Patient Safety

The Patient Safety Committee serves the Academy and the public by monitoring patient safety issues and programs as they relate to orthopaedic surgery, care, and practice. The Patient Safety Committee interacts with governmental and private organizations such as the Joint Commission (TJC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop programs and materials that increase safe practices in orthopaedics.

Position and Information Statements

Patient Safety Resources

AAOS Resources for Your Patient:

AAOS Fall Prevention Public Service Announcements

Hand Hygiene

Comments and Activities


Scientific Exhibits (All in PDF format)

Upcoming Meetings/Events

  • 2013
    • March 19-23, 2013: AAOS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
    • TBD: Patient Safety Spring 2013 Committee Meeting, AAOS Rosemont, IL
    • TBD: Patient Safety Fall 2013 Committee Meeting, AAOS Rosemont, IL

Additional Resources

Committee Information