Dr. Gianluca Gianfilippi – Chief Medical Officer
COMMITTEE FOR THE CONTROL OF HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS
Prevention of hospital-acquired infections is a primary objective of our hospital. The committee, created in 2002 and chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for defining policies and prevention and control measures for infections caused by health care practice, for checking compliance with hygienic-sanitary protocols and for supporting medics and nurses in actions aimed at combating and preventing diffusion of pathogens.
DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE
The ever growing diffusion of biomedical equipment and advanced technology for diagnosis and therapy, has radically changed the approach to health care. New diagnostic-therapeutic solutions are adopted and exercise of clinical activity is hyperspecialized and extended to the territory and to the patient’s home with telemedicine. This scenario requires the definition of “methodological and decision-making protocols” and appropriate and sustainable development programs. Development committee’s function is to offer practical support to the Administration, through the elaboration of business plans aimed to the acquisition of innovative technology and the development of correlated clinical and organisational protocols. The committee operates by making single projects coherent with corporate health care objectives and exercises the role of supervisor on ethical, clinic and managerial results.
HOSPITAL THERAPY COMMITTEE
The Committee develops strategies for evaluation, selection and rational use of medicines within the structure, according to criteria based on proven effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness and patient acceptability. It also promotes training initiatives on the proper use of medications addressed to healthcare personnel.
COMMITTEE FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
The Hospital implemented a quality management system to instil in all healthcare personnel culture and knowledge of best clinical practice, appropriateness and review of performance. Support instruments for healthcare quality and risk reduction and management are adopted in all the operational units and services. The Committee for Patient Safety, chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, shall exercise its functions through definition of risk management activities, specific training initiatives, collective assessment of adverse events and quasi-events, drafting of guidelines for patient safety. Through instruments like “Clinical Audit” or “Root Cause Analysis”, it periodically performs proactive analysis of criticalities and defines risk prevention measures.
PAIN-FREE HOSPITAL COMMITTEE
With the institution of the Committee, P. Pederzoli Hospital started a project to deal on a multidisciplinary basis with various issues connected with the “pain problem”, whatever origin it may have.
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR TRAINING
P.Pederzoli Hospital is Regional Provider of Regione Veneto for training and Continuing Medical Education, with regional code 56. This activity implies absolute scientific method and independence for offered events. This is accomplished by analysis and evaluation by the Scientific Committee of contents, lecturers, formative models and eventual patronage and financial supports.
CORPORATE TECHNICAL COMMISSION – MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Medical equipment is taking an increasingly important role in sanitary material, thanks to new technologies that bring constant and consistent progress and make available to doctors and patients always new instruments for diagnosis and cure. Veneto Region reorganized technical commissions’ network. Analysis and evaluation of technology are up to the commission, on these basis: