Toolkit by Patient Safety Issue/Area

Patient Safety Tools: Improving Safety at the Point of Care

Information about medical errors, a leading health problem, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.

Patient Safety Tools: Improving Safety at the Point of Care

Toolkit by Patient Safety Issue/Area

Handoffs and Transitions
Hospital Discharge
Medication Safety-General
Medication Reconciliation
Work Processes
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Communication and Patient-Centered Care
Medical Education and Simulation
Infection

Handoffs and Transitions – These toolkits contain resources to help hospitals safely transition patients to other caregivers.

Discharge – These toolkits contain resources to help hospitals discharge patients safely without medication or other problems.

Medication Safety—General – These toolkits provide resources for hospitals to improve medication safety.

Medication Reconciliation – These toolkits contain resources to help health professionals ensure a single, shared, updated, and reconciled medication list during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

Work Processes – These toolkits contain resources for hospitals to improve patient safety by reengineering patient care.

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – These toolkits contain resources to help hospitals prevent both DVT and VTE.

Communication and Patient-Centered Care – These toolkits contain resources to enhance communication between caregivers and patients.

Medical Education and Simulation – These toolkits contain resources to help hospitals improve patient care and safety through the use of education and simulation.

Infection – This toolkit provides resources for hospitals to prevent improve infection safety.

Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Toolkit by Patient Safety Issue/Area: Patient Safety Tools: Improving Safety at the Point of Care. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/pips/issues.html