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Resources for Practicing Professionals

Meyers Health Care Institute produces a range of curricula and training materials for practicing professionals. Many of these are a result of research projects that develop and test interventions to benefit patient care.

Below is an overview of some of our resources for practicing professionals.

Disclosure of Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: A Physician Awareness Program
Conversations about adverse events and delays in diagnosis are difficult, challenging conversations.  This video offers expert advice for clinicians, and an example of how to discuss delayed diagnosis in cancer. 

Improving Safety After Hospitalization in Older Persons on High-Risk Medications: A Toolkit to Guide Clinical Pharmacist Home Visits with Patients
This toolkit was developed for the implementation of a clinical pharmacist home-based intervention that includes home-based assessments of high-risk medications, home-based patient medication education, primary care provider communication, and follow-up via telephone patient assessment (and additional PCP communication as necessary). Click here to view the clinical pharmacist training presentation.  This toolkit was created by researchers at Meyers Health Care Institute.  The toolkit was developed as a resource from the Improving Safety After Hospitalization in Older Adults on High-Risk Medications (ISAH) Study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

Warfarin Communication Toolkit for Nurses
This toolkit improves communication related to the management of warfarin in long-term care settings. The toolkit introduces training materials and resources to help adapt communication practices. These materials are based on the principles of effective standardized communication that includes four components: Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR).  This work was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Caring for Residents with Dementia: A Guide for Behavior Management and Evidence-Based Medication Use
This toolkit improves the quality of life and care of elders living with dementia. The toolkit is tailored to interdisciplinary clinicians who work in long-term care settings.  This work was a joint collaboration between Meyers Health Care Instititute and Qualidigm, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.