Training tools to make care safer
Five-step process for clinicians and their patients
Helps hospitals prevent CAUTI


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.

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This toolkit helps surgical units improve safety culture and reduce surgical site infections and other complications.
Date Published: December 2017
Setting of Care: Hospital, Outpatient Surgery
a doctor consults a chart while talking with a patient
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: January 2012
Setting of Care: Hospital, Outpatient Surgery
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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: September 2012
Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit
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: December 2013
Setting of Care: Hospital