‘HMC tries to ensure error free prescriptions& safe surgeries’ Mar 24, 2019 0 781 12345 (Continued from Page 1) He said that in any health care system accidents or harms can happen for instance while dispensing medication. “At Hamad for instance, we write thousands of prescriptions everyday whether in inpatient or outpatient or emergency. If one of those is written wrongly, for instance the wrong dose or drug, then this will translate into wrong prescription.” He said that there is an intentional effort and checks and balances are in place to try to minimise or prevent prescription errors. Dr AlKhal explained that infections can also occur as a result of a procedure, especially after a surgical procedure. There are processes that are in place to ensure that those procedures are safe as much as possible. We do measure harm from all the facilities, we look at those figures and go back and see how we can improve them. It’s a continuous process. Even if we reach zero harm in some areas, it doesn’t mean that we can now rest and stop; we need to maintain it and that takes effort.” Deputy Chief of Quality and Director of Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (HHQI) Nasser al Naimi said that all the programmes that they are doing at HMC are about patient safety. “There is communication with everybody. Each and everyone knows about a particular case. It is more communication, more cost effective. It involves three steps-visual, data and communication.” Pages 1234567 RELATED ARTICLES ‘Qatar makes great strides in patient care improvement since 1st edition of forum’ Mar 24, 2019 0 1028 Health minister meets Kuwaiti counterpart Mar 24, 2019 0 492 AMIR’S CONDOLENCES TO NZ TERROR VICTIMS Mar 24, 2019 0 723 Briefs Amir sends condolences to Ghana president The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al -Thani on Saturday sent a cable to President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana to express his condolences on the victims of the collision of .. Sudanese official lauds Qatar QNA Khartoum Governor of East Darfur State Major-General Anas Omar has lauded Qatar’s supportive position for the security and stability of Sudan and its efforts for the peace process in Darfur, which has resulted in an .. Qatar slams suicide attack in Somalia Qatar slams suicide attack in Somalia, Afghanistan bombing Qatar has condemned the suicide attack which took place near government offices in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing deaths and injuries. In a ..