The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.
These tools help implement evidence-based practices and eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). When used with the CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program) Toolkit, these tools dramatically reduced CLABSI rates in more than 1,000 hospitals across the country.
Date Published: Setting of Care: Hospital, Outpatient Surgery
This toolkit includes materials for planning an intervention, identifying a central entity to manage the program, educating medical practices about the program, and communicating with patients.
Date Published: Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
This toolkit provides customizable resources for hospitals that wish to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit by creating a health coach program.
Date Published: Setting of Care: Hospital
This Guide helps decisionmakers determine if an innovation would be a good fit—or an appropriate stretch—for their healthcare organization and links users to actionable tools.
Date Published: Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital, Long-term Care