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Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10-16 - How to Get Involved


There are many ways for organizations and individuals to take part in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Join a Complimentary Webcast

Wednesday, March 13, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital

As health care consolidation continues and organizations move to a greater focus on system-based care and increasingly complex care is being provided outside of hospitals and in patients' homes, now is the time to consider how to advance patient safety in ambulatory settings and across the entire care continuum.

Speakers include experts from IHI, AHRQ, and Stanford Health. This program is offered free of charge but registration is required. Learn more and register.


Individuals: Take the Pledge

We encourage health care professionals and consumers to take a pledge to help reduce harm in health care. These pledges are meant to underscore the fact that there are actions each of us can take to improve care across the care continuum.?

Plan Your Week

Need ideas? Here are just a few suggestions to get you started. Get more ideas submitted by your peers.

Download Themed Materials
IHI provides ready-to-use materials with the Patient Safety Awareness Week theme that you can use to signal your participation. Downl?oad materials.

Recognize Patient Safety Champions on Your Team
Identify and recognize team members who demonstrate the characteristics of a patient safety champion:

  • ?Someone who is passionate about patient safety
  • Someone who acts as a cheerleader for safety improvements
  • Someone who demonstrates leadership for implementing patient safety initiatives

Join a Twitter Chat

Thursday, March 14, Noon–1:00 PM
Improving Diagnosis in Ambulatory Settings

Join with the hashtag #PSAW19Get details.

Get the Word Out

It is never too early to let people know about Patient Safety Awareness Week. ?

  • ?Share a notice in your organization's newsletter or invite your CEO or Chief Quality and Safety Officer to write a message to the staff.
  • Share some posts on social media. Use the hashtag #PSAW19 and tag @TheIHI.
  • Get your team involved in planning an educational opportunity for patients.

Get ideas from what others have shared.

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