ASHRM Celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week

The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is dedicated to its mission of improving patient safety. This year in observation of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19, ASHRM is contributing to the advancement of patient safety by sharing resources with the health care risk management and patient safety communities.

8 Ways to Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week

Webinar: The role of risk management in patient safety: maturing from a reactive to proactive perspective
Join ASHRM on Wednesday, March 23 for a patient safety webinar presented by two major names in the field: Allan Frankel, MD and Michael Leonard, MD. The webinar will describe the role that risk managers have in supporting and sustaining a framework to achieve safe and reliable operational excellence. By following this approach to patient safety, your organization will move from a reactive to a proactive work setting.


Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook

Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook
Gain the knowledge to promote an enterprise risk management program that enhances patient safety and demonstrates added value with ASHRM’s Patient Safety Playbook. The book will help you become a more knowledgeable and confident healthcare risk manager through the use of data and metrics, an approach that supports patient safety and risk reduction programs and initiatives. 



Root Cause Analysis Playbook

ASHRM Root Cause Analysis Playbook
The ASHRM Root Cause Analysis Playbook is an invaluable resource for when harmful patient safety events happen in your healthcare facility. This Playbook gives risk managers of all experience levels an industry-proven template for responding to these sentinel events, with a clearly-framed step-by-step approach to RCA. This book also contains all of the leading RCA tools in one place, from fault trees to approximate cause analysis, as well as guidance on how to choose the right response team and ask the right interview questions.


Patient Safety White Papers & Tools

Serious Safety Events: A Focus on Harm Classification – Deviation in Care as Link Getting to Zero™
White Paper Edition No. 2 (PDF) (October 2014)

Serious Safety Events: Getting to Zero™ White Paper Edition No. 1 (PDF) (October 2012)

Disclosure of Unanticipated Events (PDF) (2013)

ASHRM Active Risk Control (ARC) Toolkit

Patient Safety Word Search

A fun way to practice your patient safety vocabulary! This word search contains 25 commonly-used terms in patient safety.