Adverse and Major Incidents – 2 CEUS

In determining whether or not an incident meets the definition of an “adverse incident” and must be reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration, facilities should answer the following questions: Did an incident occur in which a resident was injured or a specific situation existed? Is this incident something over which the facility’s staff could have had control by prevented or influenced the occurrence or extent of the situation? Is this a pre-existing condition that the intervention was trying to correct or control? A major incident is defined as a significant event, which demands a response beyond the routine, resulting from uncontrolled developments in the course of the operation of any facility or transient work activity.

• Explain what an incident report involves
• Understanding informed consent and uninformed consent
• Know what constitutes an incident to report
• Major incident involving serious injuries, loss of life, or serious disruption such as severe weather