WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide into Healthcare Academic Institutions Workshop Starts
WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide into Healthcare Academic Institutions Workshop Starts24/4/2017
The two-day workshop on the Integration of the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide into Healthcare Academic Institutions in the Sultanate was launched today Monday under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ali Talib Al Hanai, Ministry of Health’s Undersecretary for Planning Affairs at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The workshop is organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Directorate General of Quality Assurance Center in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The two-day workshop, which provides a platform for sharing knowledge and information relating to patient safety education and training among multi-disciplinary health-care professionals in Oman, aims at informing healthcare professionals and educators on how to teach 11 patient safety topics based on WHO guidance as well as exchanging information about patient safety education in Oman among inter-disciplinary healthcare educators. Faculty members from medical, dental, pharmacy and allied healthcare academic institutions in Oman participated in this workshop.
The opening ceremony was commenced by a presentation delivered by Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Director General of Quality Assurance Center. Dr. Al Mandhari highlighted the Assessing educational needs for patient safety teaching in Oman. Later, Dr. Mondher Letaief from the WHO regional Office of the East Mediterranean (EMRO) gave a presentation on Orientation to the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide.
The agenda of the first day of the workshop introduced the topics for discussion and the selection of courses. The first session divided the participants into five groups including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health workers to discuss the curriculum related issues. The groups presented their findings and discussed the recommendations.
The second day of the workshop will include two group work sessions. The first session entitled mapping of the patient safety courses into existing curricula where participants will identify the teaching and assessing mechanism of the courses.
The other session will establish a 3-year action plan on scaling up patient safety education in the Healthcare Academic Institutions nationwide.