Co-Create APSS™ With Us

We believe in the power of peer production and the co-creation of all our educational products

Advantages of Joining an APSS™ Workgroup:

  • Peer production and co-creation through discussion
  • Healing as patients, family members, and health workers through proactive collaboration
  • Innovative discussion that doesn’t reinvent the wheel
  • Career development
  • Authorship on the published APSS
  • Add your volunteerism to your CV/resume

Testimonials

Patient Safety is the world’s major priority for healthcare. In order to redesign healthcare, we need to work together as a team, in a collaborative way and the Patient Safety Movement is the hub that connects everyone interested to make this challenge come true. Salvador Gullo Neto, MD, PhD, Founder & CEO, SAFETY4ME

I met amazing nursing leaders from around the world, learning not only about the process but about myself and grew professionally. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a world-class organization. Roberta Jones, MSN, RN, CNOR, CPPS, Senior Patient Safety Improvement Specialist, UPMC

The multidisciplinary work of the APSS workgroups is an excellent way to learn from others, while contributing my own influence to best practices worldwide. Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, Chief Quality Officer, US Anesthesia Partners, Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Join the community to sign up for an APSS Workgroup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Actionable Patient Safety Solutions™ (APSS™) Blueprints are globally-applicable, actionable, evidence-based best practice documents intended to guide the implementation of highly reliable patient safety practices in hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world and across the continuum of care. Each APSS Blueprint has a performance improvement plan, process map example, root cause analysis example, clinical workflow, and leadership checklist. 

See the full list of APSS Blueprint topics here

4-5 APSS Blueprints are revised per month throughout the year. Though, workgroup members are only expected to participate in the APSS Blueprint topics for which they sign up. Workgroup members will work to:

  • Identify processes that, in theory, should work, but are actually very complicated on the frontline.
  • Determine the challenges that make it difficult for even the most well-intended clinician to do the right thing.
  • Understand resources that are available and not being optimized. 
  • Discuss where practices vary and why.
  • Assess ways to optimize the environment for patient safety.
  • Identify what information patients and family members have that is extremely valuable for patient safety.

Each APSS Blueprint is developed by an interdisciplinary international workgroup. The Foundation is proud to connect as many stakeholders from as many countries around the world as possible to focus on how these challenges can be best addressed.  

We need everybody: nurses, providers, patients, mental health specialists, pain management specialists, advocates, care coordinators, culture of safety experts, academics, bed control personnel, pharmacists… You name it! We are in particular need of:

  • Nurses
  • Endocrinologists
  • EHR specialists
  • Ergonomics experts
  • Clinical educators
  • End of life care specialists

Workgroup members are only expected to participate in the APSS Blueprint topics they are interested in and for which they sign up through the PSMF’s community website. Participation will include:

  • Active participation on workgroup calls. 
  • Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Literature reviews based on specific asks 

The APSS Blueprints are aimed at healthcare leaders around the world seeking guidance around implementing a performance improvement initiative around the topic. 

All communication will happen via video conferencing, discussion boards via the community website, and email. Each workgroup meetings approximately 6-12 times by video conference each year. 

No, workgroup roles are voluntary. The Foundation has not and does not provide support or monetary reimbursement for their participation as a Chair or a member.

Through the community website, you can click on the green button at the top of each workgroup page to “join group” or “leave group.” 

Please view this short, 6 minute video, which outlines the overall clinical strategy, including APSS Blueprints, Education, and Coaching.

Through the community website when you’re inside one of the discussion board topics, you can click on the green button at the top of each page to “subscribe” or “unsubscribe” from receiving email notifications as other workgroup members comment on the discussion boards.