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Found 9 results
  1. Content Article
    This cross-sectional study, published in Cureus, was conducted among 423 nurses working at tertiary care hospitals in the Al-Jouf region in Saudi Arabia. The authors note that participants valued the aspects of teamwork within units, organisational learning-continuous improvement, and overall perceptions of patient safety as areas of strength and important elements of patient safety culture. However, they also highlighted areas of concern that need improvement, such as nonpunitive response to errors, handoffs and transitions, communication openness, staffing, and frequency of events reported.
  2. Content Article
    This document sets out guidelines for recommended nurse/midwife to patient ratios in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It describes the rationale for introducing national regulations for safe staffing ratios, considers concerns and challenges in this respect, and then outlines specific ratios in different areas of care. This has been produced by the Saudi Patient Safety Center, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and the Saudi Nurses Association.
  3. Content Article
    This is an analysis of medication errors from January 2018 to December 2019 reported at a university teaching hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aimed at identifying whether medication errors are significantly different between day shifts, night shifts, during weekdays and weekends. It found that there was a statistically significant difference between medication errors and day of the week, with a higher number of medication errors happening at the weekend. It also found that during weekends, medication errors were more likely to occur at the night shift compared to the day shift. The authors suggest that timing of medication errors incidence is an important factor to be considered for improving the medication use process and improving patient safety.
  4. Content Article
    This study in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy aimed to explore healthcare workers’ perceptions of patient safety culture at primary healthcare centres in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and the factors that influence them. It also aimed to identify the challenges of adopting patient safety culture in these centres. The study findings highlight a number of areas for improvement, particularly in relation to event reporting, non-punitive responses, and openness in communication. The authors highlight that error reporting should not just be considered a means of learning from mistakes, but should also be considered the first step towards preventing injury and improving patient safety. They highlight the need to eliminate three crucial elements associated with errors - blame, fear, and silence - in order to build a safety culture.
  5. Content Article
    Early-years, primary and secondary education services have been severely affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, school healthcare services have also been affected in terms of accessibility and the flow of services. In this blog, Dr Ahmed Khalafalla looks at the effects of this disruption to education-based health services.
  6. Content Article
    In this personal narrative, Dr Ahmed Khalafalla describes his experience of the Covid-19 pandemic as a general practitioner in Saudi Arabia. He describes new mental health issues that he has witnessed in his clinic as a result of infection prevention and control measures, and asks questions about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the health needs and behaviour of the general population.
  7. Event
    This event will: Define polypharmacy and the risk factors related to it. Illustrate the importance of Medication Reconciliation process and its implementation strategies. Recognise physicians, pharmacists and nurses’ role in this process. Speaker: Dr. Thamir M Alshammari Associate Professor of Health Outcomes, Senior Researcher, Medication Safety Research Chair, KSU Register
  8. Event
    Objectives: Describe the steps involved in conducting RCA of an error. List the tools that can be used during the RCA process. Identify who should be included on a debriefing team and what the ground rules are that will allow a debriefing meeting to be most effective. Register
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