The theme for 2014 is "Navigate Your Health…Safely." The goal is for patients and residents to take a more active role in working with their doctor or nurse when they are ill.
“We are pleased to join other healthcare organizations in this national educational and awareness-building campaign,” said Mary Sue Hubbard, Performance Improvement and Risk Manager at MCCH. “We take this opportunity to educate patients and residents on ways they can become a more active partner with their doctor or nurse when they are ill. Care providers, patients, and residents are encouraged to have open conversations during this week about their healthcare questions or concerns.”
This year’s theme seeks to make patients, residents, providers, and the public aware of the ways they can participate in these efforts and partner to improve patient safety.
The National Patient Safety Foundation recommends patients and residents follow eight simple guidelines to help their doctor or nurse find their health problem and select the most effective treatment:
Information provided by Murray-Calloway County Hospital
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