September 13th & 14th 2019

8th International Patient Safety Conference 2019

Patient Safety Declaration

To sign up please confirm your IPSC 2019 registration number

  1. The leadership of every hospital shall create and instil the Culture of Safety in their hospital.
  2. Every hospital shall have a person designated for patient safety.
  3. Every hospital shall have a patient safety committee with representatives from medical services, nursing,
    engineering, housekeeping, pharmacy and infection control that shall meet every quarter.
  4. Every hospital shall train all its employees on patient safety issues.
  5. Every hospital shall educate its patients on patient safety issues.
  6. Every hospital shall have a policy and implemented a system on reporting of adverse events within the organization.
  7. Every hospital shall implement the International Patient Safety Goals.
  8. Every hospital shall cooperate with one another and exchange information about adverse events, including errors,
    their solutions, and “lessons learned” to improve patient safety.
  9. Every hospital shall collect rates at least for the following patient safety indices:
  • Patient falls
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Needlestick injuries
  •  Medication errors (Prescription, transcription, dispensing and administration errors)
  •  Hospital-acquired infections
  •  Antibiotic utilization
  •  Hand washing
  • Minor and major incidents of fire
  1. Every hospital shall participate in the Patient Safety Program under the aegis of the National Patient Safety Implementation Framework, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
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