Patient Safety Awareness Week

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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 11-17, 2018.

One goal of the week is 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

Register for a complimentary webcast

Engaging Patients and Providers: Speaking Up for Patient Safety
Monday, March 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

National experts will discuss the importance of speaking up from the perspective of clinicians, staff, and patients and families.

Plan your week

We've got ideas for every day. Participate on your own or get your team involved.

Wear a patient gown >

Health care leaders and administrators are challenged to step into the role of the patient by wearing a patient gown in recognition that "We are all patients."

Utilize campaign materials >

Various downloable materials are available, as well items that can be ordered to help mark Patient Safety Awareness Week. GO

Register on this campaign site >

Stay connected and informed about Patient Safety Awareness Week activities. GO

Join the discussion >

Learn what others are doing for Patient Safety Awareness Week and share your ideas and activities to inspire others. GO

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:

Health care consumers >

Health care professionals >

 

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