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Clinically Serious Adverse Event Huddle

March 01 , 2018

From the office of Denise Brown, Clinical Quality Consultant, Covenant Health 

After many months of development, consultation and testing, we are pleased to announce the March 1, 2018 launch of Covenant Health Acute Care's Clinical Serious Adverse Events Guides. These guides have been developed with the aim of strengthening the reliability of a thorough and skilled response to such events:

    • minimizing "second harm" to the patient/family
    • supporting the clinical team who can be "second victims" of such an event, and
    • addressing hazards to other patients.

Three Guides with accompanying Fact Sheets have been developed:

    • Charge Nurse Guide
    • Interdisciplinary Initial Response Huddle Guide
    • Manager Guide

The Guide most relevant to medical staff is the Interdisciplinary Response Huddle Guide. Please find attached:

    • A two and a half minute powerpoint introducing the Guides (please view in 'Slideshow' mode for animation and music.) - (click here)
    • A Fact Sheet explaining the interdisciplinary Initial Response Huddle Guide - (click here)
    • The Interdisciplinary Initial Response Huddle Guide - (click here)
    • A Physician's response to Huddle testing - (click here)

Click on the link to access Patient Relation's "Do's and Dont's of Disclosure" one-pager.

Patient Care Program Leaders (Physician-Manager Dyads) will complete a Program-Specific Addendum to the Huddle. Please watch for communication from your Physician Lead or Program Manager.

Thank you in advance for your support of this initiative. Please feel free to contact your Physician Lead or if you have any questions.


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