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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Geisinger Health System – Danville, Penn.

Oct 4, 2018
Geisinger Health System – Danville, Penn.
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Taking Telehealth to the Next Level Nationally: Telehealth Centers of Excellence

Feb 15, 2018
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) In early October 2017, the Health and Human Services Department’s Health Resources and Serv
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Tactical Training/Casualty Care Program - Mercyhealth

Feb 15, 2018
Mercyhealth | Janesville, WI School and workplace violence is an increasingly common threat.
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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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Achieving Team-Based Health Care Delivery

Aug 1, 2012
PLF hosted a session on achieving team-based health care delivery.
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Bold Goals with a Focus on Collaboration Inside and Out

Jul 19, 2012
A strong collaboration among senior leadership, governance and the medical staff at Meriter Hospital is focused on achieving excellence in clinical and operational performance.
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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.