Why Patient Safety?
Every March we celebrate Patient Safety Week, but what actually is patient safety?
Patient Safety is a health care discipline that emerged with the evolving complexity in health care systems and the resulting rise of patient harm in health care facilities. It aims to prevent and reduce risks, errors and harm that occur to patients during provision of health care. A cornerstone of the discipline is continuous improvement based on learning from errors and adverse events.
The time is NOW – Speak up for Safer Care
Did you know that every year almost half a million people die from preventable health care errors? It’s time to call attention and help educate others on how to prevent these errors from occurring. Join us March 14-20, 2021 to Speak Up For Safer Care. Below are several resources on how YOU can celebrate with us this week.
Source: World Health Organization
Celebrate With Us
Share Your Patient Safety Story
Share what patient safety means to you, or an experience you have had where patient safety was needed. Share it on social media and use #SpeakUpForSaferCare.
Download our graphic and share it across your social media platforms to help people realize the importance of patient safety.
Change Your Facebook Cover Photo
Create more awareness around patient safety by downloading our Facebook Cover photo.
Add our frame to your Facebook profile picture. Click the button below and then search "Speak Up For Safer Care" to add our banner to your profile picture.
Learn More About Patient Safety
This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to reflect on the importance of safety in healthcare. In every aspect of the continuum of care there is risk for harm to a patient or a healthcare team member. Read more…
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