This website provides a broad range of resources relating to the effective use of emergency manuals to enhance patient safety. Emergency manuals are increasingly being used in a wide range of clinical settings, along with other forms of ‘cognitive aid’ such as checklists.
This handbook provides detailed guidance on the range of duties of care owed by healthcare workers to patients - particularly with regard to patient safety. It also importantly examines the responsibilities of healthcare organisations in supporting their staff in meeting these duties.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a number of surveys to help healthcare professionals assess patient safety. Although primarily developed for a US audience AHRQ is actively looking for feedback from international users.
The incident decision tree provides straightforward and clear guidance tool to support a fair and just approach to patient safety incidents. The tool aims to support clinicians and managers in understanding when safety incidents should be attributed to systemic or organisational issues, as well as identifying the occasions when there may be individual culpability for an incident.
The Manchester Patient Safety Framework (MaPSaF) from the NPSA is a tool to help NHS organisations and healthcare teams assess their progress in developing a safety culture.