Tervishoiutöötaja ohutus kui patsiendiohutuse prioriteet

17 september 2020 / Eesti Arstide Liit

Sel aastal on patsiendiohutuse päeva teemaks “Tervishoiutöötaja ohutus kui patsiendiohutuse prioriteet”. Jagame teiega Maailma Maailma Arstide Liidu eile avaldatud pöördumist, milles WMA president Dr Miguel Jorge rõhutab, et COVID-19 pandeemia on seadnud tervishoiutöötajad üle maailma suurte katsumuste ette. Lisaks mitmetele arstide vastu suunatud rünnakutele on see näidanud, et töötamine stressirohkes keskkonnas suurendab tervishoiutöötajate ohuriske nagu isikukaitsevahendite puudus, nakkusoht, stigmatiseerimine, haigestumine või surm. Kaasates avalikkust pöörama tähelepanu ohutusele tervishoius, saame suurendada patsiendiohutust ja vähendada tekkivaid kahjusid.

WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

16th September 2020

Physician Leaders Support World Patient Safety Day

The importance of a safe working environment for healthcare staff as a requirement for ensuring patient safety has been highlighted today by the World Medical Association to mark World Patient Safety Day tomorrow (September 17).

The WMA has joined scores of health care organisations in supporting the World Health Organisation’s call for action, Speak Up for Health Worker Safety. The WHO is urging all stakeholders to recognize and invest in the safety of health workers, as a priority for patient safety.

WMA President Dr. Miguel Jorge said: ‘The Covid19 pandemic has underlined the huge challenges that health care staff are facing globally. In addition to the many worldwide attacks on physicians, the pandemic has shown that working in stressful environments exacerbates safety risks for all health care staff. This includes the lack of protective equipment, the risk of infection, stigma, illness and death’.

The signature mark of the tomorrow’s World Patient Safety Day will be the lighting up of monuments, landmarks, and public places in orange, in collaboration with local authorities. This will be a gesture of respect and gratitude to all health workers.

Dr Jorge said: ‘By increasing public engagement in the safety of health care, we can enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm’.