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

​​​​​​​​​​​Our goal: To advance a total systems approach to patient and workforce safety around the world. Together with like-minded health care leaders, organizations, practitioners, and patients, IHI drives innovative thinking and bold leaps forward that none of us could achieve on our own. More >>

In the Spotlight

Lessons from Teaching Patient Safety
One nurse leader has committed her entire career to quality and patient safety, first as a clinician and now as a teacher. She spent almost 20 years as an ICU nurse and in other roles in critical care before making the transition to academia. She describes how the CPPS credential has been an integral part of her journey.

Declaration to Advance Patient Safety
Health care leaders across the care continuum are urged to take collective and coordinated action toward a total systems approach to patient and workforce safety, as presented in the National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety.

Preventing Health Care Workforce Suicide
Based on available literature and consensus among leading suicide prevention experts, this article highlights three actions health care leaders can take to support workforce mental health and well-being: reduce stigma, increase access to mental health services, and address job-related challenges.

The Risks to Patient Safety When Medical Errors Are Criminalized
A statement from IHI and the IHI Lucian Leape Institute describes the risks to patient safety when medical errors are criminalized and offers guidance on how best to respond to a serious clinical adverse event.

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