Joint Commission Campaign - Speak Up to Prevent Medical Errors

PUBLISHED: May 15, 2018
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission’s Speak Up Campaign helps the public play an active role in their health care by providing free, downloadable education materials on various safety topics. For each topic they cover, TJC will provide an infographic, animated video, podcast and distribution guide.

TJC Speak Up Campaign - Prevent Medical Errors resources:

  • A new video that can be used to help promote TJC’s message encouraging patient’s active participation in their health care.
  • A brochure for patient’s (available in English and Spanish) that describes specific ways patients can be active participants in their own health care.
  • A brochure for patient’s (available in English and Spanish) that describes ways patients can help prevent medical test mistakes.

A fundamental component of patient education is teaching the patient how to advocate for himself/herself. TJC’s Speak Up Campaign provides great resources for incorporating patient self-advocacy into a comprehensive patient education program.

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