Patient safety

APPS Resources and Tools

Working with frontline health-care professionals from partnership hospitals, APPS has co-developed a series of tools to support the planning, implementation and review of patient safety improvement across the African setting. Although primarily developed by and focused on the APPS partnership hospitals, the APPS tools series is available for any hospital engaged in patient safety improvement.

Helping you get started

To help you get started below are the key documents you need to consider to establish a partnership and begin to plan patient safety activity.
You will find:

  • APPS Preparation Package
  • Improving Patient Safety: First Steps
  • APPS Situational Analysis

APPS Preparation Package

The package presents an overview and simple step-by-step framework to help hospitals and partnerships to undertake systematic patient safety improvement using an approach co-developed by partnerships involved in the APPS programme.

Improving Patient Safety: First Steps

This resource outlines an approach to improving patient safety using a partnership model, structured around 12 action areas for improvement and with spread as a central aim. It lists some critical considerations for improvers at the start of their improvement journey.

Patient Safety Situational Analysis – Long Form

This is intended for use by APPS hospital teams to systematically gather information to provide a snapshot of patient safety within the hospital, focused on 12 patient safety action areas.

For more information and detailed resources click on one of the following four areas as outlined in the diagram above.