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Not sure where to start?

Your health care organization is unique and has distinct needs when it comes to developing a patient safety plan. Whether you are beginning new patient safety efforts or advancing work on an existing plan, the sections of this site will offer resources as you move forward.

This section can be read in any order. Here are some suggestions for where to get started based on the needs you see in your organization. Come back to this page any time to decide what to work on next.

If you...Start with one of these sections...
Plan These Essential ElementsContinuously ImproveSeed Your Success
Coordination Coordination Objectives Objectives Readiness Readiness Training Training Testing Testing Tracking Tracking Leadership Leadership Communication Communication Culture Culture
Struggle to respond to adverse events
Need tools to evaluate progress
Have identified areas to improve
Have leadership support to start
Lack leadership support
Lack a common understanding among staff about patient safety