The Second Victim in the ICU: supporting the error-maker

Associate Professor David Waters

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Lecture overview

This lecture will explore the critical issues associated with errors occurring within the ICU setting, including the prevalence, nature and contributing factors. In addition, the talk will explore the impact of errors for patients, clinicians and healthcare organisations.

The direct consequences for the error maker or 'second victim' will be discussed, with specific focus also on their support needs following an error event.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:
1. Discuss the prevalence and causes of errors within the ICU
2. Outline the impact of error events within the ICU and the concept of 'second victim'
3. Describe potential support needs and strategies for error makers

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour and 1 CPD Hour

 

Duration 60 mins.

Lecture speaker

David Waters
RN, BSc (Hons), PGDip, MA.

David Waters is an Associate Professor and Head of Department within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham City University, where he leads the Department of Post Qualifying Healthcare Practice.  He is an experienced Critical Care Nurse, with a background in Cardiovascular ICU and Aeromedical Transfer.  David is a Board member for the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and a previous Board member for the European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations (EfCCNa).  He regularly presents at Critical Care Nursing conferences in the United Kingdom, across Europe and in the United States of America.

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