In collaboration with the experts and scientific societies, the EUPSF develops and distribute Safety Alerts and develops practical tools that can prevent the erros from happening again.
Medication errors and unsafe medication practices are globaly recognised as leading cause of injury and avoidable harm.
The EUPSF in line with the WHO third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge "Medication Without Harm" is working on different projects with the aim of Medication Safety Improvement.
Alarm fatigue is a well known threat to patient safety. It occures when clinicians are exposed to an excessive number of alarms, which can result in desensitization to the firing alarms. Desensitization can lead to longer response times or failure to acknowledge important alarms. Patient deaths have been attributed to alarm fatigue.
Kids Save Lives
Sudden cardiac death is one of the major issues in global health care. One of the most important steps in increasing the rate of bystander resuscitation and improving survival worldwide is to educate all school children. This can be easily done by educating them – beginning at the age of 12 years – for just two hours per year
WE ALSO SUPPORT
The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology emphasises the role of anaesthesiology in promoting safe perioperative care. The EUPSF representatives took active role in the development and promotion of the Declaration and provide continuous support to the Patient Safety and Quality Committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA).
Theatre Cap Challenge
Names and roles on theatre caps prevent the possibility of mix-ups when staff members have the same first name and also facilitates handover of patients.
A side benefit is that it improves camaraderie and collaboration in the operating theatre.
Cardiac Arrest Call
Establishing a standard “Cardiac Arrest Call” telephone number for all hospitals in Europe 2222 is of utmost importance. The “cardiac arrest call” number should be instinctive for doctors and nurses – just like the 112 number is in Europe for the general population.
Anesthesia Safety Network
The Anesthesia Safety Network website is an online reporting tool. The main goal of this platform is to improve patient safety by sharing the events among anesthesiology staff members.