Core Element C (Domain 2 or 3)
Domain 2: Safety and Quality
Significant Events Analysis (SEA) is a method of reflective learning which can be used to analyse episodes of care which would benefit from further review and reflection and can inform and develop future practice. SEAs are commonly used to analyse incidents where patients experience unintentional harm - or could have been harmed - as part of the care process. However, the SEA process can also be used to analyse examples of high quality care.
For those who work in environments where SEA is not applicable, then a review and reflection on why it is not applicable would be beneficial.
Review of SEA is required for every appraisal.
Good medical practice requires all doctors to:
GMC (2013) Good Medical Practice, [Online], Available: http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice.asp
The National Patient Saftey Agency have a template / guidance for SEAs that they developed with input from NES. For further information please visit:
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