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Responding to adverse incidents - DDU journal

Now that you've read the article, 'Responding to adverse incidents' in the DDU journal, test your knowledge of the subject by answering the following true-or-false questions.

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Mark each of the following true or false:

1. A close call or 'near-miss' should be considered an adverse incident if it had the potential to cause harm. *This question is required.
2. You don't need to tell the patient about an adverse incident. *This question is required.
3. Respect the wishes of patients who don't want a full explanation. *This question is required.
4. An apology is not an admission of legal liability. *This question is required.
5. The statutory duty of candour applies to individual dental professionals. *This question is required.
6. A goodwill gesture should never be seen as a substitute for a proper apology. *This question is required.
7. A notification under the statutory duty must be followed up in writing and documented by the practice. *This question is required.
8. Practices must provide reasonable support to the patient following a notifiable incident under the statutory duty of candour. *This question is required.
9. Dental professionals should dissuade colleagues from reporting incidents if they risk a GDC investigation. *This question is required.
10. Healthcare regulators require practices to notify them of adverse incidents where patients are harmed. *This question is required.
11. It's important to analyse adverse incidents for learning opportunities. *This question is required.
12. An SEA makes it easier to apportion blame for errors. *This question is required.
13. Reflection is an important part of enhanced CPD. *This question is required.
14. Reflections and SEA reports should be anonymised to protect patient confidentiality. *This question is required.
15. Regulators expect practices to have a quality assurance system. *This question is required.
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