Patient Safety Awareness Week in the News
Friday, March 11, 2016
Posted by: Patricia McTiernan
Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 13-19. Here we share news of activities taking place and organizations taking part across the country.
Children's Hospitals Offer Safety Tips for Patient Families During National Patient Safety Awareness Week
As National Patient Safety Awareness Week-United for Patient Safety-kicks off next week (March 13-19, 2016),children's hospitals around the country are affirming the critical role patient families play in making hospital stays as safe as possible for their children.
Read more, http://www.wvva.com/story/31445540/childrens-hospitals-offer-safety-tips-for-patient-families-during-national-patient-safety-awareness-week
Pennsylvania Healthcare Workers Recognized by the (PA) Patient Safety Authority
Twenty-one Pennsylvania healthcare workers from 12 facilities are being recognized by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority for their efforts to improve patient safety within their healthcare facilities. The healthcare facilities received posters depicting the healthcare workers and their efforts for display during National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19.
Read the news release, http://patientsafetyauthority.org/NewsAndInformation/PressReleases/Documents/pr_March_10_2016.pdf
Opinion: Be a Voice for Patient Safety
Dawn Evans, MSN, RN is the patient safety officer at Barton Memorial Hospital (NV) offers tips for patients during Patient Safety Awareness Week. Read more, http://southtahoenow.com/story/03/10/2016/opinion-be-voice-patient-safety
How hospitalists can avoid diagnostic errors
Read this interview with Mark Graber, MD, a founder of Patient Safety Awareness Week, in ACP Hospitalist online, http://www.acphospitalist.org/archives/2016/03/q-a-diagnostic-error.htm