QUALITY IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION          PATIENT SAFETY WILL IMPROVE BY CONTROLLING EVERY MOVE         QUALITY IS NOT AN ACT, IT IS A HABIT - ARISTOTLE

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- IHI Fellowship Program 
​​​​The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) presents a new Fellowship program to select health care professionals worldwide... click here for more

- Participation on March 1st at the 44th annual Pan Arab International Medical congress; organised by the Lebanese Order of Physicians,Tripoli, Lebanon. Our President Dr Rola Hammoud was invited as a key note speaker discussing " Patient Safety" , adverse events and tools used in healthcare systems to mitigate miscommunication risks and to engage physicians in safe practices.

- The Order of Nurses in Lebanon hosted a workshop on "New Lebanese Accreditation Standards" on March 11th 2019. 60 Nursing directors of different hospitals in Lebanon were present. LSQSH was also present and Dr Hammoud had the pleasure to walk the audience through the explanation of the Governance and Human Capital standards and their values in raising the level of care in Lebanon.

- LSQSH was present at the pharmacist annual Congress at Hilton Habtoor today. Speaking about medication & patient safety.
For more info click here

- Just 1 month left to submit your poster abstract | Amsterdam 2018 click here

- LSQSH is a " World Partner" of the American Society for Quality ( ASQ).

TIPS TO CELEBRATE PATIENT SAFETY AT YOUR ORGANIZATION

1. Post reminders throughout your facility about the importance of safe care. - Update your computer screen savers with the Patient initiative.
- Recognize your patient safety champions by giving them Patient Safety Champion stickers.
- Create your special item for patient safety at your organization to be collaboratively used: T-Shirts, Hats, bracelets, pins…etc...

2. Host an event or several events to recognize patient safety efforts at your organization. - Poster presentations of your organization’s successful safety efforts.
- Recognize staff and committees that work every day to provide safe care.
- Host events in the cafeteria with snacks or dessert or something special to celebrate safety at your organization.
- Hold safety-focused training during Patient Safety Awareness Week.
- Contact a local TV or Radio to host a spokesperson to share patient safety activities and highlights.
- Conduct “Safety Culture Survey”. 

3. Encourage Patients and Families
to Be Safe by:

- Posting promotional materials in your facility, such as the posters downloadable for www.lsqsh.org
- Offering a suggestion box for patients and families.

4. Improve patient safety in these areas:
- Adverse Drug Events
- Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
- Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)
- Injuries from Fall and Immobility
- Obstetrical Adverse Events
- Pressure Ulcers
- Preventable Readmissions
- Surgical Site Infections
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Ventilator Associated Event/Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

STAY SAFE VIDEO

 
"STAY SAFE" Campaign: a collaborative work between LSQSH and WHO

To download the video click here

Seven Recommendations for patient safety

1- Clean hands for safe care 
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2- Improve safety of high alert medications 
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3- Effective communication enhances safe care 
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4- Patient engagement in their safety 
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5- Reduce risk of harm resulting from patient fall 
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6- Identify your patient every time 
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7- Use WHO surgical safety checklist 
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