The Friday Five – Patient Safety Awareness Week Wrap
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Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8 – 14, 2020) is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (@theihi) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system – for patients and the workforce. This week’s Friday Five rounds up some resources and events regarding patient safety.
Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit
IHI’s Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit is a helpful companion for you and your organization on the journey to delivering safe, reliable care every time, for every patient.
Helpful resource: IHI’s #PatientSafety Essentials Toolkit https://t.co/moRYpVAmmN Free download of 9 tools that can be used in health care settings. #COVID19 #PSAW20 pic.twitter.com/Qw9X6Wn9MX
— Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) (@TheIHI) March 11, 2020
50 Patient Safety Experts to Know | 2020
Becker’s Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2020 edition of its list, “50 patients safety experts to know.” The professionals included on this list are prominent advocates for patient safety. Individuals featured here are clinicians, advocacy group leaders, professors, researchers, administrators and healthcare providers. Many honorees have received industry awards, published articles and led initiatives to facilitate the reduction of patient harm in the healthcare setting.
Choosing a Patient Safety Organization
#AHRQ just released a brochure discussing the benefits of working with PSOs. Access it here. #PSAW20 https://t.co/Ta214btt13 pic.twitter.com/WaNi0NGsuh
— AHRQ (@AHRQNews) March 12, 2020
Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
When facing treatment or surgery in a hospital, it is important to know that the facility has a good record when protecting patients from unintended consequences. The hospitals on this list have met the highest standards for Patient Safety across the U.S. and have earned the 2020 Women’s Choice Award (@WomensAward), America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress 2020
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress, taking place from May 13–15, 2020, in Orlando, FL, brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe. This annual meeting is the must-attend event for those who continue to shape smarter, safer care for patients wherever it’s provided – from the hospital to outpatient settings to the home.