Patient Safety in the Physician's Office Practice

Provided are a variety of resources focusing on patient safety in the outpatient/office practice setting.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Guide to Infection Prevention in the Outpatient Setting

    A guide, developed by the CDC, to assist outpatient healthcare organizations to improve infection prevention. The guide is based on evidence-based guidelines and represents the minimum infection prevention expectations in the outpatient setting.

    TAGS: CDC, Healthcare, Prevention, Guidelines, Outpatient

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    I SPEAK Language Flash Card

    A language identification flashcard created by the U.S. Census to help healthcare providers allow patients to communicate which language they prefer as their primary. Print this card and keep in treatment areas for quick access.

    TAGS: Healthcare, Treatment, primary, U.S., Census

  • Policy Templates

    Policy Templates

    Test Results Management Article

    Policy statement created by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario which outlines best practices in follow-up testing in the physician office practice.

    TAGS: Policy, college, Physician, ontario, outline, Practices

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    SAFER Guide for Test Results Reporting & Follow-Up

    Guide to evaluating the safety and efficiency of your EHR electronic communication and management of diagnostic test results process. This is a self-assessment in which you can evaluate your current process against best practices with EHR technology, then develop action plans for those areas where you find improvement is needed.

    TAGS: Evaluating, efficiency, EHR, electronic, Communication, Management

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    CDC Opioid Prescribing Recommendations

    These are the recommended practices from the CDC for prescribing opioids for the treatment of chronic pain in the clinical setting. These recommendations are not intended for the use of opioids in treating active cancer, palliative care or end-o- life care.

    By following these recommendations, you and your healthcare team may reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy.

    TAGS: Treatment, chronic, Healthcare, Risk, therapy

  • Checklists


    Safety Rounds Checklist

    This checklist is designed for regular rounding in the physician office practice to identify potential hazards to safety. It can be used to identify trends that may require PI interventions.

    TAGS: rounding, Office, Physician, Hazards, Potential, PI, Interventions