APSS Volume 1-16


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

The latest version was published January 18, 2019.


The Movement is not just about information, it is about action! By addressing new challenges and forming Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) the PSMF believes we can reduce the number of preventable deaths in hospitals to ZERO.

In this binder, you will find 17 of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s patient safety challenges and 33 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)
3A – Medication Errors
3B – Antimicrobial Stewardship
3C – Severe Hypoglycemia
3D – Pediatric Adverse Drug Events
3E – Standardize and Safeguard Medicine Administration
3F – Drug Shortages
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
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
14 – Falls & Fall Prevention
15 – Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Placement & Verification
16 – Person & Family Engagement
17 – Patient Safety Curriculum

Additional information

Weight 95.1 oz
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 12 in