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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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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, care standardization,teamwork, unit-based safety initiatives, and...
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2017.
Preventing surgical complications including surgical site infections are a worldwide target for improvement. This toolkit builds on the success of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to initiate change. The tools represent practical strategies that helped members of a large-scale collaborative to identify areas of weakness, design improvements, and track the impact of the interventions.
Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety.
This initiative provides information on surgical fires and makes recommendations to address the risk of fires during surgery.
633 N. St. Clair St. Chicago, IL, 60611.
This Web site provides information about the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety, a group of seven organizations that raises awareness of surgical and perioperative issues, furthers research, provides expert knowledge, and supports collaboration.
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
This Web site includes information and resources for National Time Out Day, an initiative to raise awareness on the importance of surgical team time outs. The annual observation is in June.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; AAOS.
This Web site includes patient safety-related materials for orthopedic surgeons such as checklists, educational modules, tips, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) official statements.