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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Labor and Delivery Unit Safety: Umbilical Cord Prolapse
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements that support safe umbilical cord prolapse management. The key safety elements are presented within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-21-EF
Sample Scenario for Severe Abdominal Pain/VBAC In Situ Simulation
The Severe Abdominal Pain/VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) 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 Uterine Tachysystole In Situ Simulation
The Uterine Tachysystole 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
Senior Leader Checklist - Patient and Family Engagement in the Surgical Environment Module
To provide leaders and staff a checklist to help plan, implement, and evaluate patient and family engagement in safety projects in ambulatory surgery environments.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-02-EF
Checklist for Creating an Observation Tool - Coaching Clinical Teams Module
This checklist can help you in each step of creating your observation tool.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-2-EF
CUS Tool - Improving Communication and Teamwork in the Surgical Environment Module
The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) is a method that can help clinical teams make care safer by combining improved teamwork, clinical best practices, and the science of safety. The Core CUSP toolkit gives clinical teams the training resources and tools to apply the CUSP method and build their capacity to address safety issues.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-02-EF
Sample Scenario for Shoulder Dystocia In Situ Simulation
The Shoulder Dystocia 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
Facilitation Instructions for Conducting In Situ Simulations
Simulation provides opportunities to practice teamwork and clinical skills and strategies in a safe learning environment and, through practice and feedback, acquire teamwork skills needed for safe patient care. In situ simulation is physically integrated into the clinical environment and provides a method to enhance reliability and safety in high-risk areas.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-22-EF
Getting Ready for Your Ambulatory Surgery
Whether you call it outpatient surgery, ambulatory surgery*, office surgery, or same-day surgery, it means the same thing: surgical procedures that don't require an overnight hospital stay.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-A-EF
Learn From Defects - Implementation Guide
To identify the types of systems that contributed to the defect (an event or situation that you do not want to happen again) and to plan the followup steps needed to improve safety.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-2-EF

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