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Safety Signs, instruction and designs

In Patient Safety on November 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

Browse this website collection of perplexing safety signs.



Bad designs:

one of my favorites (which way does the usb go in? I always seem to have to flip it)


Think about these when we are designing signs or safety programs in healthcare.

Simple test: have someone who has no knowledge of your project interpret your sign or try to follow your process without any instruction. You will identify many problems with usability this way. It is also enlightening to see what in your design contradicts human tendencies



In Patient Safety on November 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Congratulations to me! Today I passed the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety’s exam. It is a computerized 100 question exam related to the role patient safety professionals play.

This professional certification program

  • Establishes core standards for the field of patient safety, benchmarks requirements necessary for health care professionals, and sets an expected proficiency level.
  • Gives those working in patient safety a means to demonstrate their proficiency and skill in the discipline.
  • Provides a way for employers to validate a potential candidate’s patient safety knowledge and skill base, critical competencies for today’s health care environment.

The Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential is maintained on a three-year cycle of re-examination.

Read more about the program here

and Get Certified!!!

Recommended by the NPSF

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