Patient Safety Awareness Week: United in Safety
Follow and join the conversation with #PSAW2015 and #PSAWunited
Led by the NPSF (National Patient Safety Foundation), Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8 – 14. This annual, educational campaign includes participation from healthcare organizations around the world who display the NPSF logo as well as promote resources to create awareness in the community about patient safety.
United in Safety
The 2015 theme is “United in Safety.” Everyone in the healthcare process including patients, care providers, family members, advocates, executives, and corporate solution providers should be united in the common goal that each play a role in delivering safe care. The main focus of the “United in Safety” campaign is patient engagement and highlighting the importance of the relationship between patients, their families, and the providers. Communication is key and when a patient is both engaged and informed in the process, this will lead to safer care.
Visit NPSF Patient Safety Awareness Week for the Patient Awareness Week FAQ, an Awareness Week Implementation Checklist, review of the Universal Patient Compact, videos with tips for patient engagement, social media messages, and more educational resources.
Wear Purple for Patient Safety
Choose a day to invite staff to wear purple for patient safety. Post a picture of your staff using the #PSAW2015 hash tag and be sure to include @theNPSF.
Join a twitter chat on patient and family engagement.
Hosted by: @theNPSF
When: Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30pm, ET
Use #PSAWunited to participate.
When: Thursday, March 12, 1:00 PM ET
Register for this event.
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015 Webcast – Patients and families as partners. Join DeeJo Miller, Sheryl Chadwick, and Shanon Fucik of Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics @ChildrensMercy for this 60 minute webcast that will highlight the history of patient and family engagement at Children’s Mercy, involving patients and parents on clinical teams for safety work, the value of partnering with patients and families, and lessons learned.
The National Patient Safety Foundation gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation @MooreFound for Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015