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Australian Patient Safety Foundation - The
Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is a non-profit, independent
organisation dedicated to the advancement of patient safety. The site
includes information on APSF history and objectives, incident reporting and
monitoring, products including the Australian Incident Monitoring System
(AIMS), research publications including patient safety reports and a
journals bibliography, a detailed patient safety links page and the APSF
Introduction to patient safety e-learning programme
- The Introduction to Patient Safety E-Learning Programme (IPSEL) has been
created by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) as a tool for guiding
all NHS staff through the process of patient safety. The programme has seven
modules including: an introduction to patient safety, guidance and support,
patient safety reporting, team working, infusion devices and
Medical Error -
The purpose of this site is to serve as a starting point for those
interested in exploring the ethical aspects of clinical error. Clinical
errors go by many names, including "medical errors," "medication errors," "iatrogenesis,"
and "adverse events."
National Patient Safety
Agency - The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) was established in
July 2001 as a special health authority with responsibility for establishing
and running a national reporting system to "record adverse events and near
misses in health care and ensure that lessons learnt in one part of the NHS
are properly shared with the whole of the health service."
National Patient Safety
Foundation - The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is an
American resource dedicated to individuals and organisations committed to
improving the safety of patients and "leading the transition from a culture
of blame to a culture of safety". This Web site provides information on
educational and research programmes, applications and learning, NPSF
resources, links, patient safety definitions, bibliography and tools,
quality of care, NPSF news and a discussion forum. Fact sheets on patient
safety issues (downloadable in PDF, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader) are also
available from the site.
Medical Errors - According to the Healthgrades, Inc. Report of 8/1/04,
195,000 people lose their lives in hospitals each year due to avoidable
medical and nursing errors.
Hospital mistakes and medical errors are the Fifth Leading Cause of Death in
the United States.
Strategies for hospitals to improve patient safety : a review of the
research - This report, published as a joint initiative of The Change
Foundation and the Ontario Hospital Association in February 2004, is a
synthesis of research on strategies to improve patient safety. Aimed at
hospital managers and frontline workers, it focuses on preventable adverse
events and presents a range of safety strategies at clinical and
organisational level. [PDF Document]
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