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1. Patient safetyOverview of patient safety, qualityissues & primary areas of concern 2. Patient safetyInfection Medication Documentation control errors > surgical…
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  • 1. Patient safetyOverview of patient safety, qualityissues & primary areas of concern
  • 2. Patient safetyInfection Medication Documentation control errors > surgical error
  • 3. Patient safety?“Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care.” WHO 2012 Health Prevent Patients care harm
  • 4. Why?Evidence of unsafe care!WHO summarized the current research into patient safety and published the findings in a report which identified some key findings. Developed Harm Gaps Countries Patient safety research: an overview of the global evidence Jha A K, Prasopa-Plaizier N, Larizgoitia I, Bates D W
  • 5. Primary areas of focus; patient safetyAfter orientatingourselves to theliterature, we started tonote and identifyrelevant topics thatrecurred in oursearches...
  • 6. The National Quality Forum in 2006 published a list of ‘errors’ pertaining to patient safety and called them "never events”.Among the errors cited, were; Hospital & community Drug errors Surgical errors acquired infectionsOther sources of patient safety problems resulted in compromised patient protection, adverse events involving devices/equipment and criminal events.
  • 7. “The Mission of the High 5s Project is to facilitate implementation and evaluation of standardised patient safety solutions within a global learning community to achieve measurable, significant, and sustained reductions in highly important patient safety problems.” -WHO (2012)WHO (2012) is implementing the high 5’s project multi-nationally, focusing on similar areas to those we found to be of most importance through their predominance in the literature surrounding Patient Safety..
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