January 2021 Risk Net Article

Risk Managers/Patient Safety Officers:
An Integral Part of the COVID-19 Response and Future Crisis Strategies

Written By: Candace Eden DNP CPPS CPHRM CPHQ NE-BC


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our healthcare delivery
system in Florida and is creating emerging clinical, regulatory, and operational risk
exposures across the continuum of care. Florida is perhaps more prepared than other
states due to the existing statutorily-mandated healthcare Risk Managers and Patient
Safety Officers (RM/PSOs) working to provide collaboration and leadership to mitigate
current risks and prepare for the impact of future exposures that result from the

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  1. Cindy Neill

    Feb. 1, 2021

    This was a great comprehensive overview of how dynamic and important our profession is at the moment in such an unprecedented time. Our discipline matters and we need to be a valued member of the team. When we don't feel that, we need to be present and show up until we're heard.

  2. Maribel Silva

    Jan. 28, 2021

    The article describes the importance of RM/PSO functions on this dynamic times. Adjustment to change has been difficult for all. The nursing trend to follow agencies that provide monetary incentives is depleting hospital staff and increasing the burden of quality care on those who remain. Will Nursing of the future become nurses supplied by agencies to hospital? Will the liability fall on the nurse not the hospital? Will all rising care be outsourced? Questions that may need to be answered in the near future. Thank you Candice! Kind regards, Maribel Silva, Rn, BSN, MBA


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