Indus Hospitals in association with Indian Medical Association ( Mohali) & co-hosted by Intas Pharmaceuticals, organized a " Medication Safety Workshop" that focused on Case Scenarios and Strategies to prevent medication errors and improve patient Safety ( In support of WHO focus on Medication Safety for this year's World's Patient Safety Day) dated 22nd July 2022 @ Mohali Golf Range, Phase 11 Mohali.
The following speakers delivered the talk :
1) Dr. SPS Bedi ( Director- Clinical Services,Indus Hospitals) on Introduction to Medication Safety
2) Dr. Subhrojyoti Bhowmick ( Clinical Director - Peerless Hospital & BK Roy Research Centre, Kolkata ) on Medication Error Detection & Mitigation
3) Dr. Deepak Singla (Consultant - Medical Oncologist) on Safe Chemotherapy Practices
The team from the following department attended the informative Workshop
- Learning & Development
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world. Globally, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion USD annually. Errors can occur at different stages of the medication use process. Medication errors occur when weak medication systems and/or human factors such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions or staff shortages affect prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring practices, which can then result in severe harm, disability and even death. Multiple interventions to address the frequency and impact of medication errors have already been developed, yet their implementation is varied. A wide mobilization of stakeholders supporting sustained actions is required. In response to this, WHO has identified Medication Without Harm as the theme for the third Global Patient Safety Challenge.
The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm will propose solutions to address many of the obstacles the world faces today to ensure the safety of medication practices. WHO’s goal is to achieve widespread engagement and commitment of WHO Member States and professional bodies around the world to reducing the harm associated with medication