National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 4 through 10. In honor of “the week that lasts all year,” MGH experts in topics ranging from disabilities to health care proxies will staff tables in the White lobby March 6 and 8 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
The week that lasts all year
DR. BETTY RAFFERTY
National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 4 through 10. In honor of “the week that lasts all year,” MGH experts in topics ranging from disabilities to health care proxies will staff tables in the White lobby March 6 and 8 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Educational handouts and fliers will be available, and individuals who stop by the table will be entered to win a raffle for a Kindle. An informational poster series featuring some of the same topics will be on display near Coffee Central.
The week will culminate with a presentation, “New Dimensions in Breast Health: Tomosynthesis,” by Betty Rafferty, MD, director of Breast Imaging, March 8 from noon to 1 pm in the O’Keeffe Auditorium. Tomosynthesis –a revolutionary three-dimensional mammogram technology that improves breast cancer detection – was pioneered at the MGH under Rafferty’s leadership.
In addition to these events, the MGH Imaging Safety Office is hosting a series of educational presentations throughout the week, including “Radiation Reduction Measures” by James Thrall, MD, radiologist-in-chief, March 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Robins Room A on Founders 2. CEUs are available for radiology technologists and nurses.
For more information about Patient Safety Awareness Week, contact Millie LeBlanc, RN, patient safety specialist, at email@example.com or 617-726-8031.
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