Tools Available to Improve Safety of LEP Patients

For patients with limited English proficiency (LEP)   safety can be a challenge.   The Agency for Healthcare   Research and Quality (AHRQ) and TeamSTEPPS now offers a module and guide for “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide.”   Check out available materials including videos, handouts, and train-the-trainer materials.     Additional resources can be found at http://teamstepps.ahrq.gov/.

 

 

 

BLOG:

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors:

Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors In his latest post to the “Line of Sight” blog, IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, reflects on the controversy and criticism surrounding a recent

Cultural Transformation:

A study completed at The Ohio State University, and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, shows a patient safety cultural transformation after implementation of Crew Resource Management. 

EMS Must Foster Accountability and Trust at All Levels:

Take a few minutes and read this article from JEMS magazine.  Developing a just culture or a model of shared accountability can offer improvements for greater patient and provider safety.  Likewise, cons

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The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.