Criterion: Minimising patient harm
Patients at risk of specific harm are identified, and clinicians deliver targeted strategies to prevent and manage harm.
The screening actions in this standard aim to identify the patients who are at the greatest risk of harm while receiving health care. The specific risks identified in this criterion are areas in which at-risk patients are commonly harmed. Implementing targeted, best-practice strategies can prevent or minimise the risk of these specific harms:
- Pressure injuries
- Poor nutrition
- Cognitive impairment
- Unpredictable behaviour
- Restrictive practices.