Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021)

Every year healthcare and patient safety professionals recognize patient safety awareness. The national society for Healthcare Risk Management, ASHRM, offers resources that may be of interest to you.

Every year healthcare and patient safety professionals recognize patient safety awareness. The national society for Healthcare Risk Management, ASHRM, offers resources that may be of interest to you.

We encourage our insureds to promote patient safety awareness through many possible ways. You may like to incorporate the Patient Safety Word Search as a fun activity to send to all your staff; you may also like to teach on the SBAR technique as a communication tool (it’s very effective and appreciated by providers). Lastly, we have included the conversation starter playing cards, with permission from their creator, Carol Gunn, MD, Physician, Patient Advocate. Each card contains a question that allows the staff member/healthcare provider to answer that will bring to the surface potential culture/fear or improvement thoughts that can/may directly impact the patient safety in the delivery of services under your control. The link to the full deck can be found here: Deck of Courageous Conversation Cards As always, please let your MPIE Risk Team know how we can help you improve patient safety and if you enjoyed or used the resources we have shared here.