Capacity Building Training on “Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety” for Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Hospital Operations & Quality Department
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors have been recognized as the leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in health care systems across the world. According to the WHO, the cost associated with medication errors globally has been estimated at $42 billion USD annually. In low- and middle-income countries, including the WHO Southeast Asia Region, patient harm due to unsafe care contributes to an estimated 134 million adverse events annually, resulting in 2.6 million deaths. A significant number of adverse drug reactions that are encountered in any health care setting, are known to be preventable or avoidable. It is thus imperative for health care providers to have an in depth understanding of the harms that medications can cause and are at the same time alert in recognizing adverse drug reactions and medication errors, as and when they are suspected.
On 22nd September,2022 a one-day Capacity Building Training program on “Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety” for Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Hospital Operations & Quality Department was organised by the Quality Department of CRH & Department of Pharmacology SMIMS in coordination with the Staff and Faculty Development Capacity Building Council (SFCBC), SMU. The objective of the program was to provide an in depth understanding of various facets pertaining to medication safety.
Chief guest, Dr. Muralidhar V Pai Dean SMIMS, graced the inaugural session while Dr. Yogesh Verma Medical Superintendent CRH, Dr. Mimgma Lhamu Sherpa HOD Biochemistry SMIMS & Co- Chair SFCD SMU graced the inauguration as special invitees. The chief guest gave an insightful talk on Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in his address to the gathering.
Mr. Yogesh Choubey Head Quality and officiating Head Operations CRH welcomed the dignitaries and participants. Dr. Supratim Datta HOD department of Pharmacology gave an introduction of the workshop and Dr. Mimgma Lhamu Sherpa HOD Biochemistry SMIMS & Co- Chair SFCD, SMU gave a presentation on “Introduction to Capacity Development Council”. Inaugural session concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Bandana Moktan CNE & Quality Coordinator (Nursing) CRH.
Distinguished resource persons from the department of pharmacology held lecture and hands on training sessions pertaining to medication errors, adverse drug reactions, their reporting and causality assessment. A total of 32 participants from various disciplines participated actively in the workshop.