Happy Patient Safety Awareness Week


We want to make Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States not only the best place to receive high quality health care, but also the safest place for our patients and employees. Join us in recognizing the importance of patient safety by participating in National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2017.

Safety isn’t the job of one person, one team, or even one department. It’s important for all employees to recognize how their roles can impact safety. Whether it’s having a safety conversation, reporting near-misses, or implementing processes to prevent future incidents, together, we can share information and take steps to promote safe, high quality care.

Make a difference: Spread the word about patient safety.

We can all make a difference and raise awareness about important patient safety issues, including:

  • Patient identification
  • Communication among care providers
  • Hand hygiene
  • Preventing falls
  • Properly labeling specimens
  • Preventing wrong site, wrong patient, wrong procedure surgery (universal protocol)
  • Medication safety

The patient safety/risk management team is making rounds this week to speak with staff. Thank you for joining us in celebrating National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Read more about Patient Safety Awareness Week and a patient safety story on KP Share.

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