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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Sample “Plan-Do-Study-Act” Form
Develop management practices to sustain the use of surgical checklist and related communication behaviors in order to reduce harm to patients at [Name of Site]
Publication Date: May 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-4-EF
Monitoring for Perinatal Safety: Electronic Fetal Monitoring
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements that support the use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM). The key safety elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-18-EF
Labor and Delivery Unit Safety: Shoulder Dystocia
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements related to the safe management of a delivery complicated by a shoulder dystocia. The key elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-21-EF
Sample Scenario for Preeclampsia and Seizure In Situ Simulation
The Preeclampsia/Seizure In Situ Simulation tool provides a sample scenario for labor and delivery (L&D) staff to practice teamwork, communication, and technical skills in the unit where they work.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-22-EF
Rapid Response for Perinatal Safety: Rapid Response Systems
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements that support rapid response systems. The key safety elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-20-EF
Sample Scenario for Postoperative Cesarean Section Complication In Situ Simulation
The Postoperative Cesarean Section Complication In Situ Simulation tool provides a sample scenario for labor and delivery (L&D) staff to practice teamwork, communication, and technical skills in the unit where they work. Upon completion of the Postoperative Cesarean Section Complication.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-22-EF
Sample Scenario for Magnesium Toxicity In Situ Simulation
The Magnesium Toxicity In Situ Simulation tool provides a sample scenario for labor and delivery (L&D) staff to practice teamwork, communication, and technical skills in the unit where they work.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-22-EF
Creating a Culture of Safety in the Ambulatory Surgery Environment: Implementation Guide
This guide and the appended tools were developed as part of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) quality improvement collaborative for the ambulatory surgery environment, the AHRQ Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery. The guide and tools are designed to outline the critical program elements for implementing this quality improvement initiative in your ambulatory surgery center (ASC).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-3-EF
Material Use Guide - Improving Communication and Teamwork in the Surgical Environment Module
Toolkit materials are designed to be modified and customized. If you do not have time for the complete presentation, here are suggestions for time-conscious ways to use this module. Feel free to use these suggestions or come up with your own approach to implementing the module.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-2-EF
Appendix M. Endoscopy Infographic - Implementation Guide
Preventing Infections in Endoscopic Procedures
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-3-EF

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