Option 1: Portfolio Project: Medical Errors Submit a paper that identifies and examines two distinct types of sentinel events that frequently occur in healthcare organizations. T
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Option 1: Portfolio Project: Medical Errors

Submit a paper that identifies and examines two distinct types of sentinel events that frequently occur in healthcare organizations. The error types that you select must be significantly different; for example, patient suicide and wrong-site surgery.

In writing this paper, you should consider and address (as necessary) the following:

  1. What system factors influence organizational performance?
  2. How do accreditation standards or government regulations guide performance and process design?
  3. What is the role of the quality or risk manager in addressing the issues?
  4. What processes and techniques can be used to investigate, prevent, and control these types of events now and in the future?
  5. What measures can be used to assess the performance of the organization and the risk management plan in this area as it relates to patient safety?
  6. What impact could these events have on organizational performance, compliance, and accreditation?

Your paper should be well-written and meet the following requirements:

  • 8-10 pages in length.