FAQ: Recording significant events – Standard

NASGP is committed to the system learning based approach to any form of adverse event, so a ‘standard’ event would be a situation you’ve come across that hasn’t lead to a serious untoward event. Just grabbed a new tube of dipsticks and spotted it’s two years past its ‘use by’ date (true story)? Then use one of these forms.

SEA – Recording significant events – Standard

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If you have been involved in a serious significant event that caused harm, or had the potential to cause harm, consider also looking at Recording significant events – Enhanced.

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Significant events and Swiss cheese

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