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Sentinel Events

 patient safety 

"Wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure events" and "Unintended Retention of a Foreign Body" have been identified as the top reported sentinel events.

Administrators, perioperative directors, managers, RNs, and other interested health care professionals are encouraged to use these best practices resources and implement proactive risk strategies to prevent and reduce the incidence of sentinel events for every patient undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

These sentinel event resources provide the latest best practices for preventing sentinel events from occurring, learning from "near miss" events, and effectively managing sentinel events that do occur.

Take action now to prevent and reduce sentinel events in the perioperative practice setting.

Sentinel Event: Prevent and Reduce Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure Events 

Sentinel Event: Prevent and Reduce Retained Surgical Items Events

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