WHO 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.

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. This video was produced for use in a seminar or workshop setting in conjunction with the Learning from Error booklet. The booklet explains more about how the resource can be used to facilitate learning for health care professionals.

  • Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the concept of root cause analysis.
  • Chapter 2 is a dramatized incident of how a series of errors led to the incorrect administration of vincristine.
  • Chapters 3-8 analyse the drama in the light of five factors that can reduce error in health care. Read on...

Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide
The comprehensive Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide assists universities and schools in the fields of dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing and pharmacy to teach patient safety. Read on...