Risk management is the ability of the management team to forecast and evaluate financial threats and identify the most appropriate strategies to evade or abate the impact of such perils. It is more of proactive planning measure that seeks to equip the management team with the right information on the risks that are common in a certain venture and the best approach that the management can adopt to change the risks in to opportunities (Haeley & Marchese, 2012). However, risk management in healthcare entails planning for purposes of reducing the perils facing the patients, visitors and staff. In healthcare risk management entails development, implementation and monitoring of risk management strategies with an objective of curtailing the exposure. It is a proactive measure to ensure that the hospital environment is secure and safe all within the premise.
Nursing is more of a service profession rather than the technical service. The ADDIE model is undoubtedly one of the best methodologies that is required in the healthcare sector to help nurses interact with patients and offer high quality services (Haeley & Marchese, 2012). However, the role of the healthcare risk manager is to ensure that nurses who lack some of the traits as outlined by the ADDIE model do not increase the risk base of the services offered in a healthcare facility. It is therefore not professional for the manager to rate the nurse has “great” if the nurse cannot handle patients in a professional way(Haeley & Marchese, 2012). The core responsibility of every nurse is to professionally interact with the patient in order to administer a successful diagnosis and healing process.
Nursing conceptual and theoretical models equip nursing administrators with the rich knowledge of managing resources in a health facility. It is these models that prepare the administrators for the seen and unseen challenges that are bound to happen in the daily admiration of their units (Yoder-Wise &Kowalsi, 2006). The models therefore aid in the dvelopemnt of proactive management structures hence aiding the administrators achieve major milestones with the available resource through prudent and proactive risk management. Evidence-based practice on the other had confronts the administrators with the real life experience of manning a health unit and hence helps the administrators accrue the management experience and mantle to handle such situation intelligently and calmly (Yoder-Wise &Kowalsi, 2006). Hypothetical-driven quality will enable these administrator to assess, interpret and relate problems with the respective sources and develop a proactive action plan.
Nursing is certainly one of the hardest occupation that requires more than professional training. It is more of a calling than training. I agree with the moral compass of the nursing profession in its entirety. Nurses in real life never get the time to enjoy their working hours (Bjarnason & LaSala, 2011). The career is quite delicate because of the fiscal pressure, nursing shortages, understaffing among other critical shortages that face the nursing society. The available professionals are hence utilized to the last point of their energy and knowledge. It is therefore a career path that calls for maximum dedication such that the nurse does not require supervision to execute his or her duties. In fact nurses cannot afford the chance to rely on top management decisions as in other occupations. The nurse is the immediate controller of the situation at hand and hence has to act under the pure guidance of the moral compass.
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Yoder-Wise, P.S., & Kowalsi, K.F. (2006). Beyond leading and managing: Nursing Administration for the future. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
Bjarnason, D., & LaSala C. A. (2011). Moral leadership in nursing. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 30(1), 18-24.