Module 1: Using the Comprehensive Long-Term Care Safety Modules: Applying Safety Principles: Material Use Guide

AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAIs/CAUTI

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Safety Modules
  • Explain how the LTC Safety Modules support other quality and safety tools
  • Demonstrate how to apply the LTC Safety Modules in your facility
Module Overview
Purpose of the Toolkit

  • Slide 3
Infection Prevention in LTC*

Overview of Toolkit Modules

  • Slides 6–13
Implementing Change

  • Slides 14–16
Just Culture*

Resources

  • Slide 22
References

  • Slide 23

*Video included in this section

Topic: Infection Prevention in LTC

Method: During a meeting, watch the Importance of Infection Prevention video. Discuss the video and why the team thinks infection prevention is important in your facility.
Materials: Slides 4–5, Importance of Infection Prevention video
Audience: All staff, including administrators and frontline staff; residents and families

Topic: Overview of Toolkit Modules

Method: During a leadership meeting, review the objectives of each of the LTC Safety Modules. Discuss your facility's strengths and opportunities for improvement and how the toolkit's modules can supplement your safety culture efforts.
Materials: Slides 6–13
Audience: LTC administrators and leaders

Topic: Implementing Change

Method: During a leadership meeting, discuss your facility's safety culture and the how to implement change successfully. During the meeting, obtain a commitment from leaders to improve safety culture.
Materials: Slides 14–19
Audience: LTC administrators and leaders

Topic: Just Culture

Method: During a meeting, use the slides and facilitator notes to define and discuss the principles of Just Culture. Through an open discussion or a written exercise, ask the team to reflect on what elements of Just Culture are most important to the way they do their work.
Materials: Slides 17–21, Building Safety and Quality into the System video
Audience: All staff, including administrators and frontline staff; residents and families

Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created March 2017
Internet Citation: Module 1: Using the Comprehensive Long-Term Care Safety Modules: Applying Safety Principles: Material Use Guide. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/cauti-ltc/modules/implementation/long-term-modules/module1/guide.html