The Evolution of Patient Safety in Anaesthesia, Its Future Direction and an Introduction to the Anaesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Scientific Programme – Plenary 1
Date: 20 May 2023, Saturday (GMT+8) | 19 May 2023, Friday (UTC -4) | 19 May 2023, Friday (UTC -5)
Time: 0815 – 0850 (GMT+8) | 2015 – 2050 (UTC-4) | 1915 – 1950 (UTC-5)
Daniel J. Cole MD
Patients want to be able to trust that the healthcare they receive is safe, reliable and meets quality expectations. According to the World Health Organization “an estimated one in 10 patients is subject to an adverse event while receiving hospital care in high-income countries” and “134 million adverse events due to unsafe care occur in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, contributing to around 2.6 million deaths every year.”
Perioperative patient safety focuses on how we deliver care in a way that prevents harm from the processes of care, and, accordingly, our focus is not just on medication safety and airway management but integrated systems of care that decrease risk unique to a particular patient (e.g., brain health, myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery, acute kidney injury).