Action days live from participation. Together with many supporting organizations, the APS would like to raise awareness and mobilize a broad public for important topics related to patient safety in a media-effective way again today, Thursday. However, familiar formats such as an open day or face-to-face events are not possible in these times without restrictions or risks for the participants. So it is important to be creative and show what we have learned during and from the crisis – for example, in the form of virtual events or consulting services.
One of the central virtual events on World Patient Safety Day will take place in Berlin, Germany this year. The focus will be on the topics "Patient care during the Corona pandemic" and "Health worker safety". Because: Health worker safety is patient safety – and vice versa. This has never been so clear as in this corona crisis. Health workers must be protected from infections, but also from physical and mental stress. Because their commitment is the central pillar in patient care. Click here for the (German) program and livestream: https://wtps-berlin.tag-der-patientensicherheit.de/
More information about the International Patient Safety Day can be found at: https://www.patient-safety-day.org/
By the way: Did you know that only last year the day of action took place worldwide for the first time? In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was commissioned to organize and establish 17 September as the annual World Patient Safety Day and to put the topic of patient safety at the center of international attention. You can find out more about World Patient Safety Day on the WHO information website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day/2020