Sentinel Events: How Nurses Responds

    Sentinel Events: How Nurses Responds

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    Course Description

    The ultimate purpose of The Joint Commission’s accreditation process is to enhance quality of care and patient safety. Each requirement or standard, the survey process, the Sentinel Event Policy, and other Joint Commission initiatives are designed to help organizations reduce variation, reduce risk, and improve quality. Health care organizations should have an integrated approach to patient safety so that high levels of safe patient care can be provided for every patient in every care setting and service.


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    When: October 28, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00 AM

    Course Type: Online Seminar


    Alexander B. Levantino Jr., RN


    *Zoom link will be provided by October 27, 2023 through your registered email address. 




    What you'll learn

    In healthcare, “sentinel event” is a widely understood term, and for good reason. The Joint Commission defines a sentinel event as a patient safety event that results in death, permanent harm, or severe temporary harm, and further notes that sentinel events “are debilitating to both patients and health care providers involved in the event. No matter the clinical setting, the seriousness with which these events are handled varies only slightly, and the repercussions affect providers, patients, and families alike. When they do occur, a timely response is critical, but wouldn’t it be better if we could reduce the likelihood that they happen at all? The answer to that question is a resounding “yes,” and it turns out that effective clinical communication systems are key to preventing sentinel events before they happen.

    CPD Accreditation

    Accreditation No: NRS-2023-282

    CPD Units Equivalent: 6.5 Units