Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 7 - 13, 2010) is a national education and awareness-building campaign for improving patient safety at the local level. Hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country are encouraged to plan events to promote patient safety within their own organizations. Educational activities are centered on educating patients on how to become involved in their own health care, as well as working with hospitals to build partnerships with their patient community.
For information, check out this article about the week's activities or visit the National Patient Safety Foundation's website.
Also, in honor of this year's theme, "Let's Talk: Healthy Conversations for Safer Healthcare," check out a new conversation with Peter Pronovost in the New York Times.
Finally, nominations are open for the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems' Safety Net Awards. Nominations are due Friday. Click here for more information.
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