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By: geethakr (108 month(s) ago)

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PATIENT SAFETY FIRST:

PATIENT SAFETY FIRST FACTS

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“… the value of history lies in the fact that we learn by it from the mistakes of others - learning from our own is a slow process”

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Patient safety is a serious global public health issue .

Medical errors:

Medical errors defined as the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim.

Preventable medical errors cause 17,000 deaths in Germany every year:

Preventable medical errors cause 17,000 deaths in Germany every year

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Medical error is the 3rd highest killer of Canadians, only behind cancer and heart disease .

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Preventable medical mistakes and infections are responsible for about 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year ,

Medical errors::

Medical errors: Death in hospitals 1 in 343 admits to 1 in 764 admits.

Medical errors: :

M edical errors : Adverse Events in Hospitals 1 in 27 admits to 1 in 34 admits .

Medical errors:

Medical errors PROBLEMS THAT COMMONLY OCCUR adverse drug events and improper transfusions , surgical injuries and wrong-site surgery, suicides , restraint-related injuries or death, falls , burns, pressure ulcers, mistaken patient identities .

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Medical errors High error rates with serious consequences are most likely to occur in intensive care units, operating rooms , emergency departments

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Medical error puts patients at risk of iatrogenic injury ...

Iatrogenic Injury::

Iatrogenic Injury: Unintended or unnecessary harm or suffering arising from any aspect of healthcare management

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In developed countries as many as one in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care.

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In developing countries, patients being harmed in hospitals is higher . The risk of health care-associated infection 20 times higher than in developed countries.

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. Each year, unsafe injections cause 1.3 million deaths.

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Syringes or needles reused without sterilization is as high as 70%. This exposes millions of people to infections .

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Hand hygiene is the most essential measure for reducing health care-associated infection.

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At least 50% of medical equipment in developing countries is unusable or only partly usable .

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Problems associated with surgical safety in developed countries account for half of the avoidable adverse events that result in death or disability .

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Aviation and nuclear plants have a much better safety record than health care. One in 1 000 000 chance of a air traveler being harmed . 1 in 300 chance of harm during health care

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"To Err Is Human"

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experience after making unintentional medical errors that cause harm.

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When you hurt someone, saying "sorry" may seem like the least you can do. But when the hurt occurs in the medical arena, offering an apology is not so easy.

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Better Knowledge for Safer Care

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