anyone ever been part of a RCA meeting?

  1. apparently I have a email from work saying that in like 3 weeks I have to be part of a Root cause analysis meeting about a hospital aquired pressure ulcer. I'm not the only one(there's like 5 other floor nurses on the email), but I am freaking out a little because I've never had to do this before. Anyone ever done this before?
    Suggestions? tips? Tell me to stop freaking out?
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  3. by   supervisorhatchet
    not sure about hospital procedures.

    in long term care, we do RCA for just about any negative outcome...
    such as pressure ulcers, falls, skin tears, etc

    it really isn't a big deal, it is a risk management strategy to find the cause...so that it can be prevented in the future

    this is esp true with facility related infections/conditions...such as catheter related UTIs, PUs...thing that medicare won't pay for if the facility did not do EVERYTHING to prevent them from happening.
  4. by   Esme12
    Quote from locolorenzo22
    apparently I have a email from work saying that in like 3 weeks I have to be part of a Root cause analysis meeting about a hospital aquired pressure ulcer. I'm not the only one(there's like 5 other floor nurses on the email), but I am freaking out a little because I've never had to do this before. Anyone ever done this before?
    Suggestions? tips? Tell me to stop freaking out?
    Ok..... stop freaking out. This is where everybody sits down and talks about...What can we do diferent? Where did the system fail? Or did it fail? The object is not to place blame or discipline. It's to talk about how to do better next time and what ideas every body has. YOur manager will be there the director will be there...maybe a supervisor or two. Be professional be honest. It's a fact finding mission to make imporvements.

    RELAX.....
  5. by   locolorenzo22
    thank you!

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