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noun 
  1. As defined by the w:Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, any unanticipated or unusual event in a medical setting which results in death or serious physical injury to a person or persons, specifically including limb loss or gross motor function.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: schildwacht gebeurtenis
  • French: événement de sentinelle
  • German: Hinweissymbolfall
  • Italian: evento della sentinella
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: acontecimiento del centinela
    (trans-bottom)

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