Adverse Event Decision Pathway
This tool is designed to assist nurse leaders and employers in determining action steps for adverse events/errors or unprofessional conduct involving a nurse. The pathway provides questions regarding system error, mitigating factors and behavioral choices of the nurse which, when used with data from your investigation, will promote a consistent framework for making important patient safety decisions.
In addition to the considerations in the pathway, nurse leaders should be aware of the mandatory reporting requirements contained in the Nurse Practice Act and other provisions in state law/regulations for reporting death or serious injury resulting from adverse event/error.
Please click here to view the Adverse Decision Pathway tool.