Human error is defined as inadvertent action; inadvertently doing other than what should have been done; slip, lapse, mistake.
Near-miss is defined as an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. These events can represent an opportunity for students and faculty to identify and correct errors that have the potential to jeopardize patient safety.
At-risk behavior is defined as a behavioral choice that increases risk where risk is not recognized, or is mistakenly believed to be justified.
Reckless behavior is defined as a behavioral choice to consciously disregard a substantial and unjustifiable risk.