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HCR 210 Week 3 DQ 2 - HCR 210 Week 3 DQ 2 What do you think...

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HCR 210 Week 3 DQ 2 What do you think is the reasoning for not filing incident reports in medical records? Provide examples of three incidents and explain why they could be problematic in patients’ files. The purpose of an incident report is not to produce information for the patient's record. The purpose of an incident report is to inform risk management of the issue, and quality improvement of areas to be evaluated. If there is some part of the incident which needs to be in the patient's record, such as what occurred, and what was done to remedy the incident, that should be recorded. The fact that an incident report is filed does not affect the patient's care, and is therefore not germane to the record. When the floors are mopped, and the bathrooms are cleaned in the patient’s room, it affects the patient, but it is a hospital issue, and does not affect the care, so a record of that is also not appropriate in the record.
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