Patient Safety Online Courses


The IHI Open School Patient Safety online course curriculum is packed with new multimedia and the latest thinking in the field, in a mobile-friendly format. Learn More >>

Patient Safety

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Design Considerations for Off-Site COVID-19 Testing Centers
Many organizations are setting up and managing off-site COVID-19 testing centers and there is a lot to consider in the design to ensure the safety of patients and caregivers. This tool from the Network for Regional Health Care Improvement provides helpful guidance.

Myriad Components of Creating a Comprehensive Patient Safety System
In this article in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the authors describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive set of emergency department precautions to prevent patient self-harm.

3 Lessons High-Reliability Organizations Can Teach Us During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this recent article in Fierce Healthcare, IHI CEO Kedar Mate discusses how an investment in becoming high-reliability orgnanizatons has set up some hospitals and health systems to manage through new and sometimes deadly threats like COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Diagnostic Error
As the pandemic continues, there are new implications for accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 as well as other treatable diagnoses. This primer from PSNet compiles well-established principles of diagnostic error and improving diagnostic accuracy to the topic of COVID-19.

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