EN4: Pilot Project in Science of Improvement for the National Program of Patient Safety in Brazil: Learning Experiences and Challenges

Thursday, 3rd May

The National Program of Patient Safety of Brazil was launched in 2013. In 2016 the Safe Patient Project was carried out in a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Moinhos de Vento Hospital. One of the major challenges was the continental dimension beyond regional differences and resource constraints. In this session we will describe the methods used, the results achieved, the challenges and the learning experiences from the pioneering implementation day in the country.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Know the logical model used to implement the patient safety program in different realities.

  • Identify strategies for developing and adapting the improvement model in situations with limited financial means.

  • Know the lessons learned from implementing the patient safety program, its innovations, strategy customization, as well as how to build a collaborative network according to the cultural and regional differences.

  • Know possible ways to manage the science of improvement in a limited financial means environment.

Elenara Oliveira Ribas, Manager Patient Safety Project, Moinhos de Vento Hospital partnership the Ministry of Health; Brazil