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Effect of Organization, Hygiene, Monitoring and Stress on Patient Safety

  • Open or CloseSylvia Frisancho-Kiss*

    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hospital Komarno, Slovakia

    *Corresponding author:Sylvia Frisancho- Kiss, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hospital Komarno, Slovakia

Submission: October 02, 2023;Published: October 31, 2023

ISSN 2639-0612
Volume11 Issue3


Significant effort is mobilized in intensive care patients to establish a highly developed culture of patient safety. Despite that, there may still be room for improvement. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients represent a particularly vulnerable group, for they are often incapacitated to express feelings and needs. Patient safety is a multilevel process, the pitfalls and potential detrimental outcomes are described by the later discussed Swiss cheese model. The key principles of patient safety-related actions and behaviors discussed below are clarity and simplicity, organized workflow, protocols and guidelines, monitoring change and adherence, hygiene, patient monitoring and creating an optimal working environment.

Keywords:Patient safety; Simplicity; Clarity; Electronic documentation; Organized workflow; Leadership stratification; Continuity of care; Clinical trials; Disinfectants; Depth of anaesthesia monitoring; Stress; Noise

Abbreviations:ICU: Intensive Care Unit; SALA: Sound Alike, Look Alike Medications; NEWS: National Early Warning Scores; NCS: Neecham Confusion Scale; DOS: Delirium Observation Screening Scale; UTI: Urinary Tract Infection; AE COPD: Acute Exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; EMA: European Medicines Agency; ARDS: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; LOS: Length of Stay; CLABSI: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection; CHC: Chlorhexidine: DOA: Depth Of Anaesthesia; POCD: Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction; BSR: Burst Suppression Ratio

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