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Facilities must report any incident in which systems designed for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contain no gas, the wrong gas, or are contaminated by toxic substances. Intended to capture events in which the line is attached to a reservoir distant from the patient care unit or in a tank near the patient such as E-cylinders, anesthesia machines.

Facilities must report patient death or serious injury associated with the use of physical restraints or bedrails while being cared for in a healthcare setting. Intended to capture instances where physical restraints are implicated in the death, e.g., lead to strangulation/entrapment, etc.

Facilities must report patient or staff death or serious injury associated with an electric shock in the course of a patient care process in the healthcare setting, excluding events involving patients during planned treatments such as electric countershock/elective cardioversion. Intended to capture patient death or injury associated with unintended electric shock during the course of care or treatment; staff death or injury associated with unintended electric shock while carrying out duties directly associated with a patient care process, including preparing for care delivery. Not intended to capture patient death or injury associated with emergency defibrillation in ventricular fibrillation or with electroconvulsive therapies; or injury to staff who are not involved in patient care.

Facilities must report patient or staff death or serious injury associated with a burn incurred from any source in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting, including operating room flash fires (second-degree), hot water, sunburn in the patient with decreased ability to sense pain, and smoking in the patient care environment.

DISCLAIMER
Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.