Friday, 19 Jul 2019

4th Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit 2019 Concluded in Jeddah 3 Jeddah

7. Learn from other industries. To encourage countries to learn from Best Practices in Safety from other industries (Aviation, Nuclear, Oil / Gas, Aerospace, Auto). Hence, the Saudi Patient Safety Center is launching a Safety Collaborative, which includes safety experts from various industries (Healthcare + others) to work on win�win collaborations for collective safety improvement in all sectors.

8. Promote Medication Safety in Community Pharmacies. To promote the implementation of the 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication with- out Harm, in community pharmacies. Such move would help improve medication safety as well as strengthening the efforts of patient empowerment and community engagement.

9. Consider Medical Devices and Human interface as crucial factor for Patient Safety. To encourage countries to adopt human factors engineering (HFE) strategies to introduce resilience and minimize medical devices related adverse events.

10. Enforce Infection Prevention Control (IPC) & Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) strategies for Patient Safety. To promote antimicrobial stewardship, especially policies that prohibit access to antibiotics without prescription in LMIC. Also, to continuously encourage healthcare professionals' compliance with hand hygiene while providing care.

11. To reduce the 2nd Translational Gap by supporting implementation and sustainable scale-up of patient safety interventions of known efficacy/effectiveness at national and global level.

Patient safety has moved from an evidence gap 20 years ago to an implementation gap currently. To transform patient safety over the next 20 years, it is imperative that healthcare systems focus on implementation strategies to reduces the so called '2nd translational gap', thereby maximizing the added value of the expansive evidence base on patient safety.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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