There are many ways for organizations and individuals to take part in Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital
As health care consolidation continues and organizations move to a greater focus on system-based care and increasingly complex care is being provided outside of hospitals and in patients' homes, now is the time to consider how to advance patient safety in ambulatory settings and across the entire care continuum.
Speakers include experts from IHI, AHRQ, and Stanford Health.
If you missed the live session, listen to the replay. (Note: Continuing education credit was available for the live program only.)
Individuals: Take the Pledge
health care professionals and
consumers to take a pledge to help reduce harm in health care. These pledges are meant to underscore the fact that there are actions each of us can take to improve care across the care continuum.
Organizations: Join the Initiative and Help Raise Awareness
help support the activities of Patient Safety Awareness Week show their commitment to patient safety and serve as a model for their stakeholders and peers.
By joining the initiative, organizations have access to tools and resources needed to help promote their Patient Safety Awareness Week activities locally and virtually, engage their stakeholders, and highlight their commitment to patient safety.
Plan Your Week
Need ideas? Here are just a few suggestions to get you started. Get more ideas submitted by your peers.
Recognize Patient Safety Champions on Your Team
Identify and recognize team members who demonstrate the characteristics of a patient safety champion:
- Someone who is passionate about patient safety
- Someone who acts as a cheerleader for safety improvements
- Someone who demonstrates leadership for implementing patient safety initiatives
Get the Word Out
It is never too early to let people know about Patient Safety Awareness Week.
- Share a notice in your organization's newsletter or invite your CEO or Chief Quality and Safety Officer to write a message to the staff.
- Share some posts on social media. Use the hashtag
#PSAW19 and tag
- Get your team involved in planning an educational opportunity for patients.
Share Your Plans
We invite those observing Patient Safety Awareness Week to
share their plans to inspire others or honor a loved one affected by preventable harm in health care. Share a message of what you'll be doing within your organization or community.
Get ideas from what others have shared.