Webinar: Medication Safety in High-risk Situations - WHO Medication Safety Webinar Series - 4th Webinar, 17 May 2022

13 May, 2022

Forwarded from our colleagues at the WHO Global Patient Safety Network:


Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the WHO Patient Safety Flagship. As part of the ongoing series of monthly webinars on WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, the fourth webinar in this series on the topic “Medication Safety in High-risk Situations” has been scheduled for next week Tuesday on 17 May 2022.

Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world. WHO Patient Safety Flagship has initiated a series of monthly webinars on the topic of “WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm”,. The main objective of the webinar series is support implementation of this WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm at the country level. Considering the huge burden of medication-related harm, Medication Safety has also been selected as the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2022.

In the context of medication safety, high-risk situations relate to those circumstances associated with a significant risk of medication-related harm, such as situations arising from look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) medications and high-alert medications. High-risk situations could be triggered by one or more of the following broad factors: medication, provider and patient, and systems factors (work environment).

Organizations need to prospectively design and implement strategies to identify high-risk situations related to medications and build a robust system that intercepts them before they result in patient harm.

At this webinar, we will present the WHO technical report on “Medication Safety in High-risk Situations” and experiences from different countries and organizations will be shared on how to address high-risk situations and reduce the risk of medication-related harm.

We hope that you join us for the webinar on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 13:00-14:30 CEST. Please register at the link. https://echo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4oeN5iiETJiIgE93ay602w, also included in the attached flyer. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish.

We look forward to you joining the 4th webinar.

Thanks and best regards,


Unit Head

WHO Patient Safety Flagship/

A Decade of Patient Safety 2021-2030

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

Email: dhingran@who.int

Office: +41 22 791 4660


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Global Coordinator HIFA, www.hifa.org neil@hifa.org

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