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Patient Safety Awareness Week

Each year, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate patient safety efforts.

March 10-16, 2024 is Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

In recognition, the Center for Patient Safety is encouraging the acknowledgment and celebration of efforts to improve safe care throughout healthcare. We invite you to celebrate and raise awareness!

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) supports a global campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week, sponsored by IHI. The theme chosen by the patient safety experts at CPS for this year is Safer Together, emphasizing the importance of safety among the entire team, from the care providers to our support staff to our patients and their families.

For effective, safe care, we must be able to provide care in a kind and collaborative environment. We encourage you to find ways to engage everyone in the conversation. Encourage patients and family members to be involved in the care process and ask, “How can we work together to make my care safer?” Because we are all safer when we work together.

The items and recommendations contained within the Toolkit are suggestions only. We encourage you to find ways to celebrate and raise awareness that will work best for your organization. Don’t attempt too much. Keep it fun and allow it to be an opportunity to showcase your organization’s patient safety efforts to employees and your community.

About 60 days before PSAW:

  • Know your budget. What resources do you have available to print posters and/or stickers, order supplies, and/or develop activities?
  • Identify a team. Pull a team together to brainstorm ways you can recognize and celebrate patient safety achievements. Consider reviewing recent patient safety culture survey comments for positive indicators.
  • Consider items that need to be ordered in advance.
  • Download the Toolkit and identify flyers, banners, and images that you'll use in your campaign. 
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Now Available in Spanish

A big thank you to the translation support provided by our friends at Merced County Department of Public Health, Public Health Accreditation Board, we are pleased to offer the toolkit posters and communication pieces in Spanish!

If you would like to access the Spanish components, you can download the Toolkit by completing the form below. If you've already downloaded the Toolkit, you can complete the form again or use the Toolkit link provided in the email you received after signing up the first time.

Complete this form to download your free PSAW 2024 Toolkit