Risk Management Assessment

Risk Management Assessment

Discuss techniques for maintaining a successful risk management program by doing the following:
1. Refer to chapter 7, “Techniques for Managing Safety,” in Risk Management in Healthcare Institutions: Limiting Liability and Enhancing Care.
2. Identify two major categories of risk in your health care organization.
3. Explain how you would apply the three elements of risk management that you selected in the “Elements of a Risk Management Program” assignment. A) Identifying the risks, B) Analyzing the risk, C) Evaluating the risk, D) Treating the Risk, E) Monitoring and reporting
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Grading Rubric
Identification of two major categories of risk in your health care organization is provided. The explanation of application of the three elements of risk management that you selected in the “Elements of a Risk Management Program” assignment is offered in detail, and demonstrates insightful thinking. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
Textbook
1. Risk Management in Healthcare Institutions: Limiting Liability and Enhancing Care
Read Chapters 3, 5, and 7 in Risk Management in Healthcare Institutions: Limiting Liability and Enhancing Care.
Resource
1. Hospital Report Cards: Making the Grade
Read “Hospital Report Cards: Making the Grade,” by Komaroff and Gharib, from Harvard Health Letter (2004).
2. Lockton Shares 10 Tips for Improving Healthcare Employee Safety and Morale
Read “Lockton Shares 10 Tips for Improving Healthcare Employee Safety and Morale,” from Professional Safety (2012).
3. Potential Legal Conflicts for Return-to-Work Programs
Read “Potential Legal Conflicts for Return-to-Work Programs,” by Adams, from Risk Management (2004).
4. Reducing the Risk of Violence Towards Remote Area Nurses: A Violence Management Toolbox
Read “Reducing the Risk of Violence Towards Remote Area Nurses: A Violence Management Toolbox,” by McCullough, Lenthall, Williams, and Andrew, from Australian Journal of Rural Health (2012).
5. Risk Management Needed For Health Care Workers’ Safety
Read “Risk Management Needed For Health Care Workers’ Safety,” by McDonald, from National Underwriter and P&C (2010).
6. Risks to Home Care Workers: Professional Perspectives
Read “Risks to Home Care Workers: Professional Perspectives,” by Taylor and Donnelly, from Health, Risk & Society (2006).

  1. Workers’ Compensation: The Other Self-Insured Liability
    Read “Workers’ Compensation: The Other Self-Insured Liability,” by Frese, from Healthcare Financial Management (2013).

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