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Jaclyn FrankenbergerFollow

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17-8-2018 10:00 AM

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17-8-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: Medical errors are preventable, yet they are inevitable and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Enabling the mindset of perfectionism in clinical settings creates an environment that does not accept human imperfection.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine how debriefing may have beneficial effects in the clinical setting to assist healthcare providers in decreasing medical errors.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted searching the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, and Nursing & Allied Heath Database. Key words included: errors, debriefing, briefing, not students, simulation, or education. Inclusion criteria focused on the implementation of debriefing in the clinical setting to address medical errors, while exclusion criteria focused on simulation or student populations.

Results: A total of 4 articles were included in this review. Debriefing has been shown to improve communication among healthcare providers in the clinical setting which promotes a teamwork approach to patient care. Debriefing is beneficial to healthcare providers because it promotes reflective learning and provides immediate feedback based on clinical practice. Debriefing also promotes effective communication which is directly linked to reduced medical errors, improved patient safety, and decreased patient mortality rates.

Conclusion: Lack of communication is one of the leading contributors to medical error and negative patient outcomes. Debriefing allows healthcare providers to work as a team, which will ensure effective communication and decrease medical errors.

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Aug 17th, 10:00 AM Aug 17th, 11:30 AM

The Effects of Debriefing Following Medical Error

Abstract

Background: Medical errors are preventable, yet they are inevitable and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Enabling the mindset of perfectionism in clinical settings creates an environment that does not accept human imperfection.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine how debriefing may have beneficial effects in the clinical setting to assist healthcare providers in decreasing medical errors.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted searching the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, and Nursing & Allied Heath Database. Key words included: errors, debriefing, briefing, not students, simulation, or education. Inclusion criteria focused on the implementation of debriefing in the clinical setting to address medical errors, while exclusion criteria focused on simulation or student populations.

Results: A total of 4 articles were included in this review. Debriefing has been shown to improve communication among healthcare providers in the clinical setting which promotes a teamwork approach to patient care. Debriefing is beneficial to healthcare providers because it promotes reflective learning and provides immediate feedback based on clinical practice. Debriefing also promotes effective communication which is directly linked to reduced medical errors, improved patient safety, and decreased patient mortality rates.

Conclusion: Lack of communication is one of the leading contributors to medical error and negative patient outcomes. Debriefing allows healthcare providers to work as a team, which will ensure effective communication and decrease medical errors.