Table 5

Actions taken to discuss the incident (n=130; 10 missing)

Actions taken        Technology
Infusion therapy
n (%)
Parenteral nutrition
n (%)
Morphine pumps
n (%)
Yes65 (86.7)10 (83.8)41 (95.3)
No10 (13.3)2 (16.7)2 (4.7)
Total75 (100)12 (100)43 (100)
Specification Yes (multiple answers possible)
 Discussed it with colleagues in the team43 (66.2)6 (60.0)33 (80.5)
 Discussed it with the direct supervisor5 (7.7)0 (0)4 (9.8)
 Discussed it with the patient and/or the informal caregiver(s)39 (60.0)6 (60.0)13 (31.7)
 Discussed it with the attending physician14 (21.5)0 (0)9 (22.0)
 Made a formal report according to the protocol of the organisation12 (18.5)0 (0)6 (14.6)
 Other27 (41.5)2 (20.0)18 (43.9)
Specification No (multiple answers possible)
 Lack of time0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Don’t know which action(s) I should take or how1 (10.0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Don’t know whether the event is worth reporting or discussing4 (40.0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Don’t know the potential consequences with regard to liability1 (10.0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Fear of sanctions or punishment against me0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Other6 (60.0)2 (100)2 (100)