Together with healthcare leaders and practitioners, the ESAIC is dedicated to leading the way in patient safety and ensuring the best care for every patient.

International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality

The International Forum on Perioperative Safety & Quality (ISQ) supports and energizes the movement for health care improvement while bringing together leaders and practitioners committed to improving outcomes for patients and communities.

This event explores how improvements in patient safety and quality will help to advance the health of individuals and populations. Attendees will hear about global perspectives, successful implementation of quality projects, and how to maximize learning from adverse events. They will also learn how to analyse success, how to engage stakeholders, and how to manage fatigue and care for second victims. The ISQ will bring the latest resources to help improve perioperative outcomes.

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The ESAIC has a core vision for its contribution towards Patient Safety: Healthcare that is free from preventable patient harm.

The WHO states that as many as  1 in 4 patients are harmed whilst receiving primary care. This demonstrates that the movement towards this core vision is more important than ever.

The work of the ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee is to strive to accomplish this vision as a dynamic international leader in Patient Safety and Quality for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine and pain medicine.

On this page you will find links to the many activities and projects managed by this highly active and motivated committee.

Through fostering research in projects like the Helsinki Declaration Follow Up project, disseminating the latest knowledge and Patient Safety strategies through its Masterclasses and workshops, advocacy through leading the European Patient Safety Summit in 2020 and collaborating and networking with other societies, the Patient Safety and Quality Committee fulfils the ESAIC’s goal to improve perioperative patient outcomes in Europe and across the world.


The Patient Safety Policy Summit

The ultimate goal of the Summit is to seek endorsement from European policymakers on the need for a common patient safety approach to perioperative care, culminating with the formal endorsement of a consensus statement.

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World Patient Safety Day 2021

Recognising patient safety as a global health priority, all 194 WHO the Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (Resolution WHA72.6), to be marked annually on 17 September. The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.


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HD 10 year anniversary

The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology emphasises the role of anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in promoting safe perioperative care for everyone.


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Read the 10 Year Anniversary of HD Article

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