Safety Culture in Pharmacy

A research result posted in the Journal of Patient Safety recorded that close to 400,000 people worldwide lose their lives as a result of negligence and unsafe acts. If this same staggering figure was mentioned in the other non-medical sectors like engineering the complete unit or organization would shut. Since hospitals also save lives they continue to function.

As pharmacist it is necessary to report errors and mistakes. Reporting helps identify lapses and duplications that occur on a regular basis. If these are reported a process analyst can come up with a solution to change the process for the betterment. Make a Wise choice as to what needs to be reported.

These can be implemented in a lot of ways. Every station can have risk reporting and cards. This can be filed and submitted to the analyst. They can then analyse, make the necessary changes and implement new control measures.

Health Awareness

Surgery Checklist is Important

A checklist needs to be completed before the anesthesia procedure. This is to make sure that the necessary precautions and terms have been met. Like doing a blood test, getting an ECG done, etc. It is compulsory for all nurses to complete this checklist and go through it with the senior surgeon and the anesthesiologist before the operation.

The patient should be briefed about self-hygiene before the procedure. The patient might have to have a bath with an antiseptic soap before the surgery in order to keep them free from any infections.  The patient needs to be briefed before the procedure and if necessary the surgeon in charge could explain to the patient. The patient will be sedated once the anesthesia shot is given. Necessary reports and scans should be kept ready before the surgery.