Filter resources by focus area and profession
If you're working in one of the NHS England Patient Safety Collaboratives, we've tagged all of our resources according to the designated focus areas. We've also identified which resources we think are specifically useful to certain professions.
Healthcare Management Review
An observational study from the USA which examined the impact of high-performance work practices on interventions to reduce central line associated bloodstream infections.
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
This evidence review was commissioned by executive nurses from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire CCGs. It analyses the risks of elderly patients whilst in hospital including medication errors, delirium, falls, pressure sores, infections and frailty. It also looks at what might be done and how these models can be implemented.
Health Protection Agency and The Department of Health
This best practice document from the Health Protection Agency and Department of Health in England provides a summary of all current clinical recommendations for the management and prevention of clostridium difficile infection.
Health Protection Agency and Public Health England
This site from Public Health England provides general guidance on a range of HCAIs with links to more resources for each one.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This handout was produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to educate clinical staff on recommended infection control and safe injection practices. Although written for US clinicians it is a useful basis for development of local patient safety information around insulin injection in any country.
Julie Storr, Neil Wigglesworth, Claire Kilpatrick
In this paper, Julie Storr, Neil Wigglesworth and Claire Kilpatrick, on behalf of the Infection Prevention Society, discuss the application of human factors principles within infection prevention and control activities – up until now a largely unexploited area.
The Health Foundation
This learning report looks at lessons from the Health Foundation’s Lining Up research project – an investigation into interventions to reduce central line infections.
Patient Safety First
This workbook was produced as part of the 'Patient Safety First' campaign in England and is aimed at team members involved in implementing changes to reduce harm in perioperative care.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
This practical guide, produced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, describes key evidence-based care components for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Nursing Older People Journal
This paper outlines an evidence-based approach to preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in older people in hospital.
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
These guidelines from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland are aimed at professionals in all healthcare settings and outline recommendations for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Care Quality Commission
This document provides guidance on achieving compliance with the essential standards of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the organisation that regulates the safety and quality of care in England.
BMJ Quality and Safety
This paper from BMJ Quality and Safety reports on an important national patient safety improvement programme, 'Matching Michigan', that aimed to reduce the incidence of central line infections in intensive care.