MILAN, Nov. 13 (Class Editori) -- Chinese doctors and pharmacists arrived last Monday in Turin to study Italian health and good medical practices. A delegation of 16 medical members, hospital pharmacists and health managers from different Chinese provinces and cities of Shanghai Municipality and Xi'an and led by Chen Ming - general manager of Liaocheng Third People's Hospital in Shandong Province, attended the cultural and scientific exchange day event on patient safety and the correct use of medicines.
The meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the Ordine dei medici di Torino, focused on patient protection through the correct clinical procedures, the risk of infections related to care and the role and training of pharmacists in Italy. In detail, it showed recommendations for healthcare professionals and pharmacists, for example, the use of abbreviations that may be unclear or even dangerous in current use.
Other in-depth studies concerned the issue of the so-called antimicrobial stewardship, the spread of antimicrobial resistance with the relative risk of infections related to care, the strategy of institutions and Ordini (associations) to counter it through the correct information and the appropriate use of drugs, in addition to the university education of Italian pharmacists with the peculiarities of their profession.
The Chinese delegation, before arriving in Turin, stopped off in Rome and Naples to visit hospitals and pharmaceutical institutions. The training trip was organized by the Sinomarche cultural association, which since 2015 has been promoting and supporting cultural, scientific and technological exchanges between Italy and China in the health sector.
For Chinese health, Turin is a point of reference. In October 2018, the Città della Salute, the medical center of the University Hospital, was chosen as the reference model for the new Shanghai hospital center. On that occasion the Director General of the Città della Salute, Silvio Falco, and a representative of the Chinese group ZongTong Culture Media Shanghai signed a collaboration agreement to implement training projects related to the health field.
"We are extremely proud that the Ordine dei medici di Torino has been chosen as a venue for cultural exchange and scientific reference," President Guido Giustetto told TorinOggi following a meeting with the Asian delegation last Monday. "China's health care is at the forefront worldwide in terms of facilities and information systems, we are pleased to make our contribution in the field of professional culture. We hope that it will be the beginning of a collaboration with mutual benefits".
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