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The National Patient Safety Foundation provides an array of educational opportunities and resources for health care professionals as well as for patients and families.
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Our links page connects to many health care organizations, including government agencies.
Our Health Care Safety Speakers are available for organizations across health care to engage leaders from the NPSF Board and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute to speak at their events. These true visionaries in the field have diverse areas of focus, yet all have a single convergent goal—making health care safer.
Health care consumers, learn about some of today's most common patient safety issues.
Professional Learning Series Webcasts – ongoing series offering continuing education and the convenience of a webcast format to foster peer-to-peer collaboration.
Patient Safety Curriculum — 10-module online course, CME accredited, self-paced, with audio lectures, presentations, and videos, providing the context, key principles, and competencies associated with the discipline of patient safety and their application in everyday practice.
Educational Modules — educational resources for advancing your commitment to patient safety, developed by experts in the field, offering affordable, self-paced learning options and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
This innovative program integrates membership and education programs offered by NPSF with the patient safety certification offered by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
NPSF has compiled definitions for common and not-so-common terms used in the patient safety field.
The Post-Discharge Tool is a resource printable PDF document for patients to use after their discharge from the hospital to help them avoid readmission.
Funds innovative projects each year that are directed toward enhancing patient safety in the United States.
The Universal Patient Compact is a statement of principles established by the NPSF Patient and Family Advisory Committee. It defines the elements of true and effective partnering between patients and providers. The compact is meant to serve as a framework for integrating patients and families into health care teams.