Research Voluntary Versus Mandatory Incident Reporting Systems
As your second assignment toward completion of the Session Long Project, you will need to research voluntary versus mandatory incident reporting systems.
Part I: Review the Utah and Minnesota Incident reporting mandates. Compare these points:
1. Who must report incidents at the institution?
2. Discuss whether there is a difference in the types of incidents that must be reported and explain those differences or similarities.
3. Who investigates the incidents at the hospital level?
4. Explain any steps taken to protect incident reports and control who may obtain the information.
5.Explain if and how a root cause analysis is utilized.
Part II: Discuss whether a voluntary or mandatory incident reporting effort is best. List the pros and cons of each kind of system.
1.Limit your response to 4 pages, not including title and reference pages.
2.Be sure to utilize at least 3-4 scholarly references to support your discussions. 3.Be sure to properly cite your references within the text of your assignment and listed at the end.
4.Be sure to apply critical thinking skills to the write-up of your assignment, especially in regard to #2 above.