Assessment of the implementation of safe medication practices in Intensive Care Units
Launch of the ECAMET pan-European survey to help lay the foundation for enhanced patient safety practices across Europe
Medication errors constitute the highest adverse events in hospitals, not only in terms of number, but as well in morbidity and mortality. If any type of error occurs and reaches the patient, the harm incurred is considered preventable.
After a full year of intense work, the EAASM has launched an important patient safety medication error and traceability pan-European survey. It can be completed in either English, German, Portuguese, French or Italian.
This study is being conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the ECAMET Alliance, the results of which will be used to raise awareness and share best practices. This will help support advocacy for enhanced hospital traceability systems and processes which will ultimately contribute to the reduction of medication errors and thus enhance patient safety.
The survey has been sent to hospital pharmacists in a number European countries (12 in total) and we are very grateful for the support of a number of other Hospital Pharmacy Associations such as France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the UK and Switzerland.
The final reports will include the ability to analyse the outputs from an inter and intra country perspective using an interactive e-platform.
The EAASM intends to present the survey findings in the Autumn through a high-level roundtable event, which will bring together EU and international authorities as well as a wide range of health stakeholders.