Essay about Aft2 Task 2

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Accreditation Audit (AFT2) Task 2
Sentinel Event
Western Governors University

Accreditation Audit (AFT2) Task 2
Sentinel Event
A1. Sentinel Event Summary
This sentinel event is directly associated with a child abduction at Nightingale Community Hospital. A 3 year old patient was having surgery at Nightingale Community Hospital on Thursday, September 14. The patient’s mother accompanied the patient before surgery and completed all consent form. An estimated time of 1 hour 45 minutes was given as the time to complete surgery and recovery. The mother informed the pre-op nurse that she would be off campus during the surgery and would return to pick up the patient in the time frame given. She also provided a phone number to
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A2. Personnel / A3. Personnel Issues / A3a. Improve Interactions Hospital personnel involved in this sentinel event involve the below individuals along with their roles. Additionally barriers of interaction will be highlighted in each role along with opportunities to improve on these interactions. * Registrar: The registrar is the initial individual working with the patient and their family to check them into the hospital. The current responsibilities include entry of patient demographics and insurance information. The registrar also ensures proper authorization forms are completed to complete the procedure and for payment requirements. * Personnel Issues: The information gathered by the registrar does not include any detail to identify patient custody or specific identification requirements to assist in the discharge of the patient. In addition, there is no access or communication from the surgeon’s office notes with the hospital registrar to identify if any additional information is available to ensure patient safety. * Improve Interactions: The registrar process includes 3 key functions that can help improve interactions with the patient, family, and internal hospital staff. * Custody identification included in patient demographic. The registrar will be prompted to ask if any custody agreements are in place for patients under 18 years of age. This information will be

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