Increasing patient safety event reporting in an emergency medicine residency.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Technical and psychological factors can affect adverse event reporting. This quality improvement report highlights an effort to enhance resident reporting in an emergency department. Residents were educated about incident reporting and participated in feedback sessions every 2 months to improve their familiarity with the reporting system as well as augment their knowledge regarding how and what should be reported. The number and quality of reports increased following the intervention.