The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ to Prevent Infection poster outlines the simple but critical steps that patients, their families, and caregivers can take to protect themselves from harmful infections.
The Joint Commission’s Speak Up patient safety program launched in March 2002. By 2017, the program had reached people in more than 70 countries and received numerous awards. In 2018, the Speak Up program was refreshed and relaunched to be more valuable and useful. The goal of Speak Up is to help patients and their advocates become active in their care.
For health care organizations and providers, the benefits of using Speak Up include:
Having a ready-made resource to give to patients and to help communicate about their care.
Being able to share the materials with all patients, regardless of age or reading ability, since the infographics are easy-to-read.