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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Safe Medication Administration: Magnesium Sulfate
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements with examples for the safe administration of magnesium sulfate during labor. The key elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-19-EF
Sample Scenario for Antepartum Hemorrhage In Situ Simulation
The Antepartum Hemorrhage 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
Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability
In October 2009, AHRQ launched the Patient Safety and Medical Liability (PSML) Initiative to address four goals: (1) putting patient safety first by reducing preventable injuries, (2) fostering better communication between doctors and patients, (3) ensuring fair and timely compensation for medical injuries while reducing malpractice litigation, and (4) reducing liability premiums. Under the PSML initiative, AHRQ funded 13 planning grants and 7 demonstration grants; the goal was to help States and health systems seek comprehensive solutions that improve patient safety and address the underlying causes of the malpractice problem. This publication, Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability, presents contributions and findings from the AHRQ-funded projects. In addition to a prologue, the volume includes two commentaries and nine papers, organized into two primary themes: improving communication and improving patient safety.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0017-EF
Material Use Guide - Patient and Family Engagement in the Surgical Environment Module
Toolkit materials are designed to be modified and customized. 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
Sample Scenario for Postpartum Hemorrhage In Situ Simulation
The Postpartum Hemorrhage 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
Sample Scenario for Umbilical Cord Prolapse In Situ Simulation
The Umbilical Cord Prolapse 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
EHC Consumer Guide:Tratamiento para el trastorno del apetito desenfrenado.
Investigadores financiados por la Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Agencia para la Investigación y la Calidad de la Atención Médica; AHRQ, por su sigla en inglés), una agencia de investigación del gobierno federal, revisaron estudios acerca de los tratamientos del trastorno por atracón publicados hasta enero de 2015. El informe incluyó 57 estudios y una revisión sistemática, y fue revisado por profesionales de la atención médica, investigadores, expertos y el público.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: A1517-EHC030-B
Readiness To Partner With Patient and Family Advisers - Patient and Family Engagement in the Surgical Environment Module
A clinician or staff member, ready to work with patient and family advisers when believe in the importance of patient and family participation in planning and decisionmaking at the program and policy level.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-2-EF
Material Use Guide - Coaching Clinical Teams Module
Toolkit materials are designed to be modified and customized. 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
Safe Medication Administration: Oxytocin
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements with examples for the safe administration of oxytocin during labor. The key elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-19-EF

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