The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)/National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) will lead healthcare organizations nationwide in the observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11 – 17, 2018.

While the United for Patient Safety campaign, which  focuses on the reduction of preventable harm, is an ongoing effort, awareness week offers opportunity for the public and those working in healthcare to celebrate progress and acknowledge the need for continued learning and sharing across the industry.

During Patient Safety Awareness Week,  IHI/NPSF will offer two opportunities through which patient safety professionals and advocates can learn and share ideas for building safety culture:

Complimentary WebcastMonday, March 12; 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Engaging Patients and Providers: Speaking up for Patient Safety 
This panel discussion will explore the importance of speaking up from the perspective of clinicians and staff as well as patients and families. Panelists will include:

  • Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, IHI
  • Jeff Brady, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Tiffany Christensen, Vice President of Experience Innovation, Beryl Institute
  • Gerald Hickson, MD, Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety & Risk Prevention, Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Click here to enroll. 

PSAW Twitter Chat – Friday, March 16; Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Join @TheIHI and others to chat about Building a Culture of Safety in healthcare.
Use the hashtag #PSAW18 to join the conversation! Get details here.


To learn more about Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018 and to share your facility’s plans for marking the week in your community, visit the United for Safety website.