Resources

Additional resources that ambulatory surgery centers can use for surgical site infection prevention and safety culture improvement are provided below.

Infection Prevention Tools

Patient and Family Engagement Tools

Safe Surgery Checklist Tools

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

Quality Improvement Study Framework

These documents were created to assist the completion of a quality improvement study for the purposes of an accreditation survey.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture

To measure the effectiveness of safety culture in ambulatory surgery centers, AHRQ developed the Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture. This resource is available on the AHRQ Web site.

Tools

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture – English (PDF File, 245.3 KB)
This survey is designed specifically for ambulatory surgery center staff and asks for their opinions about the culture of patient safety in their facility.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture – Spanish (PDF File, 87.3 KB)

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Composites and Items – English (PDF File, 248.4 KB)
In this document, the items in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture are grouped together according to the safety culture composites they are intended to measure.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Composites and Items – Spanish (PDF File, 164 KB)

Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture: User’s Guide (PDF File, 654 KB)
The User’s Guide includes information on getting started, selecting a sample, determining data collection methods, establishing data collection protocols, conducting a Web-based survey, preparing and analyzing data, and producing reports.

Improving Patient Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture (PDF File, 405 KB)
This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources ambulatory surgery centers can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety.

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Page last reviewed June 2017
Page originally created April 2017
Internet Citation: Resources. Content last reviewed June 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/ambulatory-surgery/sections/resources.html