PSAW Tip of the Day: Embracing High Reliability, Patient Engagement and Professional Development

Patient Safety Awareness Week is a great time to celebrate our MHS patient safety champions in the frontlines. Everything you do is for the well-being of patients and it shows! The tools listed below are designed to help you be as effective as possible while embracing high reliability and patient engagement – key elements of success and excellence in health care.

Access TeamSTEPPS tools which highlight leadership commitment, continuous process improvement, and culture of safety – the three domains of change necessary to become a high reliability organization (HRO):

The Patient Activation Reference Guide is designed to provide skills and techniques to health care team members as they encourage and enable patients to assume greater control and responsibility of their health and health care:

The DoD PSP offers eLearning courses that are continuing education (CE) credit eligible:

Also consider subscribing to the monthly PSP eBulletin to learn about program updates, news, useful tips and success stories: (

Do you work in an MTF? Tell us what you’re doing for PSAW via or Facebook: