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Incident Reporting: The Clear Picture (1 contact hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: RNs, LPNs, APRNs

 Description: Poorly documented incidents can pose significant costs to a facility during a malpractice claim. This monograph will help RNs, LPNs, and APRNs formulate easily understandable, concise incident reports. With proper documentation, Risk Managers will be able to collect the data needed to address patient safety issues and provide protection in the event of a malpractice claim. This monograph explores some of the myths and fears surrounding incident reporting, how the report should be written and steps for developing a “Just Culture” in your institution.

Original Release Date: August 14, 2013
Review Date: June 1, 2016
Expiration Date: June 1, 2019

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1. Discuss the categories and common goal of all incident reports
2. Discuss the process of incident reporting and factors that inhibit reporting
3. Discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing a good incident report.
4. Discuss creating a “Just Culture”

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 50 minutes

Method and Medium: To obtain contact hour credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read , or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.


Continuing Nursing Education Information: This activity is sponsored by LAMMICO. Successful completion of this course includes completion of post test with 80% passage rate and completion of evaluation. This continuing nursing education program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Accreditation and Designation Statements: This activity has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hour of Continuing Nursing Education by Health Education Services, Inc.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14890 for 1.0 contact hour

Refund Policy: If purchased, there will be no refund once the activity has been accessed.

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Disclosure: The speaker, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Cindy Dauner, RN, MPH Hospital Risk Management and Education Specialist

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, RN BSN, MHA, CPHRM, Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members:
Cindy Dauner – RN MPH CPHQ
Dawer Azizi RN MHA CPHRM

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented by LAMMICO as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care. Medical Interactive seeks to meet all the continuing education requirements for every state nursing board. However, the regulations in each state differ, and may change.  Before taking any course, you should confirm whether the course meets your state board's requirements for continuing education credit.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2013

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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