Almost everyone uses medications to prevent or treat illness, but they can cause significant issues if they’re not correctly stored, prescribed, administered or monitored. Because medication safety is a global health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the 2022 theme for World Patient Safety Day is Medication Without Harm.
World Patient Safety Day is a day of global recognition presented by the World Health Organization. This year's theme centers around medication safety and the importance of understanding, storing, prescribing and administering medications in health care systems around the world. Through the slogan 'Medication Without Harm,' the WHO hopes to bring awareness to safe medication practices and the importance of global education and action to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.
As a high reliability organization, Inspira is committed to making safety a priority for its patients and staff. In recognition of World Patient Safety Day, we've asked some of our own pharmacy experts to share their tips for safe medication practices.