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Post event debriefs: a commitment to learning how to better care for patients and staff.

Campbell M, Miller K, McNicholas KW. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:41-7.

Health care professionals who experience emotional consequences after adverse events are considered second victims. This study presents a structured format for communication to debrief and support a health care team following an adverse event. Further work should examine whether this approach ameliorates negative consequences of adverse events for health care teams.