Patient Safety Resources

The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy Listserv by Mary Alice Gillispie, M.D.; Healthy Roads Media, Director; Website: www.healthyroadsmedia.org; Telephone: 406-556-5877

“There is a new set of free patient safety materials available from Healthy Roads Media.  These are adapted from a set of patient safety guides created by SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) and partners and the development support was provided by Inova Fairfax Hospital.  The materials are in English (Spanish coming soon) and available as handouts, web-videos and downloadable mobile videos.  The topics covered are Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Clostridium Difficile, MRSA, Surgical Site Infections, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.  These are difficult but important topics for patients during hospitalization.  It is hoped that providing these materials in enhanced formats may provide an introduction for patients so that they are able to then have a more informed discussion with their providers about these issues.  As always, any feedback or suggestions are appreciated.  Here is the link to all the Patient Safety topics including the new SHEA ones – www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/patientsafety.htm

– Mary Alice”

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