Title: Lessons learned from the sharp end of care
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the impact of adverse events on health care providers and the patient safety implications.
Title of Activity: Face-to-Face Education Session
Description of current state.
Describe the current state of topic/subject.
Most health care providers will experience a death of a patient or an adverse event in the course of their career. Policies and procedures on how to handle the aftermath of adverse events and the emotional well- being of the provider have not been mandated. If the provider adopts a “business as usual” mentality, this may lead to dysfunctional behavior, subsequent harm to the provider and suboptimal care for subsequent patients. This lecture provides an overview of the impact that an adverse event may have on the health care provider and patient safety.
Gap to be addressed by this activity (knowledge, skills, practice, and/or other).
Describe how things will change as a result of this education activity.
Increase awareness and knowledge surrounding the impact of the aftermath of adverse events on health care provides and ways of coping.