NEW! QI Resources from the AHCA Clinical Practice Committee

Members can now access two clinical resource guides available on AHCA’s website — Elements for Effective Care Transitions, Ideas and Resources for Post-Acute Care Providers and Considerations for End of Life Care Competency.

The Rehospitalization Subcommittee of AHCA’s Clinical Practice Committee developed an Elements for Effective Care Transitions, Ideas and Resources for Post-Acute Care Providers Guide. This guide identifies four categories of multiple elements that assist in effective care transitions including assess and develop clinical capabilities, identify key community providers, develop and grow provider relationships, collect and report data.  In addition, the guide provides an introduction to ten free AHCA/NCAL webinars that elaborate further on each of these element categories.  Links to the webinars are included within the guide document.

The End of Life Care Subcommittee of AHCA’s Clinical Practice Committee designed a Considerations for End of Life Care Competency Guide.  This guide is built around the Holistic Approach to Transformational Change (HATCh) domains and includes an array of strategies to enhance care at the end of a person’s life.  The guide can be used to discover strengths or gaps in knowledge, skill or attitude and to help develop strategies to enhance end of life care.  As organizations move toward QAPI, this guide could be used by quality and performance improvement committees to consider areas for performance improvement projects.  In addition, one of the webinars in the Clinical Practice Series last year is focused on end of life care and is a valuable supplement to this guide.