New tools to improve safety of patients with limited English proficiency

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Network faithful will want to pay attention to a new module and guide from the AHRQ that deals with limited english proficiency. Lessons to be learned for child mental health advocates!

The new TeamSTEPPS Limited English Proficiency module and accompanying guide, “Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients with Limited English Proficiency: A Hospital Guide,” are now available. The module, which includes slide presentations with videos, handouts, and train-the-trainer materials, can augment an existing TeamSTEPPS program or be implemented independently.The Hospital Guide focuses on how hospitals can better identify, report, monitor, and prevent medical errors in patients with LEP.

Learn more about these evidence-based tools by attending a free Webinar on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. The Webinar, “Identifying and Preventing Medical Errors in Patients with Limited-English Proficiency: New Tools for the Field,” will highlight the key aspect of the TeamSTEPPS module and Hospital Guide, as well as lessons learned to date from implementation on the frontline. Speakers include:

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