What is World Patient Safety Day?
Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, all 194 WHO Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (Resolution WHA72.6), to be marked annually on 17 September.
The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. Each year, a new theme is selected to shed light on a priority patient safety area where action is needed to reduce avoidable harm in health care and achieve universal health coverage.
Medications are the most widely utilized interventions in health care, and medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm due to unsafe care, let alone the economic and psychological burden imposed by such harm. Acknowledging this substantial burden and recognizing the complexity of medication-related harm prevention and reduction, "Medication Safety" has been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.
Call for action:
Know. Check. Ask.
WHO OFFICIAL WEBPAGE - https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day/2022
ISQua has joined forces with four leading healthcare organisations for WPSD2022
This year, we are joining forces with other international organisations, GS1 Healthcare, the International Hospital Federation (IHF), the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), and the European Health Management Association (EHMA) to help spread the word on World Patient Safety Day.
Together we designed a 5+1 posts approach to help build momentum over the week by sharing meaningful and educative content on the 5 Rights of Medication Administration.
This is very much aligned with this year's WHO’s theme ‘Medication without Harm’.
Each day we will feature one post within an infographic.
On September 17, we will be issuing a joint statement from the five organisations and one infographic that will bring together these 5 rights.
WPSD Activities from Around the World
13th September - Intégration d'un prescripteur électronique de chimiothérapie dans un centre hospitalier universitaire québécois : analyse des modes de défaillance, de leurs effets et de leur criticité (AMDEC)
Orateur : Thomas Joly-Mischlich, B.Pharm, M.Sc ; Pharmacien en oncologie ; Département de Pharmacie du CIUSSS de l'Estrie – CHUS ; Professeur associé à la faculté de médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke ; Chercheur associé à l'Institut de Recherche sur le Cancer de l'Université de Sherbrooke (IRCUS) ; Canada
Modérateur : Denis Herbaux, PhD ; PAQS ASBL ; Belgique
16th September - Medication without Harm (Africa)
16th September - 12:00 GMT / 14:00 SAST / 15:00 EAT
The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), in collaboration with AfIHQSA (The Africa Institute of Healthcare Quality, Safety) in Ghana and C-Care (International Hospital Kampala) in Uganda are colloration to bring you the latest thinking across Africa regarding medication without harm.
Join us to hear new ideas, visions and solutions to address medication-related adverse events which cause untold death and suffering around the world.
17th September - CAHO Webinar on Medication Safety
To commemorate World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), CAHO (India) are organizing month-long activities across the country and beyond ending in a virtual program on 17th September 2022 from 3pm - 4:30 pm IST (India Standard Time).
Dr. Neelam Dhingra (Unit Head - WHO Patient Safety Flagship, World Health Organization) will be the Chief Guest.
ISQua's CEO, Dr Carsten Engel, will also be joining the program, along with other key opinion leaders in healthcare to share their thoughts.
19th September - ISQua & AAP COQIPS Webinar on Preventing Home Medication Errors in Children with Medical Complexity
19th September 2022 at 19:00 CEST / 13:00 EDT
ISQua and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AAP COQIPS) with host a collaborative webinar on Preventing Home Medication Errors in Children with Medical Complexity.
In this interactive webinar, you will learn about implementation tools and resources to decrease medication errors in the ambulatory pediatrics setting. These tools can also be applied to children with medical complexity, who are frequently at higher risk for medication errors due to challenges with care fragmentation, miscommunication, and polypharmacy.
This webinar will build on the recently published AAP COQIPS Policy Statement on 'Preventing Home Medication Administration Errors'
Speakers: Ulfat Shaikh & Julia Kim
20 Septembre - « IMPACT et la dissémination des vaccins en temps de crise» ET La Digitalisation dans la Gestion des Effets Indésirables des Vaccins COVID au Liban
Description: Ce deuxième webinaire explorera les expériences du Liban avec deux présentations ;
First presentation: Titre : « IMPACT et la dissémination des vaccins en temps de crise»
Orateur : Prof. Carole Alsharabati, Professeure de Sciences Politiques, Université Libanaise de Beyrouth ; Liban
Second presentation: Titre : La Digitalisation dans la Gestion des Effets Indésirables des Vaccins COVID au Liban
Orateur : Dr. Rita Karam, Coordinatrice du Système National de Pharmacovigilance, Professeur à L’Université Libanaise de Beyrouth ; Liban
Modérateur : Denis Herbaux, PhD ; PAQS ASBL ; Belgique
21st September - National Medication Safety Symposium - Macquire University
Join the discussion on the future of e-medication management (eMM) systems in Australian hospitals.
Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
Location: Macquarie University
Engage with the latest evidence on how electronic systems support safer care, along with recommendations for improving system design and implementation processes. All sectors of the health system, including clinical, management, IT and policy, will benefit from attending.
Be the first to hear results from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and eHealth NSW NHMRC partnership project on medication safety.
HSE (Ireland) - National Medication Safety Programme (Safermeds)
"Know Check Ask" for your safety
Do you know your medicines? Do you keep a list? Can you describe and discuss your medicines with healthcare professionals and family when you want to?
This year, Patients for Patient Safety Ireland is running a broad campaign in collaboration with the Health Service Executive (HSE) focused on Know, Check, Ask - specifically, encouraging all patients to keep an up-to-date medication list - a simple message, but one that will greatly reduce the risk of harm from medication errors and also save lives. We will run this campaign through all health service agencies, including community health, GP surgeries, the colleges of physicians, GPs, etc. voluntary bodies, advocacy bodies, etc.
The goal is to get a Medication List form into as many patients' hands as possible.
CAHO - #PledgeForMedicationSafety
To commemorate World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) 2022 and promote the theme - "Medication Safety: Medication without Harm", CAHO has launched the national initiative #PledgeForMedicationSafety to sensitize all the stakeholders including the common citizen about Medication Safety.
This voluntary process will allow individuals to take a pledge to adopt Medication Safety Practices. This is being done to reduce the unintended harm associated with the use of medicines.
To date, almost 6,000 Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists and others have taken the pledge!
CAHO (India) are a not-for-profit body representing healthcare institutions, diagnostic centres and quality professionals with an overarching aim to promote patient safety, quality and accreditation in healthcare ecosystem.
ISQua's Specialist Certificate in Medication Safety
About the course
In addition to covering basic principles, this course provides a critical insight into various aspects of medication safety, such as high-risk medications, clinical specialities, transitions of care and interventions.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at any level of pharmacy worker, including administrators whose health system includes an outpatient pharmacy, as well as any quality specialist whose prime focus includes improving medication safety.
- Duration: 12 months (from date of enrolment)
- Fully online course
- Continuous assessment (no final exam)
- Certificate awarded upon completion
- Discounted registration fee for ISQua Members
Regular cost: €350 (non-Members) / €250 (Members) however from 12th - 20th September we will be offering this course for the discounted rate of €295 (non-Members) / €195 (Members). Additional reductions available to participants from lower-middle and low income countries.