International patient safety goals

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International patient safety goals

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOALS DR MOHAMED ADEL ELFAIOMY MD, TQM,CPHQ,LEANSIX SIGMA GB, OSHA Trainer Quality and Performance Improvement consultant
  2. 2. FIRST DO NO HARM  The assumption of safety in the provision of healthcare is as fundamental as care itself.  "Safety is the most basic dimension of performance necessary for the improvement of healthcare quality.  Safety is the underlying reason for risk management, infection control, and environmental management programs.  It is the reason we insist on qualified clinical practitioners and support staff, validating education, expertise, and other credentials; providing appropriate orientation and continuing education; and performing periodic appraisal. 2
  3. 3. TO ERR IS HUMAN 3
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  5. 5.        International Patient Safety Goals Goal 1: Identify Patients Correctly Goal 2: Improve Effective Communication Goal 3: Improve the Safety of High-Alert Medications Goal 4: Ensure Correct- Site, Correct-Procedure, Correct Patient Surgery Goal 5: Reduce the Risk of Health Care –Associated Infections Goal 6: Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting from Falls 5
  6. 6. 1-IDENTIFY PATIENTS CORRECTLY Requirement: The organization develops an approach to improve accuracy of patients’ identification.  1. Use of at least two patient identifiers.  2. Before Administering medications, blood, or blood products.  3. Before taking blood and other specimens for clinical testing.  4. Before providing treatments and procedures. 6
  7. 7. 2- IMPROVE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION Requirement The organization develops an approach to improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers.  1. Verbal and telephone order or test result is written down by the receiver and read back by the receiver.  2. The order or test result is confirmed by the person who gave the order. 7
  8. 8. 3-IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF HIGH-ALERT MEDICATIONS Requirement: The organization develops an approach to improve the safety of high-alert medications.  1. Policies to address the location, labeling, and storage of concentrated electrolytes.  2. Concentrated electrolytes are not present in patient care. 8
  9. 9. 4- ENSURE CORRECT-SITE, CORRECTPROCEDURE, CORRECT-PATIENT SURGERY Requirement: The organization develops an approach to ensuring correct-site, correct procedure, and correct-patient surgery  1. Ensure the correct site, correct procedure, and correct patient  2. Mark surgical site identification and involve the patient in the marking process  3. Verify that all documents and equipment needed are on hand, correct, and functional  4. Use time-out procedure before starting a surgical procedure 9
  10. 10. 5- REDUCE THE RISK OF HEALTH CARE– ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS Requirement: The organization develops an approach to reduce the risk of health care–associated infections  1. Policies to reduce the risk of health care–associated infections  2. Adopt or adapt currently published and generally accepted hand hygiene guidelines  3. Implement an effective hand hygiene program 10
  11. 11. 6-REDUCE THE RISK OF PATIENT HARM RESULTING FROM FALL Requirement: The organization develops an approach to reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls.  1. Policies to reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls.  2. Implement initial assessment of patients for fall risk and reassessment when indicated.  3. Implement measures to reduce fall risk for those assessed to be at risk. 11
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