The OCA “Red Flag” System is designed for the reporting of Sentinel Events and Safety Events. It combines elements of the PEERs, E.V.E.N.T., and Near Miss reporting tools.
*Sentinel Events are defined as a Patient Safety Event which results in any of the following:
Severe temporary harm and intervention required to sustain life
*Near Miss Safety Events are defined as unplanned events which:
Did not result in injury, illness, or damage to an EMS practitioner but had the potential to do so
Did not result in damage or destruction of vehicles, aircraft, or equipment but had the potential to do so
Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented injury, fatality, or damage