The Center for Patient Safety is joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 8-14, 2020


March 8-14, 2020 is Patient Safety Awareness Week! 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 team together!

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


How to get started:

Download your FREE Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit by filling out the form below. You'll also receive an email with an option to download the Toolkit pieces at any time.

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 

This year, we are offering two toolkits - one for all of our healthcare friends, and one specific to our friends in EMS. We hope you find value in using these tools.

Tip 1 – Complete the form below and save the PSAW Toolkit(s) to your computer.  

Tip 2 – Plan an event or several events to recognize patient safety efforts at your organization. 

Tip 3 – Visit and check out additional resources, studies and research for providers.

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 – Consider assessing your employee culture using a patient safety culture survey that launches during Patient Safety Awareness Week. The additional campaign awareness can help achieve a strong response rate.


To download the 2020 Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit, please fill out the form below.