Clinical Incident Management Policy using the Advanced Incident Management System (2nd Edition)
The revised and updated Clinical Incident Management Policy using the Advanced Incident Management System (AIMS) and associated resource materials have been updated and re-issued and may be accessed on the Office of Safety and Quality in Healthcare (OSQH) website at the following address: http://www.safetyandquality.health.wa.gov.au
The revised policy applies to all WA Government metropolitan and rural health services and their staff including contract staff and unpaid staff (e.g. volunteers) in order to provide a consistent approach to the reporting, investigation, analysis and monitoring of clinical incidents to AIMS.
AIMS is in place across all WA area health services and covers the reporting, investigation, analysis and monitoring of clinical incidents that occur as a result of the provision of health care. The main objective of AIMS is to improve health care delivery.
Where hospital and health service staff witness or detect a clinical incident they are encouraged to report it to AIMS using the clinical incident form. Patients, clients or visitors to hospitals and health services can also report incidents to AIMS.
Dr Simon Towler
HEALTH POLICY AND CLINICAL REFORM
This circular last updated: Thursday, 14 February 2008 at 12:58pm