We loose 400,000 lives of our patient per year due to preventable medical error.
Medical errors occurring to our patients can lead to mixture of feelings including apprehension, decreased confidence, doubt, and self-blame. Our instinct is to become defensive and try to externalize our problems. These behaviors and emotions can drive us away from the very important lesson which is how to build and deliver better and safer quality healthcare.
Having a supportive and nurturing environment that healthcare providers are welcomed and embraced when error are reported would be the initial step to achieve zero preventable harm.
“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just be afraid of not learning from them.” Without learning, errors will repeat over and over again.