7 Tips for National Patient Safety  Awareness Week and Beyond
To help mark National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10),weve compiled some helpful tips to help you and your love...
Health, safety and comfort of all patients is a top priority, especiallybecause home accidents are a major reason for cost...
To help with safety education, here are some helpful tips for you touse yourself and to share with loved ones:
http://www.plowhearth.com/plow_assets/images/shop/catalog/11249.jpg• Make sure emergency numbers are posted by each teleph...
• Bathtubs, showers, stairs and loose rugs should all have non-skid  strips or mats.• Turn pan handles away from the burne...
• Store medications in a safe place according to instructions;  Dispose of after expiration.• Working smoke detectors shou...
In addition to recommending these and other tips, BrightStar Careoffers a variety of services intended to help keep patien...
To reduce negative outcomes, avoid return trips to the hospital andimprove patient quality of life, BrightStar Care’s regi...
National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education andawareness campaign for health care safety led by theNatio...
The event focuses on efforts toreduce medication errors and lowerhospital readmission rates byfacilitating improved patien...
“Patient Safety Awareness Week underscores the needs addressed bynational discussions on patient safety and emphasizes the...
Find Quality Care Now      Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada
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To help mark National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10), we've compiled some helpful tips to help you and your loved ones to recognize a range of efforts to improve safety and comfort in your homes, particularly upon returning from the hospital.

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7 Tips for National Patient Safety Awareness Week and Beyond

  1. 1. 7 Tips for National Patient Safety Awareness Week and Beyond
  2. 2. To help mark National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 4-10),weve compiled some helpful tips to help you and your loved ones torecognize a range of efforts to improve safety and comfort in yourhomes, particularly upon returning from the hospital.
  3. 3. Health, safety and comfort of all patients is a top priority, especiallybecause home accidents are a major reason for costly return trips to thehospital, most of which can be prevented by the elimination of hazards.
  4. 4. To help with safety education, here are some helpful tips for you touse yourself and to share with loved ones:
  5. 5. http://www.plowhearth.com/plow_assets/images/shop/catalog/11249.jpg• Make sure emergency numbers are posted by each telephone.• Outside doorways and stairs should be well lit; indoor hallways should be equipped with nightlights.
  6. 6. • Bathtubs, showers, stairs and loose rugs should all have non-skid strips or mats.• Turn pan handles away from the burners and the edges of the stove.
  7. 7. • Store medications in a safe place according to instructions; Dispose of after expiration.• Working smoke detectors should be placed in hallways and near sleeping areas.
  8. 8. In addition to recommending these and other tips, BrightStar Careoffers a variety of services intended to help keep patients safe, fromperforming home safety assessments to transporting patients homefrom the hospital and caring for them during the days and weeks aftertheir hospital stay.
  9. 9. To reduce negative outcomes, avoid return trips to the hospital andimprove patient quality of life, BrightStar Care’s registered nurses alsocreate detailed plans of care to make sure patients are safe,comfortable and educated on the specifics of their condition.
  10. 10. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education andawareness campaign for health care safety led by theNational Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).
  11. 11. The event focuses on efforts toreduce medication errors and lowerhospital readmission rates byfacilitating improved patient carethrough better communication amongproviders, patients, families andcommunities.
  12. 12. “Patient Safety Awareness Week underscores the needs addressed bynational discussions on patient safety and emphasizes the value ofcollective effort and working together for making and keeping ourhealth care system safe,” said Diane C. Pinakiewicz, President of NPSF.
  13. 13. Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada

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