Patient Safety Awareness Week
Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by NPSF. Each year, health care organizations internationally take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional materials within their organizations, creating awareness in the community, and utilizing NPSF educational resources among hospital staff and patients.
This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health…Safely.” Check back here soon for more information and materials to promote the week in your organization.
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013 In Review
The theme for Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013 was Patient Safety 7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care. This was a week to recognize the advancements that have been made in the patient safety arena, while acknowledging the challenges that remain—and committing to work on them, every day.
We hope you had the opportunity to join in activities this week at your own health care facility or online with NPSF.
- Thank you to Allen Vaida, PharmD, FASHP, Executive Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, who spoke at this week’s webcast on Achieving Safe Medication Practices.
- And thanks to Bruce Lambert, PhD, and the research team at the TOP-MEDS Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics at the University of Illinois at Chicago for leading a twitter chat on one of their research project, using simulation as an adjunct to standard teaching of residents in prescribing and dosing opioids for pain control in inpatients. If you missed the chat, view a transcript here. If you want to read more about the project read an article in Patient Safety InSight.
- In recognition of the week, the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF released a new white paper entitled, Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care. Follow the link to download the report or listen to the webcast held March 19, 2013
Tell us how you marked the week; we would love to hear what activities you, your staff and patients took part in Send messages and photos to email@example.com.
Review the compact with your team and patients, and ask some of them to take our survey.