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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 183-185

Building capacity for quality and safety in critical care: A roundtable discussion from the second international patient safety conference in April 9-11, 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City; College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medical Services, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Armstrong Institute for Patent Safety and Quality, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
4 Department of Quality Management; Department of Emergency Medicine; College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Quality Management, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Yaseen M Arabi
Intensive Care Department, MC 1425 Associate Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490 Riyadh 11426

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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.118480

PMID: 24250730

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This paper summarizes the roundtable discussion from the Second International Patient Safety Conference held in April 9-11, 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The objectives of the roundtable discussion were to: (1) review the conceptual framework for building capacity in quality and safety in critical care. (2) examine examples of leading international experiences in building capacity. (3) review the experience in Saudi Arabia in this area. (4) discuss the role of building capacity in simulation for patient safety in critical care and (5) review the experience in building capacity in an ongoing improvement project for severe sepsis and septic shock.


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