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29 Jan 2020
The author and blogger Frank Sonnenberg penned “Smart people do stupid things. Stupid people don’t learn from them”. He could have been commenting on sentinel events and lessons learnt from them.... Read more...
  • Incident response
28 Jan 2020
Victorian health services do their best to prevent patients from being harmed and to continuously learn and improve. But we must recognise the personal impact serious adverse events. Hear from Frances, whose husband Anthony suffered terrible complications after emergency surgery.... Read more...
  • Incident response
28 Jan 2020

Victorian health services found more than 600 ways to improve the quality and safety of their care, following the review of the most serious cases of patient harm and death.

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  • Incident response
17 Jan 2020
Safer Care Victoria is offering more topics and more places in its popular incident review training in 2020... Read more...
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  • Safety cultures
24 Sep 2019

A better understanding of patterns of risk in perioperative care will help us to manage more complex outcomes, says the latest report from the Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality (VCCAMM). 

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  • Clinical/Acute Care
  • Incident response
  • Quality measures
09 Aug 2019

When patients are unexpectedly harmed or die in a health service, a team of staff come together to find out what happened, why, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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08 Jul 2019
Safer Care Victoria has been notified of an unexpectedly high number of cases of Ogilvie’s syndrome in women after caesarean section. ... Read more...
  • Clinical/Acute Care
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  • Maternity and newborn
28 May 2019

From 1 July 2019, hospitals will notify the most serious adverse events under 11 updated sentinel event categories.

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17 Apr 2019
SCV has become aware of the risk of under dosing when administering  low volume intermittent intravenous therapy.... Read more...
  • Clinical/Acute Care
  • Incident response
11 Jan 2019

The number of reported sentinel events are at their highest ever, showing greater transparency around the most serious adverse events in our public and private hospitals.

Released today, Safer Care Victoria’s sentinel events annual report for 2017–18 shows:

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