Patient Safety Tool: VNAA Blueprint for Excellence

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America offers the complimentary VNAA Blueprint for Excellence: Pathway to Best Practices to help home healthcare providers improve services.

The blueprint, released in September 2013, includes research- and practice-based resources to promote patient-centered home healthcare. The web-based tool features four initial learning modules — care initiation, clinical conditions, patient engagement and patient safety — covering 10 topics:

•    Frontloading
•    Pneumonia vaccine
•    MD appointment scheduling
•    Critical interventions
•    Depression
•    Patient engagement
•    Risk assessment
•    Medication reconciliation
•    Falls risk assessment
•    Exacerbation of condition

Download the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations.

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