Stay tuned for 2020 PSAW Material!

CPS is joining IHI's campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 8-14, 2020. Feel free to download the 2019 Toolkit (below) to get some ideas on how to make 2020 Patient Safety Awareness Week a success at your organization.

The Center for Patient Safety is joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 10-16, 2019

In recognition, the Center for Patient Safety is encouraging the acknowledgement and celebration of efforts to improve safe care throughout healthcare. We invite you to celebrate and BRING THE CARE CONTINUUM TOGETHER!

If you’re a health system, hospital, EMS agency, nursing home, home care or hospice facility, pharmacy or medical office, this toolkit contains a checklist of suggestions for activities to promote awareness of safety efforts at your organization.

How to get started:

  1. Download your free Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit Guide by filling out the form below.  Resource Mockup
  2. Help raise awareness about patient safety efforts by using the Toolkit Guide that includes tips and suggestions that compliment the downloadable banners, posters, postcards, and more! 
  3. Visit the the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Safety Awareness page for more information on their Patient Safety Awareness Week Campaign.


5 Tips to Help You Celebrate and Bring the Care Continuum Together 

Tip 1 – Download CPS' Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit by filling out the form below. These resources will help to remind and encourcage everyone to put safety first. 

Tip 2  Post reminders throughout your organization about the importance of, and focus on, safe care! Especially in areas with high safety concern.

Tip 3 – Host an event designed to develop your internal champions. The Patient Safety Forum or Patient Safety Boot Camp are workshops geared towards healthcare leaders, educators, and others who have a passion for safety. The workshop is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on event that educates attendees on patient safety foundations and theories, often the program is tailored to the needs of the hosting organization. The program builds the framework and understanding of patient safety. Learn more here.

Tip 4 – Make it fun! Come up with a theme for the week or each day, watch videos, take quizzes, and play games to identify areas of safety concern or that allow everyone in the organization to get involved.

Tip 5 – Keep everyone updated. Use the sample email below to provide your staff with resources, information, and results so they can celebrate their achievements.


Sample Email to Staff

(Copy and paste the following text into an email)

Dear Staff,
It's Patient Safety Awareness Week!
In collaboration with the Center for Patient Safety, our organization has made a commitment to patient safety. Together, we are placing an enhanced focus on patient safety in recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2019.
Although we are using this week in March to celebrate our patient safety achievements and increase awareness, safe care is our organization’s focus every day.
Watch for posters, flyers, and more to be displayed throughout the organization as a reminder of our enhanced focus.
(List any additional activities that you will host during this week: celebration luncheon with other area community providers, sign a poster, pass out stickers, etc.)
(List a few of the safe care improvements made over the last year: Did you implement a near-miss program? Did you see results in the form of an increase in reporting?)



To download the 2019 Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit, please fill out the form below.