I'm a Health Care Professional

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 the IHI/NPSF and ACHE resource, Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success, which offers strategies and tactics for leaders at every level to create and sustain a safety culture.

  2. Read the IHI White Paper: A Framework for Safe, Reliable, Effective Care.

  3. Learn how to help family caregivers provide safer care: Read this blog post, which discusses several innovative programs that help relieve burdens on families caring for sick loved ones at home.

  4. Take our online Safety Culture Assessment and see where your organization stands in the effort to create a culture of safety.

  5. Read and share Trust, Respect, and Inclusion: The Heart of Safety Culture.

  6. Read and share Leadership and Vision for a Culture of Safety, from NEJM Catalyst.

  7. 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.

  8. Find out how "age-friendly" your health system is. Take our self-assessment survey for organizations that want to understand their strengths and areas fro improvement as they work to provide better, safer care for the growing population of older adults.


Discussion Forum

New Tools for Ambulatory Patient Safety
From the AHRQ Blog: "Since 2015, AHRQ has funded over $26 million in grants and contracts to improve patient safety i...
More Than Just a Week: Five Key Issues Impacting Patient Safety
This post from the Indiana Patient Safety Center discusses the important issues the team focused on during Patient Sa...
You Can't Protect Patients Without Protecting Workers
In the health care industry’s drive to improve patient safety, leaders may not be paying enough attention to the safe...
See All Stories

Patient Safety News

See More News

Twitter: #PSAW18

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of this year's Patient Safety Awareness Week.