OSAP and FDI to Review Patient Safety Guide

June 17, 2010

The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) is working with the FDI World Dental Federation to conduct an official review of the World Health Organization's Patient Safety Curriculum Guide.

This guide was originally produced to provide medical schools with guidelines for teaching patient safety to medical students. The WHO has initiated a review of the document in an effort to widen its scope to include more health professions. FDI was invited to participate as a primary partner in the project, along with other members of the World Health Professions Alliance.

Dr. David Alexander, FDI's executive director, believes that an extensive review of an authoritative resource on patient safety in the dental environment will meet a worldwide need.

Details of the review will be finalized during a consensus meeting at the 2010 OSAP Annual Symposium, to be held in Tampa, Florida, in June.

For more information on the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide, visit: www.who.int/patientsafety/education/curriculum/en/index.html