Risk Evaluation and Patient Safety


The purpose of this assignment is to(a) provide examples of a potentialrisk concern in your organization,(b) apply basic principles of risk management and risk reporting to a healthcare risk management concern,(c) demonstrate an understanding of risk management tools by correctly choosing and using them in specific cases,(d) recognize the extent of problems in patient safety in medical care, and (e) explore the contributing factors for this adverse medical outcome.

Course Outcomes

Through this assessment, the student will demonstrate the ability to do the following.

  • Analyze the effects of regulation, legislation and accreditation on healthcare quality improvement. (CO 2)
  • Use critical inquiry to evaluate the design, implementation, and outcomes of quality and safety improvement strategies. (CO 3)
  • Advance knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the continuous improvement of quality and safety in health care. (CO 5)

Total Points Possible: 220


Assignment Criteria for the Paper

1.     Identify a potential risk within a healthcare organizationand provide the rationale for choosing this issue.

2.     Discuss the risk management elements and patient safety strategies in this issue.

3.     Complete a literature review related to this issue.

4.     Discuss the risk assessment measures related to internal and external environmental factors, and mechanism.

5.     Discuss use of human factors, engineering, and other factors to improve patient safety.

  • Use a risk theory and apply it to the patient safety issue.

7.     Integrate two QSEN competencies within yourplan to mitigate this risk-related issue.

8.     The body of the scholarly paper is to be 3–5 pages in length excluding title and reference pages.

9.     Grammar, spelling, punctuation, references, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing and APA format as expressed in the current edition.

10.  Include a minimum of four references published within the past 5 years, not including your textbook. References may include scholarly websites of organizations or government agencies, and must be presented using APA current edition format for electronic media.

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