“The aim of the Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety is to strengthen medication safety by improving the health systems that minimize medication-related harm by 50%, globally in the next 5 years. “The third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm will propose solutions to address many of the obstacles the world faces today to ensure the safety of medication practices. WHO's goal is to achieve widespread engagement and commitment of WHO Member States and professional bodies around the world to reducing the harm associated with medication"
In healthcare systems throughout the world, unsafe medication practices and medication errors are the primary sources of avoidable harm. Low-and middle-income countries experience this harm at variable levels and in different ways—the annual cost of medication errors is estimated to be 42 billion US dollars worldwide4. The Saudi Patient Safety Center (SPSC)- WHOcc on Patient Safety Policies and Strategies working with experts, partners, and WHO-EMRO to deliver training activity series to support the WHO Global Patient Safety initiatives with a focus on Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), and one of the five strategic activities assigned to SPSC-WHOcc is Medication Without Harm, in alignment with the 3rd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge.
Aim: In alignment with the 3rd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge Medication without Harm, this working activity aims to educate healthcare professionals about the importance of medication reconciliation in reducing medication-related harm.
Medication without Harm brochure
This course is done under the SPSC-WHOcc activities in alignment with the third WHO global patient safety challenge. One of the most critical activities that healthcare providers can perform to improve safety and quality during the transition of care is medication reconciliation. This program is a training framework that helps the participant to gain knowledge on the subject and be able to train and teach others. It summarizes the essential steps to conduct medication reconciliation in a healthcare setting utilizing the WHO-High 5- standard operating protocol and international Patient Safety and quality standards.
Home TOTprogram (spsc.gov.sa)