Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is intended to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public, starts next week, Sunday March 12th – Saturday, March 18th. The National Patient Safety Foundation‘s goal is to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message.

Patient Safety Awareness Week is part of the United for Patient Safety campaign, which reinforces that “all of us within the healthcare system have a role to play in keeping patients safe and free from harm.”

There are many opportunities to get involved in Patient Safety Awareness Week, such as wearing a gown to step into the role and mindset of a patient, using social media to spread the word about Patient Safety Awareness Week, and joining discussions to find out what others are doing for Patient Safety week, and to share your own ideas.

National Patient Safety Foundation

NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been around since 1997 and partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. Learn more about the National Patient Safety Foundation‘s strategic plan to engage with patients, the health care community, and key stakeholders to impact the health care leaders and environment.

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