The following paragraphs contain an analysis of two videos “Keeping Our Kids Safe” Children’s National Medical Center’ and ‘Getting to Zero through the Power of One.’ A summary of the videos will be offered; perceptions of which health care workers are targeted and how the video could help in risk management will be discussed.
Explanation of the central idea in each video
“Keeping Our Kids Safe” Children’s National Medical Center’ and ‘Getting to Zero through the Power of One. The theme of both video is patient safety and even though the second video emphasizes the power of one both highlight the focus only one person could speak up, it would make a great difference in patient safety generally. The central idea in ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe’ lays in the fact that health care workers may identify a number of risks, but may be unsure whether they should report them to the authorities for investigation. This video confirms the safety of employees speaking out about unsafe practices they may observe from time to time. Doctors, nursing administrators and patients support the idea of speaking out regarding patient safety, especially, kids in hospital settings (ASHRM, 2012).
Getting to Zero through the Power of One specifically addresses ‘speaking up’ and communication. While it was clarified that communication has many ethical implication as it relates to disclosure when it comes to patient safety if one person decides to be responsible and admit when risks occur or inevitable then everyone (healthcare professional) can participate as a team in alleviating these risks (ASHRM, 2012).
What type of healthcare worker does each video target?
In the first video “Keeping Our Kids Safe” Children’s National Medical Center’ the health care worker targeted appears to be those who are not in direct contact with patients’ daily care. They seem to be doctors, specialists, pharmacists, nursing administration, health care institution administrators and parents of children. The second video depicts different categories of healthcare workers who are in direct contact with patients as it relates to their care. They seem to be Registered Nurses (RNs); Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants along with patient care technicians who monitor machines (ASHRM, 2012).
Based on your readings does it seem likely that either video would increase safety and risk management efforts in health care organization?
From recent readings it was discovered that the present healthcare financial structure is very complex. It exposes managers and health care workers to risks of being accused and convicted of fraud, which is prevalent in twenty-first century health care management practice. As such, while basic risk management examines potential risks of inappropriate expenditures similar to enterprise management, healthcare organizations structure with Medicaid, Medicare and Accountable Care Act Provision must establish a logical framework for identifying the scope of potential risks relevant to practices within the organization. Specifically it relates to evaluating risk exposures and responding to them according to the ERM Fusion model espoused by Brannan and Taylor (Brannan & Taylor, 2006).
However, these videos did not go into any depth differentiating between enterprise risk management and basic risk management. Therefore, from my point of view these videos could be useful, but would not significantly increase safety and risk management efforts in health care organization. Much more work regarding a needs assessment within the organization would have to be conducted for a program to be designed catered to addressing specific irregularities found in the facility (Brannan & Taylor, 2006).
Explain how the videos could or could not help a risk management program.
The videos could help a risk management program to the extent of sensitizing employees they are exposed to risks in their work environment. Specifically, they should not be quite and afraid to report such risks such the consequences could affect the entire organization’s reputation. However, limiting risks is the responsibility of very employee, be it a lower level nurse or the hospital Administrator since the power of one is significant in creating patient safety when it adds up.
However, the video did not say what the risks are especially there was some opportune it to do so in the video which dealt with communication. What must be communicated was obscure. Hence, this is a notable limitation of both videos. Perhaps, a diagram showing the ERM Fusion model could have been very useful information to add. The model is simple to understand since every health care worker is aware of the basic risks such medication errors and non-documentation of medical information pertaining to patient care along with by-passing informed consent (Shaw, 2006).
The foregoing paragraphs comprehensively discussed how two video “Keeping Our Kids Safe” Children’s National Medical Center’ and ‘Getting to Zero through the Power of One can be used in health care settings to influence risk awareness by speaking out and communication.
ASHRM (2012).”Keeping Our Kids Safe” Children’s National Medical Center. Videos. Retrieved on July, 26th 2013 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMWJvA6xEdA
ASHRM (2012) Getting to Zero through the Power of One. Retrieved on July, 26th 2013 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvVCu7kSaao
Brannan, W., & Taylor, J. (2006). A Model for Enterprise Risk Management Within a Healthcare Organization. Retrieved on July 24th, 2013 from
Shaw, J. (2006). Managing All of Your Enterprise’s Risks. Risk Management Magazine.