Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19, “Make Everyday a Patient Health Day”
CDC is teaming up with the National Patient Safety Foundation NPSF to increase awareness of issues that affect patient safety as part of the 2016 Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19.
Every day, patients get infections in healthcare facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have major repercussions in the lives of patients, including sepsis and in some cases, death. CDC partners with numerous organizations and individuals to prevent the cause of these infections through simple steps such as improved hand hygiene, injection safety , and infection prevention efforts.
Join us as we focus on patient safety:
- Tweet with us —The National Patient Safety Foundation (@NPSF) will host a Twitter chat, Tuesday, March 15th, from 2-3pm EST. Tweet your questions and learn more about your role in patient safety. Follow @CDCGOV, @theNPSF and use #psaw2016chat
- Learn from the Experts - “Patient Safety Is A Public Health Issue” webinar on Thursday, March 17, from 1-2 p.m. EST. Thought leaders Dr. Arjun Srinivasan (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Dr. Jeff Brady (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Dr. Patrick Conway(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), and Dr. Tejal K. Gandhi (National Patient Safety Foundation) will discuss what is being done to ensure patient safety from a national perspective.
- Protect Yourself - Learn more about how patients can protect themselves and their loved ones while in healthcare settings.
Learn more about becoming a safe patient at: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/