Patient Safety Week Activities Continue on Thursday

Wednesday, the third day of Patient Safety Week, focused on the safe use of medications. It was a day of important educational outreach, an amusing but informative takeoff on the TV game show “Jeopardy” and an opportunity for UHealth’s pharmacy experts to enjoy some time in the spotlight.

Thursday’s activities will focus on the safe use of alarms.

“Clinical alarm systems are intended to alert caregivers to potential patient problems, but if they are not properly managed, they can compromise patient safety,” said Myka Whitman, B.S.N., RN, interim UHealth Chief Risk Officer. “Universal solutions have yet to be identified, but it is important for a hospital to understand its own situation and to develop a systematic, coordinated approach to clinical alarm system management.”

Thursday, March 16 – Daily Theme: Use Alarms Safely

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 a.m., Berrocal Breezeway
BPEI Patient Safety Posters

9 – 11 a.m., SCCC 1301
Patient Safety Video Giveaway – “Good Catch”
Poster Competition
NPSG Display Table with Wheel of Fortune

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., BPEI
Patient Safety Booth

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., UMH 10th Floor North
Room Of Errors – Patient Safety Simulation Room
Partnership with Patient Safety Institute

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., BPEI Lobby and Roaming
Hand Sanitizer Mascot

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., SCCC 1301
Pizza Party

1 p.m., SCCC 1301
Poster Competition Winner Announcement

1:15 – 3 p.m., SCCC 1301
Alarm Safety and Universal Protocol Awareness

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