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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Stories of Success: Using CUSP To Improve Safety
This action guide contains the stories of four hospitals that have applied a patient safety model called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, to dramatically reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and other health care-associated infections (HAIs).
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 13-0043-EF
Creating Capacity for Improvement in Primary Care
Decisionmaker Brief: Primary Care Quality Improvement No. 1
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 13-0044-1-EF
Making Health Care Safer II
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), through its Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs), sponsors the development of evidence reports and technology assessments to assist public- and private-sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States. The reports and assessments provide organizations with comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-E001-1-EF
Making Health Care Safer II: Executive Summary
The goal of this project was to conduct a systematic literature review evaluating the evidence for a large number of patient safety practices.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-E001-EF
Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas
This Clinical Community Relationships Measures Atlas provides a list of existing measures for assessing the structures, processes, and outcomes associated with clinical-community relationships for prevention. The measures are organized according to a framework that includes the relationships between clinicians, patients, and community resources.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-0334-EF
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report Companion Guide
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project , a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
Publication Date: January 2013
Publication Number: 12(13)-0087-1-EF
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Neonatal CLABSI Prevention
CLABSI is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality for infants in NICUs because of these patients have immature immune systems.
Publication Date: January 2013
Publication Number: 13-0013-EF
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report
This final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project , a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
Publication Date: January 2013
Publication Number: 12-0087-EF
Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in cooperation with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commissioned a study in 2009 with the objective of developing techniques to improve the identification and surveillance of likely cases of surgical site infection using data on four common procedures (hernia repair, coronary artery bypass grafts, and hip and knee arthroplasty).
Publication Date: December 2012
Publication Number: 12-0046-EF
TeamSTEPPS 2.0 DVD
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have developed TeamSTEPPS®, a teamwork system that offers a powerful solution to improving collaboration and communication within your institution. Teamwork has been found to be one of the key initiatives within patient safety that can transform the culture within health care. Patient safety experts agree that communication and other teamwork skills are essential to the delivery of quality health care and to preventing and mitigating medical errors and patient injury and harm.
Publication Date: December 2012
Publication Number: 14-0001-3

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