Scientific Sessions

Track 1

The Science of Patient Safety

Patient safety is a discipline in health care sector that applies to safety science methods towards goal of achieving trustworthy system of health care delivery. It is also an attribute of health care systems and minimizes  incidence and impact of, maximizes recovery from adverse events.

Track 2

Advancing Patient Safety Through Systems Thinking and Design

To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in conjunction with its Federal partners and non-Federal stakeholders and at the direction of Congress, started the process of building the foundation to better understand patient safety challenges and how effective solutions could be rapidly implemented. This document highlights some of the Agency's contributions in advancing patient safety during the past decade. These highlights are organized by year and by three key, ongoing challenges.

Track 3

Identifying and Mitigating Patient Safety Risk

Number of research approaches are used at stage 1 to identify hazards and risks that includes the usage of administrative record review, event reporting, medical records, direct observation, process mapping, probabilistic risk assessment, focus groups, and safety culture assessment.

Track 4

Establishing a Patient Safety Culture

Culture foe patient safety is defined because the values shared among organization members important, and beliefs about how the things operate in organization, interaction of  work unit, organizational structures and systems, that bring together and produce behavioral norms in organization that promotes safety

Track 5

Principles and Strategies for Patient and Family Engagement in Safety

Family engagement and Patient is a process in which families  patients, their representatives working in partnership at various levels of  health care systems—organizational design and governance, direct care, and policy making so to improve better health care.

Track 6

The Role of Health Information Technology in Patient Safety

Role of Health information technology presents various opportunities for transforming  and improving healthcare that includes improving clinical outcomes,  reducing human errors, facilitating care coordination, tracking data over time, improving practice efficiencies.

Track 7

Fire Safety and Emergency Management

Fire emergency evacuation plan includes the action to be taken by all staff in the event of fire and the arrangements for calling the fire brigade. It can include any relevant information in relation to the FEEP. ... Action on discovering a fire. Action on hearing the fire alarm

Track 8

Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens

Infection control principles and practices for local health agencies. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that cause disease and are present in human blood. They include but are not limited to HIV, hepatitis B virus and HCV.

Track 9

Reducing Medication Errors

The prevention of medication errors relies on detection of errors , epidemiological knowledge, and improvements in performance. Chart review is gold standard in detecting adverse drug-related events and in future computerized monitoring will be the best method of capturing adverse events.

Track 10

Preventing Occupational Exposure

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says Preventing Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Drugs and Antineoplastic  in Health Care Settings was published. NIOSH identifies a sample list of major hazardous drugs.

Track 11

Epidemiology of Errors and Safety

Reported point or period prevalence of medication errors in community settings that includes self-reported medication errors, prescribing errors monitoring error and discrepancies, had a very wide range from 2% to 94%.

Track 12

Safety Enhancing Technology

The potential to improve patient safety exists through use of clinical flags medication alerts, and reminders, reporting and better tracking of consultations diagnostic testing, support, clinical decision and the availability of complete patient data.

Track 13

Health Plan Compliance Fraud, Waste and Abuse

What is it exactly? Well, fraud is when someone intentionally lies to a health insurance company, Medicaid or Medicare to get money. Waste is when someone overuses health services carelessly. And abuse happens when best medical practices aren't followed, leading to expenses and treatments that aren't needed.

Track 14

Patient Safety

Ver good definition of patient safety is the prevention of adverse effects and errors and to patients that are associated with health care.

Track 15

Patient Rights

A patient has the right to respectful care given by competent workers. A patient has the right to know the names and the jobs of his or her caregivers. A patient has the right to privacy with respect to his or her medical condition. A patient's care and treatment will be discussed only with those who need to know.

Track 16

Patient Education

It is the process by which health professionals, others impart information to patients and their caregivers so that will alter health behaviors or simply improve their health status.

Track 17

Emergency Management

It is the management and organization of  resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies The main aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.

Track 18

Vulnerable Populations

It includes racial and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged, uninsured, low-income children, the homeless, the elderly, those with (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.

Track 19

Psychiatric patient safety during transitions in care

It is for nurses working within mental health inpatient care settings, the safety discourse frames the nature of care provision, informing the identification of risks posed by clients in their care and the interventions utilized to manage those risks.

Track 20

Promoting quality patient care through physician competence

Health care quality is a broad term that encompasses many aspects of patient care. Quality health care is care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Patient safety is  very important aspect of health care quality.

Track 21

Suicide risk

Suicide risk assessment is a process of estimating the likelihood for a person to attempt or die by suicide. The goal of a thorough risk assessment is to learn about the circumstances of an individual person with regard to suicide, including warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors.

Track 22

Safety-enhancing technology

Patient safety is defined as the avoidance, prevention, and amelioration of adverse outcomes or injuries stemming from the processes of health care is a subset of healthcare and. “To err is human” called for testing new technologies, developing to reduce medical.

Track 23

Safety through systems-based care

Systems-based practice is defined by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as actions that demonstrate awareness of responsiveness to larger context and system of health care and ability to call on system resources effectively to provide care.

Track 24

Maximizing time and resources in hospitals through AI

Health care resources are defined as personnel, facilities, funds, materials and anything that are used for providing health care services. Health care has been a limited resource for which there has been an unlimited demand everyone needs health care.

Track 25

Healthcare worker exposure management

EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT is the day-to-day management of the risk management plan. It is the responsibility of the middle manager to monitor the exposures and to follow the. policies and procedures should the probability of a loss increase.

Track 26

Telemedicine - upscaling of virtual care capacity

It refers to practice of caring patients remotely when the patient and provider are not physically present with each other. Modern technology enabled doctors to consult patients by using HIPAA compliant video-conferencing tools.

Track 27

Patient advocacy during public health emergencies

Patient advocacy is an area of specialization in health care concerned with advocacy for patients, survivors, and caregivers. The patient advocate may be an individual or an organization, often, though not always, concerned with one specific group of disorders.

Track 28

Pandemic innovations

In this difficult period it is best to meet virtually but if you have to meet others, do it carefully and with the right precautions.

Track 29

Infection prevention toolkit for communicable disease exposure

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers. It is grounded in infectious diseases, epidemiology, social science and health system strengthening.

Track 30

Managing a pandemic in resource-scarce hospitals

All hospital healthcare managers work with physicians, make policy decisions, oversee patient care and budgeting and accounting, and lead marketing efforts to ensure their organization functions smoothly.

Track 31

Isolating patients Organizational, clinical and ethical issues

According to the CDC, isolation is the act of separating a sick person  with a contagious disease from healthy individuals without contagious disease in order to protect the general public from exposure of a contagious disease.

Track 32

New technologies in infections prevention and control Past, present, future

Many more technologies have demonstrated the ability to prevent the spread of pathogens, including novel sink drain covers, electronic hand hygiene monitors — including voice-based monitors that remind clinicians to sanitize their hands — antimicrobial catheters and antimicrobial textiles

Track 33

Health Equity

Health equity means striving for highest possible standard of health for all people, giving special attention to needs of those who are at greatest risk of poor health, based on social conditions.

Track 34

Infection Prevention and Control

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a practical, evidence-based approach preventing patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infections.

Track 35

Pain Management

Management strategies for pain include pain-relieving medications, physical therapies and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture and massage). Studies suggest that a person's quality of life is influenced by their outlook and by the way they cope emotionally with pain.

Track 36

Sentinel Event

Sentinel events are unexpected events that result in a patient's death or a serious physical or psychological injury. Examples of the most commonly occurring sentinel events include unintended retention of a foreign object, falls and performing procedures on the wrong patient.

Track 37

Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is a collection of efforts to reduce the risk of suicide.These efforts may occur at the individual, relationship, community, and society level. Suicide is often preventable.

Track 38

The Physical Environment

The physical environment is where individuals live, learn, work, and play. People interact with their physical environment through the air they breathe, water they drink, houses they live in, and the transportation they access to travel to work and school.

Track 39

Workplace Violence Prevention

The violence prevention policy should explicitly state the consequences of making threats or committing acts of violence in the workplace. A comprehensive workplace violence prevention policy and program should also include procedures and responsibilities to be taken in the event of a violent incident in the workplace.

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