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Raising a red Flag:  Reporting Near Misses in Health Care

Raising a red Flag: Reporting Near Misses in Health Care

This interactive tutorial focuses on near miss error reporting in the healthcare setting. The stated learning objectives are:
  • Describe what is meant by a near miss in health care.
  • Discuss why near misses are underreported.
  • Summarize the importance of reporting near misses.
  • Describe some successful near miss reporting systems.

The learning resource includes a printable handout with references. It includes three case studies describing near misses. The content author was Patricia Ebright, faculty at Indiana University School of Nursing. The project is a component of NEAT (Nursing Education and Technology).

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