Flashcards in Surg 102--Chapter 3 (B&K) Deck (19)
A document in which a person gives instructions about his or her medical care in the event that the individual canno speak for himself.
Self-government or independence.
Action directly or indirectly causing an injury.
Voluntary, autonomous permission to proceed with an agreed-on course of action.
Compensation awarded to make restitution for an injury or a wrong.
Person named as the object of a lawsuit.
Statement given under oath that is a documentation of fact used in a court of law.
Injury or illness caused by professional intervention of a health care provider.
A measured increment of performance, process, system, or outcome.
Legally responsible for personal actions.
Substandard delivery of care that results in harm.
An event or situation that just by chance did not cause patient injury. A very close call.
Careless performance of a duty.
Person who initiates a lawsuit.
An act of commission or omission by one or more persons that caused a consequence to another.
root cuase analysis
The baseline reason for the occurrence of failure in a process or system.
An unexpected occurrence that involves physiologic or psychologic injury or death. This occurrence signals the need for appropriate reporting and documentation, immediate investigation, and response.
A global attitude of improvement ad safety that encompases involvement of individuals and the organization at all levels. Adverse events are attributed not only to individuals but also failure of the interaction of the individual and the organization.