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Twitter Chat: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. In hospitals, patients go in for routine procedures that can escalate into infections, including those caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria or C. difficile. This can result in delayed recovery, sepsis and even death. Many of these infections don’t have to happen, because we know they can be prevented.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is proud to collaborate with the National Patient Safety Foundation to promote their annual initiative, Patient Safety Awareness Week, taking place March 12 – 18, 2017. CDC’s patient safety experts will join together with partners, practitioners, and patients in a Patient Safety Twitter Chat, “What Patients Want (and Need) to Know,” to discuss how to improve patient safety and prevent infections.

Key topics of discussion around the Patient Safety Twitter Chat:

  • Communication as the Foundation for Safety
  • Medication Safety
  • Patient Experience, Patient Engagement, and Patient Safety
  • Patient Safety Past and Future

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March 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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