Promoting the Culture of Anaesthetic Critical Incidents Reporting: Impact on Safety Culture and Patient Safety
Scientific Programme – Plenary 2
Date: 20 May 2023, Saturday (GMT+8) | 19 May 2023, Friday (UTC-4) | 19 May 2023, Friday (UTC-5)
Time: 0915 – 0950 (GMT+8) | 2115 – 2150 (UTC-4) | 2015 – 2050 (UTC-5)
Jeffrey Cooper PhD
Is Reporting Anaesthetic Critical and Safety Incidents Useful?
Reporting incidents of actual or potential harm to patients or workers is common in most healthcare facilities throughout the world and believed to be an important activity for improving patient and worker safety. Yet, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of Incident Reporting Systems (IRS) to achieve those goals. We will examine what makes an effective IRS, what elements of local safety culture impact the rate of incident reporting, how incident reporting may affect culture and what actions can be taken to improve the usefulness of reporting.