1st Edition

Patient Safety in Developing Countries Education, Research, Case Studies

By Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi Copyright 2024
    508 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Understanding the various aspects of patient safety education, practice, and research in developing countries is vital in preparing a plan to overcome the challenges of improving patient safety. This unique volume discusses patient safety in developing countries, and the achievements and challenges faced in those places when trying to improve patient safety education and practice.This book includes a compilation of over 100 case studies surrounding patient safety in all aspects of health care. Both real and simulated scenarios are provided to help medical students and professionals apply their knowledge to solve the cases and prepare for real practice.


    • Describes the achievements and challenges of patient safety in developing countries
    • Includes real and simulated case studies and key answers on patient safety issues
    • Prepares medical students and practitioners for real-life situations
    • Diverse audience including those in medication to safety testing, patient education, dispensing changes, and the design of health systems
    • Aids medical students and practitioners to improve their skills to solve cases

    Section 1. Patient Safety Education

    Chapter 1. Patient Safety Education: History and Importance

    Chapter 2. Patient Safety education in developing countries

    Chapter 3. Patient Safety education: Competencies and Learning Outcomes

    Chapter 4. Patient Safety Education: Teaching Strategies and Assessment Methods

    Section 2. Patient Safety Practice

    Chapter 5. Patient safety-related issues: history and importance

    Chapter 6. Patient safety-related issues: patient care errors and related problems

    Chapter 7. Patient care errors and related problems: preventive medicine errors & related problems

    Chapter 8. Patient care errors and related problems: patient assessment and diagnostic errors & related problems

    Chapter 9. Patient care errors and related problems: non-pharmacological errors & related problems

    Chapter 10. Patient care errors and related problems: medical errors & related problems

    Chapter 11. Patient care errors and related problems: surgical errors & related problems

    Chapter 12. Patient care errors and related problems: complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) errors & related problems

    Chapter 13. Patient care errors and related problems: nutrition errors & related problems

    Chapter 14. Patient care errors and related problems: pharmacological errors & related problems (medication errors and related problems)

    Chapter 15. Patient care errors and related problems: dispensing administration errors & related problems

    Chapter 16. Patient care errors and related problems: monitoring errors & related problems

    Chapter 17. Patient care errors and related problems: patient education and counselling errors and related problems

    Chapter 18. Patient safety-related issues: other medication safety issues

    Chapter 19. Patient safety culture

    Chapter 20. Nosocomial infections in developing countries

    Chapter 21. Patient safety in laboratory medicine

    Chapter 22. Patient safety in radiology

    Chapter 23. Patient safety in the emergency department (ER)

    Chapter 24. Patient safety in the intensive care unit (ICU)

    Chapter 25. Patient safety in surgery

    Chapter 26. Patient safety in Internal medicine (IM)

    Chapter 27. Patient safety in oncology

    Chapter 28. Patient safety in pharmacies

    Chapter 29. Patient safety for special populations: geriatrics

    Chapter 30. Patient safety for special populations: paediatrics

    Chapter 31. Patient safety for special populations: pregnancy

    Chapter 32. Patient safety for special populations: lactation

    Chapter 33 Patient safety for special populations: adolescents

    Chapter 34. Patient safety during pandemics

    Chapter 35. Patient safety training

    Chapter 36. Patient safety: antimicrobial-resistance and interventions

    Chapter 37. Patient safety: dermatology, beauty and cosmetic medicine

    Chapter 38. Technology for Patient Safety

    Chapter 39. Evidence-based patient safety

    Section 3. Patient Safety Research

    Chapter 40. Patient safety research: history and importance

    Chapter 41. Patient safety research: literature review

    Chapter 42. Patient safety research: qualitative methods

    Chapter 43. Patient safety research: quantitative methods

    Chapter 44. Patient safety research: mixed methods

    Chapter 45. Patient safety research: clinical trials

    Chapter 46. Patient safety research: epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology

    Chapter 47. Patient safety research in developing countries: achievements, challenges, and recommendations

    Section 4. Patient Safety Case Studies

    Chapter 48. Patient safety case studies: patient care plan errors and related problems (Part I)

    Chapter 49. Patient safety case studies: patient care plan errors and related problems (Part II)

    Chapter 50. Patient safety case studies: Nosocomial infections cases

    Chapter 51. Patient safety case studies: laboratory medicine and radiology

    Chapter 52. Patient safety case studies: emergency department

    Chapter 53. Patient safety case studies: intensive care unit

    Chapter 54. Patient safety case studies: internal medicine

    Chapter 55. Patient safety case studies: oncology

    Chapter 56. Patient safety case studies: antimicrobials

    Chapter 57. Patient safety case studies: special population

    Chapter 58. Patient safety resources and tools


    Prof. Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, UAE (Previously known as Ajman University) and University of Science and Technology, Yemen. He is/was also an Adjunct professor and visiting professor in many universities. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) from Sana’a University, Yemen and obtained Master and PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He has more than 20 years’ experiences in education, practice and research in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. He has held various academic and professional positions including: Head of Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice department; Head of Teaching & learning committee, head of training committee, head of curriculum and assessment committee and other committees. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, book chapters and editing many books, one book published by Elsevier in June 2020; one book accepted by Elsevier and two books accepted by Springer. Prof. Yaser has supervised/co-supervised many PhD, Master, PharmD and B-Pharm students. He is a reviewer for eight recognized International peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Yaser prepared and wrote the first draft of Master of Clinical pharmacy program and PharmD internship manual. Prof. Yaser was a member of the founding committee of the integrated PharmD curriculum at Unizah College of Pharmacy.