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Significant event audit
Take our free CPD course and discover how to put significant events to good use by evaluating them and embedding your findings in practice. This course will open in a new window and require registration.
A handy infographic that explains the process of a significant event audit. Ideal to print! (PDF Doc).
You can use this template to structure your significant event audit. Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from your saved location (Word Doc).
You can use this checklist to assist in significant audit event meetings, to help identify the root cause of an event. Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from your saved location (Word Doc).
When undertaking a significant event audit, this diagram can help your team find the possible root cause(s) of a problem (PDF Doc).
Significant Event Audit Case Examples
This case example details a significant event audit that was completed in practice after a patient received an opioid overdose. It is useful to see the steps undertaken to complete the audit, and what information was discovered that lead to the cause of the event (PDF Doc).
This case example details a significant event audit that was completed in practice after a patient deteriorated and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was required. It is useful to see the steps the team took to provide care to the patient and each other, as well as the processes that were in place to help (PDF Doc).
This case example details a significant event audit that was completed at a mock veterinary practice 'QI Vets'. The first of our features in Veterinary Times looks at how the team took action after a kitten suffered from fluid overload (PDF Doc).