Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health-care safety. This year’s theme -- Navigate Your Health ... Safely -- recognizes the advances made in the patient safety arena while acknowledging the challenges that remain … and committing to work on them, every day.

Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement (CEQI), in partnership with several departments, is leading Penn Medicine’s efforts to showcase our strong commitment to the safety of our patients, our community, and our staff.

HUP’s annual Patient Safety Awareness Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 5, from 10 am to 2 pm. Tables on the Ravdin Mezzanine will offer information on several topics for HUP’s health-care providers, including infection control, look-alike medications, fall prevention, and care for the care provider. Information tables for patients and visitors, located on the upper level atrium in the Perelman Center, will provide information on hand hygiene, preventing skin cancer, fall prevention, drug interaction and other safety topics.

In addition to the information tables, a Performance Improvement in Action exhibit will be on display in Perelman. A Penn Medicine Safety Net refresher training will take place on March 5 and 6, from 9 am to noon in the Founders 2 training room. Click here to learn more about lectures and additional activities during the week.