Patient safety across the lifespan

Week of action from 13 to 17 September 2021

Throughout our lives, we can all depend on being provided with the greatest possible safety as patients!

The purpose of this year's Week of Action was to highlight that everyone can encounter patient safety in the lifetime. The actions: Buildings and monuments lit up in orange and the engagement will be brought into focus with knowledge cards on specific life situations and video actions derived from them.

Large participation in the action week 2021

Activities take place on two tracks

I. Raise awareness: Buildings will shine in orange

On the night of 17 September 2020, 130 buildings or monuments in 35 countries worldwide were lit up in orange. In Switzerland, for example, the Jet d’Eau in Geneva glowed orange. The Foundation has worked to ensure that this year, on the night of September 17-18, 2021, as many buildings as possible will glow orange to reinforce Swiss participation in this international initiative: We are pleased that many organizations and institutions have responded to our call.

  • Take a look at the pasted map and from September 17 in the evening on our Instagram channel @patientensicherheitschweiz to see where everywhere in Switzerland will be lit up in orange.
  • The photos of the illuminated buildings will be disseminated via a social media campaign to achieve maximum awareness.

Activities take place on two tracks

II. Show engagement: Spreading the knowledge broadly

A number of institutions have answered our call to shoot videos on their own patient safety measures.Take a look a the lively, diverse and educational insights into the commitment to patient safety in Swiss healthcare institutions on the inserted map. With this unique project, we enable partnership learning across institutions even in times of reduced contact. This map of Swiss patient safety actions is published on the Foundation's website and social media channels as of today.

The Foundation uses eleven symbolic knowledge cards to point out that everyone comes into contact with patient safety during their lifetime: specific patient safety risks and possible measures are presented in 11 concrete life situations between birth and end of life. All healthcare institutions are invited to describe their own patient safety actions using short videos

  • The cards can also be used for internal information campaigns in the health institutions.
  • Embedded in a social media campaign, the aim is also to raise awareness of patient safety issues among the public and the media.

Click on this icon in the upper left corner of the map to view the list of actions and topic assignment. Alternatively, you can enlarge the map by clicking the icon in the upper right corner. You can navigate through the map this way. Clicking on the navigation point opens an info box with the video.

The 11 knowledge cards


Downloads

All actions, which are carried out during the Action Week Patient Safet, are recognizable by the campaign logo, which is available for download here, as a sign of the joint commitment. Key-Visual Week of Action 2021 (jpeg)

All actions, which are carried out during the Action Week Patient Safet, are recognizable by the campaign logo, which is available for download here, as a sign of the joint commitment. Key-Visual Week of Action 2021 (eps)

The factsheet provides an overview of all important information on the Patient Safety Action Week 2021. Factsheet Week of Action 2021

The poster templates that can be downloaded here enable to publish individual contents in the official action week design. Poster templates Action Week 2021

Dr. Yvonne Pfeiffer

Head of safety in organizations section
Project Manager Week of Action 2021
+41 43 244 14 85, Mail


 

Overview of all campaign weeks