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Serious safety events in the department of surgery are among the most severe errors that continue to endure in the healthcare industry. Wrong-site, wrong-patient and wrong-procedure errors continue to be the most prevalent sentinel event reported to the Joint Commission.

In the latest Healthcare Risk Management Update, Mike Midgley hosts Coleen Smith, RN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, Director, High Reliability Initiatives for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. In the recording below, they discuss:

  • An overview of wrong-site, wrong-patient, wrong-procedure errors in the department of surgery
  • The Joint Commission's tools related to patient safety and quality improvement such as the Safe Surgery Targeted Solutions Tool and Oro 2.0 High Reliability Assessment and Resource Library
  • The benefits of implementing these tools, including a case study that highlights the results, challenges and improvements made in serious safety events

Guest Speaker

Coleen Smith, RN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, Director, High Reliability Initiatives for the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

The webinar has been approved by ASHRM for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) Credit towards the requirements of the ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM renewal. CEs are awarded after the successful completion of an online evaluation form (link provided after the webinar). Attendees must provide their name and email address for CE certificates.

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Speakers

HRMU #9: Wrong-Site. Wrong-Patient. Wrong-Procedure.

Serious safety events in the department of surgery are among the most severe errors that continue to endure in the healthcare industry. Wrong-site, wrong-patient and wrong-procedure errors continue to be the most prevalent sentinel event reported to the Joint Commission.

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