Entering the cloister of a hospital might be a terrifying experience for many due to the fears they hold. Surprising as it may seem, there is also a term that defines this fear for visiting hospitals and is known as the “Nosocomephobia,” which means the excessive fear of hospitals.
All these fears might seem incoherent, but many studies have pointed that an improvement in the patient safety measures might help people overcome the inherent Nosocomephobia in many. This does not mean that there has been no substantial developments over the years, as the healthcare sector is among the pioneers when considered on par with other industries in the field of R&D.
The huge volumes of investigations, life saving and life threatening medications, life support devices, complex diseases, delicate interventional procedures and marathon surgeries – an error can be disastrous, and it has been proven time and again that the frequency of an error has been high in the healthcare sector, which is responsible for the fears of the people.
An overlooked error in the healthcare industry can cause the life of a person,which explains the importance this aspect is paid. The 4th International Congress on Patient Safety seeks to bring together the healthcare practitioners from across the world and would seek to probe on the existing challenges in the healthcare sector and the measures that need to be taken to ensure patient safety.
Patient Safety is and should be regarded as the primary concern for every medical and health care professional as the prime motto of the doctors and healthcare practitioners is to save the lives of the patients and to assure safety.
The International Congress on Patient Safety, seeks to address these concerns and is a collaborative effort by all the stakeholders to share their experiences in terms of patient safety and contribute with their knowledge, innovations and best practices that can improve the quality of care and services rendered to the patients.
The IV International Congress on Patient Safety:
The 4th International Congress on Patient Safety would emphasis on the twin areas of defining a strategy for patient safety improvement and Imparting technical knowledge on the various patient safety areas. The congregation would take place on 5-6th September at ITC Sonar, Kolkata from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and would have in attendance the who’s who of the healthcare industry along with the key decision makers.
The current edition of the International Congress on Patient Safety is being organized by the Apollo Hospitals in association with ISQua, JCI, NABH and many other institutions.
The current edition of the International Patient Safety event would witness the introduction of the Asian Patients Safety Awards 2014 to recognise the best practices within Asia. Some of the categories will include Innovation in Safe Communication, Medication Safety, Anaesthesia and Surgical Safety, Infection Prevention and Practice,etc.
So, hurry and register now to be a part of the biggest congregation of the Healthcare sector and contribute to the improvement of the patient safety measures in the country. This would not just be a great opportunity for knowledge sharing, but would also be a wonderful opportunity for networking with the peers and industry leaders.