Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017 - The Week in Review

Patient Safety Awareness Week took place March 12-18, 2017, with health care organizations, patients, and health professionals from across the country and internationally demonstrating their commitment to safe care.

In case you missed any of the action, here are some highlights:

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Join @theNPSF and Others for a Twitter Chat

Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation!

 

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National Patient Safety Foundation Unveils Plans for Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017

Noted Patient Safety Advocates to Speak During Complimentary Webcast

Boston, MA, February 14, 2017—Patient Safety Awareness Week, a highlight of the United for Patient Safety Campaign, will be observed March 12-18, 2017. Led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, Patient Safety Awareness Week is time dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public.

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NPSF Leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017

Health Professionals and Public Encouraged to Take Part as United for Patient Safety Campaign Highlights Awareness and Education

 

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Massachusetts Governor Recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 14, 2016—Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts today issued a citation officially recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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Mayoral Proclamation for Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 16, 2016--Cuero Community Hospital, serving the Greater DeWitt, Texas, community, is recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016. CCH issued a patient safety proclamation, signed by the mayor of Ceuro City, in an effort to further progress awareness of Patient Safety Week.

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Patient Safety Is Public Health

March 15, 2016--To make an impact on patient safety we need to begin addressing it as a public health issue, just as we have with chronic disease and with other injuries. Read this commentary by NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal K. Gandhi on the Safe Healthcare Blog published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Calling for Centralized, Coordinated Oversight of Patient Safety

Centralized and coordinated oversight of patient safety efforts is one of the recommendations of the NPSF report, Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human. Dr. Tejal Gandhi, president and CEO of NPSF recently published a commentary on this topic. Read the post on The Health Care Blog.

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Arkansas Governor Issues Proclamation Recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week

Recognizing the importance of patient safety and the need to understand the underlying causes of medical error and to learn from them, Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas recently issued a Proclamation recognizing March 13-19, 2016, as Patient Safety Awareness Week in his state.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week In the News

Children's Hospitals Offer Safety Tips for Patient Families During National Patient Safety Awareness Week

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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.