Patient Advocacy: Taking Leadership to Ensure the Safety of Every Patient and their Families

"As a safety committee member at my hospital, I stand up for a safe, healing environment."

Robert Reno, RN, BSN

We so often get caught up in tasks that we tend to overlook safety issues that may arise. I joined the hospital safety committee where I’m employed to contribute to improving the environment for all who enter our doors. Patients shouldn’t have to worry about what might happen while under our care. As a patient advocate, I have a responsibility to ensure that the patient and their family feel safe during a time that could already be very emotionally charged.