patient harm

In your initial post:

Provide an example of an error that can occur in a healthcare process and may result in patient harm. Give an overview of the process, the error, and the potential harm.

Then, describe one specific strategy (an action item) that would accomplish each of the following objectives as related to your example: (You are providing three different strategies, one for each of the following objectives.)

  • Prevent the error from resulting in patient harm
  • Detect the error when it occurs and before the patient is harmed
  • Mitigate the amount of harm to the patient

Organize your initial post using the following headings:

Potential Harm

Error Prevention Strategy

Error Detection Strategy

Harm Mitigation Strategy

In your response posts: Offer at least one additional (and specific) strategy (error prevention, error detection or harm mitigation) for your colleagues’ example.