Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.
Thursday, 23rd April 2020 15:00 UTC+1 - Join us for a live webinar on healthcare worker safety during global pandemics with Chris Power, CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
"Herramientas para acompañar profesionales de salud en épocas de crisis”. Como prevenir el burnout y mejorar su bienestar.
We were delighted to welcome Dr Sara Albolino, Director at the Centre for patient safety of the Tuscany Region, and Chair of the WHO Collaborating Centre Collaborating Centre in Communication and Human Factor for Delivery of Safety and Quality Care, along with her colleagues.
ISQua's Brian Cahill, spoke with Dr Stephen Brennan, a GP based in Ireland, on how his General Practice has responded to the COVID-19 crisis; how the crisis has altered the patient journey in order to maintain good quality care, and how they are ensuring the safety of both staff and patients.
On 22 January 2020, a 65-year-old Chinese man with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease for which a stent had been implanted, and lung cancer was admitted to the emergency department of Cho Ray Hospital, the referral hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, for low-grade fever and fatigue.
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging health systems and societies. The measures for restricting interpersonal contact that are being taken are aimed at flattening the COVID-19 infection curve, to prevent the health system from being overwhelmed by a sudden increase in the number of those infected and to continue to provide the best possible care for all patients.
The recommendations from the INSH & ISQua paper - 'Patient Safety Recommendations for COVID-19 Epidemic Outbreak' - are now available as individual cards.
Seattle Children Hospital's Interim Chief Medical Officer and leader of the hospital's COVID Emergency Command Center, Dr Ruth McDonald, Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Dr Danielle Zerr and Physician Director of Safety Event Review, Dr. Kristina Toncray joined us to discuss COVID-19 from a pediatrics point of view.
As 1st April 2020 dawned in Australia, I realised it was April Fool’s day. But it wasn’t pranks from my children, friends or colleagues that I was immediately on alert about. It was what everyone does these days, in this era of the coronavirus.
Two of the top improvement guru's, Prof Jason Leitch and Dr Dominique Allwood, joined us for a live Q&A about the UK's national response to COVID-19.
In this very difficult moment, where we are trying our best to support our healthcare system, and especially the clinicians at the sharp end, we would like to share what we are experiencing and a bit of the knowledge related to the way we are facing this situation.