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.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. September 28–29, 2023. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (eastern)
This online class prepares individuals to apply for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement patient safety certification program. The on-demand or live sessions cover key patient safety concepts to enhance participants' knowledge about safety culture, systems thinking, leadership, risk identification and analysis, information technology, and human factors. The next online session is August 2-3, 2023.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2023.
The TeamSTEPPS® program was developed to support effective communication and teamwork in health care. The curriculum offers training for participants to implement TeamSTEPPS® in their organizations. The 3.0 version of the material has an increased focus on patient engagement and a broader range of clinical, administrative and leadership roles. The course includes updated evidence reviews, trainer guidance, measurement tools, a pocket guide quick reference to keyTeamSTEPPS® concepts and tools, and new patient videos.
Distinct individual skills and organizational factors strengthen patient safety incident analysis efforts. This series of educational video modules encapsulates a curriculum for investigation teams associated with a national United Kingdom program. It covers topics such as safety science and analysis initiative strategy.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Leadership commitment to reduce medication errors can help address this safety problem. This certificate program presents key concepts that support organizational efforts to augment medication safety, including event analysis, safety culture, risk identification, and change management.
NIOSH . NIOSH training for nurses on shift work and long work hours. By Caruso CC, Geiger-Brown J, Takahashi M, Trinkoff A, Nakata A. Cincinnati, OH: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-115 (Revised 10/2021)
Nurse fatigue has been associated with diminished decision-making skills that can contribute to patient harm. This online training program for clinicians and administrators will explore hazards related to nurse fatigue and provide strategies to address behaviors and systems that increase these risks.
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians; ABQAURP.
This online course offers three modules designed to build awareness of key patient safety topics, including how to identify and manage risks in health care settings and the importance of leadership in fostering safety culture and commitment to improvement.
This postgraduate fellowship program invites physicians from within Harvard institutions to engage with local and international experts to develop leadership and patient safety skills. Fellows will be assigned a mentor to work on frontline improvement activities to develop patient safety competencies. The process for submitting an application for the 2019 program is now closed.
This one-year degree program will train clinicians and health care executives to lead safety and quality improvement initiatives. Participants will learn how to develop and implement policies, integrate health care technologies, assess risk, and measure progress.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2017.
Pressure ulcers are a common hospital-acquired condition that can lead to patient harm. This training program has been designed to help hospitals implement practice and process improvements to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers. Areas of focus include change management and best practices.
Lebanon, NH: Aquifer and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Diagnostic error has become an explicit focus of improvement and educational efforts in health care. This online program provides an information about diagnostic error and reviews cognitive and system issues that can contribute to mistakes.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2017.
Falls are a primary focus of quality and patient safety improvement efforts in hospitals. This training program provides educational webinars and implementation guidance to help hospitals use an AHRQ toolkit to decrease risk of falls. The toolkit draws from a 2-year pilot project that achieved sustained improvements for organizations in the program.
Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Medical Protective Association; 2016.
Key patient safety topics include human factors, teamwork, adverse events, communication, professionalism, and risk management. This website provides resources regarding patient safety concepts, strategies for addressing risks, and guidance for faculty using the material.
Simulation training enables learning from mistakes without the potential for patient harm. This multidisciplinary degree program blends online and classroom learning opportunities with a focus on how to utilize simulation as an educational tool to enhance teamwork, debriefing, and leadership skills.
The Institute of Medicine's learning health system concept serves as the foundation for this year-long curriculum covering how to apply change management, safety science, and informatics skills to the clinical setting for high-quality care. The program includes webinars, lectures, workshops, and case discussions. Dr. Hardeep Singh, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Dr. Tejal Gandhi are faculty.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry; AACC.
This certificate program for laboratory professionals offers six courses aimed at enhancing participants' skills in establishing a just culture, identifying safety hazards, and assessing gaps in processes to reduce risks of specimen management errors.
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
This online course offers modules that cover various patient safety topics, including how to establish a safety culture and implement human factors engineering strategies. The program will engage participants in problem-solving and developing patient safety initiatives. The session is also offered periodically as an in-person conference.
There is a documented interest in postgraduate professional education that enables practicing clinicians to improve the safety of their actions and behaviors. This online curriculum introduces participants to patient safety concepts and explains how they can be applied in everyday practice. Human factors engineering, workforce safety, and simulation are new areas of focus in the materials.