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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.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, May 22–24, 2023.

This annual conference will host pre-session workshops, panels, and presentations covering a variety of patient safety topics that align with the national agenda for patient safety improvement such as learning systems and leadership. Sessions will take place in-person.

National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; May 2022.

Leadership commitment is crucial to attaining sustainable improvement in patient safety. This “Declaration to Advance Patient Safety” call-to-action shares three steps to motivate work toward implementing change to enhance safe care. First, commit to a national plan for improvement. Second, identify and empower a senior leader and team to assess an organization’s existent safety status. Third, devise plans to measure, design, implement, and support adverse event reduction initiatives.
Curated Libraries
September 13, 2021
Ensuring maternal safety is a patient safety priority. This library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on improving maternal safety. Included resources explore strategies with the potential to improve maternal care delivery and outcomes, such as high reliability, collaborative initiatives, teamwork, and trigger tools.

Boston, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2020.

Hospital crisis management, preparation, and planning are of heightened interest due to the COVID-19 emergency. This assessment tool examines hospital readiness for the patient surge due to the pandemic. The assessment tool helps organizations examine support structures, monitoring, infection control, supply and space capabilities, and staff support mechanisms to proactively address concerns to prepare for future challenges.

Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: September 2020.  

This National Action Plan developed by the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety – a group of 27 national organizations convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement – provides direction for health care leaders and organizations to implement and adapt effective tactics and supportive actions to establish the recommendations laid out in the plan. Its areas of focus include culture, leadership, and governance, patient and family engagement, workforce safety and learning systems.  

COVID-19 Special Series. Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

The rapidly evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic is enhanced through the sharing of data, information, and knowledge. This series of webinars moderated by Dr. Don Berwick and Derek Feeley, CEO, cover a range of topics to disseminate experience from the field and encourage learning. Topics covered include telemedicine, crisis standards of care, and response implementation.

Laderman M, Renton M. Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2020.

Maternal care safety is challenged by operational, public health and individual provider limitations. The report outlines specific areas of concern for rural hospitals and suggests avenues for improvement. Strategies suggested using simulation to prepare staff and training on implicit bias.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. March 10. 2020.

The measurement of patient safety is a persistent challenge across the health care continuum. This webinar summarizes a set of 8 foundations to guide patient safety measurement improvement that include capitalizing data in real time and engaging patients in the measurement process. Speakers included Dr. Donald Berwick and Helen Haskell.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Principles for Improving Patient Safety Measurement. 

The measurement of patient safety is a persistent challenge across the health care continuum. This webinar will summarize a set of 8 foundations to guide patient safety measurement improvement that include capitalizing on data in real time and engaging patients in the measurement development process. Speakers will include Dr. Donald Berwick and Helen Haskell. The recording of the session is available until September 23, 2020.