b'1. Patient Safety and Quality The role of the anaesthesiologist includes being an advocate for patients and colleagues, demonstrating a of Patient CareSALUS commitment to patients through ethical practice, and actively contributing to the continuous improvement of Medical Council 8 Domainshealth care quality and patient safety.1. Patient Safety and Quality of Patient CareAn anaesthesiologist has accountability to theirThe World Health Organisation (WHO) Patient Safety patients, to the organisation where they areCurriculum Guide demonstrates multiple opportunities employed, to their professional body and to theto ensure patient safety. For the anaesthesiologist in Medical Council.the clinical setting pertinent topics include infection prevention and control, patient safety during invasive procedures and improving medication safety. The full Patient safety is at the heart of everything overseenWHO document can be accessed in Appendix 1: Safety by the College and underpins training, education andand Quality of Care for Patient and Trainee. The following examinations. The College is committed to a culturekey points have been identified for the Anaesthesiology of safety. The College has a deliberate commitment totrainee.ensuring patient safety and quality of care. ThroughoutThe Anaesthesiology trainee has a responsibility to:training, this quality is reinforced in daily practice. In thisAdhere to guidelines for infection prevention and document where a special focus on patient safety andcontrol:quality of care has been identified the following symbolAccept responsibility for minimising opportunities for will appear: SALUS.This Symbol is a reflection of theinfection transmission;reef from the College Coat of Arms, which is positionedApply standard and transmission-based precautions; with the helmet above the shield, affording protection.Educate patients and their families/visitors about The Latin word Salus appears in the centre, whichinfection transmission.refers to the Colleges Motto on the Coat of Arms: Salus Dum Vigilamus, which translates as Safety while weActively participate in measures to ensure patient safety watch. This highlights the central role safety has inassociated with invasive procedures:the daily practice of Anaesthesiology, and the focusFollow verification processes to avoid wrong patient, which is placed on deliberate practices of safety duringwrong site and wrong procedure errors (e.g. WHO safe Anaesthesiology training. Patient safety and quality ofsite surgery checklist); care has many dimensions and is positioned at the centrePractise techniques that reduce risks and errors (e.g. of all patient interactions, which reinforces patient safetytime-outs, briefings, debriefings, stating concerns); and quality of care as the focus for all health care delivery.Participate in an educational process for reviewing mortality and morbidity; Actively engage as a team member; Actively engage with the patient at all times;Document all procedures in a legible and timely manner.Understand and engage with practices to improve medication safety: Understand the issues and risks involved in the use of medication;Understand common sources of error; Understand the responsibilities associated with prescribing and administering medication; Know which medications are high-risk; Develop checking routines.Throughout the clinical components of the curriculum, the symbol SALUSidentifies Patient Safety and Quality of Care as the core domain of Good Professional Practice associated with the specific stated expected standard. These standards have been collated and can be viewed in Appendix 1: Safety and Quality of Care for Patient and Trainee.Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme 11'