Risk Watch Quarterly (May '22)

Service: Risk Management
Type: Risk Watch

Editor's Note

The May 2022 issue of Risk Watch includes articles on the three HIROC patient safety drivers: maternal neonate, mental health death by suicide under care, and patient deterioration. Maternal neonatal care is addressed through articles on COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, midwifery job satisfaction and understanding the second-victim experience. In the area of mental health death by suicide under care, two Canadian articles explore issues of self-harm among adolescents and clinical judgments of suicide risk assessment. Prevention of patient deterioration is addressed by studies on avoidability of out-of-hours discharge from intensive care, development of an evaluation tool of consumers’ knowledge to report patient deterioration, and the examination of ambulatory virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Association of COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy With Adverse Peripartum Outcomes

Canadian article providing current evidence on outcomes associated with COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.

Fell, D.B. et al., JAMA. 2022;327(15):1478-1487. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.4255.

Comparison of Self-harm or Overdose Among Adolescents and Young Adults Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario

Canadian study evaluating the risk of self-harm, overdose, and all-cause mortality among adolescents and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ray JG, Austin PC, Aflaki K, Guttmann A, Park AL. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jan 4;5(1):e2143144. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.43144. PMID: 35019981; PMCID: PMC8756304.

Patient Harm and Institutional Avoidability of Out-of-Hours Discharge From Intensive Care

UK study exploring in-depth case record reviews where in-hospital death occurred after ICU discharge had been judged "probably avoidable" in a previous review.

Vollam S, Gustafson O, Morgan L, Pattison N, Thomas H, Watkinson P. Crit Care Med. 2022 Mar 7. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005514. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35245235.


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