More Tools to Support Best Practices

Cognitive Change Assessment Tools
St. Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMS)
Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
Montreal Cognitive Assessment

COPD Tools
CAT – COPD Assessment Test 
COPD Control Questionnaire-CCQ
Modified Borg Scale 
Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS) 
6 Minute Walk Test

Depression Screening Tools
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) 
Patient Health Questionnaire 2 (PHQ2) 

Dyspnea Tools
Modified Borg Scale 
Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) 
Memorial Symptom Assessment Tool-Short Form 
Visual Analog Scale as a Measure of Clinical Dyspnea 
Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS) 

Falls Risk Tools – See also Functional Status
Generic Falls Risk Assessment

Functional Status Assessment Tools
Timed Up & Go (TUG) recommended by APTA post TKR
Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)
Tinetti Assessment tool -for balance
Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA)
30-Second Chair Stand Test (30CST)
Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)
MAHC 10 - Fall Risk Assessment Tool 
6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) 

HF Assessment Tool
Functional Classification of Heart Failure

Hospice Care Initiation Tools
MAHC 10 - Fall Risk Assessment Tool 
PPS – Palliative Performance Scale 
Braden Scale 
ECOG and Karnofsky Performance Status Tools 
GCS – Glasgow Coma Scale 
MNA® – Mini Nutritional Assessment 

Hospice Symptom Management Tools
Edmonton Symptom Assessment Tool (ESAS) -Multi-symptom assessment tool
National Institutes of Health PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Supportive and Palliative Care – evidence based recommendations for symptom management for multiple conditions

Immunization Tools
CDC Tools for Providers
Tools for Patients and Providers - Immunization Action Coalition

Medication Management Tools
Medication Management Toolkit

Nurse Orientation
VNAA Customizable RN Orientation Pathway Tool

Pain Assessment Tools  
Geriatric Pain Management Resources
Pediatric Pain Assessment Tools
Adult Pain Assessment Tools

Pressure Ulcer Tools
Braden Scale
Intervention Protocols For Braden Scale Subscales
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Tools 

Quality Improvement Tools
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Tools

Transitions of Care (See also Readmissions/Transitions in Resources)
AHRQ Toolkit to Engage High-Risk Patients In Safe Transitions Across Ambulatory Settings

Worker Safety
NIOSH Checklists for Employers and Employees
Page reviewed September 2019