Patient safety

Education & Training

Since 2004, WHO Patient Safety has developed a range of training materials and tools to help individuals and organizations improve their understanding and knowledge of patient safety. Details on all of these are available below.

  • Learning from Error - workshop materials
    Booklet and video in 6 languages explores how multiple weaknesses present within the health-care system can lead to error and helps you gain an insight into the underlying causes of such events.
  • Radiotherapy risk profile
    pdf, 686kb

    There have been increasing reports of harm to patients caused by radiotherapy worldwide over recent years. This resource sets out where in the process harm occurs and identifies standardised safety interventions that could reduce harm to patients receiving radiotherapy.
  • Training materials in infection control
    Resources and tools on the importance of hand hygiene, the "My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene" approach and the correct procedures for handrubbing and handwashing.