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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a leading cause of preventable patient harm, disproportionally affecting people with Medicare over the age of 65. With an increasing number of the Medicare patients taking prescription medications and seeing multiple providers, medication safety in all healthcare settings is essential to care coordination and improving patient health.

atom Alliance is working with healthcare providers, communities and patients to improve medication safety and reduce and prevent adverse drug events by helping to identify barriers to reduction and implement best practice strategies.

Browse our resources below for more information on ADEs. We also invite you to join one of many communities working to prevent them, and see what nursing homes are doing to reduce antipsychotics.

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CDC Opioid Prescribing Checklist
CDC Opioid Prescribing Checklist

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CDC 2016 Chronic Pain Guideline (Core Requirements)
CDC 2016 Chronic Pain Guideline (Core Requirements)

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Management of Diabetes in Long-term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association
Tools and Guidelines – Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center
Adverse Drug Event Tools
A list of collected ADE tools provided by the Partnership for Patients
IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy
The mission of the Roundtable is to inform, inspire, and activate a wide variety of stakeholders to support the development, implementation, and sharing of evidence-based health literacy practices and policies.
IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy: Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations
Discussion paper highlights findings to determine ten attributes of health-literate healthcare organizations
In Plain Words
Creating easy-to-read handouts
HRSA’s Unified Health Communication (UHC): Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency
Online health literacy course offered by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration
The Harvard School of Public Health: Health Literacy Studies
Information and tools on developing and assessing innovative materials
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Library of Medicine: Health Literacy
Health literacy resources
CDC Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Seasonal Flu
Provides resources to help long-term care facility, agency or corporation owners and administrators provide access to influenza vaccination for their workforce and to help any employer of workers in long-term care understand the importance of influenza vaccination for their employees
HHS/Healthy People 2020: Social Determinants of Health
Resource offers an overview of Healthy People 2020 objectives, as well as national and local resources and data on key determinants of health.
National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2014 Update
Activities outlined in the plan vary in scope and impact to include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve.
AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals
This toolkit is designed to help hospitals understand the Quality Indicators (QIs) from AHRQ and use them to successfully improve quality and patient safety.
Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned this guide to identify ways evidence-based strategies to reduce readmissions can be adapted or expanded to better address the transitional care needs of the adult Medicaid population.
Next Step in Care
Provides easy to use guides to help caregivers and healthcare providers work closely to plan and implement smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients
Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
Know Your Pharmacist
The purpose of this initiative is to increase awareness in the community about pharmacists and the importance of Complete Medication Therapy Management (MTM).
The National Consumer Voice
INTERACT 3.0
National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention
Tools to Improve Medication Safety
Tools to Improve Medication Safety

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3.66 MB | Last Updated: November 13, 2015

Tools to Improve Medication Safety Transcript (.docx)
Tools to Improve Medication Safety Video Presentation (Youtube)
CDC Opioid Prescribing Checklist
CDC Opioid Prescribing Checklist

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CDC 2016 Chronic Pain Guideline (Core Requirements)
CDC 2016 Chronic Pain Guideline (Core Requirements)

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Anticoagulation Discharge Communication (AC-DC) Audit Tool
Anticoagulation Discharge Communication (AC-DC) Audit Tool

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Screening for ADEs
Screening for ADEs

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ADE Trigger Tool
ADE Trigger Tool

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216.37 KB | Last Updated: August 20, 2015

Medication Safety Workgroup Starter Pack (Bundle)
Medication Safety Workgroup Starter Pack (Bundle)

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4.65 MB | Last Updated: February 9, 2016

ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)
ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)

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PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)
PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)

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318.58 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)
ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)

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ADE Data Collection Tool Electronic
ADE Data Collection Tool Electronic

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19.77 KB | Last Updated: August 20, 2015

2016 Tennessee Care Coordination Communities Directory
2016 Tennessee Care Coordination Communities Directory

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1.61 MB | Last Updated: February 4, 2016

Medication Safety: Fact Sheet
Medication Safety: Fact Sheet

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1.46 MB | Last Updated: June 26, 2017

National Quality Strategy Toolkit
National Quality Strategy Toolkit

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1.95 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet

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304.38 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet

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343.86 KB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Poster: Clinical Pharmacist Impact on Heart Failure Guideline Compliance and Hospitalization Rates in the Long-Term Care Setting
Poster: Clinical Pharmacist Impact on Heart Failure Guideline Compliance and Hospitalization Rates in the Long-Term Care Setting
Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)
Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine - Short Form (REALM-SF)

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Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)
Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50)

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Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South
Universities & Geriatric Education Centers in the South

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1.36 MB | Last Updated: February 6, 2015

Care Coordination Fact Sheet
Care Coordination Fact Sheet

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Figaro: Donna, Nicki & Bill – Caregiver Assistance
AARP’s contest-winning video tells the story of family caregiving through a short film.
KATS: Kentucky Appalachian Transition Services
See how one community of healthcare providers in Kentucky is focused on reducing hospital readmissions for patients with Medicare and is succeeding in improving patient care.
What Is Palliative Care?
CDC Grand Rounds: How Pharmacists Can Improve Our Nation’s Health
Beyond the Data—How Pharmacists Can Improve Our Nation’s Health
atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Hospital Readmissions & Care Coordination
atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Medication Safety
Medication Safety Starter Kit Infographic
Medication Safety Starter Kit Infographic

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19.78 MB | Last Updated: January 26, 2016

QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014

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1.68 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

atom Alliance Communities Map
atom Alliance Communities Map

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WalterINFO100x100Infographic: Walter’s Story: A Readmission Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infographic: ADEs

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)
ADE SMART Goals Worksheet (Interactive)

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566.06 KB | Last Updated: August 20, 2015

PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)
PDSA Worksheet for Testing Change (Interactive)

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318.58 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)
ADE Fishbone Diagram (Interactive)

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Logic Models
The QIO Program helps you embrace data in your healthcare setting
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The QIO Program shares 5 steps in the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to anticipate potential problems before they occur
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
The QIO Program demonstrates how to identify the root cause of a problem using The 5 Whys
An Illustrated Look at QI in Healthcare
QIO Documentary
Learn about the history of the QIO Program, from 1966 through today.
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 1
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 2
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 1
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 2
IHI Whiteboard: Cause & Effect Diagrams

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