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APPLICATIONS OF CONTROL CHARTS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
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This textbook introduces students to the application methods of control charts to improve quality in health care. The textbook is written to be accessible to any student in the areas of health information management, health care informatics, and health care industrial engineering. Having a basic background in statistics would be beneficial, but such training is not a prerequisite to understanding how to apply the techniques discussed here.  Several How-To sections are included to demonstrate the implementation of the given control charts using software such as Minitab and Excel.  Additionally, samples of a Python code are included and can directly be accessed in a Jupyter Notebook at https://github.com/JeromeNN/Applications-Control-Charts-Quality-Improvement-Health-Care 

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jerome Niyirora
Date Added:
02/26/2020
After Katrina, Health Care Facility's Infrastructure Planned to Withstand Future Flooding
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After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is planning a replacement facility that will incorporate resilience against future extreme events.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Associations between SARS-CoV-2 and bacteria in the hospital environment
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This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:

"SARS-CoV-2 is the notorious virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other viruses, it coexists with a multitude of other microorganisms that could influence our susceptibility to infection. Thus, identifying associations between bacteria and SARS-CoV-2 could lend critical insight for the development of strategies for COVID-19 prevention and treatment. To meet this need, researchers recently characterized the microbial communities associated with COVID-19 patients, health care providers, and indoor surfaces in the hospital environment using 16S rRNA sequencing. They found SARS-CoV-2 RNA on 16% of the surfaces in COVID-19 patient rooms, with the highest prevalence in floor samples and lower prevalence on bed rails. SARS-CoV-2-positive samples had higher bacterial diversity than SARS-CoV-2-negative samples. Interestingly, bacteria in the genus Rothia were commonly found in the samples containing SARS-CoV-2, suggesting the existence of an association between these microorganisms..."

The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Research Square
Provider Set:
Video Bytes
Date Added:
10/13/2021
Automated Blood Counts
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A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Ohene Opare-Sem
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Autonomic Effect After Muscarinic Hyper-Activity
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This experiment demonstrates the effect of muscarinic agonists and its parasympathetic effects such as lacrimation (shedding of red tears), salivation, defaecation, urination pilo-erection, rhinorrhea, sweating and labored breathing.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Anne Acquaah
Benjamin Prempeh
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
BASIC TOOLS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS
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This textbook introduces students to the essential tools of quality improvement. The emphasis is placed on health care informatics, as reflected in the several examples contained in the text. The book is written to be accessible to any student in the areas of health information management, health care informatics, and health care industrial engineering. Although having some statistical background would be a plus, such knowledge is not a prerequisite to understanding and applying the tools presented here.  Several How-To sections are included to demonstrate the hands-on implementation of the discussed concepts using software such as Minitab, Visio, and Excel.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Textbook
Author:
Jerome Niyirora
Date Added:
02/26/2020
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
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The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools supports the good health of children and adolescents by working with parents, teachers, health professionals and school administrators to strengthen successful health programs at school.This web site combines information on key school health issues with guidance on organizational and financing challenges. High-quality school health programs are the most direct, efficient ways to assure that all children get the help they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
George Washington University
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
09/06/2012
Examination of the Pregnant Woman
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This programme consists of notes and demonstration videos that explain how to examine a near-term, pregnant woman. In the course of the programme, the learner will encounter the terms used to describe the relationship of the fetus to the mother's anatomy, and they will be expect to interpret and describe the findings of an examination on video, using these terms.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Kwabena Danso
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Frog Heart Preparation
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An isolated frog heart preparation is useful in the study of cardiac cell excitation. The small size of the frog's heart means that drugs applied to the outside of the heart will peneterate the myocardium and modify the functions of the heart's cardiac chambers. Thus, the effect of the autonomic neurotransmitter substance together with their modification by other drugs can be studied by addition of these agents to the heart.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Benjamin Prempeh
Ella Kasanga
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/03/2011
Health Management I Module Guide
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This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for the Western Cape for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health which was offered as a distance learning module between 2001 and 2008. Health management is considered an important skill area for Public Health professionals. The module covers three key management areas: people management, planning and resource management. Through exploring these areas, the module aims to provide information and assistance at a practical level, continually referring the student to management issues within their own context.Ę As management is cross-cutting in relation to other Public Health fields, the student is also expected to relate much of the management study material to the contexts of the other Certificate modules.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi
Lucy Alexander
Wendy Venter
Date Added:
07/05/2012
Health expenditure per capita (current US$)
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Data set and map pertaining to health expenditure per capita for all countries . The World Bank specifies health expenditure as a World Development Indicator (WDI) -- the statistical benchmark that helps measure the progress of development.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
WHO
World Bank
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Kindness
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Kindness reflection activity and discussion.  Great for mental health awareness, health care empathy, and class discussion.  Works for a variety of classes and age groups.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Krista Tressa
Date Added:
02/02/2022
Laboratory Methods for Clinical Microbiology
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This comprehensive module explores common laboratory experiments for microbiology, including microbiological stains (e.g. Gram stains), assessing the accuracy of diagnostic tests, measuring antibody response to infection, and Detection of microbial antigens, and nucleic acid amplification (e.g. Polymerase Chain Reaction).

Subject:
Applied Science
Biology
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Charles Agyei Osei
Yaw Adu-Sarkodie
Date Added:
11/03/2010
Maintenance of an Isolated Smooth Muscle Preparation in Vitro
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This module contains a series of demonstration videos on how to do isolated smooth muscle preparation in vitro using the Harvard Kymograph simulator. This series is complementary to the video Setting Up the Harvard Kymograph.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Benjamin Prempeh
Ella Kasanga
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
Managing Human Resources for Health Module Guide
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Human resource management is one of the key functions within the broader scope of human resource development. If you are or want to become a manager in the health services, you will in all likelihood have some responsibility for managing people.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Uta Lehmann
Date Added:
11/05/2010
Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide
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This module was designed to meet the growing need for an applied course in the measurement of a variety of health indicators and outcomes. Whether you manage a health programme, a health facility, or simply have to interpret health data in the course of your work, this module sets out to increase your capacity to deal with health and disease information. It aims to assist you in applying epidemiological knowledge and skills to a variety of Public Health problems such as:Is your DOTS programme succeeding?What does it mean if a TB prevalence is 850/100 000?Is this a Public Health problem or not?What is the Ňburden of diseaseÓ in different communities?

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Debra Jackson
Neil Myburgh
Date Added:
11/05/2010
Mental State Examination
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This module provides a structured way of observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the Mental State Examination (MSE) and the sequence and names of MSE domains.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
Author:
Adjapong Kojo
Cary Engleberg
Celice McDermott
Nana Osem Osei
Oppong Victor Barnor
Tutu Akua Nketiah
Twum Nimako
Veronica Boatemaa Owusu-Afriyie
Date Added:
11/03/2010