HLT 308V All Discussions Package
HLT 308V Week 1 DQ 1
The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) has outlined the minimal components of a risk management program. Describe a minimum of three of those elements and evaluate if the elements are present in your organization’s risk management program, or describe how they can be included in a risk management program of a health care organization. In addition, provide examples with one peer-reviewed reference to support your response.
HLT 308V Week 1 DQ 2
Briefly describe how your organization’s risk management program (or a health care organization) could addresses social media and patient information privacy. Provide three examples and support your analysis with one peer-reviewed reference.
HLT 308V Week 2 DQ 1
Review your organization’s risk management policies as they relate to the Americans With Disabilities Act and workers’ compensation. What is the process for reporting an incident? If there is not a policy, detail how you would go about getting a policy developed and approved within your organization or any health care organization. Provide one peer-reviewed reference to support your response.
HLT 308V Week 2 DQ 2
Describe the purpose of a root-cause analysis. Discuss an example of any issue that would necessitate a root-cause analysis. You may use an incident from a referenced article, textbook, or personal experience. Support your analysis with one peer-reviewed reference. Identify the actions that would need to be taken to correct the issue.
HLT 308V Week 3 DQ 1
The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) was implemented to allow patients to state “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNS), or to assign a surrogate decision maker in the event the individual is unable to make the decision. What relationship does an ethics committee have in enforcing the advance directives of the patients in their care? Support your analysis with one peer-reviewed article.
HLT 308V Week 3 DQ 2
In 2011, the Center for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a list of health care-acquired conditions (HACs). What actions has your health care organization (or health care organizations in general) implemented to manage or prevent these “never events” from happening within their health care facilities? Support your response with two peer-reviewed articles.
HLT 308V Week 4 DQ 1
The Joint Commission introduced the National Patient Safety Goals to address patient safety issues within health care organizations. Determine three patient safety issues that are being addressed by your health care organization. Identify the actions the organization is taking or identify three issues that you think need to be addressed by health care organizations. Make suggestion for actions to be taken. Support your responses with two peer-reviewed references.
HLT 308V Week 4 DQ 2
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), and The Joint Commission (TJC) have identified the necessity for health care organizations to have a risk management program to address infection control. Detail three measures that your health care organization (or any health care organization) needs to address in the delivery of safe health care services. (Example: Placing hand washing devices at all of the public entrances of the health care facility). Support your response with two peer-reviewed references.
HLT 308V Week 5 DQ 1
Health care organizations are facing many challenges from various regulatory and government agencies. For insight, to the challenges of health care reform, view the video “College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Do we know what our future is?”
Based on this video, explain two key factors that you feel will need to be addressed by future health care workers and health care leaders. You can download slides from this video within the media piece.
HLT 308V Week 5 DQ 2
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 focused on provider compliance with fraud, waste, and abuse laws. Identify three measures that your health care agency (or a related health care agency) has initiated, or could initiate, to comply with these measures. Support your analysis with two peer-reviewed articles.