Patient Safety Resources For Patients and Physicians

General Information

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)

Drowning Prevention and Water Safety (.pdf)

Health Care Quality and Safety

5 Steps to Safer Health Care (.pdf) AHRQ

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors (.pdf) - AHRQ

Keeping Secrets From Your Doctor and Pharmacist Can Harm Your Health - CHIC

Medication Safety

Be an Informed Consumer - ISMP

Your Medical Information File
Bring this handy resource for keeping track of your medications to all your medical visits.

Taking Control of Your Medicines and Your Health - CHIC

Examining Information on the Web

Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online - FDA

Surgical Safety

Having Surgery? What You Need to Know - AHRQ

Cancer Treatment Safety

How You Can Help Ensure Your Safety When Receiving Cancer Treatments - ISMP

General Information on Taking Medications

Consumers Can Prevent Medication Errors - ISMP

Preventing Medicine Mishaps - CHIC

Información en español

Cinco Recomendaciones para Recibir una Mejor Atención Médica - AHRQ

Lo Que Debe Preguntar Antes de Una Cirugia - AHRQ

Abbreviations


AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
CHIC - Consumer Health Information Corporation
CPMU - Center for Proper Medication Use
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
ISMP - Institute for Safe Medication Practices
JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
NCPIE - National Council on Patient Information and Education
NPSF - National Patient Safety Foundation

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