Health Care Consumers

We all have a role to play in patient safety. As a consumer in the health care system, your voice matters. Lend your support and engage with the United for Patient Safety campaign and Patient Safety Awareness Week. From taking the pledge to support the role you play in patient safety to sharing campaign messages on social media, you can lend your support and help promote this important issue.

Educational Resources

  1. View the "Ask Me 3video on health literacy program designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients.
  2. Download Medication Safety Tips for Patients. Fill out, cut out, and fold the chart below and carry it with you at all times
  3. Review the Universal Patient Compact
  4. Download Myths and Facts about Diagnostic Errors for Patient and Families
  5. Print the Checklist for Getting the Right Diagnosis and review it with a family member
  6. Review the list 10 Things I Can Do Tomorrow; Reducing Diagnostic Error
  7. Listen to the replay of the March 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week webcast titled The Voice of the Patient and the Public

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The National Patient Safety Foundation salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this year's Patient Safety Awareness Week and their ongoing commitment to patient and workforce safety.