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GCU Critical Decision Making for Providers Case Scenario Discussion

Grand Canyon University

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Answer each question posted below. thx.

View the scenario called "Critical Decision Making for Providers" found in the Allied Health Community media (http://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt307v/allied-health-community/allied-health-community-v1.1.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?

A minimum of three academic references from credible sources are required for this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA

Final Answer

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Running Head: DECIDING ON DECISION MAKING

Deciding on Decision Making
Student Name
Institution Affiliation
12/08/2017

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HOW DOES ONE DECIDE ON DECISION MAKING?
1) Consequences of Mike's failure to report
Mike made a wrong decision by not reporting the spillage and it was wrong of him to
assume that the housekeeping would see it and take care of it. His decision was fuelled by the
fear of reporting late and losing his job. One of the consequences of his decision is that the
spillage ended up causing an accident. The spillage was the reason why the patient slipped,
fell and broke their hip bone ("Allied Helth Community," n.d.). The other consequence of his
action is that he added more work to the hospital. If he had reported the issue, the patient
would not have fallen. Health practitioners are supposed to put effort to eliminate the
probability of accidents happening in the hospital by carrying out their responsibilities safely
or any other duty that ensures that everyone is safe. In this case, Mike put the lives of the
people in the hospital at risk by not reporting the issue. His actions ended up adding more
work to the health practitioners that would not have happened if the spillage was taken care
of immediately he saw it.
Another consequence of his action is that he also put the hospital at risk by not
reporting the case. In case the patient decides to sue the hospital for negligence and lack of
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University of Virginia

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