Keeping it open

 

This SAQ is worth 14 marks

You are the director of the emergency department and you receive a letter of complaint from a patient. It is alleged that one of your junior registrars prescribed penicilIin despite the patient having a documented penicilIin allergy. The patient had life-threatening anaphylaxis and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Question 1.
What are five (5) elements of open disclosure? (5 marks)

1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________________________________



Question 2.
List three (3) steps that may be required to investigate this matter and one (1) option for achieving a resolution.
(4 marks)


1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

Resolution:

__________________________________________________________________________________



Question 3.
Identify five (5) ways to prevent a recurrence of this adverse event. (5 marks)


1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________________________________



 

This SAQ is worth 14 marks

You are the director of the emergency department and you receive a letter of complaint from a patient. It is alleged that one of your junior registrars prescribed penicilIin despite the patient having a documented penicilIin allergy. The patient had life-threatening anaphylaxis and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Question 1.
What are five (5) elements of open disclosure? (5 marks)

Examiner Comments: Details of open disclosure principles often lacking.

Question 2.
List three (3) steps that may be required to investigate this matter and one (1) option for achieving a resolution.
(4 marks)



Question 3.
Identify five (5) ways to prevent a recurrence of this adverse event. (5 marks)




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