SENSAR participará en el Patient Safety Movement Foundation Summit

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La Patient Safety Movement Foundation invites SENSAR to announce its commitment

SENSAR will make the official announcement of their commitment to work for the disappearance of preventable deaths in the healthcare environment with the time horizon of 2020 en la Patient Safety Movement Foundation Summit en Dana Point, California 22 and 23 January 2016

The news

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced yesterday that the Spanish Safety Reporting System in Anesthesia and Resuscitation (SENSAR) will present an update of its commitment to eradicate medical errors in the 4th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit.


Principales intervinientes

2016 Keynote Speaker

President Bill Clinton
Founder of the Clinton Foundation and
42nd President of the United States
2016 Featured Speakers
Patient Safety Movement Joe KianiFounder, Patient Safety Movement Foundation and,
Chairman and CEO of Masimo
Patient Safety Movement Patrick H. Conway, MD, MScActing Principal Deputy Administrator,
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and
Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Patient Safety Movement Professor Kai Zacharowski, MD, PhD, FRCADirector of the Department of Anesthesia,
Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy,
University Hospital Frankfurt

Possible impact of the activity of SENSAR

According to the World Health Organization, in the European Union occur around 750.000 medical errors each year. If these were removed, we would prevent 3,2 millions of hospitalization days, 260.000 Adverse events with permanent damage and 100.000 deaths annually. In Spain, of the 4,600.000 hospitalizations annually (Data of 2011), we could prevent 7.400 deaths.

“Unfortunately, The traditional way to approach medical errors is through punishment and guilt. This makes it difficult to learn from mistakes for healthcare organizations” raises SENSAR, by Daniel Arnal. “Our commitment is to spread the culture of patient safety in anesthesia, critical care and pain treatment to all hospitals in Spain. We are implementing a non punitive web-based incident reporting system. We also develop teaching and training in teamwork through clinical simulation. At present, 86 hospitals have joined voluntarily SENSAR. We hope to increase the number of hospitals to 120 in 2020. Potential deaths that could save our commitment represent four times the highest number of deaths from traffic accidents in our country.”

“We are excited to work with such a significant SENSAR in improving patient safety in Spain”, said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “SENSAR understands that the loss of one life is too many. Their commitment has already saved lives and is on track to implement its system of all hospitals in Spain by 2020. Patient safety is a global issue and we commend countries like Spain for leading the way.”

Read more about SENSAR and Patient Safety Foundation Movement in the original story

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