Successful Patient Safety Week Concludes

Friday was the fifth and final day of Patient Safety Week activities. With the theme of the day being preventing infection, hands across campus were washed and sanitized in record numbers. Hand sanitizer bottles were given away throughout UHealth locations, and the Hand Sanitizer Mascot made surprise inspirational appearances.

“Even though Patient Safety Week is concluding, health care workers will continue to face new challenges and demands with more complex illnesses, uncertainty with health care reform, and ever-changing technology,” said Myka Whitman, B.S.N., RN, interim UHealth Chief Risk Officer. “As we celebrated safety successes this week, we need to continue to focus on positive patient experiences throughout the year. To promote patient safety, health care providers must continue to champion a Just Culture of Safety, in which leadership creates trust, practices transparency, exercises teamwork, supports education, and drives accountability.”

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