The authors identify core competencies and behaviors in nine provider disciplines that participate in amputation rehabilitation and offer recommendations on how to implement them in the military health setting.
In this RCT, adding a didactic lecture to a simulation curriculum did not lead to improvement in CRM skills, and there was actually a non-significant trend towards improved CRM skills in the control arm compared with the intervention arm.
The mental health workforce needs the proper tools to meet the needs of the communities it serves. A key element of this is high-quality training in how to deliver evidence-based treatments. RAND developed a new tool designed to assess how well a specific training aligns with the most critical features of effective training.
Evidence-based psychotherapies improve symptoms and speed recovery from mental health conditions. The Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) tool helps ensure that psychotherapy training meets the needs of providers and supports competent delivery.
The Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) Tool can be applied to community-based psychotherapy trainings to assess their alignment with elements that enhance effectiveness. This document includes the TIP Tool, a user guide, and details on tool development.
Health professional recertification is meant to demonstrate and foster knowledge and competence. This report assesses recertification requirements for physician assistants, physicians, and advanced practice nurses in the U.S. and elsewhere.
National baseline data on nursing home infection control programs will aid evaluations of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule requiring facilities to include an antibiotic stewardship and employ an infection preventionist.
For training medical residents, a safety workshop compared with a hospital-based online curriculum did not significantly improve overall resident perceptions of patient safety, though the workshop did lead to improvements among senior residents.
This assessment of governance approaches for academic medical centers (AMCs) helped the University of California respond to changes in the funding environment and provides a systematic way for any AMC to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of its governance approaches..
Patients treated for acute respiratory infections by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as those treated in person. However, patients treated virtually are more often prescribed a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is concerning because overuse of the drugs increases costs and contributes to antibiotic resistance.
RAND developed a fidelity monitoring protocol composed of adherence and competence measures based on the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for the California Mental Health Services Authority.
Public health leaders should be able to articulate the business case for their work and should have the skills to work with others outside the health sector. Schools could help by preparing students to think beyond the traditional boundaries of public health.