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Learning and sharing safety lessons to improve patient care

11 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are at the forefront of patient safety and are constantly reviewing their practice to improve care delivery. When things go wrong in health care the...

Root cause analysis in clinical adverse events

03 February 2010

Nursing Management


Patient safety has been on the national agenda for several years and policies on how hospitals report and analyse adverse events have become elaborate. This article...

How to undertake a root cause analysis investigation to improve patient safety

10 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Root cause analysis is a tool that can be used when determining how and why a patient safety incident has occurred. Incidents that usually...