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TOOLS AND DOWNLOADS

Featured Tools

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Serious Illness Conversation Guide

Talk to patients about their goals and values: set up the conversation, assess the patient’s illness understanding and information preferences, share prognosis, explore key topics, and close and document the conversation.

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SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST TEMPLATE

Designed for all three sections (Before induction of anesthesia, before skin incision, and before patient leaves the room) to be performed in the operating room. This checklist doesn’t preclude or change any of the existing routines you have in your preoperative area.

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TeamBirth: Labor and Delivery Planning Board

This is a patient-facing whiteboard to be located in labor and delivery rooms to collate shared information from team huddles and act as an ongoing shared reference for all team members, including the parents-to-be.

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Ambulatory & Primary Health Care

Tools to support countries in building strong primary health care systems, from a case study examining how Costa Rica built its thriving system, to a measurement tool to help countries understand the strengths and weaknesses of their own system.


BUILDING A THRIVING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM:
THE STORY OF COSTA RICA
VITAL SIGN PROFILES (PHCPI)

Childbirth, Newborn & Infant Health

Tools to support the delivery of safe, patient-centered care for mothers and babies around the world, including the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist and supporting resources and a downloadable template of the TeamBirth planning board to promote teamwork and communication in the delivery room.


TEAMBIRTH: LABOR & DELIVERY PLANNING BOARD
SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST PROGRAM – BACKGROUND PAPER
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST (SPANISH)
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST (FRENCH)
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST (ENGLISH)
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE (ENGLISH)
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE (SPANISH)
WHO SAFE CHILDBIRTH CHECKLIST IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE (FRENCH)

COVID-19

Tools to support health systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, from a Vaccine Equity Planner to identify vaccine deserts in your community and a conversation guide for clinicians speaking to those reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, to checklists for staying safe during daily tasks like grocery shopping and a report on COVID-19 and maternal health.


VACCINE EQUITY PLANNER
COVID-19 VACCINE CONFIDENCE TOOLKIT
CHECKLISTS FOR DAILY TASKS
COVID-19 AND THE MOMENTUM FOR BETTER MATERNAL HEALTH
COVID-19 VACCINE ALLOCATION PLANNER
COVID-19 CRISIS MODE: BUILDING RESILIENCE

Safe Surgery / Safe Systems

Tools to support safe surgical care and health systems, including the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in English, French, and Spanish, the Operating Room Crisis Checklists, and a toolkit that facilitates the rapid onboarding of clinicians in unfamiliar health systems.


OR CRISIS CHECKLISTS
SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
RAPID ONBOARDING TOOLKIT
SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST TEMPLATE (TEAM ALREADY KNOWS EACH OTHER)
CARDIAC SURGERY CHECKLIST
WHO SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST (SPANISH)
SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST TEMPLATE
AMBULATORY SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST TEMPLATE
SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST TEMPLATE (TEAM BRIEFING BEFORE INDUCTION)
SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST (TWO PAGE)
WHO SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST (ENGLISH)
WHO SAFE SURGERY CHECKLIST (FRENCH)

Serious Illness & Elder Care

Tools to support patients and clinicians in ensuring that individuals living with serious illness have their wishes for treatment known and respected. Tools include the Serious Illness Conversation Guide for clinicians, and versions adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic for clinicians and patients, along with supporting resources.


SERIOUS ILLNESS CONVERSATION GUIDE
BEING PREPARED IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 (THE CONVERSATION PROJECT)
SERIOUS ILLNESS CARE PROGRAM COVID-19 RESPONSE TOOLKIT

Other Tools

Tools to support filling critical gaps in other areas of the health care system, including a framework for developing a new model of nursing home care, resources from the Atlas Initiative detailing research on how context assessment can support more effective implementation, and checklists for opioid prescribing and H1N1 response.


REIMAGINING NURSING HOME CARE OPTIONS DOCUMENT
A CHECKLIST FOR CHECKLISTS
WHO H1N1 CHECKLIST
ATLAS CONTEXT ASSESSMENT OPTIONS DOCUMENT
OPIOID PRESCRIBING CHECKLIST