Safety First: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 18:21 | Filled in Announcements, Personal Responsibility

I’m sorry that I missed notifying you about Patient Safety Awareness Week 2010, which was 2 weeks ago. PSAW is a national education and awareness-building campaign for improving patient safety at the local level. The theme this year was “Let’s Talk: Healthy Conversations for Safer Healthcare.”

The National Patient Safety Foundation, which sponsors PSAW, offers members some patient engagement tools that include fact sheets and checklists to ensure being safe when getting medical care.

Check their Patient Safety Tools and Resources here: http://www.npsf.org/hp/psaw/patient-tools-and-resources.php

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a wide array of free materials in print, podcast, and video form to educate consumers in how to be safe in the health care system.

Check the Getting Safer Care page at: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safety.html

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