Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by NPSF. Each year, health care organizations internationally take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional materials within their organizations, creating awareness in the community, and utilizing NPSF educational resources among hospital staff and patients.
Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a routine exam or entering the hospital for surgery…
Ask Me 3
Are you asking these 3 simple questions when you visit your healthcare provider?
- What is my main problem?
- What do I need to do?
- Why is it important for me to do this?
By asking these 3 questions, you’ll understand health instructions easier and avoid mistakes when taking medicine or preparing for a medical procedure. You’ll also be able to get well sooner or better manage a chronic health condition.