WHO Expert Meeting参加報告

Title: Expert Consultation, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge Medication without Harm: Early global action to support implementation

Attendance: Prof. Hideomi Watanabe and Prof. Akinori Kama; WHO CC for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education (Gunma University)
Date: 13 December 2017
Place: Starling Hotel (Doha Conference Room), Geneva, Switzerland

Summary in brief
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of avoidable harm in health care systems across the world. The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm was launched in March 2017, at the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn, Germany. This expert consultation was one in the series of technical consultations to deliberate around selected thematic areas related to implementation of the Challenge. Education and training in medication safety was one the thematic areas. Discussion about revision of ‘Improving Medication Safety’ topic in the ‘Patient Safety Curriculum Guide: Multi-professional Edition’ was done in this area. Dr. Watanabe and Dr. Kama strengthened that the useful communication and teamwork play an important role in medication without harm and that an educational approach that fosters the attitudes of multi-professional health workers to realize the role and value of, respect and support each other is fundamental.

Dr. Hideomi Watanabe
Director, Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education
December 27, 2017

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