ICME Symposium 3 : Patient safety in a Modern day World – Learning how to Recognize, Address, Decrease and Eliminate Risks in Medical Care while Maintaining Best Practices.

13:00 – 14:30 , 13th MARCH 2018
Prof. Mohamud VerjeeDr. Sunanda HolmesDr. Paul Amuna, Dr. Grigory Ostrovskiy
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi


Servant leadership lessons include the creation of a learning environment, cultivating trust and stimulating empathy between leaders, trainees and employees. Social nurturing is integral to the effective delivery of safe, high standard care, taking into account all medical advances available to the profession up to today. Discussing the style of best teachers who make errors and making them learning points for others is a matter of course and not just of fact. Systemic change requires interprofessional dialogue. The rate of reported mistakes in care does not match the actual incidence of errors in practice, and this aspect of patient safety should be aired openly and not be kept covert. Globally, the trend is the same, with no uniform protocol of policy, and a lack of consistency in either warning or penalty for the institution or persons involved. Silence does not mean that all is well. Systemic problems may lie in the design of work environment and true teamwork. Suggested solutions from the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) study, with other examples such as the Toyota and Ferrari models in industry teach us applied principles of care and failsafe opportunities to prevent damage, improving efficiency of performances at every possible occasion.