The term 'patient safety' is defined in medicine as 'the absence of adverse events'. This means that by maintaining the greatest possible safety for patients fewer mistakes occur. Because most occurrences of medical errors and administration of the wrong medication are avoidable!
Patient safety: Patient safety in the daily hospital routine
Every hospital must address the subject of patient safety and also define the measures that should be taken on a case-by-case basis. Safety precautions begin with newborns who have the typical small name wristbands attached to their wrists. This avoids mixups to ensure that "right" baby is assigned to the "right" mother. However, patient ID wristbands also play a role with regard to adult hospital guests since their names and any special conditions have to be visible at all times. The administration of medication should be pointed out in this conjunction, because it is exactly here where errors occur. If the patient is aware that he or she has an allergy to certain active ingredients and if the attending clinician knows about it, then this fact must be indicated on the wristband and in the patient's file. An example: A patient is allergic to penicillin. This has been noted and the patient is therefore given another drug for treatment. If the information is ignored, this represents an avoidable mistake. Under liability law, an error of this kind is treated differently than if the allergy had not been known.
In order to give patients the best possible treatment and reduce and even avoid errors, the issue of safety is always a matter of concern in hospitals. With our range of products, we contribute to this end by offering not only the previously mentioned patient ID wristbands for newborns, adolescents, and adults, but also various types of labels for syringes and Perfusors. Include both on your checklist the next time you need to order consumables and medical supplies.
Patient safety: Health care checklists
The issue of patient safety is the same as in many other fields of health care: A checklist can help to remember and order all of the required items. The focus is of course always on the patient, who should not only receive proper medical treatment on the one hand but also therapy that as is safe as possible on the other. Using checklists minimizes the risk of errors - they tell you what needs to be done on a case-by-case basis, what needs to be taken into account, and which materials must always be in stock. Each ward in a hospital will therefore have specific lists tailored to the particular department and dedicated to patient safety on the one hand and all other relevant issues on the other. These lists are discussed and prepared in the team to some extent jointly with several departments. The results in in-house hospital guidelines, which at least can be very helpful in training new employees.
Here in the shop, you will find our contribution to ensuring patient safety at your facility and which will help you choose the items you need from the range of various products. Reasonable prices and fast delivery are guaranteed, so you can be sure to address the subject of safety as quickly and as well as possible. Minimize errors and harmful events - taking into account that harmful issues can occur on the part of the patient as well as on the part of the hospital.