Published on July 20, 2014
Professional Nursing Today Introduction to Nursing Reporting Healthcare Delivery System: Professional Nursing Today Introduction to Nursing Reporting Healthcare Delivery System What makes a nurse a professional?: What makes a nurse a professional? Scope & Standards of Practice: Scope & Standards of Practice All staff is encouraged and accountable to report any discovered deviation in the performance or process outputs or outcomes of healthcare services whether or not led to harm. Non punitive response to error reporting is supported by the facility leaders except for the misbehavior and for proved negligence. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: For confidentiality: 1- No duplication or photocopy is allowed for any filled form of the common formats. 2- The filled form must not be part of the staff or patient records files. 3- The filled forms are not legal document, used only for study and quality improvement purposes. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: Some of the data entered in the manual common formats are highlighted by shading to indicate their confidentiality for the healthcare facility use ONLY and not to be shared outside. The event reporting is collaborative teamwork approach uses the common formats guided by the quick user guide. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: The Common Formats are not an attempt to replace any current mandatory reporting system, collaborative/ voluntary reporting system, research-related reporting system, or other reporting/recording system in the healthcare facility. They are intended to facilitate the collection, aggregation, and use of patient safety data regardless of the type of reporting system. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: If the event is discovered during its occurrence, the discoverer must first contain the event and mitigate its risk to prevent its consequences. Communication of the events’ information should be encouraged between the staff working within the facility “on need to know basis” with emphasis on “how” and “results” more than “what” and “who”. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: Common formats data must be validated by the responsible quality officer for their reliability. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: Sentinel (Serious reportable) events after its confirmation as sentinel event or near miss sentinel event category must: 1- Be notified to the facility management immediately. 2- Do a root cause analysis done by multidisciplinary team maximum within 7 working days. 3- A thorough and credible action plan done maximum within 45 days. CONTINUED:: CONTINUED: Proactive approach using FMEA(failure mode event analysis) will be used for the high risk processes that are identified from data analysis and lessons learnt from other organizations in the network.