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Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2018.
Standardized practices have not been uniformly adopted to support safe IV medication therapy. This risk assessment tool will help organizations proactively identify process weaknesses that could contribute to patient harm. Users of the guide can also contribute to a national effort to collect data on current IV push practices. The data collection process is now closed.
Tools/Toolkit > Database/Directory
Rockville, MD: U.S. Pharmacopeia; 2011.
This commercial database tracks both adverse drug reactions and medication errors submitted by participating hospitals. Subscribers have access to national data, which can be used for trend analysis and internal benchmarking.
Journal Article > Commentary
Garvin DA, Edmondson AC, Gino F. Harv Bus Rev. 2008;86:109-116.
Key tenets of improving patient safety at the organizational level include taking a systems approach to safety and improving the culture of safety. Health care systems that embody these concepts are considered "learning organizations"—organizations where leadership behavior supports learning and creates a supportive learning environment, and where concrete processes are in place to facilitate learning and encourage creativity among employees. This article presents examples (primarily from outside health care) to illustrate these concepts and provides an online survey to assess an organization's learning capacity. The United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) made a pioneering effort to transform into a learning organization through analysis of its own failures.
Tools/Toolkit > Measurement Tool/Indicator
Frontline assessments of healthcare culture: Safety Attitudes Questionnaire norms and psychometric properties.
Sexton JB, Thomas EJ, Helmreich RL, et al. Technical Report 04-01. The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
This collection of surveys seeks to assess the attitudes toward safety in a variety of clinical settings. This project was supported by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant # 1PO1HS1154401. The use of this survey instrument is discussed by Pronovost in a 2003 article.