Margin for Error
Systems errors, human errors, and process issues can lead to sentinel events in a hospital. Create your initial post and then use the response prompts to reply to the scenarios or examples created by at least two peers.
In 200–250 words, construct a scenario or example of an error that would result in harm to a patient for your initial post. This scenario or example can be something you have witnessed or a hypothetical example of a sentinel event. DO NOT post the same scenario or example as a peer.
Then, respond to at least two of your peers’ posts in a substantive manner. Use the response prompts to guide your content.
- How did organizational influence, unsafe supervision, etc. cause this error to happen?
- How will you avoid making such an error in the future?