Before the analytic work begins, be sure your organization has taken these three steps.
Be sure the patient involved in the event is well-cared for, make the situation safe for others, and sequester equipment, products, or materials if warranted.
Use this safety assessment code matrix to help determine if the event or risk identified is best analyzed using RCA2. If you are using the matrix to prioritize among several events or near misses for analysis, one person in your organization should be assigned responsibility for applying the matrix to events to be sure it's applied consistently.
Your facility’s leadership plays a significant role in the success of RCA2 work.