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Chapter-04 Patient Safety

BOOK TITLE: OSCEs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for MRCOG-3

Author
1. Saxena Richa
ISBN
9789352703814
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14246_5
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
39
Author Affiliations
1. New Delhi, India, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, New Delhi, India, Course mentor (online interactive e-learning platform www.crackingmrcog.com) New Delhi, India
Chapter keywords
Patient safety, objective structured clinical examination, OSCE, vaginal birth, caesarean section, recurrent urinary incontinence, hysterectomy, prioritisation

Abstract

This chapter covers a detailed discussion on patient safety. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), patient safety can be considered to be indistinguishable from the delivery of quality healthcare. Some practices which can be included in the category of patient safety practices include appropriate use of prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients at risk, appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical patients to prevent post-operative infections, etc. One method of ensuring patient safety is the ability to correctly prioritise the patients depending on their level of urgency. OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) stations pertaining to prioritisation may check the doctor’s ability to set priorities in their clinical work. This chapter discusses 7 OSCE stations related to patent safety with different scenarios.

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