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  1. Short report

    High 5s initiative: implementation of medication reconciliation in France a 5 years experimentation

    The International High 5s Project was developed by the World Health Organisation to address major concerns about patient safety. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for ensuring medication accuracy during tr...

    É. Dufay, S. Doerper, B. Michel, C. Roux Marson, A. Grain, A. M. Liebbe, K. Long, N. Tournade, B. Allenet, D. Breilh, I. Alquier and May L. Michelangeli

    Safety in Health 2017 3:6

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Commentary

    Medical device transformation without delay

    The medical device industry is a significant and major contributor to global health, yet innovation and research remains suboptimal. Current data focuses on devices, recalls and economics without genuine refle...

    Julie Babyar

    Safety in Health 2017 3:5

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  3. Commentary

    Obligation of home care education for tracheostomy

    Patient education facilitates imparting information to the patients and their caregivers by the health professionals and others that alter the patients’ health behaviors, improve their health status and uprigh...

    Rabiul Alam, Mahbuba Rehana and Abdullah Raied

    Safety in Health 2017 3:2

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Trends of diabetes mellitus and hypertension at Nigist Eleni Mohammed General Hospital, Hossana, Ethiopia (December 2010-January 2014): a five year longitudinal study

    The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide. In 2005, at least 35 million people of all ages, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels died from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory d...

    Degefa Helamo, Romedan Delil and Temesgen Dileba

    Safety in Health 2017 3:1

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  5. Commentary

    Complexity and medical education

    As a major quality management issue, in health care we have to deal with limitless complexity, be it at the level of the individual patient or at the level of the health system. Today complexity is characteriz...

    Josef Smolle

    Safety in Health 2016 2:16

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  6. Short report

    Emergency Department presentation of frail older people and interventions for management: Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention

    As population’s age and people live longer, the burden on acute health care services associated with the frail aged increases. Recognising the needs of this cohort as well as designing and evaluating intervent...

    Alison Craswell, Elizabeth Marsden, Andrea Taylor and Marianne Wallis

    Safety in Health 2016 2:14

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  7. Research article

    The effect of electronic prescribing and medication administration on nurses’ workflow and activities: an uncontrolled before and after study

    Electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) is purported to improve patient safety through a number of benefits including reducing medication errors and facilitating identification of prescribe...

    Astrid Van Wilder, Helen Bell and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Safety in Health 2016 2:13

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  8. Research article

    Utilisation of research evidence in clinical practice to improve health care delivery- practices, attitudes and challenges faced by physiotherapists in Zimbabwe: a descriptive cross sectional study

    Decision-making in health care delivery should be based on the best available current, valid and relevant evidence. Healthcare professionals should therefore be well versed with the skills required to make evi...

    Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Precious Chiedza Chiyangwa, Samson Chengetanai, Fidelis Chibhabha and Heleen van Aswegen

    Safety in Health 2016 2:11

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Organizational solutions to improve timeliness and effectiveness of the stroke care

    Saving time means saving neurons in stroke care process. Managerial and organizational solutions that lean the processes should be considered in order to overcome the effects of stroke, which is the second wor...

    Maria Crema, Chiara Verbano, Jacopo Guercini, Caterina Bianciardi and Vincenzo Mezzatesta

    Safety in Health 2016 2:12

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  10. Meeting abstracts

    Abstracts from the 4th Grazer Risk Day: Patient Safety in Routine

    A1 Meet the needs: Important questions for ICU relatives

    Magdalena M. Hoffmann, Anna K. Holl, Harald Burgsteiner, Thomas Pieber, Philipp Eller, Karin Amrein, Gerald Sendlhofer, Karina Leitgeb, Veronika Gombotz, Peter Tiefenbacher, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Gerald Sendlhofer, Karina Leitgeb, Magdalena Hoffmann, Sabine Papst, Susanne Gasteiner…

    Safety in Health 2016 2(Suppl 1):9

    Published on: 20 September 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  11. Research article

    Comparison of 640-slice Aquilon ONE CT scanner’s measured dosimetric parameters with ICRP dose reference levels for head, chest and abdominal CT examinations

    Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are optimum range of values or diagnostic standard data for a particular procedure by which other imaging measurements must be compared for purposes of optimizing patient dos...

    Samuel Anim-Sampong, William K. Antwi, Benard Ohene-Botwe and Rosemary S. Boateng

    Safety in Health 2016 2:7

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  12. Research article

    Burn prevention in the face of global wealth inequality

    Burn injuries remain a consistent challenge for providers of medical care worldwide and thus the current focus of medical professionals is on improving treatments and reducing the incidence of burns altogether...

    Gabriel Hundeshagen, Paul Wurzer, Abigail A. Forbes, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Omar Nunez-Lopez, Ludwik K. Branski and David N. Herndon

    Safety in Health 2016 2:5

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  13. Research article

    The effect of an animation movie for inpatient fall prevention: a pilot study in an acute hospital

    In this study, we developed an animated movie as a novel educational tool for fall prevention, and intended for patients and caregivers. We evaluated this new animation, comparing its effectiveness both before...

    Etsuko Nakagami-Yamaguchi, Kumiko Fujinaga, Akiko Batard, Norio Baba, Kazunori Nakamura, Kyoko Miyazaki, Mayumi Mukai, Mikio Sugiura and Tatsuya Nakatani

    Safety in Health 2016 2:3

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  14. Research article

    Low exposure levels of respirable particles during the preparation of NexoBrid® bromelain powder

    Burns are common injuries that are usually covered with a layer of necrotic tissue called the eschar. Early removal of the eschar is the current standard of care, however, debridement using tangential excision...

    Christian Smolle, Paul Wurzer, Alexandru Tuca, Yaron Shoham, Charles D. Voigt, Ludwik K. Branski, David Lumenta and Lars-Peter Kamolz

    Safety in Health 2015 1:19

    Published on: 22 December 2015

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