Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

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HCA 375 Week 4 Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Assignment

Adverse Event Reporting

Read Chapters 5, 6, and 7 in our textbook. After reviewing this week’s required reading, consider the following scenario: You are the lead of the risk management team that has been assigned to evaluate an incident that has occurred. You will be preparing a report for the CEO of the hospital that includes all system failures that contributed to the adverse event as well as utilizing a CQI tool. You will be using the Adverse Event template to complete the three parts to the assignment. Note: If you have responded substantively to each of the content items within the three parts of the assignment, the paper should be between six and seven pages.

Part One: Description of Adverse Event (Complete Part One of the Adverse Event template)

Choose an adverse event from the following list:
Medication error
Patient falls
Post-operative hemorrhage
Data – Patient Safety Event For XYZ Hospital for 20XX through 20YY
# of Discharges # of Surgical Cases # of Medication Errors # of Patient Falls # of Post Operative Hemorrhage
20XX 20YY 20XX 20YY 20XX 20YY 20XX 20YY 20XX 20YY
Jan 1200 1400 200 240 300 350 38 35 1 3
Feb 1278 1450 213 250 289 370 42 40 1 2
Mar 1389 1540 250 300 300 385 37 45 3 2
Apr 1199 1800 200 245 289 412 36 65 2 3
May 900 1768 159 289 215 404 40 70 1 3
Jun 1000 1690 173 285 215 398 46 65 1 2
Jul 1200 1100 215 200 278 246 50 45 2 1
Aug 1239 978 240 158 301 241 53 40 2 3
Sep 1000 1089 198 200 275 215 48 51 3 2
Oct 789 978 150 248 241 251 38 52 2 1
Nov 980 1000 175 209 230 231 42 47 2 1
Dec 700 980 145 215 200 235 25 43 3 1
Note: The number of beds and operating rooms increased effective 1/1/20YY.
Describe the adverse event, including who was involved in the event.
For your selected adverse event, graph the data for the two years. Analyze the data by determining if the frequency is increasing or decreasing. What factors could be attributed to the change?
Discuss the communication techniques/methods utilized to inform the staff of the adverse event.
Describe at least two operational or safety processes that might not have been followed that contributed or caused this event to take place. For instance, describe any regulations or procedures that the professional organization and/or accrediting agency measures compliance with the standard.
Graph two years of data for your selected adverse event and analyze the data by determining if the frequency is increasing or decreasing.
What factors could attribute to the change in data over two years?
Summarize the historical and contemporary issues and legal implications related to patient safety in your chosen adverse event.
Describe how processes of continuous quality monitoring could impact the adverse event you chose.
Part Two: CQI Tool (Complete Part Two of the Adverse Event template)

Choose a CQI Tool that best suits your chosen Adverse Event from the following list:

Flowchart
Fishbone Diagram (Cause & Effect)
Pareto
Use the CQI Tool to illustrate the use of the tool with your chosen adverse event. You will be responsible for creating the CQI Tool, completing the tool, taking a screenshot, and copying/pasting the screenshot under the instructions in Part Two CQI Tool in the Adverse Event template.

Part Three: Future Prevention (Complete Part Three of the Adverse Event template)

After describing the event in Part One and using a CQI tool in Part Two, apply the PDCA model to summarize the process and steps that your team would recommend to the CEO to prevent this adverse event from reoccurring. Make sure to include who (health care personnel) would be accountable at each step of the process. Complete the Explanation column in Part 3 of the Adverse Event template.

It is important to keep in mind that some processes require a checks and balance system. You will need to determine if one of the steps you are recommending would require a checks and balance step and why it is necessary.

Paper Requirements:

The Paper must be six to seven pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, your own research, and the application of new knowledge. Excluding your textbook and course readings include a minimum of four scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. Two of these sources must be from the Ashford University Library and must have been published within the past five years. An APA formatted reference page is required. Your responses within the document provided must be substantive, and include complete sentences in paragraph format, including citations per APA format. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center for information on APA guidelines.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Attachments:
ashford_5.docx

Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

Assignment: Adverse Event Reporting

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.