week 6 hc 405 assignment

Unit 6 Assignment – Root Cause Analysis

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  • Due Apr 12 by 11:59pm
  • Points 70
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The death of a patient (as described in the Real Life Scenario (text Chapter 11, pages 233-234) is always classified as a sentinel event. The Joint Commission requires the organization to do a root-cause analysis when such an event occurs. The purpose of the analysis is to discover what processes led to the occurrence. In this assignment, students will use the “cause and effect fishbone diagram” which is the most commonly used technique used in a root cause analysis. This exercise will give students experience in conducting the root cause analysis that is used in actual hospital situations.

Instructions

  • After reading Chapter 11 in the text, review the Real Life Scenario on pages 233-234 about Dr. Low and his patient Mrs. Yu.
  • Your assignment is to complete the Root Cause Analysis document attached.
  • There is no outside research required for this assignment; all the information you need is included in Chapter 10.
  • This is a template model for analyzing a sentinel event, so not all of the questions will apply to the case scenario that the students are asked to analyze.
  • How to fill out the template for Root Cause Assignment:
    • Columns 1 & 2 (titled “Level of Analysis”) are just for guidance.
    • Students should focus on Column 3’s Questions, answering them in the “Findings” column 4.
    • Columns 5-7 for Root Cause/Ask Why and Take Action can be used to indicate whether the findings described in the “Findings column” are part of the root cause, whether we need more information to answer the question, or whether we need to take some action.
    • Students would put a check mark or a Y/N in each box to say whether the findings are part of the root cause/ask why (more info)/take action.
    • For any Findings that are marked “take action” in column 7, students should suggest a Risk Reduction Strategy on the last page of the template.
  • Again, this is a template so it’s possible that not every question will apply to the case scenario. Students should complete as many of the questions as they can be based on the information provided in the case scenario.
  • Your submission should include a cover page that summarizes your findings, plus the completed Root Cause Analysis document.

Rubric

Unit 6 Assignment – Root Cause Analysis

Unit 6 Assignment – Root Cause Analysis

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

25.0 pts

Level 5

Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.

22.5 pts

Level 4

Demonstrates the ability to construct a problem statement, thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, and problem statement is adequately detailed.

20.0 pts

Level 3

Begins to demonstrate the ability to construct a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, but problem statement is superficial.

17.5 pts

Level 2

Demonstrates a limited ability in identifying a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement or related contextual factors.

15.0 pts

Level 1

Demonstrates the ability to explain contextual factors but does not provide a defined statement.

0.0 pts

Level 0

There is no evidence of a defined statement.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisPRICE-P

25.0 pts

Level 5

Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

22.5 pts

Level 4

Organizes and interprets evidence to reveal patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

20.0 pts

Level 3

Organizes and describes evidence according to patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

17.5 pts

Level 2

Organizes evidence, but the organization is not effective in revealing patterns, differences, or similarities.

15.0 pts

Level 1

Describes evidence, but it is not organized and/or is unrelated to focus.

0.0 pts

Level 0

Lists evidence, but it is not organized and/or is unrelated to focus.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

15.0 pts

Level 5

The paper exhibits an excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

13.5 pts

Level 4

The paper exhibits a good command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics or spelling with minor grammatical errors that impair the flow of communication.

12.0 pts

Level 3

The paper exhibits a basic command of written English language conventions. The paper has minor errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impact the flow of communication.

10.5 pts

Level 2

The paper exhibits a limited command of written English language conventions. The paper has frequent errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that impede the flow of communication.

9.0 pts

Level 1

The paper exhibits little command of written English language conventions. The paper has errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader to stop and reread parts of the writing to discern meaning.

0.0 pts

Level 0

The paper does not demonstrate command of written English language conventions. The paper has multiple errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling that cause the reader difficulty in discerning the meaning.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAPRICE-I

5.0 pts

Level 5

The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.

4.5 pts

Level 4

The required APA elements are all included with minor formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

4.0 pts

Level 3

The required APA elements are all included with multiple formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

3.5 pts

Level 2

The required APA elements are not all included and/or there are major formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.

3.0 pts

Level 1

Several APA elements are missing. The errors in formatting demonstrate a limited understanding of APA guidelines, in-text-citations, and references.

0.0 pts

Level 0

There is little to no evidence of APA formatting and/or there are no in-text citations and/or references.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 70.0

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