July/August IFS – The Cultural Cure for Sentinel Events

“In 2015, almost two decades after The Joint Commission made wrong-site surgery the topic of Sentinel Event Alert 6, an Iowa health system had four wrong-site surgeries in under 40 days.PSQH_JulAug_IFS 1

Until we get to a culture where everyone finds it easy to speak up without fear of retaliation, we’re going to continue to have things like wrong-site surgeries or retained foreign bodies.”

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