Patient Safety and Practice Education Concerns
Patient safety is a priority for the CNPP. One strategy to improve patient safety is to track events that directly cause harm or have the potential to cause harm. Reporting of these events facilitates examination of the factors, which may have contributed to an incident or near miss and assists the health care agency and educational institution to prevent future occurrences through risk identification and management. All adverse events, critical incidents, and near misses are considered to be learning opportunities, and are valuable opportunities to improve patient safety outcomes through feedback. They are not part of the evaluation process.