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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Appendix L. Infection Prevention Infographic - Implementation Guide
Everyone in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) plays a role in preventing surgical site and other harmful infections.
Publication Date: April 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019-03-EF
Labor and Delivery Unit Safety: Obstetric Hemorrhage
This tool describes the key perinatal safety elements related to the management obstetric hemorrhage. 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
A Unit Guide To Infection Prevention for Long-Term Care Staff
A Unit Guide to Infection Prevention for Long-Term Care Staff is designed to provide LTC staff with basic knowledge about LTC facility infection prevention guidelines. The guide is meant to provide infection prevention information to frontline staff, and was developed using materials from the Infection Preventionist's Guide to Long-Term Care and other sources.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-4- EF
Overview of the Long-Term Care Safety Toolkit Modules and Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Safety Toolkit is designed to support learning and implementation efforts to improve safety culture in LTC facilities. In six learning modules, the toolkit provides concepts and tools that aim to change the way facilities do their work and provide care, allowing for better outcomes and higher quality of care for residents.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-03-EF
Urinary Catheter Types and How To Care for Them Activity
Staff Role Play—How good are your catheter care skills?
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-11-EF
Labor and Delivery Unit Staff Safety Assessment
To tap into the knowledge and experiences of labor and delivery (L&D) providers and other clinical and nonclinical staff (e.g., health unit coordinators and environmental services personnel) to find out what risks are present on your unit that have or could jeopardize patient safety.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 17-0003-15-EF
Appendix J. Long-Term Care CAUTI Surveillance Worksheet
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Surveillance Worksheet is a tool that was created to streamline the surveillance process when reviewing a resident's chart for a suspected CAUTI.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-5-EF
Module 6: Sustainability: Material Use Guide
AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAIs/CAUTI
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-03-EF
Frequently Asked Questions About the Use of and Care for Leg Bags in the Long-Term Care Setting
LTC facilities should determine their optimal approach (leg bag vs. a continuous, large-capacity urine collection bag) and each care practice recommendation based on national recommendations, evidence-based practices, this FAQ, their own facility risk assessment and best practices in shared decision-making with residents and/or families.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-29-EF
Remember C.A.U.T.I. To Prevent CAUTI
Infections are a leading cause of illness and death in long-term care facilities.
Publication Date: March 2017
Publication Number: 16(17)-0003-15-EF

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