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Studer Group Toolkit: Patient Safety


This toolkit provides health care leaders and frontline staff specific tactics they can immediately put into action to improve patient safety outcomes. By routinizing specific behaviors, organizations can improve patient safety without purchasing new equipment, adding staff, or spending additional time to put them into practice. The actions are divided into the following eight sections, each of which has been identified as a priority area for health care organizations to address as they seek to provide safer care:
  • Section 1 - Hardwire a culture of safety
  • Section 2 - Improve the accuracy of patient identification
  • Section 3 - Implement a standardized approach to “hand off” communications, including an opportunity to ask and respond to questions
  • Section 4 - Comply with current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hand hygiene guidelines and reduce MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection
  • Section 5 - Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls
  • Section 6 - Encourage patients’ active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy
  • Section 7 - Prevent health care-associated pressure ulcers
  • Section 8 - Reduce readmission and adverse events post-discharge


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  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Original Summary: 06/2009
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Last updated: June 19, 2013.