Safety Awareness Week is for Long-Term Care, Too!

February 20, 2014    |   By: Calevir

Even though the National Patient Safety Foundation doesn’t use LTC-inclusive language in its name or the name of its Patient Safety Awareness Week, they still have much to offer our long-term care communities, including a special week to recognize our dedication to resident safety.   CPS has developed a toolkit to help ALL providers celebrate this special week from March 2-8, and to engage residents, staff and families.

In St. Louis County,Bethesda Southgate is getting its community focused on safety, using several of the CPS toolkit resources:

  • A banner to announce Patient Safety Awareness Week in the lobby
  • Posters in public areas
  • Short daily announcements with quick, targeted tips on the issue of the day, such as “Help us prevent falls and remember to use your walker or helpers”
  • Table placards with the button/sticker from the toolkit, together with tips on the safety concern for the day

Anyone interested in using the materials can access the toolkit here.   And don’t forget to share your safety success stories with a poster (submit a short application) at the CPS 8th Annual Patient Safety Conference in St. Louis on March 21.

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