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ASHRM Celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week


National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 12-18, 2023

The American Society for Health Care Risk Management recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week and the role in which patient safety professionals contribute to ASHRM’s mission of advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty and maximizing value.

Patient Safety Awareness Week Activities and Tools

ASHRM has a slate of free activities as well as professional development tools and resources available for patient safety risk professionals.

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    NEW PODCAST: Encouraging Event Reporting in the Face of Adversity

    March 14, 2023

    In the aftermath of a significant event, staff may be reluctant to complete patient safety reports. Tune in to hear Sandy Bledsoe discuss how to encourage event reporting in the face of adversity. To learn more about Sandy, and the work being done at Vanderbilt, go to

ASHRM Patient Safety Tip Sheets

Download free printable patient safety resources developed by subject matter experts from ASHRM!

Tip sheets include:

  • High Acuity Patient Transfer
  • Staffing Agency Contracts
  • Staff Resilience and Well-Being
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Result Communication
  • Preventing Wrong Site Surgeries
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Supporting Resources

The following free supplemental resources directly correspond to the Patient Safety Tip Sheets.

Patient Safety Word Search

Review Patient Safety terms with this printable word search.

Social Media Toolkit

Raise awareness of patient safety by sharing these sample posts on your personal or professional accounts on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Or share this toolkit with your communications team to get your organization involved in raising awareness in your community. 

Social Media Toolkit

Sample Social Media Images

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eLearning: Patient Safety in the Clinical Setting

This program aims to assist risk managers in influencing processes, culture, and relationships essential to their organization’s patient safety strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers that cause patient safety events to not be acted upon.
  • Educate staff on common patient safety events within your organization.
  • Apply strategies to ensure staff in clinical settings will respond correctly to patient safety events.
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eLearning and On-Demand Webinars:

Access these patient safety eLearning courses and on-demand webinars.

ASHRM Patient Safety Reference Books

Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals

Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals

The Health Care Risk Management Fundamentals book utilizes the ERM model to illuminate the fundamental domains of health care risk management including Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety, the Legal and Regulatory Environment, Claims and Litigation and Risk Financing. Purchase Now

Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook

Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook

The Patient Safety Risk Management Playbook will help you become a more knowledgeable and confident health care risk manager through the use of data and metrics, an approach that supports patient safety and risk reduction programs and initiatives. Purchase Now