In determining whether or not an incident meets the definition of an “adverse incident” and must be reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration, facilities should answer the following questions: Did an incident occur in which a resident was injured or a specific situation existed? Is this incident something over which the facility’s staff could have had control by prevented or influenced the occurrence or extent of the situation? Is this a pre-existing condition that the intervention was trying to correct or control? A major incident is defined as a significant event, which demands a response beyond the routine, resulting from uncontrolled developments in the course of the operation of any facility or transient work activity.
• Explain what an incident report involves
• Understanding informed consent and uninformed consent
• Know what constitutes an incident to report
• Major incident involving serious injuries, loss of life, or serious disruption such as severe weather