Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 16: Rural Digital Literacy

In this episode, learn how rural librarian Dianne Connery became a community advocate in Pottsboro, Texas. In this retirement community, many residents cannot utilize technology for information/education. Find out how this community pioneer meets the needs of rural community members and the impacts of her efforts.

Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 15: Preventing Harm from Opioids with Dr. Emanuel George

In this episode, Dr. Emanuel George, an Associate Professor in the HSC College of Pharmacy, contrasts the differences between opioid and non-opioid pain medications and introduces non-pharmacologic methods for pain management.

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 Health care 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 health care professionals should listen to what...