A framework for the development of patient safety education and training guidelines

Dimitrios Zikos, Marianna Diomidous, John Mantas

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Patient Safety (PS) is a major concern that involves a wide range of roles in healthcare, including those who are directly and indirectly involved, and patients as well. In order to succeed into developing a safety culture among healthcare providers, carers and patients, there should be given great attention into building appropriate education and training tools, especially addressing those who plan patient safety activities. The framework described in this policy paper is based on the results of the European Network for Patient Safety (EUNetPaS) project and analyses the principles and elements of the guidance that should be provided to those who design and implement Patient Safety Education and training activities. The main principles that it should be based on and the core teaching objectives-expected outcomes are addressed. Once the main context and considerations are properly set, the guidance should define the general schema of the content that should be included in the Education and Training activities, as well as how these activities would be delivered. It is also important that the different roles of the recipients are clearly distinguished and linked to their role-specific methods, proper delivery platforms and success stories. Setting these principles into practice when planning and implementing interventions, primarily aims to enlighten and support those who are enrolled to design and implement Patient Safety education and training teaching activities. This is achieved by providing them with a framework to build upon, succeeding to build a collaborative, safety conscious and competent environment, in terms of PS. A guidelines web platform has been developed to support this process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeamless Care - Safe Care
Subtitle of host publicationThe Challenges of Interoperability and Patient Safety in Health Care - Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781607505624
StatePublished - 2010
Event10th EFMI Special Topic Conference, EFMI STC 2010 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Jun 2 2010Jun 4 2010

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference10th EFMI Special Topic Conference, EFMI STC 2010


  • Patient safety
  • guidelines
  • healthcare
  • network


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