Friday, March 5, 2010

Patient Safety Awareness Week -- March 7 through the 13th

Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is a national education and awareness-building campaign for improving patient safety at the local level. Hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country are encouraged to plan events to promote patient safety within their own organizations. Educational activities are centered on educating patients on how to become involved in their own health care, as well as working with hospitals to build partnerships with their patient community.

This year's theme is "Let's Talk -- Healthy Conversations for Safer Healthcare."

At MITSS, we have offered a "To Do List" for healthcare organizations to support their patients, families, and clinicians during this important week. Check out our clinicians' blog for our day to day guide.

This week, and every week, we would like to remember those who have been harmed by adverse events and honor those who are working to make healthcare safer.

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