March 14-18: Patient Safety and Quality Week

Each year, UF Health faculty, staff and students gather at UF Health facilities to celebrate Patient Safety and Quality Week, presented by the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety.

This year’s events will take place March 14-18 and activities will focus on reinforcing safe practices and awareness through games, interactive patient safety displays, a poster session, a dynamic keynote speaker and more.

Guided behind-the-scenes tours will be led by representatives from key areas to demonstrate first-hand how their teams ensure patients receive outstanding care. You’ll have a chance to learn more about hospital departments and develop new skills from our experts.

A crowd favorite is the Patient Safety and Quality Week annual poster session. The event will showcase ongoing collaborative projects across UF Health focused on improving important aspects of patient safety and quality.

Atrium events will help you test your patient safety knowledge, learn about recent quality initiatives and win prizes. Visit patient safety displays in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium, then check out a temporary “problem” inpatient room to identify potential hazards that can lead to clinical errors.

We also take time to honor and thank staff from across our organization who identified, intervened and prevented potential harm to our patients. We will host our second Heroes Recognition Dinner to recognize these individuals and teams.

Join us for a week of activities to learn how we’re providing outstanding service to our patients! Look for details on the Bridge and in UF Health publications and newsletters as the week approaches.