Quality and safety
The purpose of medical vigilance is to improve care safety when using health products and materials: medicines, blood products, medical devices, tissues, cells, transplants, etc. Officials for each of the categories are in direct and permanent contact with the national and regional bodies for monitoring in the Institute and take note of any new element reported.
Management of side effects
To maintain a high level of care safety and prevent risks, the Institute has implemented a system for monitoring side effects and care-related incidents. It is based on reports, the purpose of which is to improve your safety and that of the community.
Care safety is based on an ongoing partnership between caregivers and the patient. We invite you, as soon as you notice an incident occurring in the course of your care, to report it directly to the professionals taking care of you, or to use the suggestion forms available for this purpose. All reports are recorded, analyzed and processed, and corrective measures are implemented.
Preventing nosocomial infections
The hospital hygiene operational team, under the auspices of the nosocomial infection committee, implements an annual action plan. Hygiene officers provide the link between
the services and the operational team. Nosocomial infection surveillance investigations and clinical practice audits are regularly implemented to check that the hygiene protocols are properly applied. Bacteriological controls are performed (on water, air and surfaces).
So that all users are informed, since 2004, the Ministry of Health has set up an annual league table of nosocomial infections per hospital. The league table
classifies hospitals according to their investment and involvement in this fight (see the Ministry's website www.scopesantegouv.fr ). The main infection risks are linked with the disease itself, with particular treatments that weaken the body's immune system and with invasive medical-surgical procedures. Infection risk prevention protocols are prepared and circulated to medical teams in order to prevent these risks as far as possible.