Highlights from the June 2013 issue:

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Complete list of contents for Volume 91, Number 6, June, 389-464.

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Volume 91, Number 6, June 2013, 389-464

Bloodstream infection study results released

Bloodstream infections (BSI) related to central catheter lines are known to occur routinely in patients admitted to intensive care units all over the world and are associated with high mortality and morbidity rates, extended ICU stays and increased health-care costs. Recent studies have shown that certain multifaceted interventions aimed at increasing compliance with known evidence-based measures can significantly reduce BSI.

BACTERIEMIA ZERO, a collaborative effort between WHO, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equity and the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC), is a project aimed at decreasing or eliminating bloodstream infection related to central catheter lines in around 200 intensive care units throughout Spain. The project is a replication of the successful work that the team from Johns Hopkins led by Professor Pronovost carried out in hospitals in the State of Michigan, USA.

Consisting of a patient safety culture change bundle and the adoption of a number of technical practices, BACTERIEMIA ZERO led to a 50% reduction in the rates of infection. This demonstration study showed that interventions such as this one can be effective in different health-care systems despite varying levels of organizational structure and safety culture.

The full results of the study will be presented on 27 October 2011 in Madrid, during an event being hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equity in which WHO Envoy for Patient Safety Sir Liam Donaldson will represent WHO Patient Safety.

For more information, please visit http://www.who.int/patientsafety/implementation/bsi/en/index.html

 

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Complete list of contents for Volume 89, Number 9, September 2011, 621-700.

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Volume 89, Number 8, August 2011, 545-620

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Launch of Global Patient Safety Alerts/images/isrrt/WHO Patient Safety Newsletter May 2011.pdf

WHO Patient Safety is proud to be a special partner of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute in the development and the launch of Global Patient Safety Alerts, a publicly available web-based platform that gives frontline health-care providers and organizations around the world access to information on patient safety incidents, from causes to recommendations and solutions.

Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of WHO Patient Safety, will give an address during the launch scheduled for 15 February 2011.

The media launch will be at 8:00 AM MST, UTC/GMT -7 hours. For remote media access to the launch

The public launch will be at 8:30 AM MST, UTC/GMT -7 hours. For public access, please visit http://www.gowebcasting.com/2190

The audio file of the launch will be available on the WHO Patient Safety website in a few days time.

WHO Patient Safety looks forward to continuing to contribute to the Portal and to use its capabilities to advance the goals of its Reporting and Learning Systems and its International Reporting and Learning Community of Practice. For more information, please visit http://www.who.int/patientsafety/implementation/reporting_and_learning/en/index.html

The WHO Patient Safety Team

 

Lancement des Alertes mondiales sur la sécurité des patients

Le Programme de l'OMS pour la Sécurité des patients est fier de son partenariat avec l’Institut canadien pour la sécurité des patients dans la création et le lancement du site Alertes mondiales sur la sécurité des patients, une plateforme publiquement disponible sur le web pour les prestataires de soins de première ligne et les organisations de partout dans le monde qui auront, grâce à ce site, accès à de l’information complète sur les incidents liés à la sécurité des patients, des recommandations jusqu’aux solutions. 

Sir Liam Donaldson, président du Programme de l'OMS pour la Sécurité des patients, sera l'un des invités du lancement qui aura lieu le 15 février 2011.

Pour les journalistes qui veulent accéder au lancement, veuillez cliquer sur
http://www.gowebcasting.com/2190. Le lancement des journalistes commencera à 8 h HNR, UTC/GMT - 7 heures.

Le lancement pour le grand public aura lieu à 8h30 HNR, UTC/GMT - 7 heures. Pour y accéder, veuillez visiter le site http://www.gowebcasting.com/2190

Le fichier audio du lancement sera disponible sur le site web du Programme de l'OMS pour la Sécurité des patients d'ici quelques jours.

Le Programme de l'OMS pour la Sécurité des patients continuera de contribuer à cette plateforme dans le cadre de ses initiatives de Notification et d'apprentissage. Pour plus d'information, veuillez visiter le site http://www.who.int/patientsafety/implementation/reporting_and_learning/fr/index.html

L'équipe du Programme de l'OMS pour la Sécurité des patients.

 
 
WHO Safety Newsletter Jan 31st 2011
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Volume 89, Number 2, February 2011, 81-160

 

 
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 Highlights from the January 2011 issue:

 

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Volume 89, Number 1, January 2011, 1-80

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

In this month’s Bulletin
doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.000111

 

WHO Patient Safety News Alert: Surgical Checklists Save LivesNovember 12th 2010

http://www.who.int/patientsafety/en/

WHO Patient Safety Newsletter October 2010
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 WHO Newsletter No 4
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WHO Bulletin Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 797–876

 

Complete list of contents for Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 797–876

 

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IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

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JULY 2010 ISSUE
This month: In an editorial Clarissa Brocklehurst & Jamie Bartram discuss the major impact that water and sanitation have on the lives of women and girls. In a second editorial, Jeremy A Greene discusses the evolving role of essential medicines in public health.     

Volume 88, Number 7, July 2010, 481-560

 

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Africa; Does poverty drive the HIV epidemic?; Cameroon, Nigeria & Uganda; Involving communities in health; Côte d’Ivoire; Care for HIV-infected children; India; Breaking cycle of heath-care debt; Price for piped water?; Indonesia; Reducing neonatal deaths; Liberia; After the war; Pacific islands ; Heavy price for poor diet; United Republic of Tanzania; Digitizing data in the field; Global; Applying human rights for health; Improving the use of evidence
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MARCH 2010 ISSUE

Medical imaging specialists call for global referral guidelines

At a recent consultancy Meeting in Geneva called by The World Health Organisation, (WHO), representatives of more than 30 relevant International Societies met to discuss the  development and implementation of International Guidelines for medical Imaging with a view to reducing the increasing radiation dose to the population from the inappropriate use of Medical Imaging. ISRRT was invited to present the position of Technologists at this meeting.

Radiographers and Medical Imaging Technologists play a key role in the delivery of radiation in their daily role as an important part of the health care team and will continue to be actively involved through their NGO status of ISRRT and their close involvement with the International Radiology Quality Network (IRQN) and Image Gently.

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