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3.14.2017

Patient Safety Week Activities Continue on Friday

Thursday, the fourth day of Patient Safety Week, focused on the safe use of clinical alarms. UHealth staff learned about finding the proper balance between alarms that go off too regularly — and therefore get ignored, and those that don’t go off often enough, and potentially endanger patients in need of assistance.

Friday’s activities will focus on preventing infection.

“The need to prevent infection is a huge challenge to hospitals and clinics everywhere, and the first, best step in minimizing the challenge is hand washing,” said Myka Whitman, B.S.N., RN, interim UHealth Chief Risk Officer. “Many of our locations have taught about the need to avoid infection throughout the week, but on Friday we will focus on this critical goal.”

Friday, March 17 – Daily Theme: Prevent Infection

7 – 8 a.m., UMHC/SCCC
NPSG Infection Prevention Sanitizer Moving Cart
Questionnaire with Raffle Entry – Hand Sanitizer Giveaway

8 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., UMH Cafeteria Hallway
Patient Safety Biohazardous Waste Educational Tables

8 – 11 a.m., Lennar Center Lobby
Prevent Infection /Handwashing Event

9 – 11 a.m., SCCC 1301
NPSG Infection Prevention Sanitizer Questionnaire with Raffle Poster Presentation Hand Washing Pledge Poster
Hand Sanitizer Giveaway

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hollywood/Plantation
Satellite Visit

10 a.m. – noon, BPEI 1st Floor, Pod 1, Room 128
Room Of Errors – Patient Safety Simulation Room

11 – 11:15 a.m., SCCC 1301
NPSG Raffle Winner Announcement

1 p.m., PAC Conf. Room 700
UMMG Patient Safety Hat Contest Winner Announcement

1 – 3 p.m., 2nd SCCC Back Entrance
NPSG Display Table with Wheel of Fortune

2 p.m., BPEI Berrocal Breezeway
BPEI Patient Safety Posters Contest Judging
Hand Sanitizer Mascot and Distribute Hand Sanitizers and Kleenex

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