Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals
This project provides tools to improve patient safety by engineering a culture of safety in small rural hospitals. These tools include resources for small rural hospitals to conduct and interpret the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Another aspect is creating an infrastructure for reporting, collecting, and analyzing data about voluntarily reported medication errors. The toolkit provides resources to engineer the components of a culture of safety in small rural hospitals, including:
- Rural-adapted version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) and Premier Customized Excel™ Data Tool.
- Tools for small rural hospitals to benchmark and interpret HSOPS findings.
- Staff training modules to implement MEDMARX™, a systematic medication error reporting program in small rural hospitals.
- Tools to implement a just culture and a learning culture including root cause analysis in smallrural hospitals.
- Evidence-based guidelines for successful shift changes and safe handovers.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, quality and safety professionals.
Health Care Setting
Small rural hospitals.
Toolkit Web Site
AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005
Measuring Improvement in Hospital Teamwork: Diffusion of TeamSTEPPS in Critical Access Hospitals
Date: September 15, 2009
Venue: AHRQ 2009 Annual Meeting
Challenges to Improving Safety at the Point of Care Building Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from Critical Access Hospitals
Date: September 9, 2008
Venue: AHRQ 2008 Annual Meeting
Impact Case Studies
Clarinda Regional Health Center—Posted April 2010