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SaferCare Texas May Events

SaferCare Texas works to improve patient safety. This May we are promoting to very important initiatives;  Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and National Nurses Week. Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. 6.1 million children are affected by asthma. To bring awareness to this month, SaferCare Texas will be hosting a number of activities. Check out more in the flyer below: National Nurses...

National Nurses Week 2022

National Nurses Week is dedicated to celebrating the amazing, challenging, and sometimes heart-breaking contributions nurses make to the medical world. Nurses are pinnacle to delivering medical care, from assisting with delivering babies to life-threatening emergency room crises to ensuring that every patient receives the direct and proper care they need. National Nurses Week starts each year on May 6 and...

Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 14: Age Friendly Health Systems-Dr. Kate Taylor

What is important to geriatric populations? Are there common patient safety risks they encounter at home? Learn about Age-Friendly Health Systems, an Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiative, and how it applies to this ever-growing vulnerable population. In this episode, Dr. Kate Taylor-Clinical Executive for SaferCare Texas and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, explains how healthcare professionals should listen to what matters to...

Health Literacy & Personal Safety: The Impact of Social Media

By Teresa Wagner Personal Health Literacy, the ability for individuals to access, understand and use health information, can pose difficulties for even the most educated person. In addition, the Healthy People 20301 definition of Health Literacy includes Organizational Health Literacy recognizing organizations’ responsibility to provide health literate information and services that people can easily understand and use. But what about...

Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 13: From Routine Tonsillectomy to Steven Johnson Syndrome with Karen Sims

Listen to SaferCare Texas’ Director John Sims interview his wife, Karen Sims, as she shares her challenging healthcare journey. Her story began with a “routine” tonsillectomy which resulted in Steven Johnson Syndrome -- a rare and serious disease which usually presents itself as a severe reaction to medication -- and, eventually, cataracts. Listen to her story today!