Patients Safety Awareness Week 2017
Patient Safety Awareness Week reminds us all of the importance of safe patient care. It’s a good time to think of all the things you can do to stay safe as a patient. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is proud to collaborate with the National Patient Safety Foundation in this important work.
Ways to get involved:
- March 14, 1pm ET - Twitter chat on Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know
- March 15, 2pm ET - FREE National Patient Safety Foundation Webcast
- “The Voice of the Patient and the Public.” This webcast will look at the advancing role of the patient and the public in patient safety. We will explore past efforts that brought transparency to patient safety issues, examine where we are today, and discuss how we can shape the future together.
- Register: http://bit.ly/psawweb17
- CDC Feature: Getting Medical Care? How to Avoid Getting an Infection
- Safe Healthcare Blog: President & CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
- Dr. Gandhi highlights the importance of patient safety awareness from both the patient and provider perspective. The United for Patient Safety campaign aims to promote how to be a safe patient and why patient safety is an important public health topic.
- Stay connected. CDC patient safety website: http://bit.ly/cdcpatientsafety