The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has named March 10-23 Patient Safety Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness about patient safety among health care providers and the public.

According to the NPSF, as many as 440,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable medical harm, and that many others suffer significant and lasting morbidity, and quality-of-life implications. Given this evidence, NPSF advocates for addressing patient safety as a serious public health concern.

EMS supports the NPSF in its mission to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. With our SIMULATIONiQ suite of products, EMS offers leading-edge technology to help health care educators do what they do best: educate their learners to strengthen care delivery and communication skills for improved patient safety.

SIMULATIONiQ is the leading clinical simulation management platform that delivers unmatched performance for standardized patient- and mannequin-based training, and brings all the programs, people, and processes into a single, simplified view that saves time, improves clinical outcomes, and provides peace of mind.

Click here for a list of Patient Safety Awareness Week activities, including a Twitter chat, webcasts, and a social media outreach initiative. Use the hashtags #UnitedForPatientSafety #WeAreAllPatients and #PSAW19 to show your support!

To learn more about how SIMULATIONiQ can help your learners provide best-in-class care for improved patient safety, request a free consultation today.

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