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

Publications

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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Briefing and Debriefing Tool
This tool will help your safety program team reduce or eliminate the potential for an SSI.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-9-EF
Surgical Safety Team Roles and Responsibilities Tool
This tool will help your safety program team understand the core tasks of this project and will help you organize your team to complete the work. Just like clinical teams, effective improvement teams have clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Explicit delegation helps share leadership, ownership, and accountability.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-12-EF
Operating Room Briefing and Debriefing Audit Tool
The Operating Room Briefing and Debriefing Audit Tool will help your team quantify the consistency of your briefing and debriefing sessions. By tracking the evidence-based best practices in team communications, your team can improve communication clarity and effectiveness, as well as raise expectations for your communication practices.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-11-EF
Perioperative Staff Safety Assessment
The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program employs the Staff Safety assessment, often called the two-question survey. The Safety Program for Surgery has modified that tool for the surgical setting into the Perioperative Staff Safety Assessment (PSSA).
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004-8-EF
Spanish Consumer Guide - Manejo del Insomnio / Management of Insomnia Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults
El insomnio es una condición de larga duración en la que una persona tiene dificultad para dormir. Todos tenemos dificultad para dormir de vez en cuando. Sin embargo, en las personas con insomnio, los problemas para dormir ocurren por lo menos 3 noches por semana durante un mínimo de 3 meses.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1518-EHC027-B
Spanish - EHC Consumer Guide - Acidos Grasos Omega-3 y la Enfermedad Cardiovascular/ Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease
Tal vez haya oído que los ácidos grasos omega-3 (de ciertos alimentos y suplementos dietéticos) son buenos para su corazón. Este resumen le explicará lo que han encontrado los investigadores acerca de los ácidos grasos omega-3 y la enfermedad cardiovascular (enfermedad que afecta al corazón y los vasos sanguíneos).
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1718-EHC010-B
Spanish - EHC Consumer Guide - Tratamiento y Prevencion de Infecciones por C-Difficile/Treating and Preventing C. difficile Infections
Esta información proviene de un informe de investigación financiado por la Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Agencia para la Investigación y Calidad de la Atención Médica; AHRQ, por su sigla en inglés), una agencia del gobierno federal. Para escribir el informe, los investigadores revisaron 56 artículos de investigación científica que informaban sobre estudios para prevenir y tratar la CDI. Son estudios que se publicaron hasta abril de 2015. Profesionales de atención médica, investigadores, expertos y el público brindaron opiniones y sugerencias sobre el informe antes de su publicación.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1618-EHC012-B
2017 CAHPS Health Plan Survey Chartbook
The 2017 CAHPS Health Plan Survey Chartbook summarizes what consumers have to say in a standardized survey about their experiences with their health plans and medical care.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: 18-0003-EF
All-Payer Claims Database Measure Inventory
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is undertaking activities to develop an effective and feasible approach for using all-payer claims databases to advance the goal of improving health care affordability, efficiency, and cost transparency, including developing this inventory of APCD-based measures.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: 17(18)-0022-3-EF
Pressure Injury Prevention Program Implementation Guide
This Pressure Injury Prevention Program Implementation Guide is for hospital leaders and others who want to launch a structured pressure injury prevention initiative based on quality improvement (QI) principles. It tells how to implement the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) Pressure Injury Prevention Program and the associated training curriculum. The Guide focuses on the tasks your hospital’s Implementation Team will perform during the initiative.
Publication Date: September 2017
Publication Number: 17-0044-EF

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