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19 Apr 2022

Adverse patient safety events are rarely isolated to one health service and much can be learned by sharing review findings. 

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  • Incident response/review
11 Oct 2021

Children and adolescents with a post-COVID-19 systemic hyperinflammatory syndrome have been reported in Victoria and NSW in association with the current Delta variant.

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  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review
01 Sep 2021

A new Sentinel Events Portal will make it much easier for Vict

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  • Incident response/review
12 Jul 2021

This medication safety alert has been issued to provide information on potential safety issues.

Health services and clinicians should undertake a risk assessment to determine the impact and relevance of this information and the response required.

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  • Incident response/review
02 Jul 2021
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a product defect correction for certain Philips Electronics CPAP, Bi-Level PAP devices and ventilator devices... Read more...
  • Incident response/review
16 Jun 2021

The sentinel event portal is now live. Drop-in information sessions about our new portal are now open.

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  • Incident response/review
13 Apr 2021

Background

As there is no public announcement system at Benalla Health, the current alert system involves activation of an ‘emergency’ call buzzer for all levels of deterioration. Therefore, the current alert system cannot differentiate between a code blue and a rapid response call.

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  • Incident response/review
  • Patient experience and outcomes
  • Quality/safety improvement
25 Jan 2021

Maternity care, in-hospital falls and medication errors were the most commonly reported serious events that harmed patients in 2019/20, the latest Victorian sentinel events report shows.

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  • Incident response/review
08 Jul 2019
Safer Care Victoria has been notified of an unexpectedly high number of cases of Ogilvie’s syndrome in women after caesarean section. ... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review
  • Maternity and newborn
17 Apr 2019
SCV has become aware of the risk of under dosing when administering  low volume intermittent intravenous therapy.... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review