Mr. Rodriguez is an active 65-year-old. He enjoys bowling and hiking with his grandkids. Pain in his right knee led him to seek medical care and today he is being admitted to the hospital for a right knee replacement. Mr. Rodriguez does not speak or understand English well. He was hoping that his wife, who speaks English, could come with him to the hospital. Unfortunately, Mrs. Rodriguez could not get off work. Chris is a first-year nurse who just finished orientation last week. Chris greets Mr. Rodriguez and begins his pre-op admission checklist, quickly realizing that there is a language barrier. The nurse calls for the hospital interpreter who is busy and cannot come right away. The surgical unit’s patient care technician (PCT) volunteers that she knows a little Spanish and can interpret. The nurse completes the surgery checklist with help from the PCT and witnesses Mr. Rodriguez sign his surgical consent. No one notices the surgical consent form is for a left knee replacement. The surgical unit was behind schedule and called for Mr. Rodriguez before the surgical team could locate the interpreter to perform a surgical time-out as per the hospital’s policy. Mr. Rodriguez’s surgery was uneventful. When Mr. Rodriquez was in recovery it was discovered that surgery was performed on the wrong knee. Mr. Rodriguez’s family sued the physician and hospital.
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1. Identify and describe at least two risks in the scenario.
2. Assess each of the risks you have identified in the scenario.
3. There are four ways to control risk. Based on the scenario, describe how you would reduce each risk.
4. There are four ways to control risk. Based on the scenario, describe how you would transfer each risk.
5. There are four ways to control risk. Based on the scenario, describe how you would avoid each risk.
6. There are four ways to control risk. Based on the scenario, describe how you would accept each risk.
7. Describe your review process for each risk identified in the scenario.
8. Create a Swiss Cheese model of accident causation for this scenario.
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