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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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 Ask Me 3®

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

Health Care Links

Our links page connects to many health care organizations, including government agencies.

Hot Topics in Patient Safety

Health care professionals, access short discussions and lists of resources about some of today's top patient safety issues.

Important Patient Safety Issues: What You Can Do

Health care consumers, learn about some of today's most common patient safety issues.


Make Health Care Safer

What You Can Do to Make Healthcare Safer.


Online Learning

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.

  • Reducing Diagnostic ErrorsHealthcare organizations need a more systematic approach for identifying diagnostic errors and educating clinicians on strategies for reducing the prevalence of these errors. Note: this course is not eligible for CME credit.
  • Health Information TechnologyHealth Information Technology through the Lens of Patient Safety is an educational module that explores the fundamentals of health information technology (HIT) and examines the challenges for information collection, use, and application in health systems.
  • Patient Blood Management  - While blood has played a central role in clinical practice for decades, the proof of safety and efficacy of blood transfusions remains ill-defined in comparison to other forms of medical and surgical interventions. This module will review the safety implications of blood transfusion and introduce the practice of Patient Blood Management.


The Patient Safety Immersion Initiative

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.


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.


Research Grants Program

Funds innovative projects each year that are directed toward enhancing patient safety in the United States.

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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