Ohio Hospital Newswire


Patient Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off Next Week; Tools, Resources Available




National Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, is set for March 11-17. Each year, health care organizations around the globe take part in the event.
The theme for Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018 is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day.” Activities will focus on two critical issues: safety culture and patient engagement. The Ohio Hospital Association encourages hospitals to take part in the annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety.
The Ohio Patient Safety Institute has developed a toolkit for OHA member hospitals to promote participation in National Patient Safety Awareness Week.
In addition, OPSI and NPSF are set to sponsor several educational and promotional activities throughout the week. More detailed information can be found on the OPSI and NPSF webpages. Health care professionals and industry partners are urged to take a pledge for patient safety, share their organization’s plans for the week and to engage in an ongoing discussion forum for idea-sharing and problem-solving in support of patient safety.
For additional information about the campaign and to learn how to can get involved, visit
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