Patient Safety

September 17 will mark World Patient Safety Day worldwide (approved at the initiative of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization).

The main implemented areas for patient safety

  • Global objectives (covering significant risk to patients);
  • Infection Prevention and Control;
  • Surgical safety (ensuring surgical safety);
  • Patients for their safety (training, patient involvement);
  • Scientific research to ensure patient safety (study of adverse events);
  • International Classification of Patient Safety (ICPS);
  • Training of medical personnel to ensure patient safety (prevention of possible harm to patients during treatment and care);
  • Measures and actions (solutions) that prevent recurring problems in patient safety;
  • The use of “5 sigma” is the application of best practices and techniques to improve patient safety;
  • Using new technologies to improve patient safety;
  • Management and exchange of knowledge between partners, states for patient safety at the global level;
  • Patient safety for blood transfusion;
  • Training to improve the safety of medical care – training for students of medical universities;
  • Stimulation of medical workers, organizations for merits in the field of patient safety;
  • Unified medical checklists (lists) for medical professionals.