by Premier Hospitals | December 9, 2019 |
World Patient Safety Day is celebrated every year on December 9 at Premier Hospital to increase awareness of patient safety. Patient safety is a global public health problem and a fundamental principle of health care. Today's primary goal is to raise awareness of patient safety issues in all parts of the world. The hospital is a place where patients get treated all the time. However, sometimes, it can be life-threatening. Each patient care process is associated with a degree of uncertainty. Patient safety discipline emphasizes the importance of preventing damage to patients caused by the health process itself. Improving patient safety means reducing patient danger. Why WHO Established World Patient Safety Day? According to WHO estimates, in most developed countries, one out of ten patients are injured in hospitals. Injury can cause several errors or unwanted events. Recent technological developments have created a very complex health care system. This complexity poses many challenges for health professionals to ensure patient safety. Many people treated successfully, but there are times when things go wrong. Diagnostic Errors: Such as wrong diagnoses, missed, or accidentally delayed. Infections in Hospital Care: This is an error that occurs during patient hospitalization. Medication Error: It is because when the patient receives the wrong medicine or when they receive the right prescription but in the wrong dosage. Surgery In The Wrong Place: Surgery in the wrong place means that the wrong body part or the wrong person is being operated. Communication: Proper communication between hospital staff and between patients and doctors. What Can We Do For Our Safety?