Notifying, reporting and investigating incidents


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ransition to practice
Assignment Information
1. Case study
It is Friday 10/04/2015. You are precepting a third year undergraduate nursing student (Jarrod Anthony) on clinical placement at Charles Darwin University Hospital, Paediatric Unit. In your patient load is Mitch Shannon, a 12 year old male admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever. Mitch is ordered 250mg of Abbocillin V 4/24. You and your student gave the 08:00 dose and there were no adverse effects. Mitch’s 12:00 dose is due. You are caught up with a parent of another patient until approx 12:15. As soon as you are free you go to seek out your student so that you can give Mitch’s 12:00 Abbocillin V. You hear the buzzer and look up to see it is Mitch’s room. When you arrive the students say “As you were caught up, I gave Mitch his Abbocillin V. A few minutes after he took the Abbocillin V he complained difficulty of breathing. I was just about to put some oxygen on”.
o Complete the incident report in template provided as the worker (approx 300 words).
o Define workplace health and safety. Determine the legal framework of health and safety in the workplace. Identify risk management strategies for students on clinical placement. Outline the procedure for dealing with a notifiable incident involving a student on clinical placement. Apply the scenario above (approx 1700 words).
Assessment template
Incident report
Nature/Type of Incident/Event:
Description of the incident:
Brief description of injury/illness:
Did the person receive treatment following the injury/illness:
Person(s) who saw the Incident or first came to the Scene:
Action taken / intended, if any, to prevent recurrence of the incident:
Describe any longer term action proposed to prevent a recurrence:
Contributing factors:
Were issues related to patient ID or patient factors (Manager)
Were issues related to staffing levels, training or competency? (Manager)
Was equipment (or use/lack of use) a factor? (Manager)
Was the environment a factor? (Manager)
Were appropriate policies or procedures or lack thereof a factor? (Manager)
Was the failure of a safety mechanism or barrier designed to protect the patient/staff a factor? (Manager)
Was communication a factor? (Manager)
(Manager) Date:
Notifying, reporting and investigating incidents
Presentation guidelines
o Format your assessment with size 12 point Arial font, single spacing in incident report; 1.5 line spacing for essay.
o Spelling and grammar check using English (Australia) default
o A minimum of 10 peer reviewed journals or texts no more than 5 years old.
o Use APA 6th referencing
o 1500 word limit (incident report; essay). End-of-text reference list NOT included in word count.
o Incident report should be written in the first person; worker’s perspective
o Essay should be written in the third person

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