Comprehensive Risk Management Plan
After having read the text and any additional research you choose, answer the following questions.
A highly infectious novel virus has caused a worldwide pandemic just as your hospital selected a new president. Hospital administration is aware that you are completing a Risk Management course as part of your Health Sciences program, and promotes you from your current department head position to hospital risk manager. The hospital president was told you were the best out there. This president is a novice in risk management and badly needs to get up to speed quickly. You have been asked you to provide a detailed briefing giving them â€˜everything they need to do right awayâ€™ to mitigate risk to the hospital, patients, and staff.
Select one hospital department: Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Inpatient Medicine, or Outpatient Services. Develop a comprehensive risk management plan for your selected department. The plan must allow for continued medical services (patient urgent and routine healthcare needs do not disappear during a pandemic) as well as the safety of patients and staff. Your plan must also remain in compliance of applicable regulations, mandates, and legislation. A good plan will be multi-disciplinary and include policies, procedures, training schedules, contingencies for unforeseen events, and communication to patients/staff.