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GCU Critical Decision Making for Providers Case Scenario Discussion

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I’m trying to study for my Nursing course and I need some help to understand this question.

View the scenario called "Critical Decision Making for Providers" found in the Allied Health Community media (https://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt307v/allied-health-community/home.html).

In a 750‐1,200 word paper, describe the scenario involving Mike, the lab technician, and answer the following questions:

  1. What were the consequences of a failure to report?
  2. What impact did his decision have on patient safety, on the risk for litigation, on the organization's quality metrics, and on the workload of other hospital departments?
  3. As Mike's manager, what will you do to address the issue with him and ensure other staff members do not repeat the same mistakes?

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Critical decision-making scenario
In every instance you do anything, you must make a decision. However, in a few cases,
some resolutions are more vital as compared to others. Thus, whatever decisions an individual
makes, there may be a few unpleasant effects. As a result, you have to utilize critical thinking to
establish a resolution that not only suits the circumstance at hand but also has the maximum
advantage to the most individuals involved. In the health care environment, such things are
universal. In the presented case, Mike had to select between stopping to make sure the spill is
cleaned and be late, eventually lose his job or overlook and be sure to maintain his career.
Consequences of Mike’s failure to report
The failure of Mike to report the spill had many effects that affected other stakeholders in
several ways. Firstly, the direct outcome was that Mike got to keep his Laboratory technician job
at the hospital. By overlooking the spill, Mike was able to arrive at his work in time, hence
reducing the possibility of losing his occupation. Mike’s supervisors had warned him that if he
reported late one more time, his career would be gone. Thus the option of Mike to overlook the
spill and clock in permitted him to report work in time and therefore safeguard his work. Mike
chooses to disregard the spill since protecting his career meant proper daily provision to his
family (Allied Health Community, n.d). Besides, the decision had another consequen...

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