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Posted in: Guidelines & Standards > Safety 2020 Language: english

Infographic produced by Dept of Anesthesia & Intensive Care, Prince of Wales, Hong Kong

Posted in: Guidelines & Standards > Safety 2020 Language: english

Infographic produced by Dept of Anesthesia & Intensive Care, Prince of Wales, Hong Kong

Health care professionals whose focus is on patient safety are very familiar with these alarming and frequently cited statistics from the Institute of Medicine: medical errors result in the death of between 44,000 and 98,000 patients every year. Health care professionals whose focus is on occupational health and safety, however, are likely aware of additional statistics that are less well known: health care workers experience some of the highest rates of nonfatal occupational illness and injury—exceeding even construction and manufacturing industries. This monograph is intended to stimulate greater awareness of the potential synergies between patient and worker health and safety activities. Using actual case studies, it describes a range of topic areas and settings in which opportunities exist to improve patient safety and worker health and safety activities. This monograph is designed to bridge safety-related concepts and topics that are often siloed within the specific disciplines of patient safety/quality improvement and occupational health and safety.

Posted in: Other > Safety 2019 Language: english

Statement on Off-label use of medicines by anaesthesiologists

The APSF persists in pursuit of its mission of zero tolerance for injury to patients. It serves as a model for the pioneering collaboration and commitment of the entire constellation of anesthesia-related professions to the common goal of patient safety.

We explain why recording patient safety incidents is important for learning and how to report these incidents. You can also find out how many incidents were recorded and how we use them to support healthcare providers to improve patient safety.

The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology emphasises the role of anaesthesiology in promoting safe perioperative care.

A Starter Kit in Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology to raise safety standards across Europe.

12 lectures written by ESA and WHO to be downloaded and adapted by the lecturer.

There are many opportunities for ASA, NZSA and ANZCA members and Fellows to work and teach overseas. Anaesthetists often ask for advice as to how to select and assess possible trips. This document aims to provide Fellows and members with some broad principles to help with their deliberations.

Posted in: Guidelines & Standards > Safety 2019 Language: spanish

These standards are recommended for anaesthesia professionals throughout the world. They are intended to provide guidance and assistance to anaesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining the quality and safety of anaesthesia care. They were adopted by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists on the 13th June 1992, and revisions were ratified on 5th March 2008 and on 19th March 2010.

Posted in: Guidelines & Standards > Safety 2019 Language: english

These standards are recommended for anaesthesia professionals throughout the world. They are intended to provide guidance and assistance to anaesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining the quality and safety of anaesthesia care. They were adopted by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists on the 13th June 1992, and revisions were ratified on 5th March 2008 and on 19th March 2010.

The AAGBI (Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland) and the WFSA (World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists) have developed SAFE courses since 2011. The courses focus on teaching obstetric annd paediatric anaesthesia to small groups of physicians and anaesthetic officers.

Posted in: ATOTW > Safety 2014 Language: portuguese

PRINCIPIOS DO GERENCIAMENTO DE CRISES EM ANESTESIOLOGIA PARTE II - CONTROLE DE RECURSOS

Posted in: ATOTW > Safety 2014 Language: portuguese

PRINCIPIOS DO GERENCIAMENTO DE CRISES EM ANESTESIOLOGIA PARTE I - TEORIA DA TOMADA DE DECISAO

Posted in: ATOTW > Safety 2012 Language: portuguese

Cultura de segurança é o produto de valores, atitudes, percepções, competências e padrões de comportamento no ambiente de trabalho que determinam o comprometimento com, o estilo e a proficiência do gerenciamento de segurança da organização. Atmosfera de segurança constitui-se em caracteristicas observáveis da cultura de segurança no ambiente institucional. Em outras palavras, a atmosfera de segurança é a manisfestação mensurável da cultura de segurança da instituição. Na prática, a atmosfera de segurança é frequentemente medida através do estudo das percepções dos trabalhadores sobre atitudes e comportamentos no ambiente de trabalho que indicam a prioridade dada à segurança em relação a outros objetivos institucionais. Fica portanto claro, que a cultura de segurança expressa-se na atmosfera de segurança da instituição, que pode ser medida periodicamente através de instrumentos específicos.

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