The open disclosure of incidents is an important part of the incident management process and is essential to a patient centred model of care
Root Cause Analysis training
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a method of investigating incidents. The purpose of a Root Cause Analysis investigation is to identify system issues that contributed to or resulted in the incident occurring and to provide recommendations for measures to prevent a reoccurrence of a similar incident.
For further information on RCA training contact contact your Local Health Network Safety and Quality / Clinical Governance Unit.
The RCA training consists of:
- completion of five Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Open School Modules prior to attending the training session
- background reading and the completion of RCA Pre training practical exercises
- attendance at a half-day training session, conducted on-site at the Local Health Networks in small groups (six to 20)
- completion of the post training workbook, which enable’s participants to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts presented during training.
Clinical Governance Unit