National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness building campaign for healthcare safety. This year’s we will focus on safety culture and patient engagement.
There has been great progress in patient safety over the years but studies show that medical error and preventable harm are still a major source of injury or death among patients. “A recent national survey conducted by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago found that 1 in 5 people reportedly experienced a medical error in their own care, and one-third reported an error in the care of a close relative or friend. Of those who experienced errors, 73 percent said the error had a long-term or permanent impact on the patient’s physical health, emotional health, financial well-being, or family relationships.” (source http://www.unitedforpatientsafety.org)
Everyone here at MIJA Inc. wants to do our part by raising awareness. Our medical gas management product, Critical Alert for Oxygen, can help to prevent medical error. Empty oxygen tanks or oxygen tanks running out without notice is still a big problem among oxygen therapy users. With Critical Alert, there are visual LED and audio alarms to indicate when gas levels are running low.
Critical Alert for Oxygen uses MIJA’s high quality pressure gauges for a reliable and accurate measurement every time.
Help us raise awareness this week for patient safety!