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Purpose of Activity

To describe the use of root cause analysis, an evidence-based structure for methodical investigation and comprehensive review of a sentinel event enabling appropriate identification of opportunities for improvement.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the keys concepts, principles, and regulations related to the investigation of sentinel events.
  2. Recognize the essential and recommended features of root cause analysis.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.1 CH
  • DC - BON 2.1 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: HHCN0913B
Published: September 2013
Expires: 9/6/2019
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Authors: Brenda M. Ewen MSN, RN, CPHRM, Gale Bucher MSN, RN, COS-C