Patient Safety Tool: '6 Ways to a Safer Hospital Stay' Poster


The Washington State Medical Association provides a free, downloadable poster identifying six ways to a safer hospital stay.


The six ways are as follows:

  1. Ask questions
  2. Involve your loved ones
  3. Know your medications and supplements
  4. Remind visitors to wash their hands
  5. Understand your treatment or surgery
  6. Know what to do after you are discharged


Download the 6 Ways to a Safer Hospital Stay poster for use in your facility.


Note: View our database providing reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in hospitals, surgery centers and other organizations by clicking here.


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