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3.04.2014

Patient Safety Awareness Week Activities

Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, is an annual campaign endorsed by The National Patient Safety Foundation to foster education and increase awareness related to patient safety. This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health … Safely.”

As part of the Miller School’s observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, all UHealth facilities will offer educational resources and informational materials for patients and staff. In addition, our centers and clinics will host a number of activities emphasizing patient safety and quality improvements, which will be promoted by banners and social media postings on Facebook and Twitter.

Paul F. Levy, former president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will be the week’s special speaker. His lecture, “These Things Happen: Why People Get Hurt in Hospitals and What We Can Do About It,” will be presented on Wednesday, March 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center.

Booths will be located at both hospital entrances through Friday, March 7 (times will vary), and all are welcome to stop by and complete the anonymous Patient Safety Culture Survey. Educational materials and sanitizing gel pens will also be handed out in each hospital lobby and ambulatory care clinic.

Volunteers are needed to help with this week’s special programs. To sign up, or for more information, contact Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, M.D., in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at IVFeltes@med.miami.edu.

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