World Patient Safety Day 2020

Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety | September 17, 2020

ECRI, and its affiliate, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), are proud to join global leaders in supporting World Patient Safety Day 2020.

This year’s theme is Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. For nonprofit safety organizations ECRI and ISMP, this means recognizing the critical role that healthcare providers play in ensuring the safety of patients across all care settings, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We fulfill our mission by testing and evaluating medical devices, including personal protective equipment, providing infection control and medication safety guidance, and delivering trusted evidence-based resources to help clinical and supply chain staff do their jobs effectively. Since the pandemic began, we have offered free and sharable content on our COVID-19 Resource Center.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the huge challenges and risks facing health workers globally, including infections, violence, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness, and death.

Health Workers Infected with COVID-19
Health Worker Deaths in 64 Countries

For World Patient Safety Day 2020, we speak up for health worker safety, providing a broad array of COVID-19 resources, trusted guidance about infection prevention and medication safety, and supportive materials on worker safety, health, and wellness.

We invite you to explore all that we have to offer and consider becoming a member of ECRI.

COVID-19 PPE resources

Infection prevention resources

Medication safety resources

Worker safety, health & wellness resources

Ensuring the safety of health workers is the first step to keeping patients safe. Join us as we speak up for all health workers!

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