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Sentinel Events Involving Death

Latest Update: September 24, 2020
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Reporting Information

The following sentinel events involve death. Please click on the links to view the reporting requirements:

1E. Intraoperative or immediately postoperative/postprocedure death in an ASA Class I patient

2A. Patient death or serious injury associated with the use of contaminated drugs, devices, or biologics provided by the healthcare setting

2B. Patient death or serious injury associated with the use or function of a device in patient care, in which the device is used or functions other than as intended

2C. Patient death or serious injury associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare setting

3B. Patient death or serious injury associated with patient elopement (disappearance)

3C. Patient suicide, attempted suicide, or self-harm that results in serious injury, while being cared for in a healthcare setting

4A. Patient death or serious injury associated with a medication error (e.g., errors involving the wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong patient, wrong time, wrong rate, wrong preparation, or wrong route of administration)

4B. Patient death or serious injury associated with unsafe administration of blood products

4C. Maternal death or serious injury associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while being cared for in a healthcare setting

4D. Death or serious injury of a neonate associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy

4E. Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall while being cared for in a healthcare setting

4H. Patient death or serious injury resulting from the irretrievable loss of an irreplaceable biological specimen

4I. Patient death or serious injury resulting from failure to follow up or communicate laboratory, pathology, or radiology test results

5A. Patient or staff death or serious injury associated with an electric shock in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting

5C. Patient or staff death or serious injury associated with a burn incurred from any source in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting

5D. Patient death or serious injury associated with the use of physical restraints or bedrails while being cared for in a healthcare setting

6A. Death or serious injury of a patient or staff associated with the introduction of a metallic object into the MRI area

7D. Death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting

DISCLAIMER
Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.