I'm a Health Care Professional

As a leader on the frontlines of patient safety, there are a number of ways that you can engage and take an active role in the United for Patient Safety campaign and Patient Safety Awareness week. From taking a pledge for patient safety and sharing your expertise in our discussion forum to supporting through sponsorship, there are a number of ways you can show your stakeholders your commitment to this important issue.

Educational Resources

  1. Watch webcasts scheduled to launch during Patient Safety Awareness Week on March 17th, 2pm (Register by going to our Event Calendar).
  2. Download our new report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human.
  3. Acquire Downloadable Slides to use as a foundation for discussions in your own organization about the report's 8 recommendations.
  4. Download Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care, a report of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute about the need for greater patient and family engagement.
  5. Access Ask Me 3 which is a health literacy program designed to promote communication between health care providers and patients. Click here to learn more.
  6. Review the Universal Patient Compact with your team and patients.

Discussion Forum

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