The United in Patient Safety campaign culminates each year with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. This year, patient safety week is March 12-18, 2017.
The National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message.
There are a number of ways to get involved in Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Patient Safety is a Public Health Issue
Health care leaders and administrators are challenged to step into the role of the patient by wearing a patient gown to mark Patient Safety Awareness Week. “We are all patients, after all. We want leaders to demonstrate a commitment to listen to the patient’s voice and strive for patient safety and the reduction of harm.” - Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and chief executive officer of NPSF
Help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, using these helpful sample posts (or create your own). GO
Various downloable materials are available, as well items that can be ordered to help mark Patient Safety Awareness Week. GO
Stay connected and informed about Patient Safety Awareness Week activities. GO
Learn what others are doing for Patient Safety Awareness Week and share your ideas and activities to inspire others. GO
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