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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014; March 2-8

Navigate Your Health...Safely

Ohio hospitals focus on providing quality health care to patients every day, working tirelessly to ensure that diagnoses are timely, accurate, reliable, efficient and safe. During the week of March 2, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) will adopt the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF) theme for Patient Safety Awareness Week, Navigate Your Health…Safely, which highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process. The annual awareness event is designed to educate and increase awareness of patient safety activities throughout the entire health care continuum. Resources will be available on the NPSF website during Patient Safety Awareness Week. Ohio hospitals are encouraged to feature their patient safety initiatives during this national awareness week.

OPSI Patient Safety Calendar

Patient Safety Week Quiz

Patient Safety Week Answers


What's New...


Best Practice Award Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 OPSI Best Practice Award has been extended to March 14. The award recognizes a health care patient safety improvement program that incorporates regional and national patient safety benchmarks while remaining unique to the Ohio health care market. For more information on this award, click here.

The OHA Quality summit on June 12 at Hilton Easton, Columbus will feature the OPSI Patient Safety Best Practice awardees and other outstanding patient safety applicants.

Patient Safety: Teleconference Series

A series of four webinars will be held providing innovative strategies on current patient safety topics.

April 3, 2014
Learn Not to Burn: Scoring Fire Risk for the Surgical Patient

May 22, 2014
Obstetric Hemorrhage: Implementing a Plan for Prevention and Treatment

September 11, 2014
Reducing Serious Safety Events
Improving Depression Screening for Adolescents with Diabetes

November 6, 2014
Charting in an Electronic World: Does Your Documentation Defend You?

Registration Open Soon!

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