and_Surveillance&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentFileID=24

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Environmental_Services&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&section=Guidelines&ContentID=1174

Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Health Care Facilities

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/Disinfection_Nov_2008.pdf

SHEA/APIC Guideline:   Infection Prevention and Control in the Long Term Care Facility

http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/APIC-SHEA_Guideline.pdf

Recommended Infection-Control and Safe Injection Practices to Prevent Patient-to-Patient Transmission of Bloodborne  Pathogens

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Resources/OrderPubs/HealthProf/PrevP-to-PTransHandout_Eng.pdf

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Practice Resources

http://www.apic.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Practice

Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care

http://www.afmc.org/Documents/aipp/MDS/MDSMinutesOCT2009.pdf

Infection Criteria Checklist

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Infection/inf_checklist.pdf

Monitoring for Infection Signs and Symptoms

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/Infection/inf_monitoring.pdf

Strive for Five Toolkit (Associated Health Care Infections)

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/MRSA/Strive%20for%20Five%20Toolkit.pdf

C. Difficile:  A Dangerous Threat

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingNov2008.pdf

Infection Control Measures for Preventing and Controlling Influenza Transmission in Long Term Care Facilities

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/pdf/longtermcare.pdf

Break the Infection Chain

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingMar2010.pdf

Keeping Infections Under Wraps

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/caregiving-04-2006.pdf

MRSA:                    MRSA Change Strategies

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/MRSA/MRSA%20change%20strategies%20.pdf

Information About MRSA Skin Infections

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/mrsa_initiative/skin_infection/PDF/provider/MRSA_ProviderBrochureF.pdf

MRSA in Nursing Homes

http://www.afmc.org/HTML/programs/quality_improve/mrsa/nursinghomes.aspx

HAND HYGIENE:   Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5116.pdf

Healthy Hands, Healthy Facility

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingNov2009.pdf

 

 

MANAGEMENT

 

Verifying Employee Credentials

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/HumanResourcesJuly2010.pdf

Everyone is Talking About It—Social Media

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverMar2010.pdf

Long Term Care Health Information Technology Inevitable

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverMar2009.pdf

CNAs:                     Working on CNA Empowerment

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingFeb2008.pdf

                                Traits of a Successful CNA

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/HumanResourcesSep2009.pdf

QUALITY:               Pursuit of Quality:  Ongoing Quest

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverOct2009.pdf

The Path to Quality Improvement

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CaregivingJul2009.pdf

Quality Improvement:  Rapid Cycle Improvement Guide to Achieving Results

http://www.primaris.org/sites/default/files/resources/QI%20Resources/rapid%20cycle%20improvement.pdf

Better Training Leads to Better Care

http://www.providermagazine.com/pdf/cover-05-2004.pdf

RETENTION:          Workforce Retention

http://www.afmc.org/HTML/programs/quality_improve/nursing_home/workforce_reten.aspx              

Electronic Medical Records Enhance Retention, Recruitment

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/TechNewsMar2010.pdf

Recognition and Gratitude Make Big Impact

http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverNov2009.pdf

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

Arkansas Process Indicators – “Best Practices” for Nursing Homes

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/InternetSolution/General/units/oltc/training/procind.aspx

Michigan Clinical Process Guidelines

http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27655_31223-174899--,00.html

Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality

http://www.ofmq.com/nursing-home

TMF Health Quality Institute

http://nursinghomes.tmf.org/NursingHomes/tabid/332/Default.aspx

Primaris

http://www.primaris.org/Nursing%20Homes

The Anna and Harry Borun Center for Gerontological Research

http://www.geronet.med.ucla.edu/centers/borun/

Guide to Geriatric Syndromes, Part 1, The American Geriatrics Foundation for Health in Aging

http://www.healthinaging.org/public_education/gs_part1.pdf

Guide to Geriatric Syndromes, Part 2, The American Geriatrics Foundation for Health in Aging

http://www.healthinaging.org/public_education/gs_part2.pdf