Occupational health risk assessment at healthcare institutions: Developing a semi-quantitative risk method
CONCLUSION: To overcome the shortcomings of the proposed health risk assessment methods, a semi-quantitative method was used in the present study to more accurately calculate the risk levels in the healthcare institutions and also calculate the risk level of each hospital unit. The proposed semi-quantitative method can be used as a tool for assessing occupational health risks as a key element of risk management. In addition, by focusing on an appropriate framework for occupational health risk assessment, specialists in the organization will be able to take significant and effective steps to implement an efficient risk mana...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Hossein Chalak Ghasem Bahramiazar Javad Rasaee Reza Fahimi Asghar Noran Anbardan Hossein Jafari Fatemeh Ramroudi Nasab Source Type: research

Off-label drug use and the risk of medication errors in critically ill neonates: A conceptual pilot study
CONCLUSION: Significant proportions of critically ill neonates received at least one OLD/unlicensed drug and such use was associated with potentially increased risk of medication errors.PMID:33646182 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200058 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kannan Sridharan Muna Al Jufairi Eman Al Ansari Source Type: research

Occupational health risk assessment at healthcare institutions: Developing a semi-quantitative risk method
CONCLUSION: To overcome the shortcomings of the proposed health risk assessment methods, a semi-quantitative method was used in the present study to more accurately calculate the risk levels in the healthcare institutions and also calculate the risk level of each hospital unit. The proposed semi-quantitative method can be used as a tool for assessing occupational health risks as a key element of risk management. In addition, by focusing on an appropriate framework for occupational health risk assessment, specialists in the organization will be able to take significant and effective steps to implement an efficient risk mana...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Hossein Chalak Ghasem Bahramiazar Javad Rasaee Reza Fahimi Asghar Noran Anbardan Hossein Jafari Fatemeh Ramroudi Nasab Source Type: research

Off-label drug use and the risk of medication errors in critically ill neonates: A conceptual pilot study
CONCLUSION: Significant proportions of critically ill neonates received at least one OLD/unlicensed drug and such use was associated with potentially increased risk of medication errors.PMID:33646182 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200058 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kannan Sridharan Muna Al Jufairi Eman Al Ansari Source Type: research

Occupational health risk assessment at healthcare institutions: Developing a semi-quantitative risk method
CONCLUSION: To overcome the shortcomings of the proposed health risk assessment methods, a semi-quantitative method was used in the present study to more accurately calculate the risk levels in the healthcare institutions and also calculate the risk level of each hospital unit. The proposed semi-quantitative method can be used as a tool for assessing occupational health risks as a key element of risk management. In addition, by focusing on an appropriate framework for occupational health risk assessment, specialists in the organization will be able to take significant and effective steps to implement an efficient risk mana...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Hossein Chalak Ghasem Bahramiazar Javad Rasaee Reza Fahimi Asghar Noran Anbardan Hossein Jafari Fatemeh Ramroudi Nasab Source Type: research

Off-label drug use and the risk of medication errors in critically ill neonates: A conceptual pilot study
CONCLUSION: Significant proportions of critically ill neonates received at least one OLD/unlicensed drug and such use was associated with potentially increased risk of medication errors.PMID:33646182 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200058 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kannan Sridharan Muna Al Jufairi Eman Al Ansari Source Type: research

Occupational health risk assessment at healthcare institutions: Developing a semi-quantitative risk method
CONCLUSION: To overcome the shortcomings of the proposed health risk assessment methods, a semi-quantitative method was used in the present study to more accurately calculate the risk levels in the healthcare institutions and also calculate the risk level of each hospital unit. The proposed semi-quantitative method can be used as a tool for assessing occupational health risks as a key element of risk management. In addition, by focusing on an appropriate framework for occupational health risk assessment, specialists in the organization will be able to take significant and effective steps to implement an efficient risk mana...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohammad Hossein Chalak Ghasem Bahramiazar Javad Rasaee Reza Fahimi Asghar Noran Anbardan Hossein Jafari Fatemeh Ramroudi Nasab Source Type: research

Off-label drug use and the risk of medication errors in critically ill neonates: A conceptual pilot study
CONCLUSION: Significant proportions of critically ill neonates received at least one OLD/unlicensed drug and such use was associated with potentially increased risk of medication errors.PMID:33646182 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200058 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Kannan Sridharan Muna Al Jufairi Eman Al Ansari Source Type: research

Exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and sexual dysfunction: Results from an online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present results, PSSD is a complex iatrogenic syndrome in need of being further studied and understood.PMID:33579876 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200074 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Arianna Patacchini Fiammetta Cosci Source Type: research

Healthcare risk management during the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic in the European Union: The guaranteed access to medicines
CONCLUSIONS: in Spain, Italy and Germany, some rules based on the precautionary principle were pronounced in order to guarantee the supply of medicines, while in France, besides that, the competences of pharmacists in pharmacy offices have been extended to guarantee the access to medicines for the population.PMID:33579877 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200076 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Silvia Enr íquez-Fernández Carlos Del Castillo-Rodr íguez Source Type: research

Practical considerations for creating a strategic and proactive clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization for the future
CONCLUSIONS: With>3 years of observation time, this project has provided AstraZeneca with a PS organisation able to provide strategic safety, supporting successful portfolio delivery, while ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations. It has driven efficiency and set the foundation for continued organisational evolution to meet future business needs in an everchanging environment.PMID:33579878 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200082 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magnus Nord Magnus Ysander Tim Sullivan Mayur Patel Source Type: research

Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review
CONCLUSIONS: IAN damage secondary to orthodontic treatment is emerging in the literature in recent years. Identifying high risk patients with close proximity to the IAN canal is a must to formulate a proper treatment plan to avoid such complications.PMID:33579879 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200098 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmad M AlAli Talal H AlAnzi Source Type: research

Exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and sexual dysfunction: Results from an online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present results, PSSD is a complex iatrogenic syndrome in need of being further studied and understood.PMID:33579876 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200074 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Arianna Patacchini Fiammetta Cosci Source Type: research

Healthcare risk management during the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic in the European Union: The guaranteed access to medicines
CONCLUSIONS: in Spain, Italy and Germany, some rules based on the precautionary principle were pronounced in order to guarantee the supply of medicines, while in France, besides that, the competences of pharmacists in pharmacy offices have been extended to guarantee the access to medicines for the population.PMID:33579877 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200076 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Silvia Enr íquez-Fernández Carlos Del Castillo-Rodr íguez Source Type: research

Practical considerations for creating a strategic and proactive clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization for the future
CONCLUSIONS: With>3 years of observation time, this project has provided AstraZeneca with a PS organisation able to provide strategic safety, supporting successful portfolio delivery, while ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations. It has driven efficiency and set the foundation for continued organisational evolution to meet future business needs in an everchanging environment.PMID:33579878 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200082 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magnus Nord Magnus Ysander Tim Sullivan Mayur Patel Source Type: research

Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review
CONCLUSIONS: IAN damage secondary to orthodontic treatment is emerging in the literature in recent years. Identifying high risk patients with close proximity to the IAN canal is a must to formulate a proper treatment plan to avoid such complications.PMID:33579879 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200098 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmad M AlAli Talal H AlAnzi Source Type: research

Exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and sexual dysfunction: Results from an online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present results, PSSD is a complex iatrogenic syndrome in need of being further studied and understood.PMID:33579876 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200074 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Arianna Patacchini Fiammetta Cosci Source Type: research

Healthcare risk management during the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic in the European Union: The guaranteed access to medicines
CONCLUSIONS: in Spain, Italy and Germany, some rules based on the precautionary principle were pronounced in order to guarantee the supply of medicines, while in France, besides that, the competences of pharmacists in pharmacy offices have been extended to guarantee the access to medicines for the population.PMID:33579877 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200076 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Silvia Enr íquez-Fernández Carlos Del Castillo-Rodr íguez Source Type: research

Practical considerations for creating a strategic and proactive clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization for the future
CONCLUSIONS: With>3 years of observation time, this project has provided AstraZeneca with a PS organisation able to provide strategic safety, supporting successful portfolio delivery, while ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations. It has driven efficiency and set the foundation for continued organisational evolution to meet future business needs in an everchanging environment.PMID:33579878 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200082 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magnus Nord Magnus Ysander Tim Sullivan Mayur Patel Source Type: research

Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review
CONCLUSIONS: IAN damage secondary to orthodontic treatment is emerging in the literature in recent years. Identifying high risk patients with close proximity to the IAN canal is a must to formulate a proper treatment plan to avoid such complications.PMID:33579879 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200098 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmad M AlAli Talal H AlAnzi Source Type: research

Exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and sexual dysfunction: Results from an online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present results, PSSD is a complex iatrogenic syndrome in need of being further studied and understood.PMID:33579876 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200074 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Arianna Patacchini Fiammetta Cosci Source Type: research

Healthcare risk management during the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic in the European Union: The guaranteed access to medicines
CONCLUSIONS: in Spain, Italy and Germany, some rules based on the precautionary principle were pronounced in order to guarantee the supply of medicines, while in France, besides that, the competences of pharmacists in pharmacy offices have been extended to guarantee the access to medicines for the population.PMID:33579877 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200076 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Silvia Enr íquez-Fernández Carlos Del Castillo-Rodr íguez Source Type: research

Practical considerations for creating a strategic and proactive clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization for the future
CONCLUSIONS: With>3 years of observation time, this project has provided AstraZeneca with a PS organisation able to provide strategic safety, supporting successful portfolio delivery, while ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations. It has driven efficiency and set the foundation for continued organisational evolution to meet future business needs in an everchanging environment.PMID:33579878 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200082 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magnus Nord Magnus Ysander Tim Sullivan Mayur Patel Source Type: research

Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review
CONCLUSIONS: IAN damage secondary to orthodontic treatment is emerging in the literature in recent years. Identifying high risk patients with close proximity to the IAN canal is a must to formulate a proper treatment plan to avoid such complications.PMID:33579879 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200098 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmad M AlAli Talal H AlAnzi Source Type: research

Exposure to serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors and sexual dysfunction: Results from an online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present results, PSSD is a complex iatrogenic syndrome in need of being further studied and understood.PMID:33579876 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200074 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Arianna Patacchini Fiammetta Cosci Source Type: research

Healthcare risk management during the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic in the European Union: The guaranteed access to medicines
CONCLUSIONS: in Spain, Italy and Germany, some rules based on the precautionary principle were pronounced in order to guarantee the supply of medicines, while in France, besides that, the competences of pharmacists in pharmacy offices have been extended to guarantee the access to medicines for the population.PMID:33579877 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200076 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Silvia Enr íquez-Fernández Carlos Del Castillo-Rodr íguez Source Type: research

Practical considerations for creating a strategic and proactive clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization for the future
CONCLUSIONS: With>3 years of observation time, this project has provided AstraZeneca with a PS organisation able to provide strategic safety, supporting successful portfolio delivery, while ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance with global pharmacovigilance regulations. It has driven efficiency and set the foundation for continued organisational evolution to meet future business needs in an everchanging environment.PMID:33579878 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200082 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Magnus Nord Magnus Ysander Tim Sullivan Mayur Patel Source Type: research

Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review
CONCLUSIONS: IAN damage secondary to orthodontic treatment is emerging in the literature in recent years. Identifying high risk patients with close proximity to the IAN canal is a must to formulate a proper treatment plan to avoid such complications.PMID:33579879 | DOI:10.3233/JRS-200098 (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ahmad M AlAli Talal H AlAnzi Source Type: research

New Year, New Hope.
Authors: Ralph Edwards I, Lindquist M PMID: 33459667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Determination of the working conditions of oncology nurses in terms of professional risks: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: This research shows the opinion of the nursing service heads of oncology departments about professional risks arising in the process of their staff performing the duties. The results of the research demonstrate that the main perceived dangers are psychosocial, biological and chemical risks specific to the work with oncology patients. Possible ways to reduce the impact of professional risks on nurses can be both external institutional mechanisms and internal personal resources. Determining the working conditions of oncological nurses allows to manage occupational risks, to form a valuable attitude to health, as ...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Safety of pharmacological options for the management of COVID-19 in pregnant women: An Indian perspective.
Authors: Manchanda K, Singh J, Bhagat R, Tiwana IK, Singh H Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) presenting with pulmonary and extra-pulmonary manifestations. The first case was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has rapidly progressed to the form of a pandemic. The presentation is mild in about 80 percent of the cases, but the disease can also progress to a severe form of respiratory illness leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sometimes multi-organ failure, especially in people with o...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

The issues of individualized medicine and pharmacovigilance: A consideration of COVID-19 and vaccination.
Authors: Ralph Edwards I, Lindquist M PMID: 33164947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Intravenous ranitidine injection and risk of cardiac arrest: Medication errors.
CONCLUSION: There appears a causal link between ranitidine and cardiac arrest, possibly related to medication errors that warrants immediate attention from healthcare professionals. PMID: 33044195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Extensive selective reporting of quality of life in clinical study reports and publications of placebo-controlled trials of antidepressants.
CONCLUSIONS: Access to the full raw data from clinical trials and to case report forms for all patients are needed to evaluate the effect of antidepressants on quality of life. Regulatory agencies should refuse to approve drugs or new indications based on incomplete reporting. PMID: 33044196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Improving the implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in a Sierra Leone teaching hospital: Experiences from a multi-faceted patient safety improvement project.
We report an approach for optimising adherence in a public referral hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. METHODS: A multi-faceted series of interventions was proposed. Planning involved service evaluation, discussion with key stakeholders and formation of a working group to develop tailored interventions. Implementation involved reformatting the local checklist, formal classroom and simulation training and introduction of protocols and visual aids. Analysis of impact was performed by prospective observation of safety processes both pre- and post-intervention. RESULTS: Following the intervention, there was a signific...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Who repeats more laboratory tests inappropriately?: Surgeons versus physicians.
CONCLUSION: Due to the high rates of inappropriate repeat testing, surgical specialties seem to be the first target of intervention strategies, but medical specialties, which account for a higher volume of inappropriate repeat testing and higher unnecessary cost, should be the primary target of intervention strategies. PMID: 33044198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Perspectives on COVID-19.
Authors: Dunkley A Abstract A few ideas that deserve to see the light of day. I wrote this essay on 23/3/2020. I have started updating in the form of post scripts. Please relate the information to the date on which it was written. PMID: 33044199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Development of a module for the prevention of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-associated gastrointestinal adverse reactions in the elderly at a primary health center.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that the module is feasible in PHC in Indonesia and useful in improving knowledge of HPC. PMID: 32894252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Moving past the vaccine/autism controversy - to examine potential vaccine neurological harms.
CONCLUSIONS: The misleading vaccine autism controversy must be set aside in favor of examining actual neurological harms associated with vaccines, including building on existing research that has been ignored. Manufacturers of vaccines must be required to conduct placebo-controlled clinical studies for existing vaccines and for government approval of new vaccines. Many probable or confirmed neurological adverse events occur within a few days or weeks after immunization and could be detected if the trials were sufficiently large. Contrary to current opinion, large, long-term placebo-controlled trials of existing and new vac...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

COVID-19 and healthcare-associated infections.
Authors: Cioffi A, Rinaldi R Abstract National Health Systems are facing a very serious health emergency related to COVID-19. In this phase of emergency, it is essential to ensure the care of all affected patients but also to ensure the economic stability of the National Health System. This stability is undermined by the potential exponential increase in claims caused by healthcare-associated infections related to COVID-19. That is why it will be essential to use all means necessary to prevent this economic crisis, which could overlap with the health crisis. PMID: 32865185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Does COVID-19 teach us anything for our future?
Authors: Edwards IR, Lindquist M PMID: 32741780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Ethical predictability of patient safety in Iranian hospitals.
This study aimed to ascertain and compare ethical predictability of patient safety in selected hospitals in Mazandaran Province in Iran. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was applied in the current study. By applying the multistage method for sampling, the statistical population consisted of clinical units of selected public, social security, and private hospitals. Out of the 18 public hospitals, five teaching hospitals, nine private and five social security hospitals, one hospital was randomly selected in Mazandaran Province from each cluster. In total, 938 patients participated in the study. Data entry and analysis w...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

A risk balancing act - tourism competition using health leverage in the COVID-19 era.
Authors: Grech V, Grech P, Fabri S Abstract The world is currently in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic which has halted the tourism sector and created an unprecedented global economic crisis. This paper will outline economics pertaining to COVID-19 lockdown, recovery and the inevitable competition that will occur between countries for tourists who will be scarcer and therefore more valuable. Countries are competing with a variety of incentives in order to lure visitors. However, persistent first waves that extend into July will put off tourists, further reducing tourism revenues and accelerate job losses and ban...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Front-line staff's perspective on patient safety culture in an Iranian medical center: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
This study aimed to systematically review the status of patient safety culture from the perspective of clinical personnel at Iranian hospitals through a meta-analysis of studies using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) questionnaire. METHODS: The present systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted in 2018. Data were gathered by searching Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Science databases up to November 2018. Search keywords were "patient", "safety", "culture", "healthcare", "hospital", "medical center", "HSOPSC tool&quo...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Medical safety reporting system neccessity and analysis of Turkey 2016 data: A health policy report.
CONCLUSION: In order to reduce medical errors and provide patient safety, every institution must first of all do its own self-assessment. New user-friendly systems can be developed in order to increase medical error notifications and thus institutions can improve their healthcare quality. PMID: 32568117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Near-miss analysis in a large hospital in southern Brazil: A 5-year retrospective study.
CONCLUSION: The most frequent categories of near-miss incidents were medication processes, other institutional protocols, information control issues, and venous/vascular puncture. The significant number of reported near-miss incidents reflects good adherence to the reporting system. PMID: 32568118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Presentation of benefits and harms of antidepressants on websites: A cross sectional study.
Authors: Gossell-Williams M PMID: 32568119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Some reflections on organizational profiles in Italy in the time of COVID-19.
Authors: Bottari C PMID: 32568120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Physiotherapists' knowledge, usage and attitude towards Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in Karachi, Pakistan.
CONCLUSION: This study implicates that physiotherapists should be trained through proper educational sessions such as certification courses on pharmacotherapy (specifically pain medications) in order to become certified to prescribe NSAIDs and other analgesics. PMID: 32568121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research

Controlling nosocomial infection in adult intensive treatment unit: A quality improvement project.
CONCLUSIONS: A multimodal approach is necessary to improve hand hygiene adherence. In-hospital laundry is safer to control nosocomial infections. Quality improvement is a continuous process that guarantees a proper healthcare service as per the quality chasm. PMID: 32538871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research