Patient Safety Awareness Week is Next Week – Here’s What to Do

By Chris Hermann

Patient Safety Awareness Week starts this Sunday, March 8. What’s your hospital planning to do to get involved?

Here are comprehensive resources for the week from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. They include:

  • Get Involved: There are a variety of ideas for ways to get involved here, including taking the pledge, downloading themed materials, recognizing patient safety champions on your team and more.
  • Get Ideas: Read how healthcare organizations around the globe are recognizing the week.
  • Join a Webcast: A free webcast on “principles for improving patient safety measurement” will be held Tuesday, March 10 at 12:00 pm Eastern time.
  • Join a Twitter Chat: A Twitter chat will be held on Thursday, March 12 at noon Eastern time using hashtag #PSAW20.
  • Find Resources: Education and resources for healthcare providers as well as consumers are available.

At Clean Hands – Safe Hands, we support all patient safety efforts, including reducing healthcare associated-infections (HAIs) via improving hand hygiene. If you’d like to learn more about how our electronic hand hygiene reminder system has decreased HAIs by an average of over 60% in our last ten consecutive hospital installationsdownload our free white paper now. Or contact us so we can discuss your hospital’s specific needs.

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