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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. Download our report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Listen to a recent WIHI podcast; The Next Wave of Patient Safety” with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's CEO, Derek Feeley and President Emeritus, Dr. Don Berwick.

  5. Read IHI's latest White Paper: A Framework for Safe, Reliable, Effective Care

  6. Listen to the replay of the March 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week webcast titled The Voice of the Patient and the Public

Discussion Forum

What You Should Know about the Rising Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
St. Louis Public Radio recently did a program on antibiotic resistance. Among those interviewed was NPSF board member...
The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine
Nonadherence to prescribed medications can be a patient safety issue and it is "100 percent preventable by the very i...
How Rudeness Impacts Care
From the New York Times Well Blog, Rude Doctors, Rude Nurses, Rude Patients, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/well/...
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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.