As we face the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic we need to apply what we have learnt so far, and what we continue to learn.
The Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare (INSH) has compiled key lessons they have learnt in the pandemic in Italy. These are practical front line messages, devoid of the complexity of guidelines.
They are a work in progress, a symbol of continual learning and improvement. We will be updating these continually and welcome suggestions and learning from your own experience.
As we move from patient-centred care toward people-centred care we need to remember that we are here to protect the providers of care as well as the patients who need our care at this time.
The key changes and updates between version 2.0 and 3.0 are:
- More detailed recommendations for healthcare workers safety
- Updated recommendations about diagnosis, hospital treatment, children, pregnancy, labour and delivery, surgery, hemodialysis, oncologic patients, psychological safety of staff
- Updated criteria for de-isolation
- New sections on ophthalmology, phase 2 of the emergency (characterized by reduced viral circulation), vaccinations, healthcare students internships
- Triage Covid-19 form
- Multimedia links: Pharmacov for drug interactions check and audio guides for safe doffing.
Updates and new sections in Version 3.0 are highlighted in red.
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NEW! PATIENT SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COVID19 PANDEMIC OUTBREAK - VERSION 3.0 (Published January 2021)
NEW! RECOMENDAÇÕES DE SEGURANÇA DOS PACIENTES PARA A EPIDEMIA DE COVID-19 - Version 3.0 (Traduzido por CARLOS HIRAN GOES DE SOUZA - Publicado em janeiro de 2021)
NEW! RACCOMANDAZIONI PER LA SICUREZZA DEI PAZIENTI DURANTE L’EMERGENZA COVID - 19 OUTBREAK - Versione 3.0 (Pubblicato il January 2021)
NEW! RECOMMANDATIONS POUR LASÉCURITÉ DES PATIENTS DANS LE CADREDE LA CRISE ÉPIDÉMIQUE COVID-19 - VERSION 3.0 (Traduit par l’équipe de la PAQS–Belgique - Publié en février 2021)
Versions 1.0 - 2.0 can be found here - https://isqua.org/blog/covid-19/covid19-resources/patient-safety-recommendations-for-covid19-epidemic-outbreak.html
For further resources on COVID19 please visit ISQua's COVID19 Resource Page.