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Al-Qunfudhah: Clinical Skills and Simulation Center Obtains Accreditation of American Heart Association
02 May 2018

​The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center of Al-Qunfudhah Health Affairs has obtained the accreditation of the American Heart Association (AHA) to hold Basic Life Support (BLS) courses. The AHA is the world-leading association in providing BLS courses.  Such accreditation will help the center to upgrade the outcomes of this type of training; thus, improving the quality of services provided by the health practitioners at the health facilities. Also, the center aims to obtain the accreditation of the AHA for other advanced courses to improve the efficiency of the Affairs' technical staff.  

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the Self-Assessment System for Private Healthcare Facilities, which is expected to achieve a significant shift in the dissemination of self-control culture in the private sector; thus, contributing to raising the quality of health services.

According to MOH, the system aims to introduce the standards to be adhered to by the private healthcare institutions, as well as promoting the concept of self-control via an electronic system.

MOH said that it has launched an educational campaign through the social media to acquaint the health institutions with the self-control system's goals and benefits before start using it, and carrying out corrective actions, as well as briefing citizens on MOH's efforts to raise the level of health service quality and patient safety. It pointed out that the new system achieves many benefits, including informing the health institutions about the health requirements and promptly providing updates on them, in addition to measuring commitment to systems and regulations and proposing corrective measures.

 It added that the system will be launched in phases, the first one for hospitals in Riyadh, Jeddah and eastern region followed by hospitals in other regions, then will be launched throughout the year during specified assessment periods.  

The system comes as an extension of the health service e-platform project which aims to unify all public and private sectors' e-services under the umbrella of a reliable and integrated electronic portal (the e-platform for health services).

Last Update : 22 May 2018 12:50 PM
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