Patient for Patient Safety Workshop - Patients meet to promote mother and child health in the Americas
Health care and patient advocates from North and South America gathered outside Chicago on June 11, 2007 for an intensive three-day workshop focused on efforts to improve patient safety in mother and child health care.
The Regional Workshop on Patients for Patient Safety – Patient Safety Solutions offered participants training in the design, implementation and evaluation of patient safety solutions that they can use to influence health policies and programs in their own countries and regions. Specific workshop segments were devoted to a broad review of mother and child safety initiatives, analysis of maternal deaths, kernicterus (brain damage from neonatal jaundice) and lessons from the experiences of Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus (PICK).
The workshop was organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), PICK, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, and The Joint Commission and Joint Commission International, which administer the WHO Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions.