Patient Safety Awareness 

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system – for patients and the workforce. These resources from IHI are available to help organize facility level activities for Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Activities and Resources for Patient Safety Week

  • Word Search: Review Patient Safety terms with this printable word search and submit answers to to be entered into a raffle.
  • Participate in the employee Patient Safety Bingo Challenge.
  • Subscribe to AHRQ's Patient Safety email updates or AHRQ News Now to get the latest information on patient safety. 
  • Be Part of Your Safety Culture: Use these five safety tips to be an active part of safety at your organization.

Complimentary On-Demand Webinars: 

  1. American Hospital Association: Integrating Patient Safety and Clinician Well-Being
  2. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH): Nurse Resiliency: A Discussion of Psychological Well-Being and the Impact on Optimal Safe Care Outcomes

Family Resources

Staff Resources

Schedule of Events






Monday, March 14, 2022 4:00 PM-5:00 PM (EST) Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety Live Panel Discussion: Promoting Collaboration to Improve Patient Safety Culture Register Online
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST) Institute for Healthcare Improvement Sensemaking in Times of Uncertainty: Essential for Safety Register Online
  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST) Nicklaus Children's Health System Nursing Grand Rounds: Pediatric Patient Safety: A Journey to Excellence Go to Zoom
  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST) CHPSO Transgender Healthcare: Safety Considerations for Both Patient and Institution  Register Online
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 All day Nicklaus Children's Health System Wear "Purple for Patient Safety" n/a
  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST) Nicklaus Children's Health System Attend the Patient and Family Patient Safety Carnival in the APCP lobby   n/a
  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST) Sepsis Alliance Live Webinar: Intellectual Disability and Sepsis: Understanding Disparities and Care Needs  Register Online
Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST) Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) Patient Safety Now: PSQH’s exclusive online summit that features five sessions focused on providing superior level of safety for patients.  Register Online
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ’s Twitter Chat on Diagnostic Safety. Use #AHRQChat and #PSAW22 to participate. Go to Twitter

Excellence in Patient Safety Award

In partnership with Family Advisory Council, the Patient Safety Awareness Week planning team will like to recognize the Emergency Department (ED) team with the 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Award. This award recognizes team members who show an exceptional commitment to safety, aligned to our Nicklaus Children's Health Safety strategic priorities. Read more about this award

Two members of the Emergency Department team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Learn More About Patient Safety at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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