WHAT IS A MEDICAL “SENTINEL EVENT”

WHAT IS A MEDICAL “SENTINEL EVENT”

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

Terms in the Covid Virus Pandemic News

The Joint Commission suggests a Sentinel Event is any unanticipated occurrence in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

Sentinel Events specifically include loss of a limb or gross motor function, and any event for which a recurrence would carry a risk of a serious adverse outcome. Sentinel events are identified to help aid in root cause analysis and to assist in development of preventive measures.

TJC tracks events in a database to ensure they are adequately analyzed and undesirable trends or decreases in performance are caught early and “mitigated”.

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Deborah Leah Birx MD coordinator for the White House Corona Virus Task Force mentioned the term in the daily presidential briefings on the Covid-19 pandemic. And so, your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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