The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is accepting applications for clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects.
Areas of research interest include but are not limited to studies that will yield results that directly increase patient safety, improve patient outcomes, and/or decrease incidence or severity of complications, morbidity, or mortality; studies that address peri-anesthetic safety problems for relatively healthy patients; studies that are broadly applicable to large numbers of patients AND that promise improved methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation into clinical care; innovative methods of education and training to improve patient safety; the use of information technology to enhance peri-operative patient safety; standardization of peri-operative protocols to improve patient safety; new clinical methods for prevention and/or early diagnosis of mishaps; evaluation of new and/or re-evaluation of old technologies for prevention and diagnosis of mishaps; identification of predictors of negative patient outcomes and/or anesthesiologist/anesthetist clinical errors; development of innovative methods for the study of low-frequency events; measurement of the cost effectiveness of techniques designed to increase patient safety; development of innovative methods for prevention of medication errors; and studies of implementation of known safety ideas to a wide audience.
In 2018, APSF will award grants of up to $150,000 over one or two years. The maximum indirect cost rate is 15 percent of total direct costs and must be included in the total $150,000 maximum award.
To be eligible, applicants must be a sponsoring nonprofit institution (not an individual or department). Any qualified member of a sponsoring institution (hospital, university, clinic, etc) in the United States or Canada may apply.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the APSF website.