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Patient Safety Tools:
Improving Safety at the Point of Care

These toolkits are designed to help health care institutions and clinicians provide—and consumers receive—safe, quality health care at various points in the health care process—in the hospital, in the emergency department, in the intensive care unit, in the pharmacy, and when being discharged from one setting to another.

These 17 toolkits were produced under AHRQ's Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS) grant program, The projects have produced a variety of evidence-based tools, including training materials, medication guides and checklists, that 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.

Setting & User

Patient Safety Issue/Area

Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care