Patient safety

The simplest definition of patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care. While health care has become more effective it has also become more complex, with greater use of new technologies, medicines and treatments. Health services treat older and sicker patients who often present with significant co-morbidities requiring more and more difficult decisions as to health care priorities. Increasing economic pressure on health systems often leads to overloaded health care environments.

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Elena Khasanova: ongoing training to ensure safe, quality patient care

"I believe in the strength of education. I am sure that the more we give to nursing students, the better-quality nurses we will get in some years when they come to our hospitals. My aim is to give students an understanding of modern nursing care and its core values, such as showing empathy towards the patient.”

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