Journal of Health and Medical Research

Patient Safety

Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and truncation of peril of nonessential harm associated with health care to an acceptable minimum. An acceptable minimum refers to the collective notions of given current erudition, resources available and the context in which care was distributed weighed against the peril of non-treatment or other treatment. Every point in the process of care-giving contains a certain degree of innate unsafety. Clear policies, organizational leadership capacity, data to drive safety amendments, adept health care professionals and efficacious involution of patients in their care, are all needed to ascertain sustainable and paramount amendments in the safety of health care. A mature health system takes into account the incrementing involution in health care settings that make humans more prone to mistakes. For example, a patient in hospital might receive an erroneous medication because of a commix-up that occurs due to homogeneous packaging. In this case, the prescription passes through different calibers of care starting with the medico in the ward, then to the pharmacy for dispensing and determinately to the nurse who administers the erroneous medication to the patient. Had there been safe sentineling processes in place at the different calibers, this error could have been expeditiously identified and rectified. In this situation, a lack of standard procedures for storage of medications that look homogeneous, poor communication between the different providers, lack of verification afore medication administration and lack of involution of patients in their own care might all be underlying factors that led to the occurrence of errors. Traditionally, the individual provider who actively made the mistake (active error) would take the incrimination for such an incident occurring and might withal be penalized as a result. Haplessly, this does not consider the factors in the system aforetime described that led to the occurrence of error (latent errors). It is when multiple latent errors align that an active error reaches the patient. To increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals top online publishing journals are indexed in different indexing and archiving services. Indexing provides easy access of the article online. The top online publishing journals publish articles which are cited as references by many authors in their work. Citations are important for a journal to get impact factor. Impact factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. The impact of the journal is influenced by impact factor, the journals with high impact factor are considered more important than those with lower ones. Indexing provides easy access of the article online. The international journals are among the best open access journals in the world, set out to publish the most comprehensive, relevant and reliable information based on the current research and development on a variety of subjects. This information can be published in our peer reviewed journal with impact factors and are calculated using citations not only from research articles but also review articles (which tend to receive more citations), editorials, letters, meeting abstracts, short communications, and case reports.

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