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The Joint Commission Reports 10 Most Frequently Reported Sentinel Events of 2021

April 26, 2022

The Joint Commission Reports 10 Most Frequently Reported Sentinel Events of 2021
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The Joint Commission released its data from 2021 regarding reported sentinel events. The 10 most frequently reported sentinel events in 2021 include:
    Fall — 485
    Delay in treatment — 97
    Unintended retention of a foreign object — 97
    Wrong-site surgery — 85
    Suicide — 79
    Self-harm — 45
    Fire — 38
    Medication management — 35
    Assault — 34
    Clinical alarm response — 22

The Joint Commission offers resources, webinars, quick safety publications, data and other tips related to sentinel events. View them here.

2021-2022 Patient Safety Award and Grant

The 2021-2022 Patient Safety Award and Grant program is centered on devastating events such as hurricanes, pandemics, terrorist attacks, or situations in which practitioners may make errors that cause harm or death to a patient.

The award is open to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Applicants are not required to be underwritten by LAMMICO to participate in the competition.  

Completed applications are due May 31, 2022.

To find the program details and requirements, and to download the award and grant application, visit

Please contact LAMMICO’s Hospital Risk Management Specialist, Lynne Vega, BSN, RN, CNOR (E) at or 504.841.2738 for additional inquiries and to submit your application.


“How COVID has Changed Infection Prevention in Long-term Care” 
Speaker: Pamela S. Falk, MPH, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
Wednesday, April 27, noon
CME/CNE credit of 1.0 hour may apply.

“Adoption of TJC Hypertension (HTN) in Pregnancy Standards to Mitigate Risk"
Speaker: Carol A. Curran, RNC, MS, OGNP
Wednesday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.
CME/CNE credit of 0.5 hour may apply.

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For more information on the webinars, contact the LAMMICO Risk Management and Patient Safety Department at 504.841.5211 or 800.452.2120. 

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