Patient Safety Week Activities Continue on Wednesday

Tuesday, the second day of Patient Safety Week, was marked by flashes of green and orange on wrists through the UHealth system. The day’s theme was “Identify Patients Correctly,” and the wrist bands given out featured white raised lettering that said “Name & DOB,” reminding all staff of the required way to accurately identify patients.

Wednesday’s activities will focus on the safe use of medications,

“Medication safety is a complex mission made more so by misuse, overuse and non-compliance,” said Myka Whitman, B.S.N., RN, interim UHealth Chief Risk Officer. “Just as Tuesday’s focus was on identifying patients correctly, our Wednesday focus will be on identifying medications correctly. Each medication must be properly labeled, and it must match both the physician’s prescription and the patient to whom it is being dispensed. Medication safety practices maximize the benefits and reduce the risk of negative impacts.”

Wednesday, March 15 – Daily Theme: Use Medications Safely

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

8 a.m. – 1 p.m., UMH Lobby
Medication Safety Booth

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., PAC Conf. Room 700
Patient Safety Education Booths – UMMG Employees

10 – 11 a.m., Ft. Lauderdale
UMMG Patient Safety Education

10 a.m. – noon, 2nd Floor Inpatient
NPSG Display Table with Wheel of Fortune

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Kendall
Satellite Visit – PSW Pizza

Noon – 1 p.m., RMSB 5th Floor Auditorium
UM Medical School IHI Chapter – Patient Safety Talk with Jeopardy for UM Medical and UM Nursing Students

1 – 3:30 p.m., SCCC 1301
NPSG Medication Management Giveaways – pill boxes medication cards

1 – 4 p.m., Weston, Miami Lakes
UMMG Patient Safety Education

2 – 3 p.m., Email Communications
Webcast: The Voice of the Patient and the Public

3 – 5 p.m., UMH
UMH NPSG Traveling Cart

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