Clinical practice tools are designed to aid health care professionals in clinical decision making. They summarize relevant information into cues for action and allow clinicians to have critical information at their fingertips. Depending on a clients' specific setting and needs, clinical practice tools might be paper, mobile, or cloud-based.
The exact format of a clinical practice tool is guided by who will be using it, where and how it will be used, and its desired outcome. Examples of effective types of clinical practice tools include:
- Decision support aids
- Policies and procedures
- Reference cards
- FAQ lists
- Patient education handouts
- Screening tools
Insight has created clinical practice tools on a variety of topics for use by pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, case managers, and other health care professionals in a diverse range of sites, most particularly those involving the care of the elderly.