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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, 20...
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  
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.
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, i...
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...
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 ...
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 Mar...
Patient Safety Awareness Week In the News
Children's Hospitals Offer Safety Tips for Patient Families During National Patient Safety Awareness Week
NPSF Will Host a Twitter Chat On the Need to Address Patient Safety Across the Care Continuum
“Patient Safety in All Settings” Twitter Chat Will Be Held on Tuesday, March 15, During Patient Safety Awareness Week
Twitter Chat: Patient Safety In All Settings
Twitter Chat Tuesday, March 15, 20162:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time Participate with the hashtag #PSAW16chat
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Groups Protest 28-Hour Shifts for Medical Residents
According to this article in the Chicago Tribune, "Several groups are speaking out against a proposal to allow new do...
Communication Skills Matter for Patients, Too
For patients, practicing good communication skills is often a defensive action. Read this blog post on the EngagingPa...
Lean and the Perfect Patient Experience
Sharing this editorial from the February issue of BMJ Quality & Safety,
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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.