March 12-18, 2017 is Patient Safety Awareness Week!
ATTENTION hospitals, LTC, EMS, pharmacies, medical offices, home care, etc!
The Center for Patient Safety is joining the National Patient Safety Foundation’s campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week.
CPS acknowledges Safe Care is Our Focus, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
In recognizing the year-round efforts to improve safe care, the Center is raising awareness by providing tools and resources for healthcare providers and consumers for Patient Safety Awareness Week!
How to get started:
TIPS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE A FOCUS ON PATIENT SAFETY AT YOUR ORGANIZATION:
Tip 1 – Download the Center’s Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit. Post reminders throughout your facility about the importance of, and focus on, safe care!
Tip 2 – Host an event or several events to recognize patient safety efforts at your organization. For example:
SAMPLE EMAIL TO STAFF
(Copy and paste the following text into an email)
March 12-18, 2017 is Patient Safety Awareness Week
In collaboration with the Center for Patient Safety, our organization has made a commitment to patient safety. Together, we are placing an enhanced focus on patient safety in recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017.
Although we are using this week in March to celebrate our patient safety achievements and increase awareness, safe care is our organization’s focus, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 366-days a year.
Watch for posters, flyers, and more to be displayed throughout the organization as a reminder of our enhanced focus this month!
(list any additional activities that you will host during this week)
(list a few of the safe care improvements made over the last year)
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