Patient safety is defined as the “absence of adverse events” and often extended to include the activities involved in preventing adverse events, including adherence to quality standards and access to healthcare services
Fatigue = sleep and rest deprivation that negatively impacts on performance
In Australia, a Rapid Response System (RRS) is a hospital-wide system to recognise and respond to the deteriorating patient is a requirement as set out in Standard 9 of the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards.
Clinical governance is “a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”
The unexpected collides with 4 hour rule in the natural laboratory for error that is the emergency department… Act II and epilogue