The aims of this workshop are: to update and train the healthcare professionals about amendments done on the third version of Patient Safety Assessment Manual and enhance healthcare professionals’ skills on surveying the hospitals related to Patient Safety Assessment Manual.
Patient Safety Assessment Manual (PSAM) contains a set of standards with requirements that are needed for the establishment of a patient safety program at the hospital level.
It provides a framework that enables hospitals to assess patient care from a patient safety perspective, build the capacity of staff in patient safety, and involve consumers in improving health care safety.
This manual provides the necessary tools for professional associations, regulatory, accrediting or oversight bodies and ministries of health, to improve patient safety.
The manual has two sections:
It involves 5 domains
A. Leadership and management
B. Patient and public involvement
C. Safe evidence-based clinical practice
D. Safe environment
E. Lifelong learning.
A set of tools to facilitate the assessment process, including a suggested agenda for the assessment visit, a complete list of all documents required from the hospital, an observation checklist and interview questionnaires collated by the interviewee (For example, all the standards that can be determined by asking the infection control specialist will be found collated in the interview form with the infection control specialist).It also includes guidelines for the evaluator including documents to be reviewed for each standard, relevant interviews, an observation guide, and scoring guidelines.