[PDF] Supporting the second victim

Source:
Royal College of Emergency Medicine - RCEM
Publisher:
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Publication date:
01 July 2013

Abstract

Overview: Second victims are health care providers who are involved in an unanticipated adverse patient event, in a medical error and/or become victims in the sense that they are traumatised by the event. The Safer Care Sub-committee has prepared a guidance document for supporting Emergency Department colleagues who experience such events. This guide advocates key recommendations for individuals and the senior team within the Emergency Department