Primum non nocere“ or „never harm“ is one of the oldest fundamental principles of medicine.
Especially hospitals are complex and high risk organisations and treatment errors were a tabu for a long time. But everybody even well trained health care professionals can make errors which can lead to a worse treatment outcome.
Since the high 5 initiative of the WHO, patient safety has become more important in all core processes.
In this lecture you will hear about strategies and ways to develop a safety culture in hospitals and how they learn from other buisness fields like aviation. You will hear about safety procedures like checklists, the correct patient identification, learning and reporting systems and special medical team trainings.
• Medical Director, Barmherzigen Brüder Graz (Brothers of Charity Hospital) Graz, since February 2015
• Specialist in internal medicine, senior physician at the Internal Division of the Hospital of the Barmherzigen Brüder Graz , 2011 – 2014
• Head of the Office of OE / QM Brothers of Barmherzigen Brüder Graz, since 2008
• Project management “eHospital–implementation of an electronic management Visite“, 2007 – 2008
• Medical Assistant in training at the Department of Internal Medicine I, Barmherzigen Brüder Graz, 2004 – 2011
• Frequency of the Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Barmherzigen Brüder Graz, 2003 – 2004
• MBA in Health Care at Hospital Management, Medical University of Graz, since 2014
• training for Risk Manager, Certification Quality Austria, 2013
• Training for Quality Manager, Certification TÜV Süd, 2012
• Master’s program “Information Technologies in Health Care”, Danube University Krems, 2005 – 2007
• Doctorate Med. Univ., 27.11.2001
• Studied medicine at the Karl Franzens University of Graz, 1995 – 2001
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