A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources nursing homes can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety. This resource list is not exhaustive, but is provided to give initial guidance to nursing homes looking for information about patient safety initiatives. This document will be updated periodically.
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How To Use This Resource List
General resources are listed first, in alphabetical order, followed by resources organized by the dimensions assessed in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture (available at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/patientsafetyculture).
For easy access to the resources, keep the file open rather than printing it in hard copy because the Web site URLs are hyperlinked and cross-referenced resources are bookmarked within the document.
Resources by Dimension
Dimension 1. Overall Perceptions of Resident Safety
Dimension 2. Feedback & Communication About Incidents
Dimension 3. Supervisor Expectations and Actions Promoting Resident Safety and
Dimension 4. Management Support for Resident Safety
Dimension 5. Organizational Learning
Dimension 6. Training & Skills
Dimension 7. Compliance with Procedures
Dimension 8. Teamwork
Dimension 9. Handoffs
Dimension 10. Communication Openness
Dimension 11. Nonpunitive Response to Mistakes
Dimension 12. Staffing
Alphabetical Index of Resources
Note: The resources included in this document do not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), or any of their employees. HHS does not attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites.
Suggestions for tools you would like added to the list, questions about the survey, or requests for assistance can be addressed to: SafetyCultureSurveys@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Prepared by Westat under contract number HHSA 290200710024C for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Current as of June 2011
Improving Patient Safety in Nursing Homes: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. June 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhsurvey10/nhimpptsaf.htm