Student Dissertation

Agency : Patient Safety Goals; Medical Error; Quality of Healthcare

Objective : To prevent harm and focused on the quality of a patient’s care Objective: • To analyze compliance with patient safety goals. • Represent proactive strategies to reduce the risk of medical error. • To provide clear priorities and solutions for improving patient safety.

Methodology :  Study type: Descriptive observational study • Study area: Clinical and non-clinical departments of Monilek Hospital & Research Centre.  Duration of study: 1st February 2018- 4th May 2018 Data collection: primary data was collected with the help of checklist enumerating different types of parameters for patient safety namely, 1) Patient with an ID band 2) Verbal order registers 3) Handover Registers 4) Legible handwriting 5) No abbreviation 6) High-risk medicine with inventory 7) All other medications with inventory 8) Opened bottles labeled with date/time 9) Side rails 10) WHO surgical safety checklist 11) Hand hygiene practice The scoring pattern for the analysis used was 1 for compliance, 0 for non-compliance. It means if any of the given parameters was found complying, the score was given. On the other hand, if it was not complying then 0 was given.

Recommendations : Patient safety is the cornerstone of high-quality health care. Nurses are critical to the surveillance and coordination that reduce such adverse outcomes. Much work remains to do in evaluating the impact of nursing care on positive quality indicators, such as appropriate self-care and other measures of improved health status.