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.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Post Anesthesia Nursing
|Published - Apr 1990
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)