Manitoba Critical Incident Reporting Guidelines

A critical incident refers to an unintended event that occurs when health services are provided to an individual and results in a consequence to him or her that:

(a) is serious and undesired, such as death, disability, injury or harm, unplanned admission to hospital or unusual extension of a hospital stay, and

(b) does not result from the individual's underlying health condition or from a risk inherent in providing the health services.

The following reporting guidelines provide examples of events that are reportable to the Minister of Health as critical incidents. These guidelines do not replace the above definition, nor are they intended to be inclusive of only those events which meet the definition of a Critical Incident.