Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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Infection Prevention

Mar 22, 2017
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Ho
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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections

Sep 16, 2016
Despite implementing universal gloving, an increased emphasis on hand hygiene and antibiotic stewardship measures, the facility ended the year with a rate that was more than double its target.
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Correct Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Correct Dose, and Diagnosis

Jun 16, 2015
Antibiotic stewardship was implemented in 2011 and focuses on five 'D's': Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Dose and Diagnosis.
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Giving Staff and Patients an Active Role in Improving Care

Jul 19, 2012
UNC Hospitals is committed to providing a patient-centered care environment. A team of leaders is charged each year in setting and prioritizing goals for each pillar.
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Patient-Centered Medical Home: An Initiative to Improve Care Coordination and Access to Health Care

Feb 1, 2012
The Brooklyn Hospital Center Family Medicine Department made a commitment to improve the quality of health care services provided to patients by implementing patient-centered medical home principles.
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Regency Approach to C. diff Infection

Aug 1, 2009
Illness from C. diff commonly affects older adults in hospitals or long-term care facilities and typically occurs after the use of antibiotics.