AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
AHRQ's tools help staff in multiple settings prevent avoidable complications of care.
Glucose Control Factsheet
Factsheet on glucose control and the prevention of surgical site infections
Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Estimating the additional hospital inpatient cost and mortality associated with selected hospital-acquired conditions

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s publications offer practical information to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.

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AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings. These tools help staff in hospitals, emergency departments, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory settings to prevent avoidable complications of care.
Publication Date: April 2018
Publication Number: 18-0014
Glucose Control Audit Tool
The purpose of this tool is to help your safety program team understand how consistently your patients maintain euglycemia throughout the perioperative period. It can help your team identify practice patterns, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-5-EF
Antibiotic Audit Tool
This tool will help your safety program team understand how appropriately you are using prophylactic antibiotics throughout the perioperative period. It can help your team identify practice patterns, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-2-EF
Learn From Defects Tool—Perioperative Setting
This tool helps you with second-order problem solving. Specifically, it helps your team organize ideas about how a defect happened, think about problems and solutions at a systems level, and follow up with evaluation plans to ensure your solutions worked.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-16-EF
Surgical Skin Preparation Audit Tool
This tool will help your safety program team understand how appropriately you are preparing the skin for incision. It can help your team identify practice patterns, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-3-EF
Normothermia Audit Tool
This tool will help your safety program team understand how consistently you maintain normothermia standards in the operating room. It can help your team identify practice patterns, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-6-EF
Glucose Control Factsheet
Tight glucose control refers to getting as close to a normal (nondiabetic) blood glucose level as you safely can. Ideally, this means levels between 70 and 130 mg/dL before meals, and less than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after starting a meal, with a glycated hemoglobin A1C level less than 7 percent.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-7-EF
Surgical Site Infection Investigation Tool
This tool will help your safety program team understand lapses in infection prevention processes that may have contributed to the surgical site infection case. It can help your team identify practice patterns and inconsistencies in practice, so you can more easily pinpoint opportunities for intervention.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-4-EF
Barrier Identification and Mitigation Tool
the Barrier Identification and Mitigation (BIM) Tool was designed to help frontline staffs systematically identify and prioritize barriers to guideline or intervention adherence within their own care setting. This tool also provides a framework for developing an action plan targeted at eliminating or mitigating the effects of the identified barriers. Providing a practical and interdisciplinary approach to these barriers, the BIM tool aids safety program efforts.
Publication Date: December 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-10-EF
Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
This project was funded under contract number HHSP233201500023I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 18-0011-EF

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