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/.
Trigger tools help healthcare providers identify possible safety events and concerns by looking at conditions that often accompany those safety events. For example, by examining the administration of res
McKnight’s Senior Living magazine shared some counter-intuitive but important research recently. The article is available here. The researchers found that individuals had more adverse events from medic
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
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