The emerging role of risk management

Janet L. Odom

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This article discusses the emerging role of risk management for the PACU nurse. The risk management process is described in detail and compared with the nursing process in terms of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Tools that aid in assessment include incident reports, generic screening, patient complaints, and other factors. Specific examples relating to the PACU are used throughout the article. The article further describes skills needed in the field of risk management. Finally, implications for nursing are discussed including involvement in risk management, documentation, continuing education, and the position of risk manager.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Post Anesthesia Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990

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  • Medicine (all)


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