The risk management plan is a process and will need constant monitoring through internal and external audits and informal and formal reporting. But if all employees are dedicated and have brought into the process this will help with the implementation and execution of the risk management plan and process. Works Cited Broyles, R. (October 20, 2009) Hospital and Clinical Healthcare Risk Management, http://www.populararticles.com/article182689.html Carroll, R. (2009). Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
In the event of major emergency hospitals themselves have two main missions: provide patient care and protect their staff and facility (American Hospital Assoc). Hospitals and other healthcare related facilities are expected to respond in a coordinated fashion, since hospitals play an important role in disaster response due the treatment role. Healthcare facilities are responsible for preventing and reducing the spread of disease as well as injuries (Heide). Hospital preparedness has become a focus of local, state, and federal governments seeking to address emergencies or disasters that affect the public health. Integral to hospital emergency preparedness are numerous legal challenges the healthcare industry faces during a declared state of emergency (Hodge et al).
(3) Health facilities and other practice sites must provide opportunities for professional decision-makin... ... middle of paper ... ...nt an organizational chart. This allows all personnel to understand what their roles are at time of incident, and whom you communicate sensitive information too. If no direction or communication is given, providing facilities run the risk of victims trying to enter their doors seeking care, which can over exhaust resources and oversaturate hospitals. Therefore, a hospital triage is implemented to assess if patient condition has worsened or remained stable, if there is a need for decontamination process, or if a person seeking assistance is a family member looking for victim. Having these procedures ensures that patients inside the hospital prior to incident are protected for potential harmful exposure to contamination agents and other measures.
Both the individuals, families and the communities as a whole should be educate on how to prepare and have a disaster plan. It is important for every organization to prepare for any disaster occurrence and every staff should have the knowledge the plan. All nurses should endeavor to volunteer in any of the organizations involves in disasters management. Primary prevention falls under the phase one of disaster management which is the phase prior to the disaster. The need for nursing assessment is very important, with the notification systems, and sending out of health personnel and resources to the areas to reduce the level of morbidity and mortality during the disaster event is part of phase one of disaster management.
This networking support becomes crucial in their crisis management planning. 1.2: Overview and Purpose In order to prevent or lessen the impact of a critical situation on the hospital and ensure appropriate level of se... ... middle of paper ... ...to members of general public. Information provided should describe extent of the problem, damages and any injuries or potential for harm, and provide information on the actions being taken to meet the crisis challenges. The Public Information Officer will schedule regular media briefings and update the hospital website with information regarding the crisis situation. Information provided internally would provide additional operational details to the hospital staff to enable them better understand what is expected of them to meet the challenges of the situation.
Health care professionals are highly responsible to ensure that education is being provided to patients for future reduction of illness and injury. Managing the organizational risks within the facility along with the external risks within the community is the mission. Management within an emergency is unique in every way. All situati... ... middle of paper ... ...r even when personnel is wearing personal protective equipment. After all possible scenarios are considered health care personnel are prepared to treat the patient.
This is why thorough planning and training is so important. Creating backup procedures, checklists, and safety checks can make all the difference in getting a hospital or clinic back to operational. It is important to establish several key elements to mitigate the loss of patient data. This can be done by answering a few questions such as; what do we need to ensure that data isn’t permanently lost, how do we respond, what trainin... ... middle of paper ... ...y should be the wellbeing of the patients. References AHA American Hospital Association.
The Law Enforcement Workshop Template includes all the elements needed to plan a workshop, from the initial planning stage through to the workshop evaluation. The template provides a systematic process for planning and implementation. In addition, samples of each document needed to prepare for the workshop are a part of this section of the toolkit. The Hospital Security Template will help hospitals evaluate readiness and manage a large surge event. It addresses physical security for staff, patients and facilities for all public health emergencies.
Question 1: Describe and diagram the existing process for reporting and identifying major public health problems, such as a flu pandemic. The existing or traditional approach to reporting potential public health problems is a manual process reliant on individuals within individual hospitals/medical facilities to identify such potential threats or issues. Physicians or laboratories within the hospital identify any potential health risks and then compile a report on the issue. The identification of the issue/risk is reliant on individual hospitals tracking the volume numbers of patients with similar symptoms. This report is than faxed or posted to the local public health authority.
Elements of Risk Management Program The safety and security concerns of healthcare facilities are complex and dependent on the accountability of both the leadership as well as all employees of the organization. Healthcare organizations must continually assess for risks, allocate resources, define policies and procedures and monitor the effectiveness of these processes to ensure a safe and secure environment (Kaveler & Alexander, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to explore the elements of a risk management program within a healthcare facility by outlining the six techniques for managing safety and security risks and demonstrating how this type of assessment would apply to a managed care organization in the area of workplace violence and information technology. In addition, explanation will be provided on how the compliance program at the author’s place of employment ensures the initial and ongoing training of employees, establishment of policies and procedures and provides evaluation of these risks. Techniques for Managing Safety and Security Risk To understand the best method for assessing safety and security risks it is important to understand the differences between the two.