5 things healthcare organizations can do to improve patient safety today

According to a recent CDC survey, 83 percent of adults had contact with a healthcare professional. Studies also show that in developed countries, as many as one in 10 patients are harmed while receiving hospital care.

Patient safety is a serious public health issue. And while it cannot be improved overnight, there are best practices healthcare organizations can put into place now to enhance patient outcomes.

During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), Medline, a global medical supplies company that offers products, clinical solutions, and education to help improve patient safety, shares five tips.

  • Enhance Communication
  • Approach Infection Prevention Differently
  • Products to Support Practice
  • Reduce Workplace Hazards
  • Never Stop Learning

“Safety is a cornerstone of a hospital’s success and requires everyone’s participation – organizational leaders, caregivers, vendors and patients,” said Martie Moore, chief nursing officer, Medline. “Healthcare workers are the eyes and ears of patients, but in order to establish a culture of safety, they require proper tools and ongoing education.”

In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, Medline has launched a survey to hear from healthcare professionals what their top patient safety concerns are. Follow Medline on Twitter and Facebook for more conversations and tips on patient safety.

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