Principles of Communication to Ensure Patient Safety

2011 April 10

Pallium India participated in an important event on World Health Day, 7th of April 2011, as part of the National Initiative on Patient Safety (NIPS).

The “Workshop for Patient Safety in Healthcare Facilities” (pdf) was organised by the Department of Hospital Administration of All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi, in collaboration with WHO (India).

This was the sixth workshop in which participants from 20 different medical colleges in different states of India participated. The meeting discussed, and generated action plans for several essential features for patient safety including surgical safety, infection control, drug-related factors and so on, but also communication as an important factor to ensure patient safety. Teams from participating Medical Colleges prepared action plans to improve communication within their institutions.

Col. Pawan Kapoor & Dr Mhoira Leng at NIPS

We believe that NIPS is a major and pragmatic initiative with the potential to make medical practice safer for 1.2 billion Indians. Inclusion of communication skills as an essential feature of NIPS shows the organisers’ vision.

Kudos to you, NIPS team! Pallium India considers it a privilege to be associated with you.

Promotional video on National Initiative on Patient Safety:

2 Responses
  1. rashmi permalink
    April 22, 2011

    Great! but i think these type of workshop(Workshop for Patient Safety in Healthcare Facilities” )should be for general people also.Dont you think so?if ther is any vidio of this workshop please tell us.Thanks alot!

  2. April 23, 2011

    Thanks! Great suggestion; but are workshops the way to get the message across to the general public? Or should it be other media?
    I have forwarded your comment to Dr Shalini Bhalla and other organizers of the workshop.

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