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Speak Up materials


In March 2002, The Joint Commission launched its Speak Up™ patient safety program. Over time, the program has expanded to more than 40 countries, and features infographics, animated videos, brochures and posters.

The Speak Up™ program urges patients to:

Speak up if you have questions or concerns.

Pay attention to the care you get.

Educate yourself about your illness.

Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate (advisor or supporter).

Know what medicines you take and why you take them.

Use a healthcare organization that has been carefully checked out.

Participate in all decisions about your treatment.

Please feel free to download any of the brochures or information on the Speak Up™ patient safety program!

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Anesthesia and Sedation

Antibiotics

At the Doctors Office

At the Doctors Office

At Home

NEW! Avoid a Return Trip to the Hospital

Depression

Diabetes - 5 Ways to be Active in Your Care at the Hospital

5 Things you can do to prevent infection

Health Care Settings

Pain

Patient Advocacy

Preventing Medical Errors

Preventing Medical Test Mistakes

Preventing Medicine Errors

Reducing Your Risk of Falling

Research Studies

Serious Illness and Palliative Care

Stroke

X-rays and MRIs