The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
McComb SA, Lemaster M, Henneman EA, et al. J Patient Saf. 2017;13:237-242.
Interprofessional collaboration is a cornerstone of safe patient care. Researchers surveyed inpatient nurses and physicians and found discordant perceptions of each others' roles as well as lower levels of trust in the other profession when compared to their own. Fostering a shared mental model and mutual trust are core components of teamwork training programs like TeamSTEPPS.
Haessler S, Bhagavan A, Kleppel R, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:499-502.
This study found that if the first person entering a patient room performed safe hand hygiene practices, particularly the attending physician, other team members were more likely to wash their hands as well.