Workshop dedicated to learning and practice for ‘Health Care Quality and Patient Safety’ held at Swami Rama Himalayan University

Patient safety is a health care discipline that has greatly evolved and gained in complexity in health care systems. The rising incidence of patient harm in the context of health care facilities needs urgent attention.

In light of the above a workshop was organised on 27th July 2013, by the faculty members and PG students of HCN, Swami Rama Himalayan University. The theme in focus was ‘Health Care Quality and Patient Safety’ to enhance and update knowledge collaboratively with special reference to nursing education and nursing service to improve the health care quality and patient safety.

The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp in the Nursing Auditorium.

Dr Sanchita Pugazendi, Principal HCN, Chief Guest Dr SL Jethani CMS Himalayan Hospital, Swami Rama Himalayan University and other dignitaries added might to the event by sharing their experience. Their words of wisdom aimed to highlight the evidence available on patient safety for the knowledge of health professionals.

Different speakers, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, addressed the various information sessions.

Upma George, programme coordinator explained the significance of the topic under discussion.

Dr Kanchan Bala, Joint coordinator of the programme and chief infection control nurse explained in detail the importance of infection control in health care for early recovery.

Vaibhav Badoni, assistant manager quality control Himalayan Hospital focused on quality improvement for productivity in a health setting.

UG Students participated in role-play on the theme in hand.

The valedictory session was held from 3.30 to 4.30 wherein Dr Pugazendi, Principal and Chairperson addressed the gathering.

Others present during the session were Laxmi Kumar, DY Sorti, J Manoranjini, UG and PG students.