Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ provides a patient safety toolkit that includes training materials, medication guides and checklists, which are easily adapted to other institutions and care settings. The tools were developed in the field and are designed to be implemented by multidisciplinary users.

 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
ISMP is an organization devoted to medication error prevention and safe medication use.

 

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
NPSF is a collaborative initiative aimed at stimulating leadership, fostering awareness and enhancing patient safety knowledge creation, dissemination and implementation.

 

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The IOM asks and answers the nation’s most pressing questions about health and health care.
Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses (IOM)