Save the Date and #uniteforsafecare on World Patient Safety Day

Save the Date

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is excited to unveil its early plans aligned with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Patient Safety Day on September 17, 2020. PSMF’s theme for the 2020 campaign is Health worker safety is patient safety.

“This year has been one of the most challenging and eye-opening for the issues of safety in our healthcare systems: from effectively equipping & supporting frontline health workers in their heroic work, to equitably serving & treating patients,” said Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO Dr. Dave Mayer. “Even before the pandemic, more than 200,000 patients died each year in America from what are considered preventable errors. Systemic problems in healthcare are at fault, and many of them — from burnout to the lack of transparency and safe processes — continuously set our health workers up for failure and error and put patient safety at risk.”

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 2020 World Patient Safety Day campaign will focus on: 

  • Summer of 2020: public awareness in press and on social media
  • September 8-17: a collective, virtual physical challenge to raise awareness about patient and health worker safety
  • September 16: serve as a content collaborator for the National Association for Healthcare Quality’s annual conference, NEXT
  • September 17: an in-person demonstration in Washington, D.C. and a free public virtual event

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