Patient Safety Tool: Catholic Healthcare Partners' Guidelines for Responding to Serious Events

Catholic Healthcare Partners shared its guidelines for responding to serious adverse events with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which organizes resources to help healthcare leaders effectively manage the aftermath of serious organizational events, including medical errors.

Catholic Healthcare Partners' "Guidelines for Responding to Serious Adverse Events" is a 17-page resource the outlines:

•    Immediate actions to be taken after a serious adverse event
•    Communication with patients and families
•    Assessment and support of involved physicians and staff
•    Adverse event and reporting

The guidelines also include supplements, such as checklists and communication flowcharts, to help carry out effective crises management.

Download the Guidelines for Responding to Serious Adverse Events for adaptation in your facility.

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