Forum to be held to promote Patient Safety Awareness Week

“From March 11 to 17, we are emphasizing that safety in the delivery of healthcare is the highest priority all the time,” CPS executive director Alex Christgen said


By EMS1 Staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Patient Safety Awareness Week is being promoted by an organization to highlight important issues and spread awareness.

The Center for Patient Safety will address safety issues, spread awareness and provide resources to support a year-round continuum of healthcare.

“From March 11 to 17, we are emphasizing that safety in the delivery of healthcare is the highest priority all the time,” CPS executive director Alex Christgen said. “Safe care is the most important aspect of care regardless of where that care takes place, from EMS, to hospitals, physician offices, ambulatory settings, pharmacies, home or long-term care settings.”

CPS will hold a patient safety forum on March 14 in St. Louis to teach healthcare providers how to identify and treat patients with respiratory compromise.

In addition to the forum, CPS has also created the Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Toolkit, which is available free of charge and includes promotional items as well as a toolkit guide to help promote safety for the week, as well as the rest of the year.

 

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