AHRQ and the VA Produce Patient Safety Improvement Training DVD Through PSIC
MedSun: Newsletter #18, November 2007

The Patient Safety Improvement Corps (PSIC), a partnership program between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), seeks to improve patient safety by providing knowledge and tools to a range of staff responsible for patient safety reporting, intervention, and analysis in health care facilities and organizations. PSIC recently released the DVD Tools, Methods, and Techniques for Improving Patient Safety, a self-paced, modular approach to training at the institutional level.

The DVD offers downloadable lessons and other resources in eight modules: Patient Safety, Why Bother?; Creating a Culture of Safety; When To Do a Root Cause Analysis; How To Do a Root Cause Analysis; Human Factor Engineering; Management of Risk; Proactive Risk Assessment Tools; and Statistical Tools and Patient Safety Indicators.

The DVD, AHRQ Publication No. 07-0035-DVD, is available from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse by calling 800-358-9295 or e-mailing ahrqpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Additional Information:

For more information on PSIC, go to
http://www.ahrq.gov/about/psimpcorps.htm

AHRQ and the VA Produce Patient Safety Improvement Training DVD Through PSIC
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/psicdvd.htm


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