New York University Student Health Centers

NYU SHC is taking part in Patient Safety Awareness Week for the first time by engaging in several activities which include:

"Safety Day" which is an organization wide mandatory training for all staff to participate in a collection of booths which emphasize topics such as the importance of reporting incidents, ways to prevent infection from spreading, proper disposal of biohazard materials, good ergonomics in the workplace, fire safety in our facilities, emergency preparedness,  how to recognize and combat cyber security, case review of de-escalation techniques with patients and more.

Interdisciplinary Case Study Review -- Breakfast meeting between behavioral health and primary care providers to discuss how to co-manage patients who arrive in distress.

Basic Life Support (BLS) training with Certification is offered to all staff who interact with students

Medical Mock Codes are being conducted at all campuses

Fire Safety Drills scenario based drills are being completed throughout the facilities. 

Safety Topic Related Blogposts on our Intranet Blogposts written by Senior Leadership and highlight: Proper Disposal of Medication, Importance of Good Documentation, Proper Hand Hygiene, Importance of Domestic Violence Screening on Campus, and Keeping Facilities Safe 

"What does Patient Safety Mean to me?" -- A poster placed in the staff lounge for staff to engage and write the answer to this question and more 


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