PATIENT SAFETY AND PHARMACOVIGILANCE UNIT ATTENDS 2ND PATIENT SAFETY CONGRESS
Anjelie N. Asis, RPh | Published: Tuesday, 23 April 2019
On 28 & 29 March 2019, the Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Unit (PSPVU) staff attended the congress entitled “2nd Patient Safety Congress Making Patient Safety Work! Translating Theory into Practice,” which was held in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. The said activity was facilitated by the University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.
The 2-day event was divided into plenary sessions and convention symposia, specifically: executive development, clinical and innovative tracks with resource speakers—coming from the WHO Western-Pacific Region, prestigious healthcare institutions—and local research experts who focused on quality policies and patient safety.
Furthermore, six researches and best practices of the PSPVU were presented through poster presentation, and were recognized during the congress. The researches were the following: Establishing Patient Safety Unit, Patient Fire Evacuation Policy, Implementation of Great Catch of Near Miss Incident Award, Error and Adverse Event Prevention, Reporting and Management: Learning from Errors, and Patient Safety Week Celebration.
The activity marked and highlighted the safety of patients through presentations of evidence-based, best practices of the different healthcare institutions in the country. It was also packed with discussions designed to enrich knowledge, empower healthcare workers in relation to the international standards of safety, and ensure that the patient is the top priority.