APSS Volume 1-16 and 18


Our volume of Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) is now available for purchase. You can keep the binder and replace the inserts each year when the new APSS are released.


The latest version was published March 6, 2020. Any APSS Blueprints that have been published since March 6, 2020 have not been printed and are only available as free PDFs and are not available as a hardcopy on our website. If you have any questions regarding this, please email shop@patientsafetymovement.org.


In this binder, you will find 18 of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s patient safety challenges and 38 solutions to overcome some of the leading patient safety challenges facing hospitals today.

We hope this *binder will be a helpful resource for you and your colleagues.

Topics include:

APSS Number – APSS Name

1 – Culture of Safety
2A – Hand Hygiene
2B – Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
2C – Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
2D – Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)
2E – Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)
2F – Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)
2G – Non-ventilator-associated Pneumonia
3A – Medication Errors
3B – Antimicrobial Stewardship
3C – Severe Hypoglycemia
3D – Pediatric Adverse Drug Events
3E – Standardize and Safeguard Medicine Administration
3F – Drug Shortages
3G – Opioid Safety Stewardship
4 – Monitoring for Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression
5 – Patient Blood Management
6 – Hand-off Communications
7A – Optimizing Neonatal Oxygen Targeting
7B – Failure to Detect Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Newborns
8A – Safer Airway Management
8B – Unplanned Extubation
8C – Safer Airway Management for Neonates and Pediatrics
8D – Neonatal/Pediatric Unplanned Extubation
9A – Early Detection & Treatment of Sepsis for High-income Countries
9B – Early Detection & Treatment of Sepsis for Low- and Middle-income Countries
10 – Systematic Prevention & Resuscitation of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
11A – Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)
11B – Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum
11C – Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Sections
12A – Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
12B – Air Embolism
13B – Collaborative Care Planning in Mental Health
14A – Falls & Fall Prevention in Adults
14B – Mother/Baby Falls
15 – Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Placement & Verification
16 – Person & Family Engagement
17 – Patient Safety Curriculum
18 – Delirium in Older Adults


*We have sold out of the PSMF branded binders. Instead, it will include a white binder with the PSMF branded sheet in the slip.

Additional information

Weight 95.1 oz
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 12 in