Share Your Campaign Plans

We invite healthcare professionals to announce and share how you or your organization are taking part in the United In Patient Safety campaign and Patient Safety Awareness Week. In the below box you can share your plans and even photos of how you and your team are taking part. Share a message of what you are doing with your peers and your patients. Just fill out a title to your post, identify your organization, location, and a brief a message or description. You will also see a photo image upload button that you can use. Please abide to all campaign website rules.


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eClinicalWorks' Campaign for Patient Safety

For Patient Safety Awareness Week, eClinicalWorks took every day to celebrate Patient Safety. We filmed a podcast with our CMO and co-founder, Dr. Raj Dharampuriya to help educate viewers on the importance of patient safety. We also had a patient safety superhero-themed photo booth and patient safety game shows and quizzes. Along with that, we recognized our collaboration with the National Patient Safety Foundation and ECRI Institute and the concept that we are all patients.

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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare participated by:

The Patient Safety/Quality Dept. facilitated (in accordance with the National Patient Safety Foundation) the event by collecting signatures from staff, physicians, administration, volunteers and students who took the pledge. Pledgees were given an "I Took the Pledge" sticker and entered in a grand prize drawing.

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AHRQ Participates in Patient Safety Awareness Week Event

Marjorie Shofer, General Patient Safety Program Director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), shared information about the agency’s patient safety initiatives during the HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety Awareness Week event. Participants stopped by the AHRQ exhibit to learn more about the various resources for providers and health care facilities.

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Every day is patient Safety Day (Medication Safety)

We care in Dallah hospital by the medication safety for all patients through hiring best qualified pharmaceutical members who are well trained and having good experiences to deliver high quality services that meet the needs of all outpatients and inpatients customers and compliance with the latest universal standards requirements of both national and international accredited bodies as JCI ,CBAHI, ISMP...... Our vision in Dallah Hospital focus on how we become the leader facility in healthcare field in KSA, So we must be committed for advocating patient safety and deliver high quality services that meet the needs and the expectation of our valuable clients. For this we implement the Brown Bag Medication Review process to all our Poly-Pharmacy Patients that help us in maximizing the safety of medication treatment and give opportunity to our patients to ask questions related to their medication and assist the patients to take their medication correctly through reducing Drug-Drug interactions and other Medications discrepancies For All Our Chronic Patients, we give them that message, (Bring your all medications in your next visits to any healthcare providers, and don’t forget this)

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The PSAW organization Committee

The Leadership of Dallah Hospital takes the pledge to support the patient safety through providing all resources and supports for all of these activities that conducted in PSAW hosted by Dallah Hospital *ASK ME 3 program implementation, *Brown bag Medication review Technique , *IPSGs workshop in partnership with our Valuable clients,* Sessions of seminars related to the most advanced strategies applied worldwide to improve Patient safety and comprehensive topics related to raising the awareness to Patient Safety

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Al Hayat International Hospital (AHIH), Muscat, Oman

AHIH has successfully started observing Patient Safety Awareness Week from 12th March 2017. All staff are enthusiastically participating in different activities of patient safety campaign. Activities: 1. Introduction to Patient Safety Awareness Week was given to all staff. 2. Staff took the Pledge for Patient Safety. 3. Displayed patient safety posters & paper tents at Front Office Counters, Nursing Stations & Consultation Rooms. 4. Distributed patient safety badges to all staff. 5. Distributed patient safety pamphlets to all nursing stations & consultation rooms. 6. Started Patient Safety Education Counter at waiting areas. 7. Patients are being educated about patient safety issues through verbal information, pamphlet distribution and displaying patient safety videos on TV's at waiting areas. 8. Presentations, Quiz & skit performances given by staff on Patient Safety Goals. - Dr Vijay Desai, Quality Head

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IPSGs Workshop ,AskMe3and Brown Bag Medication Review

In 2nd day of PSAWV hosted by Dallah Hospital ,Riyadh ,KSA .we take the pledge to illustrating our commitment to Safety of our Valuable clients through conduct IPSGs Workshop in all departments with share from our patients and their families . Dallah Hospital try to improve their efforts to partners their patients and their families in their care plan through implementation of Ask Me3 program and improving the medication safety by using Brown Bag Medication Review Program for our poly-pharmacy patients to remove any medication discrepancies in their medication treatment

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Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe. Medellín, Colombia

2614 colaboradores unidos por la seguridad del paciente

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St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Dignity Health - Phoenix, Arizona

United as WE ARE ALL PATIENTS. Nursing Administration and No Harm Campaign MeasureVentionist RNs

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"Spread" the word about patient safety at Bassett Medical Center (PB&J Day!)

Although we are celebrating all week long here at Bassett Medical Center (Cooperstown, NY), today is especially fun! It is PB&J Day (Purple and Blue Jeans)! Staff get to wear blue jeans and something purple (the color of patient safety). We also hosted our first annual Smucker's PB&J cooking contest! Entries included such delicacies as PB&J tiramisu, Elvis PB&J cheesecake, PB&J bars with a pretzel crust, PB&J chicken, and even PB& J popcorn! Smucker's corporate reps were onsite to provide yummy giveaways and join in the fun. What wonderful and sweet way to celebrate this very important week!

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Safety is a piece of cake!

At Andrews Institute ASC it's: Cake for all! While signing the SAFETY pledge!

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We are ALL Patients

This year’s Patient Safety Week is even more significant as one of our own has become a patient, so we we’re taking it one step further and dedicating the entire month of March to patient safety awareness and to supporting Duke Raleigh Hospital 's President Dr. Zaas in his fight against leukemia. During the remainder of the month, we encourage all Duke Raleigh employees to engage in patient safety, including snapping a photo of the team showing unity with our patients and our president by wearing patient gowns. This is our daily safety briefing team's photo.

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Naval Hospital Bremerton is Weeding Out Germs

NHB is reminding everyone to help ‘Weed out Germs,’ during this year’s National Patient Safety Awareness Week that is being showcased with a lavish Quarterdeck setup the entire week of March 13-18, 2017.

Official response from submitted

“Every time we do this event, we focus on a specific goal from the National Patient Safety Foundation for every hospital for that year. This year we are concentrating on hand hygiene and the stated goal to ‘reduce the risk of health-care associated infection.’ Our intention is to try and have everyone ‘Weed out Germs’ at home, at play and especially at work here at NHB,” said Cmdr. Kevin Burns, Quality Management Department Head.

This year's campaign for the Department of Defense is about uniting across the Military Health System and recognizing that everyone, – health care providers, non-clinical staff, patients, and families – has a role to play in keeping patients safe and free from harm.

Read the full post at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/226778/weeding-out-germs-during-patient-safety-awareness-week-naval-hospital-bremerton

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Baxter announces support for International Safe Medication Management Fellowship program

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), with the support of Baxter International, is launching a two-year International Safe Medication Management Fellowship program. The goal of the program is to elevate awareness and to provide healthcare professionals with the education, tools and training to advance medication error prevention in the United States and around the world. See http://www.baxter.com/news-media/newsroom/press-releases/2017/03-15-17-ismp-fellowship.page

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Clean Hands Prevent Disease Save Lives

380,000 people die annually of infections in LTCFs. Yes CDC reports as many as 380,000 people die of the infections in LTCFs every year. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/ for more information. It is an astounding statistic that does not get enough attention. Yes changing hand hygiene behavior of all staff and better infection control of surfaces is critical to reducing this incredible statistic! Patient Safety Awareness Week is about ALL of our organizations collaborating to make healthcare safer for patients in ways we have NEVER done before. This requires a bit of Positive Deviance strategy: Act your way into a new way of thinking rather than thinking your way into a new way of acting! The "culture of safety" still does not trump "through put" in our healthcare system today. Let's be the change as we all will be patients some day! ------------------------------ Will Sawyer, MD Infection Prevention Expert Sharonville Family Medicine Henry the Hand Foundation Cincinnati, Ohio dr.will@henrythehand.com

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Lifesavers, United for Patient Safety!!

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Lifesavers, United for patient safety!

At Vista Ophthalmic Ambulatory Center, we are committed to the safety of our patients. Our campaign is titled Lifesavers, United for patient safety. We use caps to remind us of our goal, zero error in patient healthcare.

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Jackson State Nursing Students for Patient Safety

I chose Patient Safety as a community service project to share with my fellow nursing students. I have a heart for patients and their safety. The more informed we are the more we can all work together toward the common goal in keeping our patients safe at all levels.

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Jackson State Nursing Students for Patient Safety

I chose Patient Safety as a community service project to share with my fellow nursing students. I have a heart for patients and their safety. The more informed we are the more we can all work together toward the common goal in keeping our patients safe at all levels.

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Hill-Rom and Welch Allyn: #UnitedforPatientSafety Social Media Take-Over

At Hill-Rom and Welch Allyn, patient safety is more than just an event, a statistic, or a goal. It’s the driving purpose behind many of our innovations. Along with the National Patient Safety Foundation, we stand united in striving to reduce harm in patient care. Follow us every day this week on Facebook and LinkedIn, as we discuss ways to keep patients and caregivers safe from pressure injuries, falls, patient handling accidents, adverse events, cross-contamination and communication errors. Together, we can effect change in patient 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.