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

Managing mistakes at work

The lecture duration is 54min.

1 CPD Point, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 1 CEU.
Accredited by CPDUK, EB Medicine and CBRN.

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David Waters
Associate Professor at Birmingham City University, UK
Lecture Summary

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

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and causes of errors within the ICU
  • Outline the impact of error events within the ICU and the concept of 'second victim'
  • Describe potential support needs and strategies for error makers
Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

CME Faculty Disclosure

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.

None.