March 2-8, 2014 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. This is an annual campaign sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and patients about health care safety.
This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health…Safely.” A patient’s health journey often starts with a diagnosis. One way to encourage patient understanding is to distribute a checklist that helps patients take an active role in working with their doctor or nurse when they are ill. http://bit.ly/yebkrT.
In collaboration with the Society To Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, the National Patient Safety Foundation is presenting a series of three webcasts on diagnostic error topics.
These webcasts are being offered free of charge in both their live and archived listening forms but registration is required. Further details about the presentations and how to register are available at: