WHO CC involvement: Michele Rumsey, Lesley Seaton and Professor Christine Duffield
Key public health issues surrounding disasters include associated trauma and accompanying risks of infection, sepsis and compromised vascular nerve function and overall functional impairment of survivors. Addressing quality in trauma care and overall quality from a patient safety perspective contribute to improved care provision and decreased morbidity and mortality.
The November 2010 APEDNN and SPCNMOA meetings, preparatory communications and follow-up work allow for sustained action within and across countries. Promoting and facilitating quality improvement and patient safety issues in APEDNN and SPCNMOA participating countries through preliminary country analyses, participatory orientation workshops and follow-up action plans.
- The compilation and assessment of WHO and other related evidence-based quality improvement and patient safety guidelines and tools with adaptation or identification of most appropriate tool.
- Conduct and report on baseline patient safety/QI country analysis dissemination to 48 country representatives;
- Presentation of findings at APEDNN meeting in November,
- Provide technical support at APEDNN meeting in November for the initial preparation of action plans for in-country projects and methods of sustained communication, support
- Communication carried out via a web-based tool that can share documents.
The existing APEDNN and SPCNMOA networks and ongoing communications with network members present sustainable opportunities for senior nursing leaders, policy makers, educators/academic experts and clinicians to apprise what must be done in order to promote awareness and understanding of a patient safety and quality improvement, stakeholders and common factors underlying improvements in quality and safety.