About this blog: You’ve heard of Leapfrog now there’s SafetyDog!
This blog will merge ideas from management, nursing, medicine and psychology (and many others) to offer a different view of patient safety. The author has a Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a graduate certificate in Error Science and Patient Safety and also a BSN in Nursing and has worked as an RN since 1985. All comments are welcome..you never know when one of your thoughts might save a life!
Institute of Medicine..their 1999 report “To Err is human” started it all.
Leap Frog Group
The Consumer Reports for hospitals. Encouraging transparency and comparison of quality and safety.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. If you are looking for information on safe medication practices (and unsafe ones) they have great newsletters and other resources.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has an entire section on patient safety.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Great site from the Department of Health and Human services. Contains research articles and safety guidelines and tools. The link is to Patient safety net
Best practices and peer reviewed articles. Editor is a PhD from the University of North Carolina.