The National Patient Safety Foundation yesterday issued guidelines to help health care organizations improve root cause analysis to investigate and prevent medical errors. Recommendations include using a risk-based approach to prioritize safety events, hazards and vulnerabilities; including subject matter experts and staff who are naïve to the subject or area under review on the analysis team, as well as a leader with strong knowledge of safety science and a patient representative; and using interviewing techniques, flow diagramming and other tools to facilitate the investigation and develop the strongest appropriate actions. The authors will discuss the guidelines during a free webcast July 15. For more information or to register, click here