Medical institution and individual organizational units


The methodology developed must necessarily take into account different working scenarios, depending on whether events that threaten the safety of patients and staff occur during the day or at night or on weekends, when there are far fewer people in the hospital, but there are also there are no people to lead the medical institution and individual organizational units, which drastically reduces the speed of decision-making and the speed of action. The implementation of the procedure depends on the way the hospital operates.

If we are dealing with an independent public health institution, the safety rules must be in the form of an order from the director of the institution. If the company operates in the form of a capital company (limited liability company or joint stock company), it is necessary to take a decision of the board of directors. The procedure must be available to all hospital staff, both medical and non-medical, with the absolute obligation to read its contents. It is also a good solution for staff training within the developed methodology.

Hospital monitoring

Another extremely important method, but first of all support, is the installation of video surveillance. Undoubtedly, this solution can be expensive depending on the size of the hospital, but its importance, especially in cases where the safety of staff and patients is at risk, is essential. However, I draw readers’ attention to the fact that the use of monitoring is associated with the need to follow strictly defined rules, the breach of which can lead to allegations of infringements of personal rights, especially of patients.

Therefore, according to the legal regulations in force, the installation of rooms is possible only in public places, such as hospital corridors, stairs, elevators, etc., and it is necessary to post clear and legible signs informing about video surveillance. In general, it is not possible to install monitoring in wards without patient consent , although there are exceptions, such as intensive care units or intensive care units 1. It is worth emphasizing here that the Home Office is currently working on a coherent video surveillance bill. . . The law should define, among other things:

a) rules for video surveillance in open and closed spaces intended for public use and – to a certain extent – in private spaces;

b) rules for the construction or extension of video surveillance systems in open public places;

c) the rights of persons under video surveillance; as well as

d) the rules for ensuring access to the image obtained or recorded in the video surveillance systems and providing copies of the recorded image and access to the video surveillance systems to the authorized persons.