Mafraq Hospital : "United for Patient Safety "

For the first time in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mafraq hospital is the only organization to host “Patient Safety Awareness Week” in conjunction with our annual “Culture of Safety Campaign” from 13th to 19th March, 2016. It aims to raise awareness about patient safety among staff, educate patients on ways to become involved in their own health care, and foster partnership activities between our organization, patients and families. Total of 860 participants which includes patients, visitors and staff attended various awareness activities throughout this week. Below are the exciting activities held during the week Activities/Events: Leaders walk: Senior management team walked around the hospital every day from 13th-17th March wearing the ID badges which has the campaign theme: “United for Patient Safety”. Brown-bag lunch sessions: (Patient Safety stories): Patient safety related stories were shared by 2 speakers with the participants on 13th and 17th March, 2016. Brown bag lunch was provided during the session. Movie break: Played short safety related videos to staff on 14th and 16th March, 2016; provided popcorn during the session. “Room of Horrors”: Simulated a patient room with “errors” or potential risks. Staff was encouraged to identify the errors as well as possible solutions. Offered prizes for participants who identified more than 10 errors. 3 sessions were conducted: 13th to 15th March, 2016. Photo booth was placed within the room. This was voted as the most attractive activity by majority of the staff. Play patient safety games or quizzes: Patient safety quizzes conducted to staff, patients and visitors. Offered prizes for participants who get the most answers right, or complete the game fastest. Patient interview: Interviewed patients and families “How safe they are in Mafraq “using patient safety questionnaire. Poster Competition: Initially, there were 30 posters submitted about the theme “United for Patient Safety”. Out of those, top ten were shortlisted and were displayed in the corridor between Labor ward and 1D for judging of the juries and staff. At the last day of the campaign, top 3 were announced as the winners: 2A(Male Orthopedic ward), 1C (Female Surgical/Ob-Gyne Ward) and NICU, respectively. Learn more about Hand Hygiene with “Habib”: Habib (Hand Mascot) walked around OPDs, cafeteria and ED to promote importance of Hand Hygiene. Other activity includes hand scanning through a machine for 2 days. Medication safety awareness booth: Medication safety awareness campaign was conducted for the first two days of the campaign near OPD pharmacy. Raise yourself: 2 Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) Patient safety goals and related policies were discussed throughout the week in every departments/units and during safety huddles. Culture of Safety activities: Topics from safety culture survey were incorporated in the above mentioned activities. Organized booths for EHSMS and Fair and Just Culture. Closing Campaign on 17thMarch 2016, the campaign was officially closed ,where the top 3 poster winners announced and awarded, concurrently raffle draw conducted prizes were given to 3 lucky winners.

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  • Sherry Nelson
    commented 2017-02-03 21:16:28 -0500
    Great ideas
  • Dallah Hospital,Riyadh,KSA (Abouelfetoh Shahin)
    commented 2017-02-01 23:39:52 -0500
    very nice
  • Ezhil Govindraj
    published this page in Share Your Plans 2016-05-18 01:51:12 -0400

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