JOIN US IN TAKING THE PATIENT SAFETY PLEDGE!
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated September 17th 2019 as the first World Patient Safety Day. The primary goal of this program is to make health care safer and to reduce the risk of preventable harm to a patient while receiving health care services.
Currently, the WHO reports that 1 in 4 patients are harmed while receiving primary and ambulatory healthcare resulting in 142 million adverse events and 2.6 million deaths world wide. In the US, medication & medical errors cost an estimated 42 billion annually.
For more than 20 years, Pulse Center for Patient Safety, Education and Advocacy has been promoting initiatives to improve patient safety on Long Island and across the US through patient and family involvement.
Please join us in promoting the patient and families involvement in patient safety and sign the pledge to help improve patient safety by encouraging anyone who uses the healthcare system to follow these five basic safety tips to help reduce the risk of an adverse event:
- Maintain a current list of all medications you take and share it with your Primary Care Physician, medical team and family members (Include over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbs and ointments);
- Keep a list of all past and present clinicians, surgeries and procedures (w/ dates) and share it with your clinicians and family members;
- Prepare a list of all your symptoms and questions to bring with you to all medical appointments and bring it with you;
- Prepare your healthcare proxy and other Advanced Directives to make sure your instructions are followed;
- Develop a support system of trusted family members and friends who will help you advocate for safe care. Offer to help support others with their safe care.
For more information contact Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy at (516) 579-4711.
They Took the Pledge!
Beverly R. James, RN, BSN
The Bilello Family
COLOKI, Inc. Mirna Cortes-Obers
Dr. Cesar M. Garces Carranza
Marc S. Berlin, MHSA Consultant
Rita Saïd, Health & Wellness Worksite Solutions
Sea Star Strategy
Susan D. Osterer
Why sign and implement the pledge? Whether you are involved in a business, organization, community or support groups you will be helping members of the public to avoid medical error by being involved in patient safety initiatives. Companies will help the bottom line by working to reduce medical error-related employee expenses.
Congratulations To All Who Took the Pledge On or Before September 17th, 2019
And Thanks to Those Who Shared Why Taking the Pledge Matters at the World Patient Safety Day Celebration!
Your voluntary donation can help fund this potentially life-saving effort.