World Patient Safety Day 2022: Ways to ensure the safety of Patients

World Patient Safety day is celebrated every year to ensure that patients all around the world can get all the facilities. It is marked worldwide on September 17 to raise global awareness about patient safety and to encourage individuals to demonstrate their commitment to making healthcare safer. The day is celebrated by WHO and its international partners
The 72nd World Health Assembly established World Patient Safety Day in May 2019 with the adoption of Resolution WHA72.6 on “Global action on patient safety" and permission for the Day to be held annually on September 17. World Patient Safety Day is the capstone of a successful series of yearly Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety that began in 2016 in London.

Objectives of World Patient Day 2022

RAISE global awareness of the high burden of medication-related harm due to medication errors and unsafe practices, and ADVOCATE urgent action to improve medication safety.
ENGAGE key stakeholders and partners in the efforts to prevent medication errors and reduce medication-related harm.
EMPOWER patients and families to be actively involved in the safe use of medication.
SCALE UP implementation of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.

 Here are 5 ways to ensure the safety of the Patient.

Maintain Hygiene: Various diseases spread because of poor hygiene in hospitals. Hygiene is very important for the safety of not only the patient but also for the betterment of the family members and hospital staff. Healthcare providers should use alcohol-based sanitizer regularly, as well as have open conversations with patients about the importance of hand hygiene.
Proper compliance with Safety Protocols:  It is important that administrators include all managers and employees in hospitals and health-related places to take appropriate decision-making processes and perform regular organizational performance reviews. Regular reviews provide a dynamic indicator of whether an organization has achieved its intended outcomes. It also helps to check if the patient is satisfied or not.
Proper Communication: In health care centers and hospitals communication is very important. Strategies in the guide include communication, collaboration, and coordination among caregivers; ensuring clinician involvement and shared accountability; comprehensive planning and risk assessment throughout hospital stays; using standardized care transition plans which help to serve the best services and facilities to patients.
Digital Technology: At the present time also in various hospital the details about patient health is maintained on paper. Healthcare workers care for several patients during their shifts; each one with varying needs and medications. The use of monitoring technology and digital technology can help nurses and physicians verify that they’re always following the right procedure for the right patient and that they’re keeping on top of each patient’s needs.
Careful Treatment with Verification: Your one mistake can take the patient life therefore carefulness is very important in the hospital. There are plenty of stories about a patient having their right knee replaced when it was actually the left knee that was scheduled for operation or about a person who went for an ear check-up and his hand cut by the doctor. These mistakes can be avoided if verification policies are adopted in hospitals.

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