It is the utmost goal of healthcare providers to give their patients the quality care they need to recover from their illnesses or injuries. There are a lot of components to make the services or approaches in healthcare safe for patients. Any healthcare provider must be able to prevent errors in any procedure conducted with the patient, as well as learn from the errors that may occur and make sure that it will not happen again.
Patient care must be focused on reducing risk of adverse events related to contact to medical care starting from diagnoses until medication. There are still many procedures that are not effective and safe for patient. This calls for further studies to determine its effectiveness in preventing or reducing harm.
There are patient safety practices that may be used to avoid possible errors. These are the use of simulators, doing bar coding, programmed physician order entry and proper crew resource management. There are more and more research done to explore areas that could improve healthcare procedures and many more that need attention and further studies.
The safety of the patient is the keystone of the quality of health care. Nurses or other healthcare professionals must be at watch and observant to the most effective approach that will make the patient more secure and safe. They are more connected and in contact with the patient so they have the bird’s eye view on what are the things occurring with the patient during medication. There are still many things to be done to make the patent care perfect. In the mean time, making the patient well served and properly medicated will make them feel better and reach recovery faster.
Healthcare management from the private market and government departments will discuss improvement of global efforts to implement GS1 Standards that improve individual safety, provide chain security and efficiency during the International GS1 Healthcare Conference going on in San Francisco, Oct 1-3, 2013, at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. Speakers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), California Board of Pharmacy, McKesson, Johnson & Johnson, Mercy, Pfizer and Premier will discuss best methods for applying GS1 Standards in healthcare.
More than 250 members from medical centers, producers, providers, market companies, government and regulating companies from 25 countries are expected to attend the conference. The three-day conference, designed “GS1 Standards in Action,” is organized by GS1 Healthcare US, an industry standards team targeted on driving the execution of GS1 Standards in the United States. “With individual safety at stake, market and government authorities globally are in lock-step to create techniques that will enable healthcare members to take better charge of the product information that flows throughout the supply chain, both locally and worldwide,” said Eileen Pheney, vice chairman of healthcare, GS1 US. “The conference offers global healthcare supply chain professionals understanding about standards execution techniques and improvement as well as market and regulating improvements in automatic recognition, traceability and information synchronization.”
Speakers represent multiple facets of the international healthcare supply chain, hailing from government departments, regulating bodies, medical industry companies, U.S. team purchasing companies, medical centers, producers, providers and retailers. Features include:
- An opening plenary period targeted on unique device identification (UDI) with speakers from the U.S. FDA, the Japanese people Ministry for Health Welfare and Labor and others.
- A period targeted on medical center execution of GS1 Standards, with demonstrations by providers such as Whim (U.S.) and Hospital Aleman (Argentina).
- Presentations by international companies and regulating companies, such as the World Customs Organization and California Board of Pharmacy.
- Perspectives from providers, such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and McKesson.
- Closing keynote about bedside scanning by Mark Neuenschwander, an expert in drug providing automated and bar code point-of-care systems.