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  Sloan Searcey   March 12, 2016   Health, Safety, Urgent Care, Patient 0 Comments

This one’s for you, the patient

Velocity Care celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient weekThis week is all about you, the patient. Were you just thinking, “Wait, isn’t health care always about the patient?” That it is, but everyone could use a little reminder now and again.

Providing health care to patients is an important job, but it’s more than just a job, it’s caring for someone’s life. As the patient, it is vital that you and your physician work together to help reduce harm and negligence within the health care system. What better way could there be to start than with Patient Safety Awareness Week?

March 13 marks the beginning of Patient Safety Awareness Week. It’s a week dedicated to increasing awareness among health care professionals and the public about the importance of patient safety. Once a year, the National Patient Safety Foundation encourages health care professionals to remember that everyone’s a patient at some point, even them. The overall goal is demonstrating a commitment to patient safety.

Health care leaders and administrators are reminded to take a walk in their patients’ shoes, listen to their patients and aim for patient safety and reducing patient harm. As a health care consumer, you can get involved too. Here’s how:

  • Take a pledge to support the role you play in patient safety.
  • Spread the word on social media.
  • Share what’s most important to you when it comes to talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Share a memorial to honor someone who was harmed as a result of a medical error.

Visit www.unitedforpatientsafety.org/ for more information on how to get involved in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Your voice matters. Let us know how we’re doing at www.velocitycare.com/review-us. Velocity Urgent Care Treatment Center is always dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate and efficient health care to all patients. Support the United for Patient Safety Campaign and engage in Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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