ELE – Error Learning Experience
Last January 1, 2018, I set 25 ELE as the 2018 target (not more than 25).
January to February, 2018
Glitches in scanner, cars and cellphones (not counted as ELE).
ELE – 3
January 2018 – picked the wrong car key; could not wake up wife and daughter to change key; had to take a taxi to work. – LAPSE (TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST THIS – GETTING THE WRONG CAR KEY; DOUBLE CHECK KEY TO PICK-UP – BETTER, TO CHANGE THE KEY CHAIN TO AVOID THE LOOK-ALIKE)
February 2018 – tripped in the garage sidewalk on the way to get to the car; hurt ankle; fortunately, suffered one day pain only – LAPSE IN VIGILANCE ON SAFETY IN WALKING (TO RENEW VIGILANCE AND TO ALSO PARK CAR IN SUCH A WAY IT IS AWAY FROM THE SLOPE THAT IS RISKY FOR TRIPPING)
February 22, 2018 – unable to hold in my pooh while walking from UP College of Public Health to Manila Doctors Hospital – had to go inside Holiday Inn to do emergency pooh – spilled into my brief – ACT OF OMISSION -WRONG DECISION (SHOULD HAVE TRIED TO POOH IN UP-CPH BEFORE WALKING TO MDH)
March 4, 2018 – I reviewed the definition of ELE
ERROR and ERROR LEARNING EXPERIENCES
An error is something you have done which is considered to be incorrect or wrong, or which should not have been done
ERROR LEARNING EXPERIENCES (ELE)
(I have been monitoring ELE as part of my intentional living and to constantly improve myself since 2014 – more than 3 years ago. Starting 2018, will refine the inclusion and exclusion criteria).
ERROR that I have done which has a negative consequence (minor, medium or moderate or major or severe) which I think can be prevented and which I resolve to learn from it (the experience).
The error may result from an act of commission or act of omission; forgetfulness or lapse in memory; and not reasonably anticipated.
Negative consequences may be minor (such forgot to bring this or that that causes a delay in what I am doing); medium (such as forgot to bring this or that that I have to return to a place the next day to complete a task); or major (such as forgot to bring this or that that I miss completely a significant positive opportunity like a good job).
Glitches (defined as sudden malfunction of equipment) are not included in my definition of ERROR unless they are not reasonably anticipated.
Hitches (defined as impediment or delay) may be included in my definition of ERROR LEARNING EXPERIENCES as long as they are not due to glitches and are due to “an act of commission or act of omission; forgetfulness or lapse in memory; and not reasonably anticipated.”
NOTE: WILL NOT INCLUDE ELE IN PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN THIS MONITOR. WILL DO IT SEPARATELY!
History of ELE
I think it was in 2014 that I coined the phrase (ELE) when one Sunday while driving along SLEX I inadvertently exited through the Sucat Exit which I should not have done if I were attentive to my driving. I had to turn around to the Sucat Toll Entrance to go back to SLEX. That costed me unnecessarily some amount of pesos. I realized my action was an error. I resolve to learn from it. I was made aware again that I am not perfect and that I commit errors every now and then in my life activities. Although I felt bad, I turned the error into something positive, a strategy, a reminder to reduce my incidents of errors. Thus, the start of ELE. I coined the phrase and told all the members of my family. Since then, every time I committed an error, they would say “ELE” for me.