La seguridad del paciente como estándar de calidad de la atención del paciente, relacionado con la ocurrencia de eventos adversos asociados a la atención en salud, en unidades de cuidado crítico en países latinoamericanos, 2017 - 2020
Cuello Márquez, Stivenson | 2021-07-08
Insufficient patient safety in care is a current publichealth problem because it is present in all social groups on the planet, from less developed to more developed countries. It is precisely in this context that administrative and logistical work become particularly important, so they should be part of strategies to address, understand and control the different links in the chain of adversely effectsgenerating situations. Therefore, the understanding of patient safety policies aimed at the actors of the health process in Latin American institutions becomes a challenge of fundamental need. Therefore, this work aimed to analyze research products related to patient safety policy as a quality standard in health care, in intensive care units in Latin America,2017- 2020. This was done through an investigative descriptive monograph, which analyzed 76 official documents, articles, Spanish or Portuguese language reports on patient safety in Latin America. Finding themselves, a considerable number of legal, operational and regulatory documents show that patient safety programs in the region have a number of essential actions that strengthen Good Patient Safety Practices, such as: ensuring patient identification in all care processes, Developing and Managing communication between caregivers and caregivers, Improving safety in the use of medicines, among others. Incorporating methodologies of specific measurable elements in each of these practices.