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Vocabulary Exercise

Clinicians must learn to use some new language effectively. Each of the terms listed below is one that obstetricians, midwives and nurses should be able to use comfortably in conversation.

Definitions of the following terms are available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Active Error
Adverse Event
Authority Gradient
Benchmark
Close Call/Near Miss
Human Factors (or Human Factors Engineering)
Incident Reporting
Informed Consent
Competency
Confirmation Bias
Crew Resource Management
Critical Incidents
Decision Support
Error
Error Chain
Failure To Rescue
Health Literacy
High Reliability Organizations (HROs)
Hindsight Bias
Medical Emergency Teams (Medical Response Teams, or Med Teams)
Medication Reconciliation
Mistakes
Normalization Of Deviance
Patient Safety
Pay For Performance
Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
Production Pressure
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Rule Of Thumb/Heuristic
Safety Culture
Sentinel Event
Situational Awareness
Six Sigma
Standard Of Care
Systems Approach
Time-Outs
Triggers
Workaround

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