The Friday Five – Patient Safety Awareness Week
The United in Patient Safety campaign culminates each year with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. An initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation (@theNPSF), this year Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2017. So that you can easily take part in PSAW, this week’s Friday Five rounds up some resources and events regarding patient safety.
Complimentary Webcast – The Voice of the Patient and the Public
On March 15th at 2 PM EDT, the NPSF presents a free webcast offering peer-to-peer collaboration in an online learning environment, including live Q&A with expert faculty, and turn-key solutions and take aways. Held in conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, this webcast will look at the advancing role of the patient and the public in patient safety. We will explore past efforts that brought forth transparency to patient safety issues, examine where we are today, and discuss how we can shape the future together.
Join the NPSF and others for a Twitter Chat
Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation!
— NPSF (@theNPSF) March 7, 2017
The 2017 America’s 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 Women’s Choice Award (@WomensAward) Best Hospitals for Patient Safety identifies 451 award recipients that represent the top 9% of hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. Visit their site to find out how the hospitals near you measure up.
CDC Offers Advice on How You Can be a Safe Patient
Healthcare-associated infections can happen wherever patients receive medical care – outpatient clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, but are often associated with the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. CDC (@CDCgov) offers 10 Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient to protect yourself and your loved ones.
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (@AHRQNews), which has sponsored hundreds of patient safety research and implementation projects, offers 10 evidence-based tips to prevent adverse events from occurring in a hospital. AHQR urges patients to get more involved with their health care by asking questions, talking to their clinician, and understanding their condition. Patients and families who engage with health care providers ask good questions and help reduce the risk of errors and hospital admissions. Browse these resources to get started.
10 top patient safety issues for 2017
Based on news, study findings, and rends reported in the past year, the Becker’s (@beckershr) Infection Control & Clinical Quality editorial team chose 10 patient safety issues for providers to prioritize in 2017. Their findings are listed in no particular order.
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