Nursing Centers Action Plan Response for Adverse Events
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It is critical for nursing centers and assisted living communities to address and mitigate adverse events and potential adverse events. An action plan, otherwise known as a mitigation plan, is a necessary response to adverse events and potential adverse events. For many such events, it is important to respond and start the mitigation process immediately.
Examples of adverse events/potential adverse events include:
- Falls (not following the care plan, use of gait belt, one vs. two-person transfers)
- Falls with a mechanical lift
- Allegation of abuse or neglect
- Water too hot
- Smoking (supervised vs. unsupervised, with oxygen, defined smoking area, all about safety)
- Bedrails (entrapment, assessment for use)
- Significant medication errors such as cardiac medications, chemo, insulin, morphine, Coumadin
- Served/consumed wrong consistency of food or liquids
- Infection Control – outbreaks (e.g. scabies, bedbugs, MRSA, C-Difficile, Noro Virus, Legionella)
- Fluid restriction not managed or monitored by facility, physician parameters not followed
- Lack of timely or complete assessment of a change in condition
- Pressure ulcer – lack of prevention or following prevention measures
- Grievances and resident council feedback
- Identify adverse events that could potentially have a negative impact on residents as well as on a center’s regulatory compliance.
- Establish a routine root cause analysis process to identify the specific/source, root cause or causal factor of the problem.
- Create a structured process for developing a mitigation plan to address the adverse event/potential adverse event and minimize similar events for all residents:
- Review the guidance for determination of avoidable versus unavoidable event
- Complete the Initial Mitigation Action Plan
- QAPI members complete the formal documentation of the Mitigation Action Plan
- Use information learned by sharing results and Plan with the QAPI committee for continued monitoring.
Note: These tools were developed by members of AHCA’s Survey/Regulatory Committee to assist centers and communities in addressing adverse events and potential adverse events, documenting and tracking the steps they have taken, and identifying best practices for ongoing improvement. Use of these tools does not guarantee regulatory compliance nor mitigate potential liability. Providers should adapt their tools, policies, and processes as needed to ensure compliance with current federal and state requirements and use both professional judgement and the advice of legal counsel in determining whether or how to share these mitigation tools.
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