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The National Patient Safety Foundation provides an array of educational opportunities and resources for patients and families.


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 Ask Me 3®

View the Ask Me 3 video to learn about the importance of
asking questions each time you see a health care provider.

Furnishes information and resources for educating patients and providers about health literacy and improving patient-provider communication.

From Hospital to Home


Safety As You Go from Hospital to Home

Getting the Right Diagnosis

Checklist for Getting the Right Diagnosis

Healthcare Links

Our Links page connects to many healthcare organizations, including Government agencies.

Important Patient Safety Issues: What You Can Do

Learn what action you can take to protect yourself, regarding today's most common Patient Safety Issues.


Make Health Care Safer

What You Can Do to Make Healthcare Safer.


Patient Safety Dictionary

NPSF has compiled definitions for common and not-so-common terms used in the patient safety field.

Patient Safety in the News

Visit our Latest News section to read about the latest developments from the field of Patient Safety.

Patient Safety Blog

Visit our P.S. Blog which offers news, opinion, and the Voice of the Patient column.

Patient Safety Events

Visit our Events calendar to view upcoming NPSF and Partner events. 
Pharmacy Safety


Pharmacy Safety and Service – What You Should Expect


Preventing Infections in the Hospital


What as a patient you can do.


 Post-Discharge Tool
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. 

Role of the Patient Advocate

Role of the Patient Advocate in health care.


Universal Patient Compact

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.

NPSF has produced several white papers about patient engagement in health care. These are available in PDF format for online viewing or download.
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Considering Becoming a Certified Professional in Patient Safety?

9th Annual NPSF LLI Forum & Keynote Dinner

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