Patient Safety Performance Improvement Tools

Measuring processes related to patient safety is important in determing the effectiveness of the processes. This section contains tools that can be used to measure effectiveness of a variety of processes using different methods such as nursing accountability and risk assessment.

  • Evaluation tools

    Evaluation tools

    Unit-Based Nursing Scorecard

    Sample score card to present unit based performance improvement indicators.

    TAGS: Improvement, Indicators, Scorecards, sample, nursing process

  • Policy Templates

    Policy Templates

    Quarterly Nursing Scorecard

    Sample quarterly score card to display performance improvement results on a quarterly basis.

    TAGS: Chart, Improvement, performance, Tools, dashboard, nursing process

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    Nursing Responsibility Risk Assessment

    A risk assessment tool to evaluate processes that require specific training and supervision by a registered nurse.

    TAGS: Training, supervision, Registered, Nurse, nursing process

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    Discharge Process Risk Assessment

    A risk assessment tool to evaluate the current discharge process in place as it compares to best practices and regulations.

    TAGS: Processes, Best, Practices, regulations, nursing process

  • Podcast


    Nurse Burnout Podcast

    Nurse Burnout compromises patient care and the health of an employee. Burnout is a type of human factor causation that can be associated with many adverse events such as higher mortality rates and medical errors. Getting a handle on nurse burnout and implementing changes to prevent the problem is a focus for highly reliable organizations.

    Listen to our podcast to learn more about behaviors that occur with burnout and simple things leaders can do to prevent it from occurring.

    TAGS: Health, implementing, Employee, Organization, podcast, nursing process

  • Checklists


    Preceptor Delegation Tool

    A step-by-step checklist for the preceptor to delegate tasks to the preceptee.

    TAGS: step-by-step, preceptor, delegate, nursing process

  • AHRQ - Patient Safety Measure Tools and Resources

    AHRQ provides multiple patient safety resources for healthcare organizations to utilize for process improvement programs.

    TAGS: Patient, Healthcare, Organization, Improvement

  • Articles


    National Quality Forum - Serious Reportable Events

    The NQF provides information on reporting events that are serious, preventable and harmful to patients, which can assist healthcare organizations in the patient safety performance improvement process.

    TAGS: NQF, information, preventable, harmful, Patients, Healthcare, Improvement, nursing process

  • Articles


    Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (Match) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation

    Medication reconciliation can affect patient safety due to the complexity of the process. This tool provides multiple resources for improving your organization's medication reconciliation process.

    TAGS: Patient, Safety, Tools, Resources, Organization, Medication, nursing process

  • Articles


    The Joint Commission - 2020 National Patient Safety Goals

    Joint Commission provides national patient safety goals each year that are based on emerging patient safety issues that can affect patients in the following areas: ambulatory care, behavioral health, criticial access hospitals, home care, acute care hospitals, laboratories and office-based surgery centers.

    TAGS: Safety, Patient, emerging, affect, ambulatory, surgery, nursing process

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool

    A sample tool to record and facilitate ongoing evaluation of a patient’s pain and documentation of pain management.

    TAGS: Facilitate, Patient, Management, nursing process