risk and quality managment assessment

Essay by awilbournUniversity, Bachelor's May 2014

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Risk and Quality Management Assessment Summary

Wendy Witt



Sandra Cardoza

Littlie Hugs Children Hospital specializes providing advanced care to infants, children, and teens. Little Hugs Children's hospital is a specialized hospital with special medical equipment for newborn infants, children, and teenagers born prematurely, trouble breathing, infections, or a life-threatening condition that requires 24-hour monitoring and care. Little Hugs Children's Hospital staff includes neonatologists, pediatricians, register nurses, repertory nurses, social workers, and occupation therapists.

The purpose of risk and quality management in hospitals is to identify potential risks before they happen. The risk management system is a systematic process of gathering data necessary to reduce loss and the severity of negative patient outcomes and poor quality care. Risk management systems are a continuous process that involves proactive and reactive components. Quality improvement focuses on developing ways to improve performance based on standards. Risk management and quality management work hand in hand to provide a safe environment and high standard of quality care for patients.

Risk management is a continuous process of effective communication. Key concepts to risk magnet are risk assessment, risk reduction, risk monitoring, risk reporting, and risk evaluation. Risk management consists of two sides, risk analysis and risk control. Risk analysis has three parts, assessment, evaluation, and reduction. Risk control has two parts, monitoring, and reporting. The goal of risk assessment is to identify risk factors that effect. After risks have been identified the second step is developing plans and actions that can be implemented that will reduce risks. The third step is monitoring the risk after implementing change to determine if risk has increased or decreased and to identify and new risks that may appear. Fourth, risk reporting is continuous awareness and the effectiveness of plans and actions that have been taken to contain or...