Risk Notes

Risk Notes are concise two page documents providing risk management information on topics that matter in the healthcare environment. They include an overview of the issue, things to consider, key points and references.


Alarm Fatigue
Discharge Transportation to Home
Feeding and Swallowing
Hiring External Care Providers
Medical Directives
Marihuana for Medical Purposes
Obtaining Informed Consent to Treatment
Photographs Audio-Video Recording Births
Post Discharge Phone Calls
Responding to Medical Device Issues
Speaking with the Police - Release of Information
Substitute Decision Makers
Taking Placental/Fetal Remains Home


Automatic Fire Protection Impairment Program
Burglary and Theft
Donating Used Medical Devices to Third Parties (log in to subscriber portal required)
Disposal of Medical Devices (log in to subscriber portal required)
Emergency Power Systems – Existing Installations
Emergency Power Systems – Future Upgrades/New Installations
Hot Work Management
Idle/Vacant Buildings
Reselling Used Medical Devices to Third Parties (log in to subscriber portal required)
Rooftop Solar Panel System
Server Room-Data Centre
Windstorm Emergencies


Communicating Through Social Media
Contracts – Overview of Key Principles
Contracts – Commercial Lease Agreements
Contracts – Data Sharing Agreements
Contracts – Education Affiliation Agreements
Contracts – Important Clauses
Contracts – Indemnification and Hold Harmless Clauses
Contracts – Insurance Clauses
Incident Reporting
Investigating Suspicions of Fraud
Policy, Procedure and Guideline Development
Preparing Staff to Give Evidence
Special Events
Video or Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) Surveillance

Risk & Safety Theory

High Reliability and Resiliency
Human Error and Human Factors
Integrated Risk Management (IRM/ERM)
Just Culture
Lean in Healthcare
Patient Engagement
Patient Safety
Quality Improvement
Risk Assessment
Risk – Concepts and Misconceptions
Risk Identification
Risk Management
The Link Between Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality Improvement